Coalitions and Collaboration: Impacting Federal Policy

button-download-workshop-filesStrand: Public Policy—Supporting Equity and Education (POLICY)
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Session VI: 9:45 – 11:00 AM

ABSTRACT

NAPE works to advance equity in career and technical education policy at the federal level by collaborating with other organizations over shared policy goals. Working in coalition, partners can leverage expertise and human resources to increase their capacity to make an impact. Learn how NAPE and Advance CTE are working together through the Perkins Coalition to advance the reauthorization of the Perkins Act. This session will also provide you with the opportunity to dialogue with two association heads who have been working on CTE policy for over 20 years each!!

PRESENTERS

Mimi Lufkin
CEO
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

Kim Green
CEO
Advance CTE

Congress, CTE and Perkins Reauthorization

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Session IV: 3:15 – 4:15 PM

ABSTRACT

“With a new Administration at the helm, federal agencies are transitioning with new objectives and appointees while those new appointees are becoming acquainted with both federal agency procedures and agency staff. Regardless of these internal agency changes, existing program requirements must be met, regulatory guidance remains essential to program implementation and the federal regulatory process continues. During this session, executive staff from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor will provide an overview of their regulatory agencies, their programs and agendas; and will answer questions about upcoming changes that may impact the CTE and Apprenticeship work done at federal and state levels.

Congress, CTE and Perkins Reauthorization
The 114th Congress saw the bipartisan passage of H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act by a voice vote on the House Floor of 405 – 5, but without any real movement in the U.S. Senate. Now, this new 115th Congress has seen changes on the landscape to include a new Chair ‘woman’ in the House Committee on Education and Workforce and a Senate CTE Caucus Co-Chair as a new member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee. Both Chambers continue to express interest in wanting address reforms in Perkins that will modernize the legislation to reflect the workforce and overall economic, high-skill needs. Senior congressional committee staff from both the House and Senate will give an update on Perkins – where it stands now and what to expect.

The Federal Regulatory Process: What Can We Expect Moving Forward?

button-download-workshop-filesStrand: Public Policy—Supporting Equity and Education
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Session III: 2:00 – 3:00 PM

ABSTRACT

With a new Administration at the helm, federal agencies are transitioning with new objectives and appointees while those new appointees are becoming acquainted with both federal agency procedures and agency staff. Regardless of these internal agency changes, existing program requirements must be met, regulatory guidance remains essential to program implementation and the federal regulatory process continues. During this session, executive staff from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor will provide an overview of their regulatory agencies, their programs and agendas; and will answer questions about upcoming changes that may impact the CTE and Apprenticeship work done at federal and state levels.

Building Productive Relationships with Policy Makers (Advocacy 201)

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Session II: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

ABSTRACT

So, you’ve met with and had a great conversation with your elected and/or appointed policy makers. Now what? How do you safely and effectively navigate the boundaries of the relationship process, building upon the opportunity to keep your representatives and their staff informed about the issues that matter to you while complying with the policies of your education agency? This session will help participants establish and develop constructive lines of communication with policy makers and their staff while both complying with state and local education agency advocacy policies and exercising your rights to participate in the democratic process as a citizen.

How to Be an Effective Advocate (Advocacy 101)

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Session I: 9:15 – 10:30 AM

ABSTRACT

As school administrators, educators or ordinary citizens, everyone should have a fundamental understanding of the roles and rules of government. As well, everyone should know how to engage their elected and appointed policymakers. This “Advocacy 101” session will provide participants with basic tips on how to be an effective advocate for yourself, your community and the issues that matter most to you and your work. A panel of practioners, congressional staff, policy makers and professional advocates will share their advice and answer questions about how to effectively ‘advocate’ under the 4P Principle (policy, politicians, protocol and politics), effectively using economic and programmatic data to inform and educated policymakers so that you can make an impact on public policy at every level of government.

I am a Critical Scholar and Intellectual in this World: Framing the Black Male Experience in K-16 through an Asset Based Framework

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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Session V: 8:15 – 9:30 AM

ABSTRACT

Far too often, the narrative associated with the Black male experience in education and society is situated at the intersection of deficit language and deficit thinking. While current data suggest that far too many Black men and boys are struggling in school, and challenged in other ways, it’s imperative to recognize that not all Black men and boys struggle or live in a perpetual state of chaos. As such, we must consider the complexity of this narrative. Those in the field of Black Male Achievement have continued to push forward work that elevates “narrative change” as a part of the ethos of the Black male experience. This session will challenge our assumptions about Black men and boys in society and education, while also elevating concrete supports and research that embraces the humanity of Black men and boys. It is the intention of this session to provide participants with tools that are applicable in K-16 while also providing a reflective space to build a community of practice in the field of Black Male Achievement.

