Professional Development & Consulting

In addition to the events below, Liz is available for professional development and trainings customized to you and your students' needs. Her goal is to make social justice education accessible, meaningful, and relevant to all educators, students, and families. Liz has over ten years of experience in affluent, low-income, and diverse communities, working with students and families whose primary language is other than English, and students with special needs. As a current classroom teacher, Liz is aware of the challenges that educators face on a daily basis, and strives to utilize a realistic, solutions-based approach to tackling challenges. 

Liz has collaborated extensively with colleagues across schools, grade levels, and districts, and currently leads professional development for her school's staff on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, Liz has developed and led parent and family education workshops on social and emotional learning, and the importance of discussing race with children. Some workshop topics include:

  • Introduction to anti-bias and anti-racism in the classroom

  • Disrupting white supremacist culture

  • Developing student, educator, and caregiver identities 

  • Communicating across differences

  • ABAR content integration 

  • Talking "taboo topics" with children 

  • Inquiry based teaching 

For inquiries and quotes for school, organization based, or individualized training, please contact For individual coaching and consultations, please submit inquiries by joining Liz's Patreon

November 21, 2019

NCTE: Teaching Civil Rights, Equity, and Social Justice in the Classroom

Today, the social and political environments have raised awareness of--and threats to--individuals' civil rights and civil liberties to levels not experienced by this nation in nearly 50 years. This panel will feature experts in K-12 pedagogy, law, and social justice to help teachers engage their students on topics related to equity and social justice in this complex and divided social and political era.

March 30, 2019

Sacramento State 25th Annual Multicultural Education Conference

"We’re celebrating 25 years of showcasing Multicultural Education at Sacramento State’s College of Education. We are remembering what we have done as students, teachers and researchers to foster a multicultural education discourse community; we are critically examining our classrooms in this current moment; and crafting a vision for our future progressive practice for a humane and democratic world for all."

January 17, 2019

TED: Education Everywhere

The event: TED Salon: Education Everywhere, curated by Cloe Shasha, TED’s director of speaker development; Stephanie Lo, director of programs for TED-Ed; and Logan Smalley, director of TED-Ed

When and where: Thursday, January 24, 2019, at the TED World Theater in New York City

The big idea: We’re relying on educators to teach more skills than ever before — for a future we can’t quite predict.

Education doesn’t just happen in the classroom. It happens online, in our businesses, our social systems and beyond.

November 27, 2019

2018 NAME Conference, Memphis, TN

NAME aims to transform society for the betterment of ALL individuals. This calls for a collective of ALL to explore the inequities present in our society. NAME values the experiences and voices of individuals who have been silenced or have been omitted from mainstream literature, media, and history. In our efforts toward a just society, we pursue to uncover political injustices that influence geographical and environmental racism, oppression, and violence. Therefore, the NAME 2018 conference will amplify the voices of those who suffer marginalization in various forms; and in doing so expose inequities that are ignored and silenced. 

November 16, 2019

Girlboss Rally NYC 2018

("Collaboration, not Competition" panel)

There's nothing quite like the collective power of women joining together to support each other. Three women who have advanced and achieved by leveraging exactly that communal support and power explain what community means to them, and what you need to know if you want to build a strong support system of your own.

2:00-3:00 pm 

October 20, 2018

Restorative Communities Convening

The Restorative Communities Convening is a one-day, biennial conference hosted by the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools at Jordan High School. Participants will share stories, expand ideas, and experience concrete strategies to strengthen social-emotional learning, culturally responsive teaching, constructivist learning, and restorative practices in schools and communities. Through interactive plenary sessions, differentiated workshops, and relationship-building, all stakeholders are invited to participate as learners, teachers, and leaders in the movement to create and sustain safe, equitable, and restorative school communities.

May 24, 2018

LAUSD 2nd Annual SEL Conference

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

The Beyond the Bell Branch (BTB) of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is proud to announce the dates for our 2nd Annual Social Emotional Learning Conference on May 24, 2018.  Last year we had over 300 students and teachers participate in a daylong conference where they learned from fellow teachers and students what promising practices are being used in classroom across the district.  This year we are looking to expand the number of participants as well as the scope of workshops being offered. 

February 23, 2018

SEL in Action

SEL in Action Convening for Districts 2018

February 21st-23rd, 2018

San Diego, CA 

This convening, which is hosted by Education First in partnership with the NoVo Foundation, provides an opportunity for district leaders, educators, experts, funders and other partners to share and learn about current promising practices in the field of social and emotional learning. Participants will feel connected to a network of educators and other SEL experts that are doing similar work in the SEL field, share promising SEL practices and examples of the evidence base that supports those practices, understand the barriers to successful and effective district SEL implementation and the conditions for success, and learn how to implement or adapt new ideas, policies, practices and tools to strengthen SEL in districts, schools and classrooms.

Liz will be presenting on Friday, February 23rd, during the 8:00-9:15 am session. 


Abstract: This presentation aims to identify and share concrete practices (for educators and students) in developing SEL lessons with a social justice lens at an elementary school appropriate level. This includes initial steps to take in developing concrete SEL and SJ practices in schools, beginning with the self reflection work we do with ourselves, pedagogy, curricular scope and sequence, and samples of original lessons and student work.


This presentation is open to anyone, but may be of more interest in K-5 attendees who work in all types of communities.This session will present teachers with self reflection activities, discussion based on our experiences and backgrounds, and how the work transfers to student and family engagement. There will also be examples of student lessons and activities that educators can draw on in order to begin developing an SEL plan tailored to their school's needs.

March 05, 2018


March 5th-8th, Austin, TX
As an education mentor, come talk to me about developing social justice and anti-bias education with students and families!
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 
2 pm on March 5th

February 10, 2018

UCLA TEP Mini Conference

Mini-Conference on Protecting Our Collective and Community Wellness

February 10th, 2018
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Come to either of my sessions at 10:15 or 11:30 am to discuss and learn more about the importance of social justice education on community wellness.

Mann UCLA Community School

7001 S. St. Andrews Place, Los Angeles 90047

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