The Importance of Incidental Learning

Strand: Strategies for Equitable Learning Environments Thursday, April 27, 2017 Session VI: 9:45 – 11:00 AM ABSTRACT Throughout the day, students gain critical information from informal interactions both inside and outside of the classroom. These interactions rely on spoken language to which deaf students do not have access. These informal interactions result in what researchers […]

Equity, Inclusion, and Culturally Responsive Practice: Promoting Academic Success for ALL students

Strand: Strategies for Equitable Learning Environments Thursday, April 27, 2017 Session V: 8:15 – 9:30 AM ABSTRACT This workshop will showcase the Reading School District’s multi-year journey toward Equity, Inclusion, and Culturally Responsive Practice. Specific implementation details of this systemic process will be presented. The phases and main components of the work will also be […]

Building Relationships and Breaking Barriers: The Power of Story Telling

Strand: Strategies for Equitable Learning Environments Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Session IV: 3:15 – 4:15 PM ABSTRACT Although there is a sense of urgency for schools to become more culturally proficient, many educators are left wondering where to begin. This presentation promotes personal narratives as a foundation for establishing an equitable learning environment. Participants will […]

The Sunflower County Systems Change Project: From Punitive Punishment to Preventative and Restorative Practices in the Mississippi Delta

Strand: Strategies for Equitable Learning Environments Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Session III: 2:00 – 3:00 PM ABSTRACT Discipline means to teach. Yet many school districts have discipline policies that reflect punitive practices that excessively exclude students, particularly students of color. By providing a living model of “systems change,” this presentation will demonstrate how addressing the […]

Education, Not Incarceration: Using Higher Education to Challenge Mass Incarceration

Strand: Strategies for Equitable Learning Environments Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Session II: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM ABSTRACT More than 2 million people are currently incarcerated in the United Sates. Minorities are disproportionately represented in higher education but represent greater than 60 percent of people in prison nationally.¬†For previously incarcerated students (as is true for […]

Elevating Cultural Competence in 21st Century Educational Leadership: A Role Embedded Approach to Equity & Excellence

Strand: Strategies for Equitable Learning Environments Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Session I: 9:15 – 10:30 AM ABSTRACT This interactive workshop is designed to build teacher, administrator, and/or district leader capacity to integrate culturally responsive practices into their toolkits. Participants will explore scaffolded information to promote equitable practice and decision-making by (1) establishing culturally responsive norms, […]