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Robert Simmons, III, PhD

Vice President of Strategy and Innovation
Campaign for Black Male Achievement

Biography: Currently serving as the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation for the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), Dr. Robert W. Simmons III is responsible for the national implementation and development of CBMA’s High School Excellence framework, and other place based efforts including mapping the impact of high quality early childhood education on high school completion rates for Black men and boys. CBMA has been recognized by the White House as a key national ally and partner in advancing President Obama’s vision for boys and men of color.

As a nationally recognized scholar and expert on issues of racial equity, urban education and science education, Robert has shared his expertise throughout the United States and on numerous media outlets including CNN. Robert served as the first Chief of Innovation & Research in the District of Columbia Public Schools. While managing numerous initiatives in the district, Robert was the chief architect of the nationally recognized Empowering Males of Color initiative. As a result of this work, Washington DC was recognized, along with Detroit and Oakland, as one of leading cities working to improve the lives of males of color according to the Promise of Place Report. Prior to joining the DC Public Schools, Dr. Simmons was the founding director of the Center for Innovation in Urban Education at Loyola University Maryland. As a tenured professor of urban education and science education, and associated faculty member in African and African American Studies program at Loyola University Maryland, Robert also held a joint appointment as a research associate at the Baltimore Education Research Consortium at Johns Hopkins University.

A former middle school science and math teacher in the Detroit Public Schools, his career has included being nominated twice as the Walt Disney National Teacher of the Year and once for the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Foundation Outstanding Educator Award. Robert has been a fellow with the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation where he conducted environmental research in the rain forest of Costa Rica, and participated in the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund. The author of over 40 publications, including the book, Talking About Race: Alleviating the Fear (2013), his research has focused on the experiences of African American males in schools, African American male teachers, science education in urban schools, and the role of race in understanding the social context of schooling. Robert’s next book, Interrupting the School to Prison Pipeline: African American Males as Critical Scholars and Intellectuals, is part autobiographical reflecting on his fathers’ incarceration while offering insights into the educational experiences of African American males.

The author and evaluator of over $2 million in grants, including serving as one of the leading researchers on an NIH funded project designed to support the development of virtual science labs for K‑12 students and teachers, Robert has delivered workshops and lectures throughout the United States and Europe on his research. Robert is a renowned motivational speaker who openly shares his life experiences in Detroit during the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the mental incarceration he experienced for much of his life due to the physical incarceration of his father, and the significant challenges he faced leaving his childhood home in Detroit to being one of the few African American students at an elite Jesuit high school.

What resources do you need from NAPE? Member Brainstorming Session

button-download-workshop-filesStrand: Building a Diverse Workforce
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Session VI: 9:45 – 11:00 AM

ABSTRACT

Imagine a world where every person is able to fulfill their potential through equal access to and equity in educational options that lead to the entire spectrum of career choices. This vision inspires NAPE’s mission: to build educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity and workforce diversity.

Do you share our vision? Do you want to help us reach our mission? Do you want to network and collaborate with other professionals to imagine solutions that can change the world? If so, join us for a fun and completely interactive brainstorming session where we will together dream of the services, resources, and tools we all need to improve educational equity. The ideas generated just might be the next best service or resource to add to NAPE’s growing portfolio!

BONUS!

Don’t miss a unique opportunity participate in a selection of NAPE’s workshops at the Summit! On April 24, 2017, NAPE will provide two strands of preconference sessions, for a total of four workshops, including the option of a networking luncheon. Three of the sessions introduce new Turnkey Implementation Toolkits, so don’t miss the opportunity to preview NAPE’s brand new curriculum! Reserve your seat today. 

You might also be interested in the “How can we help? Overview of NAPE Services and Resources” session on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Session III: 2:00 – 3:00 PM.

PRESENTER

Meagan Pollock, PhDMeagan Pollock, PhD

Director of Professional Development
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

Biography: Dr. Meagan Pollock is the Director of Professional Development for the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity. In this role, Meagan leads a national team of equity professionals that build educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity and workforce diversity.

