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EVENT ALERT: Stay-in-Stitute for Climate Change Education Opening Keynote: Kelisa Wing

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 9:30 AM CDT

The Stay-In-stitute for Climate Change Education is a virtual conference for educators across the country, hosted in partnership with Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s Climate Program Office, and The Wild Center's Youth Climate Program. From July 22-24, 2020, the three-day training will provide educators with skills, tools and resources to teach climate change concepts and empower students in all subject areas.

Kelisa Wing's opening keynote, "Global Competency in the Anti-racist Classroom" is open to the public and will be streamed via Facebook Live. She believes that teachers have a responsibility to prepare students for a complex global interconnected world. During her keynote, she will highlight the necessary inclusion of multiple perspectives in teaching and discuss global equity and diversity in education.

Kelisa Wing is an educator, author, and advocate for social and racial justice in K-12 education. Her journey into the teaching profession began after she was honorably discharged from the United States Army. Wing served as a Youth Consultant for the Self-Expression Teen Theater (SETT) under the United Way in Tolekdo, Ohio. After moving to Germany with her family, she began substitute teaching, then transitioned to a Special Education paraprofessional, was a school secretary, and eventually, an Administrative Officer. She then taught 8th-grade Language Arts and Reading to military-connected students at Faith Middle School in Fort Benning, Georgia, has been an Elementary School Assistant Principal in West Point, New York, and is now a Professional Development Specialist in Virginia.


  • Screenshot or screen record throughout the virtual event
  • Interview opportunities with Kelisa Wing
  • Interview opportunities with Stay-In-Stitute organizers and programming team

WHERE: View the Facebook live stream here:

WHEN: Wednesday, July 22 at 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CDT

Information about Kelisa Wing's presentation is available here:

Information about The Stay-In-stitute for Climate Change Education is available