Congress, CTE and Perkins Reauthorization

Strand: Public Policy—Supporting Equity and Education 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 […]

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

Strand: 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 […]

Building Productive Relationships with Policy Makers (Advocacy 201)

Strand: Public Policy—Supporting Equity and Education 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 […]

How to Be an Effective Advocate (Advocacy 101)

Strand: Public Policy—Supporting Equity and Education 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 […]

How can we help? Overview of NAPE Services and Resources

Thread: Building a Diverse Workforce 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 […]

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

Strand: 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 […]

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

Strand: Building a Diverse Workforce 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 […]

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 […]