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2024 Speaker Series Presents: Becoming - The Journey of a Change Agent by Dr. Nikole Hollins-Sims | Event Registration

11:00am - February 8, 2024 thru 12:15pm - February 8, 2024 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Northwest MHTTC
Registration Deadline: February 8, 2024
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This event is part of the UW SMART Center's 2024 Virtual Speaker Series. Learn more and register for upcoming events in the series here. 

Please Note: Certificate of Attendance and Washington state clock hours will be available for attendees of the live session.

Becoming - The Journey of a Change Agent 

When: Thursday, February 8th @ 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. AKT | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PT | 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. MT


In part II of the series, participants will describe the value of belonging in their own self-awareness journey to creating transformative educational systems. What role will they play in the work of creating belonging for every learner? How will they create spaces in their roles to disrupt disproportionate outcomes for students and improve school climate? Ultimately, how can we create and support change agents in education?


  • Participants will engage in an understanding of the value of self-awareness as part of an educational system.
  • Participants will develop an understanding of disproportionality and ways to mitigate inequitable outcomes.
  • Participants will articulate their current systems of support and ways to embed equity, inclusion and belonging. 


About the Presenter:

nikole hollins-sims 2024Nikole Y. Hollins-Sims, Ed.D.
Technical Assistance Coordinator for the Midwest PBIS Network

Nikole Y. Hollins-Sims, Ed.D.,is the senior educational consultant & strategist for Hollins-Sims Consultation. She formerly served as a technical assistance coordinator for the Midwest PBIS network and is a former Special Assistant to the Secretary of Education at the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Dr. Hollins-Sims has been awarded as a Moral and Courageous Leader for Education by Cabrini University in 2021, the 2021 American Psychology Association (APA) Anti-Racism School Psychology Emerging Professional Award and was named the 2021 Pennsylvania School Psychologist of the Year. One of her career highlights is serving as the lead author of the book titled: Creating Equitable Practices in PBIS.





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