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May 6-10, 2024
2024 Summer Certification Series for K-12 Schools & Districts

  • Date
    May 6-10, 2024
  • Location
    Virtual
  • Speakers
    13 Professional Speakers

Join ATIXA’s virtual 2024 Summer Certification Series for K-12 Schools & Districts, focusing on K-12 school and district trainings to equip yourself and your team with the tools and knowledge to tackle critical concerns in your school. This focus week offer dynamic and engaging certification courses and workshops led by expert faculty members, providing practical solutions to issues like ensuring Title IX and disability compliance, foundational knowledge of roles and responsibilities, and trains on more complex topics like informal resolution, athletics, jurisdiction and decision-making. Please take advantage of our virtual courses and learn wherever you are this summer. Don’t miss this opportunity to certify yourself and gain an edge in your institution.

Summer Certification Series courses:

  • Informal Resolution Foundations for K-12 Education
  • Intersections with ADA, Section 504, and IDEA for K-12 Education
  • Investigating Sex/Gender Discrimination & Disparate Treatment Workshop
  • Investigation Report Writing for K-12 Education
  • K-12 Title IX Decision-making
  • Managing Intake, Jurisdiction, and Dismissals Workshop
  • Supporting Pregnancy, Parenting, & Related Conditions Workshop
  • Title IX Compliance & Athletics for K-12 Education
  • Title IX Compliance Essentials for K-12 Education
  • Title IX Coordinator Foundations for K-12 Education
  • Title IX Investigator Foundations for K-12 Education
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Learn About Multi-Registration Discounts

Registering for multiple courses or multiple participants is a great way to save.

Register yourself or your team for two to four courses and receive a 15% discount; register for five or more and receive a 25% discount. Contact events@atixa.org ​to learn more about multi-registration discounts.

Schedule

Title IX Compliance Essentials for K-12 Education

11:00am-6:00pm ET

Title IX Compliance Essentials for K-12 Education is designed to provide K-12 Title IX professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively address sex- and gender-based harassment and discrimination within their school or district’s education program and activities. Learn the key elements of Title IX compliance required of all K-12 schools that receive federal funding. Click here to learn more.

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Intersections with ADA, Section 504, and IDEA for K-12 Education

11:00am-6:00pm ET

This course is designed to comprehensively introduce the interaction and intersection between disability laws and Title IX compliance and processes. It is aimed at K-12 Title IX Coordinators, disability/access administrators, and other professionals who need to understand the essential disability laws that relate to Title IX regarding student discipline, accommodations, and adjustments. Click here to learn more.

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Title IX Coordinator Foundations for K-12 Education

11:00am-6:00pm ET

ATIXA’s Title IX Coordinator Foundations for K-12 Education is designed to give K-12 Title IX Coordinators and administrators the comprehensive foundational training needed to understand the scope of their role and multi-faceted responsibilities under Title IX.

This course focuses on the Title IX Coordinator’s specific responsibilities at each phase of the Formal Grievance Process, from intake to appeal. ATIXA’s expert faculty members lead a discussion on how to structure and train your Title IX team, including the various roles and responsibilities for investigations, decision-making, informal resolution, and appeals. Click here to learn more.

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Investigating Sex/Gender Discrimination & Disparate Treatment Workshop

11:00am-3:00pm ET

As a sex/gender equity law, Title IX prohibits discrimination. This workshop sharpens participants’ skills in investigating discrimination complaints that fall into categories commonly termed disparate treatment (intentional) or disparate impact (unintentional) by the courts. Such complaints often involve investigating the impact of climate/culture, policies, and practices.

ATIXA’s expert faculty members will guide participants through ATIXA’s recommended investigation process for sex/gender discrimination complaints, sharing practical knowledge and tips to prepare participants to investigate complex complaints. Click here to learn more.

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Title IX Investigator Foundations for K-12 Education

11:00am-6:00pm ET

This course focuses on the investigator’s specific responsibilities at each distinct phase of an investigation. Participants will learn the fundamental skills necessary to plan and promptly complete investigations of sex- and gender-based misconduct in schools. ATIXA experts will lead participants through a comprehensive review of the investigation process, providing step-by-step guidance and advice, using a case study to provide an opportunity to practice each phase. Click here to learn more.

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Supporting Pregnancy, Parenting, & Related Conditions Workshop

11:00am-3:00pm ET

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Title IX regulatory requirements and ATIXA’s recommended best practices for accommodating pregnant students, employees, and individuals with pregnancy-related conditions.

Participants will define pregnancy and related conditions, including non-medical childcare needs, lactation, fertility treatments/IVF, adoption, abortion, and miscarriage.

The workshop will cover reasonable accommodations versus appropriate adjustments, how to support pregnant student-athletes and non-birthing parents, and case studies designed to enhance participants’ knowledge and confidence. Click here to learn more.

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Managing Intake, Jurisdiction, and Dismissals Workshop

11:00am-3:00pm ET

This workshop is designed for individuals who want to improve their skills at managing compassionate intake, making jurisdictional determinations, and documenting the results of an initial assessment, including any dismissals, referrals, or appeals that may arise.

