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, […]

Career Girls Video Empowerment Lessons

Strand: Innovations on Equity in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Session IV: 3:15 – 4:15 PM ABSTRACT This workshop will present how to effectively utilize free, non-commercial Career Girls content in the classroom, focusing on teaching with Empowerment Lesson videos and downloadable lesson plans. Each video is approximately 2 minutes and […]

Promoting Equity Through Personalized Project-Based Learning

Strand: Innovations on Equity in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Session II: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM ABSTRACT More so now than ever before, today’s classroom combines students at all levels of proficiency, ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic levels, behavioral tendencies, and motivation. Such extreme diversities create major challenges for the delivery of […]

Five Focused Approaches to Retain and Support Women in STEM Degrees and Careers

Strand: Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Session IV: 3:15 – 4:15 PM ABSTRACT Recent research in Utah has revealed that women in STEM degree programs and careers often feel isolated and excluded through intentional and unintentional messaging. This presentation will highlight how educational and community leaders can empower […]

Embracing the Complexity of STEM Ecosystems: Effectively Applying New Research to Support Equity in STEM Education

Thread: Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Session III: 2:00 – 3:00 PM ABSTRACT Progress has been made to understand the different factors that influence the participation of underrepresented groups within STEM ecosystems, yet research findings are often misapplied through “quick-fix” solutions that address a snapshot of STEM ecosystems. […]

Defying and Dismantling the Diversity Issue in the Tech Industry

Strand: Building a Diverse Workforce Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Session IV: 3:15 – 4:15 PM ABSTRACT Women make up only 25 percent of the IT workforce, and for people of color that percentage is even lower. Many of the larger IT companies (e.g., Google, Facebook, Apple) are actively working to improve their hiring practices, having […]

Building Capacity: Preparing FIRST for the Race to STEM Access and Opportunity

Strand: Building a Diverse Workforce Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Session II: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM ABSTRACT This session provides an opportunity to learn from FIRST’s “race” toward equity, diversity, and inclusion. FIRST will offer its rationale for building organizational capacity to respond to shifting national demographics and address the need for future STEM professionals, […]

All Means All: Strategies for Cultural Change in a Texas Urban Middle School

Strand: Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Session I: 9:15 – 10:30 AM ABSTRACT This presentation will retrace the 3-year journey of an Austin Independent School District middle school’s strategy to increase STEM education in a Texas high-tech urban city. Using strategies from NAPE’s Micromessaging Academy, the school has […]