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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]