Attendees will participate in small group breakout sessions where they will work through a set of brief case studies that challenge them to apply the ATIXA practices. In addition, the workshop includes an interactive group discussion of the case studies, advanced techniques, and common mistakes to avoid. Click here to learn more.

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Informal Resolution Foundations for K-12 Education

11:00am-6:00pm ET

This foundational course for K-12 schools and districts aims to familiarize participants with ATIXA’s Informal Resolution Framework and the crucial elements to consider when deciding if and how to offer informal resolution during the Title IX grievance process. It covers various topics, including the structural and policy choices that schools and districts must make and how each school’s culture affects those decisions.

Rather than adopting a particular alternative dispute resolution model (facilitated dialogue, restorative practices, mediation, etc.), ATIXA’s experts will provide various options suited to Title IX complaints to facilitate durable, fair, and equitable resolution. Click here to learn more.

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Investigation Report Writing for K-12 Education

11:00am-6:00pm ET

Investigation Report Writing offers a deep dive into the writing mechanics, format, structure, and best practices for investigation report writing and other documentation essential to high-quality K-12 Title IX investigations.

Topics covered include structuring documentation and recordkeeping, addressing unavailable information, incorporating feedback from the parties, evaluating credibility, assessing relevance, and more.

ATIXA’s expert faculty members will also discuss commonly asked writing mechanics questions, such as how to integrate quotations from interviews or other sources, compile evidence, what tense to use, how to identify (or de-identify witnesses), FERPA consent, and how to manage sensitive information and materials. Click here to learn more.

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Title IX Compliance & Athletics for K-12 Education

11:00am-6:00pm ET

This course covers sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, program equity, and culture challenges in athletics at K-12 schools and districts. ATIXA faculty members will delve deeply into program equity compliance, and attendees will leave with a better understanding of why program inequity issues exist, how to spot red flags, and how to address them.

The presenters will draw from the courts, from the news, and from their experiences working with athletic departments of all types across the country, as well as within the Olympic movement. This course is relevant for Title IX Coordinators with little or no athletic administration experience but is also intended for seasoned athletic compliance staff. Click here to learn more.

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K-12 Title IX Decision-making

11:00am-6:00pm ET

Using a case study fact pattern only offered in this ATIXA training, this course helps K-12 practitioners serving in decision-making roles to understand the scope of their position, apply policies with analytical precision, and check biases to ensure that determinations in Title IX complaints are reliably based on evidence, and will stand up to appeal and review by the courts.

This course is particularly beneficial for investigators also serving as decision-makers, single or panel decision-makers, appeal decision-makers, and administrators who oversee them. Additionally, this course supports individuals acting as decision-makers in expulsion hearings. Click here to learn more.

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Event Speakers

Erin Agidius, J.D.

Consultant, TNG

Kayleigh Baker, J.D.

Consultant, TNG; Advisory Board Member, ATIXA

Amelia Barbadoro, J.D., Ph.D.

Consultant, TNG

Sharon Perry Fantini, Ph.D.

Partner, TNG & Advisory Board Member, ATIXA

Mandy Hambleton, M.S.

Senior Director of Content Development, TNG; Vice President, ATIXA

W. Scott Lewis, J.D.

Managing Partner, TNG; Advisory Board Member, ATIXA

Reid McCormick, M.L.S.

Consultant, TNG

Mikiba Morehead, M.A., Ed.D.

Consultant, TNG

Kimberly Pacelli, M.Ed., J.D.

Partner, TNG; Advisory Board Member, ATIXA

Saundra K. Schuster, M.A., J.D.

Partner, TNG; Advisory Board Member, ATIXA

Lauren Starnes, J.D.

Consultant, TNG

Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D.

Partner, TNG; President, ATIXA

Joseph Vincent, M.L.S.

Partner, TNG; Advisory Board Member, ATIXA

FAQs / Find Your Answers

Multi registration discounts are provided on a sliding scale based on the applicable registrations on the same order.

Individualized discounts are as follows:

  • 1st registration – full price of registration
  • 2-4 registrations – 15% discount per line item
  • 5+ registrations – 25% discounted per line item

Please create your order, click the ‘Pay Later’ option upon checkout, and reach out to events@atixa.org for the discounts to be applied.

There are scholarships available for the Virtual 2024 Summer Certification Series for K-12 Schools & Districts. Scholarships must be submitted by April 5, 2024 for which course you would like to apply for.

If your application is approved, you will be notified via email 2 weeks prior to your course start date. To apply, click here.

Those attending a certification course will receive a certification for the course as well as recertifying credits (CCCs) for any current certification for a 2-year time period.

All our courses and workshops will receive a digital badge denoting completion.

Once you register, you will have access to the ATIXA Event Lobby. The lobby contains all materials for your course.

The zoom link and course slides will be accessible 3 days prior to the start of your course. Please note you have access to the ATIXA Event Lobby from the point of registration through 3-months post-course and workshop.

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