Build Back Wiser

Core Collaborative Weekly EdLeadership Series

Every Tuesday | Mar–May | 10-11:30 AM PST

Get Ready to Build Back Wiser!


Leaders and school communities were called to innovate during these challenging times.


You, your community, your parents, your learners, and your school teams rose to the challenge.


Connect with the Build Back Wiser team and leaders from across the globe as you make plans to reimagine education where learners, families, educators and our communities rise to the challenge of building schools that are inclusive for our families and learners with a wide range of perspectives (National Parents Union).

Engage in appreciative inquiry to honor your collective impact; reflect on lessons learned, and take collective action. Get ready to collaborate and Build Back Wiser through our five-part FREE leadership series:


Boosting Leadership Well Being with Support and Self Care

Empowering Human Resilience

Know Your Impact: Reimagining Assessment & Intervention

Cultivating Community Connection through Belonging

Crafting Your Build Back Wiser Plan


Next Session: Tue, March 9 (1pm ET / 10am PT) >> REGISTER HERE

Weekly Series, Tuesdays (Mar-May)

Meet the Build Back Wiser Team


Dr. Peter DeWitt, Professor Alan Daly, Dr. Carolyn Gery, Ainsley Rose, Dr. Paul Bloomberg, Dr. Michael McDowell, Kara Vandas, Starr Sackstein, Tom Heirck, John Krownapple, Isaiah McGee, Connie Hamilton, Paul Martuccio, Rachel Fairchild, Lori Cook, Isaac Wells, Kristin Rademaker, Vivett Dukes, Marisol Quevedo Rerucha, and Anthony Lodico


Part One: Boosting Leadership Well Being with Support & Self Care


Taking care of yourself as a leader is vital so you are equipped to help your school community and your own family through these challenging times. Collaborate with The Core Collaborative Build Back Wiser Team, special guests, and leaders from across the globe as we launch our Build Back Wiser Leadership Series with a focus on boosting well-being with support and self-care.

TUE, MAR 2 (10a PST)

Six Components of Self Care

Featuring Resiliency Researcher, Dr. Carolyn Gery

Hosts: Dr. Alan Daly, Ainsley Rose, Dr. Paul Bloomberg

TUE, MAR 9 (10a PST)

Why Leaders Should be Concerned about Mental Health

Featuring Bestselling Author, Dr. Peter DeWitt

Hosts: Dr. Carolyn Gery, Ainsley Rose, Dr. Paul Bloomberg, Principal Paul Martuccio: The PS 13

>> REGISTER HERE

Part Two: Empowering Human Resilience


A resilient culture has the capacity to bounce back after adversity. It is the flexibility of the culture to adapt, flex with a situation, and respond in a variety of ways that make the culture stronger. An integrated approach between cultural competency, trauma-informed care, and restorative-resilience practices is needed to build back wiser.

The most effective leaders and educators have a restorative heart and mindset. They embrace their own humanity and that of others through: reflection, growth, vulnerability, and healing. Effective leaders and the school community must ensure that our learning organization is not just efficient and effective, but also a place where conflict can be resolved and school goals are approached with a collective focus on community.

TUE, MAR 16 (10a PST)

Empowering Human Resilience with Strengths-Based Innovation

Featuring Resilience Researcher, Dr. Carolyn Gery

Hosts: Dr. Alan Daly, Ainsley Rose, Dr. Paul Bloomberg

>> REGISTER HERE

TUE, MAR 23 (10a PST)

The Mindset and Heartset of Restorative Practices

Featuring Author: Marisol Quevedo Rerucha

Hosts: Dr. Carolyn Gery, Ainsley Rose, Dr. Paul Bloomberg

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Part Three: Reimagining Assessment & Intervention


Human-centered intervention and assessment prioritize whole-child teaching by ensuring that developing assessment capable, emotionally capable, and socially capable learners are at the core of any strategic plan. Students must be involved in every aspect of their learning and leaders must co-create conditions for clarity, feedback, reflection, self-assessment, and goal setting to flourish as we build back wiser.

