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Inland Empire Region

Building Better from Disruption

Building Better from Disruption is a virtual webinar series developed collaboratively by Growing Inland Achievement (GIA), Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE), and San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS) with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The goal of the series is to build upon lessons learned from districts’ responses to the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on schools and school systems. With guidance from regional experts including, Miki Inbody, Amanda Corridan, and Cynthia Glover Woods, the content is designed to provided education partners, particularly administrators and teacher leaders working at the school site level, with best practices and resources that support students’ successful return to in-person instruction.  The series focuses on the essential areas of social-emotional learning, accelerated learning, and community partnerships.  During each session, participants will have the opportunity to learn, connect, and interact with expert practitioners and session participants.

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Priority Populations for the Initiative
Not in any particular order
  • K-12 Educators
  • Counselors & Advisors
Connection to GIA's Regional Goals
  1. Foster an efficient, high-quality education system that creates equitable access for all students.
Initiative Partners
  • San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
  • Riverside County Office of Education
  • Riverside and San Bernardino County School Districts
Initiative Contact Person

General Contact: Dr. Carlos Ayala, President & CEO, Growing Inland Achievement [email protected]

Panelist and Facilitator Contact: Dr. Cynthia Glover Woods, [email protected].

News & announcements

Social-Emotional Learning (Part 1): The Importance of Student Voice

Growing Inland Achievement (GIA) in partnership with the Riverside County Office of Education and San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, recently hosted its first workshop in the Building Better from Disruption Series. Participants gathered to hear from school leaders that are implementing innovative strategies that capture and utilize the student voice to create positive and equitable learning environments.  When considering the concept of gathering...

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Growing Inland Achievement to Host Workshops on Critical Issues Affecting Students

GIA is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant for $25K from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to support a new workshop series in partnership with the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and Riverside County Office of Education. The series titled Building Better from Disruption expands on last fall’s Teens, COVID, and Coping discussions among the region’s two County Superintendents and several school districts.    The pandemic has changed...

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