Each of the five workshop strands at the 2019 Summit will address policies and practices that promote educational equity, educate the whole student, use innovative technology to increase access, and that address barriers to participation and completion for students. You can read more about each at http://nsee.info/2019-agenda/

Strand 1 – Best Practices for Equitable Learning Environments

Tuesday 9:30-10:30

Gender Equitable and Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning in STEM Spaces
Attendees will learn about the new SciGirls Strategies and discuss how to apply the strategies to their programs to help girls develop positive STEM identities.

Ditching Deficit Ideology, Quitting “Grit”, and Embracing a Transformative Approach to Equity for Students and Families Experiencing Poverty
In this session we will deepen our understandings and learn about the ideological and practical shifts that will help us identify and eliminate class-based inequities in our schools.

 

10:45-11:45

Including Transgender-spectrum Students
What can educators do to support and engage trans-spectrum students? Using a guidebook with a checklist format, we will learn specific practices to build a safe and supportive environment that recognizes and supports gender diversity.

Eliciting Funds of Knowledge through Sustained Family Engagement: First and Next Steps in the Science 20/20 Project

 

1:45-2:45

Learning to Be a Threat to Inequity: Eight Essential Principles
What are the essential understandings of equity and inequity that prepare us to create transformative equity efforts? Come explore some essential principles to guide equity practice that maximize our transformative potential and the integrity of our equity efforts.

Equity, Cultural Competence, and Implicit Bias
In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the role of educators in promoting and cultivating educational equity in their schools and surrounding communities. Presenters will focus on increasing equity while encouraging cultural competence and identifying implicit bias through tools shared with the audience.

 

3:00-4:00

Become and Equity Ambassador for Special Populations and CTE!
Join your colleagues from Colorado and hear about how they are diving deep into work-based learning, career pathways development, postsecondary workforce readiness, and meaningful career conversations.

OERs, UDL and Accessibility: A Partnership for Equity
OERs are digital materials made available freely and/or through open licensing that allows educators to repurpose content. In this session, you will learn about resources to help you select and/or create accessible OER content to support learning in a variety of inclusive settings.

 

Thursday

8:15-9:30

What They Didn’t Teach Us: Leading the Elimination of Achievement and Opportunity Gaps in Suburban Schools
This presentation will address systemic conditions that promote opportunity gaps and research around successful practices used by suburban educators to intervene.

Universal Design for Learning
How can educators meet the diverse needs of learners when there is such variability in ability, background, language, and social-emotional skills? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a a strengths-based framework that empowers educators to proactively design environments so all can access and gain meaningful, challenging learning experiences.


Strand 2 – Increasing Access and Equity in CTE and STEM

Tuesday

9:30-10:30

Delaware PIPEline to Career Success for Students with Disabilities
Five Delaware State Agencies (Education, Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation, Disability Services, Visually Impaired) have partnered with NAPE to implement the Program Improvement Process for Equity to increase access and success of students with disabilities (SWD) in career and technical education (CTE). The curriculum development and implementation has resulted in a distillation of the research literature on root causes and strategies for SWD in CTE which will be shared at this workshop.

 

10:45-11:45

STEM Education and Career Pathways: Building & Sustaining Equity and Access for Marginalized Youth
Access to sustainable wages and post-secondary education is meaningful for exploited children but a political education is needed to allow individuals to understand their position and value in the labor force, so as to defend against exploitation. We will examine our National Science Foundation project to support exploration of STEM career pathways for young people from marginalized communities.

 

1:45-2:45

Building a Collective Impact STEM Equity Network – Intermountain (IM) STEM

 

3:00-4:00

STEM Equity with OER’s

Institutionalizing Inclusive Support Systems for Latinx in Higher Education.
The HSI ATE Hub (NSF#1800615) supports two-year Hispanic Serving Institutions seeking NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grants to advance technician education. The Hub is a collaborative between two NSF projects, the KickStarter program and Mentor-Connect, and seeks to enhance a portfolio of available resources to enhance and better serve the HSI community.

 

Thursday

8:15-9:30

Using Mapping as an Equity Strategy
As part of Ohio’s commitment to expand access and engagement of all students in CTE programs, the state is using geographic information systems (GIS) to explore how spatial issues impact student engagement in CTE programs. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the tool, see it in action, and learn about how GIS can be used to plan for equitable student engagement and outcomes.

 

9:45-11:00

Three Approaches Taken Away from the Educators Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (EE-STEM) Academy
In this workshop EE-STEM projects by 3 faculty members at Northwest State Community College will be discussed that include: (a) the introduction to growth mindset into the classroom and its effect on classroom performance, (b) the effect of goal setting on classroom performance, and (c) if the perception of what an engineer looks like can be changed.

Oregon PIPE: Sharing Local, Regional, and State Investments in Achieving Equity in CTE


Strand 3 & 4 – Building a Diverse Workforce

 

Increasing the diversity of the U.S. workforce is critical to maintaining employers’ competitiveness, and improving outcomes for underrepresented communities. Workshops will address issues facing employers and educators at every point of the pipeline.

