Skill Building Session 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.
Continuing the Conversation
Presenter: Dr. Bryant Marks
Room: Diamond Room
Skill Building Sessions 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.
Using a Needs Assessment to Create Equity in a Community School Initiative
Presenter: Tellis Lott, Luis Zarate, Rochester City Schools
This breakout session will look at how a Needs Assessment is created in collaboration with stakeholders in a Community School, then used to guide team members in locating additional resources for creating an equitable environment within our schools.
Digital Equity and Inclusion
Presenter: Kate Hammill, W-FL BOCES and Gordy Baxter, EduTech
In this session, administrators will gain an understanding of digital inclusion, digital equity & digital literacy. Participants will have an opportunity to explore and discuss correlations between broadband access & poverty while taking a critical look at if their current policies and practices are unknowingly creating inequities for the students they serve. Participants will also develop a sense of local & state efforts to promote digital equity & inclusion.
Promoting Student-Centered Learning Environments with the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework
Presenter: Shawnna Sweet, Mid-West RBERN
The New York State Department of Education’s Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Framework helps educators create student-centered learning environments that: affirm racial, linguistic and cultural identities; prepare students for rigor and independent learning, develop students’ abilities to connect across lines of difference; elevate historically marginalized voices; and empower students as agents of social change. This session will offer an introduction to the four principles of the CR-S framework and discuss the guidelines for various stakeholder groups.