First Presenter's Institution

The Cambio Group

Second Presenter's Institution

NA

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Session 4 (Harborside Center East)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

Presenter will provide.

Brief Program Description

For more than a decade, the debate around student achievement has been limited by the narrow parameters of No Child Left Behind, almost completely shutting out any real discussion about the deep economic inequalities that hold back millions of students across the country. Despite district and school leaders’ best efforts, students of color, low-income students, English learners, students with disabilities, and those who are homeless or in foster care are more likely to fail math and reading and are less likely to graduate. During this hands-on workshop, Dr. Shields will provide strategies to help educators and youth service providers explore culturally responsive classroom interaction practices to ensure that all students experience a positive, consistent, safe and equitable classroom.

Summary

For more than a decade, the debate around student achievement has been limited by the narrow parameters of No Child Left Behind, almost completely shutting out any real discussion about the deep economic inequalities that hold back millions of students across the country. Despite district and school leaders’ best efforts, students of color, low-income students, English learners, students with disabilities, and those who are homeless or in foster care are more likely to fail math and reading and are less likely to graduate. During this hands-on workshop, Dr. Shields will provide strategies to help educators and youth service providers explore culturally responsive classroom interaction practices to ensure that all students experience a positive, consistent, safe and equitable classroom.

Evidence

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Shields is a bilingual author, film maker, educator and thought leader who has dedicated his life to inspiring others to pursue a higher, more meaningful purpose and achieve sustainable value for long-term success. As a former professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Education, his extensive experience as a scholar-practitioner in the field of racial, ethnic, and academic identity among Black and Latino male youth, coupled with his depth of experience with fostering interconnectivity and deep engagement among educators, policy makers, parents, and other change agents, uniquely positions him as a leader in the field.

His recent trans-media project Beyond Stereotypes takes an in-depth look at individual and group identity formation of young African American and Latino men and the impact of societal and cultural forces on this identity and his latest book What I Learned in the Midst of KAOS: The Making of an Ubuntu Teacher is being used in conjunction with his equity work in K-12 school systems, non-profit organizations, and universities throughout the country. As a 2016 Open Society Institute Fellow and a member of the National Blue Ribbon Commission on Equity and Achievement, LaMarr brings with him an unparalleled level of enthusiasm and complexity to all the work he does.

Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

3-5-2019 8:30 AM

End Date

3-5-2019 9:45 AM

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Mar 5th, 8:30 AM Mar 5th, 9:45 AM

Is America Ready to Talk About Equity in Education?

Session 4 (Harborside Center East)

For more than a decade, the debate around student achievement has been limited by the narrow parameters of No Child Left Behind, almost completely shutting out any real discussion about the deep economic inequalities that hold back millions of students across the country. Despite district and school leaders’ best efforts, students of color, low-income students, English learners, students with disabilities, and those who are homeless or in foster care are more likely to fail math and reading and are less likely to graduate. During this hands-on workshop, Dr. Shields will provide strategies to help educators and youth service providers explore culturally responsive classroom interaction practices to ensure that all students experience a positive, consistent, safe and equitable classroom.