Before turning her focus on the intersection of education and equity, Meagan worked as an engineer for Texas Instruments. Meagan was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and she holds a PhD in engineering education from Purdue University, a MS in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, and a BS in computer science from Texas Woman’s University. As an engineer turned educator, Meagan is focused on engineering equity into education and the workforce.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

All are welcome!  If you are interested in brainstorming ways to improve improve access, equity, and diversity, then we need you.

How can we help? Overview of NAPE Services and Resources

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Session III: 2:00 – 3:00 PM

ABSTRACT

We can help! The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity offers research-based, strategy-driven, practical-application-focused professional development services and resources that equip educators with tools to address specific school needs related to equitable learning environments, student academic success and ultimately, readiness to pursue high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers. This session will provide an overview of NAPE’s professional development offerings, educator resources, toolkits, online learning tools, and comprehensive educational equity programs. Join us for an interactive presentation and discussion, where you can learn, inquire, and explore options to help you achieve educational equity goals.

BONUS!

Don’t miss a unique opportunity participate in a selection of NAPE’s workshops at the Summit!

On April 24, 2017, NAPE will provide two strands of preconference sessions, for a total of four workshops, including the option of a networking luncheon. Three of the sessions introduce new Turnkey Implementation Toolkits, so don’t miss the opportunity to preview NAPE’s brand new curriculum! Reserve your seat today. 

PRESENTER

Meagan Pollock, PhDMeagan Pollock, PhD

Director of Professional Development
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

Biography: Dr. Meagan Pollock is the Director of Professional Development for the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity. In this role, Meagan leads a national team of equity professionals that build educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity and workforce diversity.

Before turning her focus on the intersection of education and equity, Meagan worked as an engineer for Texas Instruments. Meagan was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and she holds a PhD in engineering education from Purdue University, a MS in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, and a BS in computer science from Texas Woman’s University. As an engineer turned educator, Meagan is focused on engineering equity into education and the workforce.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

Any one interested in learning about how NAPE can help you improve access, equity, and diversity at your school or campus!

Expanding Access and Equity in CTE at the State and Local Level

button-download-workshop-filesStrand: Innovations on Equity in Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Session III: 2:00 – 3:00 PM

ABSTRACT

Join a panel of state and local leaders in Career and Technical Education who have collaborated with NAPE to deliver critical professional development to teachers/instructors, counselors and advisors, administrators, and community collaborators in order to increase student access, educational equity, and ultimately workforce diversity in high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand career pathways through CTE and STEM. Learn about the innovative Build Your Future Guidebooks for students/families and educators in Ohio; learn about the first Nontraditional Student Summits in Oklahoma and Iowa; and see how Cedar Rapids Community Schools integrated the Program Improvement Process for Equity (PIPE) with their work surrounding the Intercultural Development Inventory. Panel Moderator: Ben Williams, PhD, NAPE Director of Special Projects.

MODERATOR

Ben Williams, PhD

Director of Special Projects
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

PANELISTS

Linda O’Conner

Office of Career and Technical Education
Ohio Department of Education

Innovation – Build Your Future Guidebooks: Construction and Advanced Manufacturing

Jeremy Zweiacker

Office of Career-Technical Education
Oklahoma Department of Education

Innovation – Nontraditional Student Summit (Explore NT, Summit, and TA with implementing strategies)

Tara Troester and Ken Morris

Cedar Rapids Community School District

Innovation – PIPE implementation with all four high schools and middle school partners; Explore NT; and integration with Intercultural Development Inventory

Jeanette Thomas

Iowa Department of Education

Innovation – statewide implementation of data dashboards, modified PIPE, and Nontraditional Student Summit 2016

Developing An Equity / Social Justice Lens and Its Application to STEM

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Session I: 9:15 – 10:30 AM

ABSTRACT

While many folks proffer information about equity and social justice work, not all those advocating it have an accurate understanding of its content and processes. This session lays out a few of the most critical aspects of an equity / social justice lens, discusses how to more deeply develop this lens in an ongoing way, and then makes explicit suggestions for how to use this lens in STEM work. The session is open to all levels of understanding, but is best suited to those with some rudimentary knowledge of the content. It is also as interactive as possible, given the time constraints, and participant examples of how you have done this work in your setting will be welcome.

PRESENTER

NSEE17 keynote speaker Dr. Heather HackmanHeather Hackman, PhD

Summit Keynote Speaker

Read more about Dr. Hackman on her Keynote Speaker Page here