Paving the Way to Inclusion: Race, Place, and Schooling for Educational Equity

Paving the Way to Inclusion: Race, Place, and Schooling for Educational Equity

Paving the Way to Inclusion: Race, Place, and Schooling for Educational Equity. Friday, April 26, 2019. George W. Bush Institute, SMU Campus. For questions contact: simmonsraceandequity@smu.edu

 

Paving the Way to Inclusion continues to be a space for participants to engage in relevant, thought-provoking, and challenging conversations while deepening their knowledge of social and structural forces shaping our educational communities. PK-20 educators and administrators, social sector practitioners, elected officials, students, and parents participated in breakout sessions led by SMU faculty and community leaders to examine and challenge beliefs and practices about race, gender, and sexuality. Each session included resources and/or strategies that address the dismantling of oppression and the creation of inclusive learning environments.

 

Speakers

Louis Gomez, Dean, Professor of Education and Information Stuides, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancment of Teaching, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Louis Gomez

Professor of Education and Information Stuides
Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancment of Teaching
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Elizabeth Blue-White, 7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher, L.G. Pinkston High School, Dallas ISD

Elizabeth Blue-White

7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher
L.G. Pinkston High School
Dallas ISD

Martha Bujanda, Principal, Thomas C. Marsh Prep-Academy, Dallas ISD

Martha Bujanda

Principal
Thomas C. Marsh Prep-Academy
Dallas ISD

Liz Cedillo-Pereira, Director, Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs, City of Dallas

Liz Cedillo-Pereira

Director
Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs
City of Dallas

Dawna Duke, Chief Innovator, Fridge Educational Consulting

Dawna Duke

Chief Innovator
Fridge Educational Consulting

Alix Emerson, Instructional Coach for Math and Science, Thomas C. Marsh Preparatory Academy

Alix Emerson

Instructional Coach for Math and Science
Thomas C. Marsh Preparatory Academy
Dallas ISD

Denisa Gandara, President/CEO, Assistant Professor, Education Policy and Leadership, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU

Denisa Gandara

Assistant Professor
Education Policy and Leadership
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development
SMU

Mahoganie Gaston, Homeless Education Specialist II, Dallas ISD

Mahoganie Gaston

Homeless Education Specialist II
Homeless Education Department
Dallas ISD

Angie Gaylord, Deputy Chief, Office of Transformation and Innovation, Dallas ISD

Angie Gaylord

Deputy Chief
Office of Transformation and Innovation
Dallas ISD

Rosa Guzman-Snyder, Community Development Director, National Center for Families Learning

Rosa Guzman-Snyder

Community Development Director
National Center for Families Learning

Stephanie Knight, Dean, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU

Stephanie Knight

Dean
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development
SMU

Frank Hernandez, Annette and Harold Simmons Centennial Chair, Education Policy and Leadership, Associate Dean, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU

Frank Hernandez

Annette and Harold Simmons Centennial Chair, Education Policy and Leadership
Associate Dean, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development
SMU

Alejandro Perez, Jr., Multi-Disciplinary Arts Educator, Journeyman Ink

Alejandro Perez, Jr.

Multi-Disciplinary Arts Educator
Journeyman Ink

Tegwin Pulley, Texas Director, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

Tegwin Pulley

Texas Director
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

Will Richey, Co-Founder, DaVerse Lounge

Will Richey

Co-Founder
DaVerse Lounge

Ricardo Romanillos, Director of Professional Learning, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

Ricardo Romanillos

Director of Professional Learning
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

Audrey Selden, Equity Instructor, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

Audrey Selden

Equity Instructor
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

Miguel Solis, Trustee, District 8, Dallas ISD

Miguel Solis

Trustee
District 8
Dallas ISD

Jessica Taylor, External Engagement Lead, Diversity and Inclusion, Toyota Motor North America

Jessica Taylor

External Engagement Lead
Diversity and Inclusion
Toyota Motor North America

Terra Wagner, Adjunct Instructor for Counseling, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU

Terra Wagner

Adjunct Instructor for Counseling
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development
SMU

Anne Wicks, Director, Education Reform, The George W. Bush Institute, SMU

Anne Wicks

Director
Education Reform
The George W. Bush Institute
SMU

Annie Wright, Director of Evaluation, Center on Research and Evaluation, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU

Annie Wright

Director of Evaluation
Center on Research and Evaluation
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development
SMU

Agenda

Paving the Way to Inclusion: Race, Place, and Schooling for Educational Equity
Friday, April 26, 2019
7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
George W. Bush Institute, SMU Campus

Conference Schedule
Schedule is subject to minor changes.

