First Presenter's Institution

Stetson University

Second Presenter's Institution

NA

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Session 3 (Scarbrough 3)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

Presenter will provide.

Brief Program Description

As poverty continues to increase in the United States, educational stakeholders must collectively work to address growing disparities and support the well-being of diverse learners. This session will illuminate social and educational inequalities from global, national, and local contexts, and provide high-impact practices to tackle the challenges of poverty and homelessness. Strategies to address systemic oppression and actively build equitable learning environments for diverse students will be shared through multimodal research, including narrative storytelling. Participants will explore critical factors to enhance learning and support the social-emotional well-being of low-income families and children and leave with deeper insights, practical strategies, and new ideas.

Summary

As poverty continues to increase in the United States, educational stakeholders must collectively work to address growing disparities and support the well-being of diverse learners. This session will illuminate social and educational inequalities from global, national, and local contexts, and provide high-impact practices to tackle the challenges of poverty and homelessness. Strategies to address systemic oppression and actively build equitable learning environments for diverse students will be shared through multimodal research, including narrative storytelling. Participants will explore critical factors to enhance learning and support the social-emotional well-being of low-income families and children and leave with deeper insights, practical strategies, and new ideas.

Evidence

Presenter will provide.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Rajni Shankar-Brown is an Associate Professor and the Jessie Ball duPont Chair of Social Justice Education at Stetson University. She is also the Executive Director of the Poverty and Homelessness Conference, serves on the Board of Directors for the National Coalition for the Homeless, and in her 2nd elected term as the Co-Chair of Equity and Social Justice for the International Society for Teacher Education and Information Technology. She is a distinguished educational leader and scholar committed to advancing educational equity and excellence, particularly for diverse and underserved students living in poverty. She has facilitated educational workshops around the globe, published in leading journals, and remains committed to civic engagement at the international, national, state and local levels. She is a recipient of the “Engaged Scholar Award” by the Campus Compact, the “Transformative Leadership and Equity Award” by Volusia County Schools, the “Summer Scholar Fellowship” by the National Humanities Center, and was recently selected as “Educator of the Year” by the FL Chapter of PDK-International. Dr. Shankar-Brown is also a devoted mother, multi-media artist, and social activist.

Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

3-4-2019 3:00 PM

End Date

3-4-2019 4:15 PM

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Mar 4th, 3:00 PM Mar 4th, 4:15 PM

Dispelling Myths and Advancing Justice: Creating Equitable Learning Environments for Students Living in Poverty and Experiencing Homelessness

Session 3 (Scarbrough 3)

As poverty continues to increase in the United States, educational stakeholders must collectively work to address growing disparities and support the well-being of diverse learners. This session will illuminate social and educational inequalities from global, national, and local contexts, and provide high-impact practices to tackle the challenges of poverty and homelessness. Strategies to address systemic oppression and actively build equitable learning environments for diverse students will be shared through multimodal research, including narrative storytelling. Participants will explore critical factors to enhance learning and support the social-emotional well-being of low-income families and children and leave with deeper insights, practical strategies, and new ideas.