OVERVIEW

We value diversity among our communities across our state. By focusing on relationships, community building, diversity, equity and inclusion, we can help serve our communities, schools and families better. Everett PTSA council is honored to support our PTAs to effectively serve ALL CHILDREN and FAMILIES.


April SPOTLIGHT: Parent Education

On April 25th at 7pm, Everett PTSA Council will present an online event. Please contact president@everettptsacouncil.org for login information.

The Role of AI in Education: Friend or Foe?
featuring Pronita Mehrotra, founder of MindAntix.

The use of AI in education has become increasingly prevalent in recent years, with students utilizing AI tools for everything from completing homework assignments to exploring new concepts. This presentation explores the potential benefits and drawbacks of AI in education, with a focus on how it can impact student learning.

We will begin by discussing the neuroscience of learning and how technology tools, including AI, can either support or hinder the learning process. AI can be a useful tool for personalizing learning paths and providing instant feedback on assignments, but it is important to be aware of the potential for AI to stifle creativity and hinder the development of critical thinking skills.

The goal of this presentation is to provide parents with a balanced view of the use of AI in education so that we can make informed decisions about how to best support our children’s learning.


Happening in April:

From National PTA’s Multicultural Calendar (Calendario Multicultural)

All Month: Arab American Heritage Month
All Month: Autism Acceptance Month
All Month: Month of the Military Child
All Month: National Volunteer Month
April 9-10: Eid al Fitr
April 13: Vaisakhi
April 22: Earth Day
April 22-30: Pesach/Passover

*United States Federal Holiday


Multicultural Reference Guide

National PTA Multicultural Reference Guide

The guide contains information, resources and key strategies to enhance PTA’s inclusion of traditionally underrepresented children and families.

PTA Multicultural Reference Guide
PTA Multicultural Reference Guide (en español)


National PTA DEI Resource Guide

This PDF guide is composed of National PTA resources for supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.

National PTA DEI Resource Guide
National PTA DEI Resource Guide (en español)


MULTICULTURAL CALENDAR

National PTA’s Center for Family Engagement has created this Multicultural Calendar to highlight and celebrate the diversity in our PTA and school communities!

Multicultural Calendar 2023-2024
Calendario Multicultural 2023-2024


TRAINING

WSPTA offers training on DEI, FACE, and many more topics throughout the year.  Be sure to check the Events Calendar to see upcoming opportunities for training.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  1. National PTA DEI Resources
  2. Commitment statement
  3. Local Leader Guidance
  4. How to welcome diverse perspectives

For any questions, comments and feedback, please reach out to Family and Community Engagement (FACE) / Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Director:  Anita Dhinakar (email)