Parking Available in Mustang Parking Center

7:45 am                   

Guest Check-in
Location: Bush Institute Foyer

Breakfast Available
Location: Cross Hall with seating available in Hall of State

8:45 am

Opening Remarks
Location: Auditorium

Stephanie Knight
Dean, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU

Anne Wicks
Director, Education Reform, The George W. Bush Institute

Frank Hernandez
Annette and Harold Simmons Centennial Chair, Education Policy and Leadership, Associate Dean, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU

9:00 am

Reckoning with Moral Debts
Local Keynote Address

Location: Auditorium

Miguel Solis
Board of Trustees, District 8, Dallas ISD

Introduced by: Frank Hernandez
Annette and Harold Simmons Centennial Chair, Education Policy and Leadership Associate Dean, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU

9:50 am

An Introduction: Voice. Culture. Community.
Alejandro Perez, Jr.
Multi-Disciplinary Arts Educator, Journeyman Ink

Will Richey
Co-Founder, DaVerse Lounge

10:05 am

Transition to Breakout I

10:15 am

Breakout I Begins

Cultivating Emotional Intelligence within Community: Hip Hop, DaVerse Lounge and the Culture of Listening
Location: Auditorium

Alejandro Perez, Jr.
Multi-Disciplinary Arts Educator, Journeyman Ink

Will Richey
Co-Founder, DaVerse Lounge


Risk-Taking and Innovation for Equity in the Classroom
Location: Salon A, Hall of State

Martha Bujanda
Principal, Thomas C. Marsh Preparatory Academy, Dallas ISD

Dawna Duke
Chief Innovator, Fridge Educational Consulting

Alix Emerson
Instructional Coach for Math and Science, Thomas C. Marsh Preparatory Academy, Dallas ISD


Pursuing Equity through Promise Programs in Higher Education
Location: Salon B, Hall of State

Denisa Gandara
Assistant Professor, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU


Uncovering Biased Messaging within Educational Communities
Location: Live Oak

Tegwin Pulley
Texas Director, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

Ricardo Romanillos
Director of Professional Learning, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

Audrey Selden
Equity Instructor, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

11:15 am

Transition to Breakout II

11:30 am

Breakout II Begins

Panel: Co-Designing an Innovative, Equity-Centered STEM School
Location: Auditorium

Moderator: Stephanie Knight
Dean, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU

Panelists
Elizabeth Blue-White
7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher, L.G. Pinkston High School, Dallas ISD

Angie Gaylord
Deputy Chief, Office of Transformation and Innovation, Dallas ISD

Jessica Taylor
External Engagement Lead, Diversity and Inclusion in Social Innovation, Toyota Motor North America

Annie Wright
Director of Evaluation, Center on Research and Evaluation, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU


Language Justice: Valuing Linguistic Diversity to Drive Advocacy
Location: Salon A, Hall of State

Rosa Guzman-Snyder
Community Development Director, National Center for Families Learning


Creating a Safe Place for LGBTQ Students in Educational Communities
Location: Salon B, Hall of State

Mahoganie Gaston
Homeless Education Specialist II, Dallas ISD

Terra Wagner
Clinical Supervisor, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU


Welcoming Communities: Promoting the Economic, Civic and Social Engagement of Immigrant Families
Location: Live Oak

Liz Cedillo-Pereira
Director, Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs, City of Dallas

12:30 pm

Engage: Voice. Culture. Community.
Location: Auditorium

Alejandro Perez Jr.
Multi-Disciplinary Arts Educator, Journeyman Ink

Will Richey
Co-Founder, DaVerse Lounge

1:00 pm

Lunch
Location: Hall of State

2:15 pm

Equity and Social Justice: Details Matter
National Keynote Address

Location: Auditorium

Louis Gomez
Professor, Education and Information Studies, UCLA
Senior Fellow, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Introduced by: Stephanie Knight
Dean, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU

Reflect: Voice. Culture. Community.
Alejandro Perez Jr.
Multi-Disciplinary Arts Educator, Journeyman Ink

Will Richey
Co-Founder, DaVerse Lounge

Closing Remarks
Frank Hernandez
Annette and Harold Simmons Centennial Chair, Education Policy and Leadership Associate Dean, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU

4:00 pm

Conference Concludes

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Sponsors

Kelvin L. Beachum ’10, ’12

Kelvin L. Beachum ’10, ’12


Brinker International

Brinker International

Credit Union of Texas

Credit Union of Texas

Map

Auditorium: No food or drinks permitted in this area. Open Remarks 8:45AM, Morning Keynote 9AM, Performance 12:30PM, Afternoon Keynote 2:15PM; Hall of State: Breakfast Seating 7:45AM, Lunch 1PM; Cross Hall: Breakfast 7:45AM 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources

Speakers' materials and presentations will be available following the conference, if the speaker has given us permission to do so.