Paving the Way to Inclusion: Visualizing Equity in Education

Paving the Way to Inclusion: Visualizing Equity in Education

Paving the Way to Inclusion: Race and Equity in Education

 

In our continued commitment to educational equity, the Simmons School of Education and Human Development at SMU invites you to our second annual conference on race and equity: Paving the Way to Inclusion: Visualizing Equity in Education.

This conference provides a place for PK-20 educators and administrators, social sector practitioners, elected officials, students and parents to deepen their knowledge of social and structural forces shaping our educational communities. SMU faculty and community leaders will facilitate thought-provoking breakout sessions designed to examine and challenge beliefs and practices about race, gender and religious diversity, while providing participants with resources that address the dismantling of oppression and the creation of inclusive learning environments.

 

Paving the Way to Inclusion: Visualizing Equity in Education
Friday, April 27, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
George W. Bush Institute, SMU Campus

Conference Schedule
Schedule is subject to minor changes.

Guest Parking

Available in the Mustang Parking Center; overflow parking in Moody Parking Center
8:00 a.m.                   

Guest Check-in
Location: Bush Institute Foyer

Breakfast Available

Location: Cross Hall
(Seating available in Hall of State)

9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Location: Auditorium

Stephanie Knight

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

Anne Wicks
Director of Education, 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

9:15 a.m. Morning Keynote Address
Welcoming Communities Initiatives: Visualizing Equity in Dallas

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

Theresa O'Donnell
Chief Resilience Officer, City of Dallas

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
Location: Auditorium

10:00 a.m.
Transition to Breakout I

10:15 a.m.


Breakout I Begins


Student Collective Action in Age of Unrest
Dominique Baker
Assistant Professor, Education Policy and Leadership, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU
Location: Auditorium


A Safe Place to Learn: Transforming Transgender Experiences in Education
Johnny Jonte Boucher
Teacher, Eduardo Mata Elementary School, Dallas ISD
Location: Salon A, Hall of State


The Value of Cultural Intelligence in Higher Education
Maria Dixon Hall
Senior Advisor to the Provost, Campus Cultural Intelligence Initiatives, SMU
Location: Salon B, Hall of State


Panel: Religious Diversity in K-12 & Higher Education
Moderator: Paula Dobbs-Wiggins
Adjunct Associate Professor, Pastoral Care, Perkins School of Theology, SMU
Location: Live Oak


Panelists
Sadaf Ahmed
Teacher, Riverside Elementary, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

Jill DeTemple
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Advisor, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, SMU

Samia Siddiqui
Director of Advising and Recruitment, Teaching and Learning, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU

Christian Watkins
Minister, Activist and Graduate Student, Perkins School of Theology, SMU

11:15 a.m.

Transition to Breakout II

11:30 a.m.

Breakout II Begins


The New Segregation: How Poverty, Gentrification and Displacement Affect Our Schools and Communities
James Armstrong III
President/CEO, Builders of Hope CDC

Meredith Richards
Assistant Professor, Education Policy and Leadership, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU
Location: Auditorium


Students Experiencing Homelessness
Alex Pavlakis
Assistant Professor, Education Policy and Leadership, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU
Location: Salon A, Hall of State


The Legacy and Future of Universities Established to Educate Students of Color
Chris Dowdy
Vice President of Academic Affairs, Paul Quinn College
Location: Salon B, Hall of State


Panel: Moving from Zero Tolerance Policies to Restorative Practices
Moderator: Sherril English
Clinical Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU
Location: Live Oak

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

John Gasko
Dean, School of Education, UNT Dallas

Stephanie Jimenez
Principal, Vivian Field Middle School, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

Miguel Solis
President, Board of Trustees, Dallas ISD

12:30 p.m.

Transition to Auditorium
12:45 p.m. A Head, Heart, Hands Experience
Alejandro Perez, Jr.
Creative Artist and Multi-disciplinary Educator
Journeyman Ink

Will Richey
Spoken Word Artist, Educator, Creative Director
Journeyman Ink
Location: Auditorium

1:00 p.m.


Lunch
Location: Hall of State

2:15 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote Address
The STEM Challenge: Are Demography and Geography Destiny?

William F. Tate
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Washington University in St. Louis

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

3:20 p.m.
Visualizing Equity
Journeyman Ink

3:45 p.m.
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


Conference Concludes

 

 

William F. Tate, Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Washington University in St. Louis
William F. Tate

The Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Washington University in St. Louis



Sadaf Ahmed, Teacher, Riverchase Elementary, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

Sadaf Ahmed

Teacher
Riverchase Elementary
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD



James Armstrong III, President/CEO, Builders of Hope CDC

James Armstrong III

President/CEO
Builders of Hope CDC



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

Dominique Baker

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





Teacher, Eduardo Mata Elementary School, Dallas ISD

Johnny Jonte Boucher

Teacher
Eduardo Mata Elementary School
Dallas ISD



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

Martha Bujanda

Principal
Thomas C. Marsh Prep-Academy
Dallas ISD



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

Mary Elizabeth Cedillo-Pereira

Director
Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs
City of Dallas





Jill DeTemple, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Advisor, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, SMU

Jill DeTemple

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Program Advisor
Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences
SMU



Paula Dobbs-Wiggins, Adjunct Associate Professor, Pastoral Care, Perkins School of Theology, SMU

Paula Dobbs-Wiggins

Adjunct Associate Professor
Pastoral Care
Perkins School of Theology
SMU



Chris Dowdy, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Paul Quinn College

Chris Dowdy

Vice President of Academic Affairs
Paul Quinn College





Sherril English, Clinical Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU

Sherril English

Clinical Assistant Professor
Teaching and Learning
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development
SMU



John Gasko, Dean, School of Education, UNT Dallas

John Gasko

Dean
School of Education
UNT Dallas



Maria Dixon Hall, Senior Advisor to the Provost, Campus Cultural Intelligence Initiatives, SMU

Maria Dixon Hall

Senior Advisor to the Provost
Campus Cultural Intelligence Initiatives
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



Stephanie Jimenez, Principal, Vivian Field Middle School, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

Stephanie Jimenez

Principal
Vivian Field Middle School
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD



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





Theresa O'Donnel, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Dallas

Theresa O'Donnell

Chief Resilience Officer
City of Dallas



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

Alex Pavlakis

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



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

Meredith Richards

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





Samia Siddiqui, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Samia Siddiqui

Director of Advising and Recruitment
Teaching and Learning
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development
SMU



Trustee, District 8, Dallas ISD

Miguel Solis

Trustee
District 8
Dallas ISD



Christian Watkins, Minister, Activist and Graduate Student Perkins School of Theology SMU

Christian Watkins

Minister
Activist and Graduate Student
Perkins School of Theology
SMU





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

Anne Wicks

Director of Education
The George W. Bush Institute
SMU







 

A conference map is available at following link: Conference Map.

Conference map for Paving the Way 2018