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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]