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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]