TUE, MAR 30 (10a PST)

Inspiring Students to Take Ownership with Clarity

Featuring Bestselling Authors: Dr. Michael McDowell, Kara Vandas, Rachel Fairchild, Starr Sackstein

Hosts: Dr. Alan Daly, Ainsley Rose, Dr. Carolyn Gery and Dr. Paul Bloomberg

>> REGISTER HERE

TUE, APR 6 (10a PST)

Reimagining Intervention & Acceleration

Featuring: Kara Vandas, Isaiah McGhee, Dr. Carolyn Gery, Kristin Rademaker

Hosts: Dr. Paul Bloomberg, Starr Sackstein, Dr. Carolyn Gery, Ainsley Rose

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Part Four: Nurturing a Community Culture of Belonging through Dignity


For students, belongingness precedes achievement. For schools, excellence requires equity! While efforts to achieve equity in education are prominent in school districts across this country, the effective implementation that results in meaningful change remains elusive. Even with access to compelling theories and approaches such as multicultural education, culturally responsive teaching, culturally relevant instruction, culturally sustaining pedagogy, schools still struggle to implement equitable change that reshapes the academic experiences of students and families marginalized by the prevailing history, culture, and traditions in public education (Cobb & Krownapple, 2019). Activating quality parent partnerships are key as we build back wise. Parents and families have the power to change the conversation and politics around education reform and innovation.


Collaborate with the build back wiser team to equip educators with the tools necessary to deliver the promise of democracy through schools by breaking the cycle of equity dysfunction once and for all.

TUE, APR 13 (10a PST)

Nurturing a Culture of Belonging through Dignity

Featuring Bestselling Author, John Krownapple and IncludED Thought Partner Isaiah McGee

Hosts: Dr. Alan Daly, Ainsley Rose, Dr. Carolyn Gery and Dr. Paul Bloomberg

>> REGISTER HERE

TUE, APR 20 (10a PST)

Equitable Engagement in Any Learning Space

Featuring Bestselling Author: Connie Hamilton

Hosts: Ainsley Rose, Dr Carolyn Gery, Dr. Paul Bloomberg

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TUE, APR 27 (10a PST)

Activating Quality Parent Partnerships

Featuring the National Parents Union's: Marisol Quevedo Rerucha & Vivett Dukes

Hosts: Dr Carolyn Gery, Dr. Paul Bloomberg, Ainsley Rose

>> REGISTER HERE

Part Five: Taking Collective Action by Building Back Wiser


Effective leaders know the importance of planning for the future. You, your school community and your own family has learned a lot over the past 10-12 months. The pandemic magnified the inequities across our schools and in our community that have always existed and we must learn collectively and we must build back wiser.


Collaborate with the build back wiser team to craft your own "build back wiser" plan. Make sure you equip educators with the tools necessary to deliver the promise of democracy through schools by breaking the cycle of equity dysfunction once and for all.

TUE, MAY 4 (10a PST)

RTI is Not a VERB

Featuring Bestselling Author & Leadership Coach: Tom Hierck

Hosts: Dr Carolyn Gery, Dr. Paul Bloomberg, Ainsley Rose

>> REGISTER HERE

TUE, MAY 11 (10a PST)

Transforming School Climate with the Core Connections Climate Inventory

Featuring Global Researcher, Author & Professor: Dr. Alan Daly

Hosts: Dr. Paul Bloomberg, Dr. Carolyn Gery, Ainsley Rose

>> REGISTER HERE

TUE, MAY 18 (10a PST)

What's Next? Crafting Your Build Back Wiser Action Plan

Facilitators: Ainsley Rose, Dr. Paul Bloomberg, Dr. Alan Daly, Dr. Carolyn Gery

>> REGISTER HERE