Professional development. KeyboardThe National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity offers research-based, strategy-driven, practical-application-focused professional development services that equip educators with tools to address specific school needs related to equitable learning environments, student academic success, and ultimately, readiness to pursue high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers.

On April 28 and 29 before the National Summit for Educational Equity, attendees have the unique opportunity to participate in a selection of NAPE’s workshops.

If you would like a box lunch during the 1.5 hour break, please order that meal with your registration. See descriptions of the sessions at the bottom of the page.


Sunday, April 28, 2019

There are five options for workshops on Sunday: one full day workshop, and four half day workshops (two morning, and two afternoon options). The agenda will be: 8:30AM to NOON, and 1:30PM to 5:00. If you would like a box lunch during the 1.5 hour break, please order that meal with your registration.

Monday, April 29, 2019

There are six options for workshops on Monday: two full day workshops, and four half day workshops (two morning, and two afternoon options). The agenda will be: 8:30AM to NOON, and 1:30PM to 5:00. If you would like a box lunch during the 1.5 hour break, please order that meal with your registration.

Who should attend?

Micromessaging to Reach and Teach Every StudentTM

Cultural stereotypes exist about people and careers. Because of these stereotypes, we have implicit biases that manifest through micromessages. Bias and micromessages accumulate to create barriers, but they can be diminished with effort. NAPE’s flagship curriculum leads participants through a process of reflection, examination, and action planning.

Ensuring Equity in Project-Based Learning

As PBL gain popularity in classrooms, it is important to clarify ways for the PBL to effectively reach and inspire every student. This workshop and toolkit provides an original framework and reflection tool designed to assist educators in creating, evaluating, and administering equitable and effective PBL lessons, specifically within STEM and CTE.

Inspiring Courage to Excel through Self-Efficacy

Self-efficacy is the belief one holds in their ability to perform a specific task, such as to produce an outcome, reach a level of performance, or achieve a goal. Self-efficacy is strongly correlated with student persistence and achievement. This workshop and toolkit prepares educators to build student self-efficacy and offers a turnkey coachable model for helping students build their own self-efficacy.

Realizing Potential with Mindset

Growth mindset is a belief that through practice and effort, one has the potential to learn new skills, increase knowledge, improve ability, and meet challenges. This workshop and toolkit assists educators in transforming their practice to foster a growth mindset in themselves and in their students.

Explore STEM Careers

Careers in STEM are in demand, and opportunities are available for every student! This session will empower you to effectively communicate to a diverse group of students the breadth of opportunities and pathways in STEM careers. You will be challenged to consider student, parent, and community perception of your school’s “brand” of STEM, and identify areas for improvement to ensure that you are reaching and inspiring every student to consider a future career in STEM.

Explore Nontraditional Careers 

Nontraditional careers are occupations or career fields in which people from one gender comprise less than 25% of the workforce, and many of these careers are high-demand and high-wage. These occupations and career fields are stubbornly sex-segregated because of cultural stereotypes and cultural norms that have discouraged students from pursuing them. In order for every person to be able to fulfill their potential, we must ensure equal access to and equity in educational options that lead to the entire spectrum of career choices. NAPE’s Explore Nontraditional Careers Toolkit provides a framework with lesson plans and activities to help counselors, teachers, and administrators to increase the participation, persistence, and completion of students in nontraditional career preparation programs. In this interactive workshop, participants will follow the framework, and explore ways that micromessages can help achieve equity in classrooms and schools to ultimately improve student participation in nontraditional pathways.

Eliminating Barriers through Culturally Responsive Teaching

Research shows that when teaching is responsive to diverse cultural norms of behavior and communication in the classroom, students have increased interest, motivation, persistence, and achievement. This is achieved when educators relate content and instructional strategies to the cultural backgrounds of their students. Through a process of examination, reflection, and action, NAPE’s Eliminating Barriers through Culturally Responsive Teaching prepares educators to reach, teach, and maximize the success of every student. This workshop is intended to help educators develop mindsets to meet the needs of their students, and to implement curriculum that utilizes students’ cultural perspectives and home or community knowledge. 

Educational Equity Leadership Institute

Building on the past 10 years of STEM Equity Pipeline Leadership Institute, this year’s Educational Equity Leadership Institute will provide a unique opportunity for state and local leaders in education and workforce development to come together to learn how to use systems change processes and collective impact to broaden participation in STEM and Career and Technical Education. Participants will learn about and share research- and evidence-based strategies and develop specific action items that can be implemented in regions and states. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage, share, and develop leadership capacity to implement effective solutions to increase student access, educational equity, and ultimately workforce diversity. Learn More.