Tuesday 

9:30-10:30

Building Classroom Equity through Curiosity
For diverse student populations to one day succeed in critical STEM professions where they are historically underrepresented, educators must plant the seeds of curiosity about these subjects early in their education. This panel discussion will share why early exposure to career learning is of tantamount importance; panelists’ insights on their own experiences with early career learning programs; and how career learning will help foster a stronger, more diverse workforce over time.

 

10:45-11:45

Make the Future: Connecting Girls to Manufacturing
Presenters will share the resources currently being piloted by NAPE through a partnership with Project Lead the Way and funded by the Toyota Foundation. This project is developing research-based outreach strategies and tools for educators to use with students and their parents to increase the participation and retention of females and students of color in AMT education, leading to careers in advanced manufacturing.

 

1:45-2:45

Entrepreneurship Necessity through a Female Veteran’s Lens: A Panel Discussion Featuring Toni Brooks of the Toni Brooks Foundation, Supported by data presented by the CA Joint Special Populations and the California Community College Statewide Collaborative
Women veterans are often treated by society as invisible. The return to “normalcy” for female veterans involves a lengthy transition process. There are critical hurdles a female veteran has to face: damaging stereotypes, VA and transitions programs that was systematically created for men, a society that doesn’t understand female soldiers. Join The CA Joint Special Populations and Statewide Collaborative for Special Populations zooms in on data about women veterans and thinking differently.

 

Thursday 

8:15-9:30

Diversity: How does it make us think, feel and act?
Educators are obliged to provide services on an equal opportunity basis regardless of a person’s race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, and/or disability. We do not often, however have an opportunity to teach students about self-beliefs and explore ramifications of living in an increasingly diverse environment. In this interactive presentation participants will learn about ways to teach students what diversity is and how it impacts their thoughts and actions.

 

9:45-11:00

Teacher Recruitment and Retention for Equity: A High Touch Support from Pre-service to In-service
Presentation includes innovative and tested practices in two support areas of the Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency (LAUTR) program – Recruitment and Field. School site and district leaders as well as HR personnel can learn equity-oriented strategies and tools that are used to effectively recruit and retain teachers in hard-to-staff subjects for high-need schools and districts serving underserved student populations.

Equitable Leadership Practices
The importance of leadership to bringing equity to the forefront of any institution is paramount. Presenters will address key levers to change for educational leaders.

 

Tuesday

3:00-4:00

Innovating for Equity: A New School Redesign Framework
In this interactive session, members of the District and School Design Team at CCE will share our Equitable Redesign Cycle, the basis of our new Innovating for Equity Toolkit. Participants will analyze the new redesign cycle and framework, which is focused on infusing the school redesign process with an explicit equity lens.

Certified Educational Equity Coach

 

Thursday

9:45-11:00

Equitable Leadership Impacting Institutional Change & Positive Outcomes


Strand 5 – Public policy

Tuesday

9:30-10:30

Using Research to Inform State and Federal Policies: Building Relationships and Awareness with Legislators
A central purpose of educational research is to inform federal and state policymakers on factors that improve inclusion and access along STEM pathways.  Inclusion and access are vital in improving the quality, availability, and diversity of STEM education and ultimately, access to higher education. Research has been particularly critical in informing policies related to Career and Technical Education (CTE) and legislators could learn even more about research that encompasses successful models at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). In this workshop, We will discuss current research that has the potential for substantial policy impact while also unpacking federal categories of gender and race and the challenges therein. Secondly, we will discuss a tools useful in building consistent relationships with legislators and legislators’ awareness of crucial issues in STEM education.

10:45-11:45

Diversity in Apprenticeships: Policies which support affordable child care and pre-apprenticeship programs

Title IX: Legal rights of Transgender Students in Education

 

1:45-2:45

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Response to the Executive Order on the Expansion of Apprenticeships

Toward Equity & Excellence: Policy & Practice Implications for the Nation’s Updated CTE Law
This session will provide an overview of what’s new in the nation’s updated CTE law—Perkins V—and will highlight key equity provisions in the new law intended to meet the needs of special populations and historically underserved racial and ethnic subgroups. Attendees will hear about the work happening in Tennessee to sustain and improve high-quality CTE programs of study for all students.

 

3:00-4:00

Leveraging Required Federal Policy Data to Rebuild Trust with Black and Latino Communities

 

Thursday

8:15-9:30

#MeToo At School: using Title IX to End Sexual harassment
In 2017, the Department of Education rescinded two Title IX guidances on sexual harassment and one Title IX guidance on transgender students’ rights. In 2018, it published a set of proposed Title IX regulations on sex discrimination, with a focus on reducing school’s obligations to address sexual harassment. Join us to understand what all these changes mean, where Title IX is headed, and what your school can do to protect students from sex discrimination.

The Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act: A Congressional Staff Update