First Presenter's Institution

Denver Public Schools

Second Presenter's Institution

NA

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Session 5 (Scarbrough 3)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

Presenter will provide.

Brief Program Description

Dr. Montoya will discuss the challenges facing Latino education and the difference between the achievement gap and the opportunity gap for Latino students. Issues such as assimilation, familialism, prejudice, discrimination, and language barriers will be covered. Montoya will discuss expectations of Latino boys and girls, how they differ culturally, and how creating classes for parents can help students achieve at higher rates. Professional development will be discussed and why a school’s teaching model needs to be examined to support Latino students.

Summary

Dr. Montoya will discuss the challenges facing Latino education and the difference between the achievement gap and the opportunity gap for Latino students. Issues such as assimilation, familialism, prejudice, discrimination, and language barriers will be covered. Montoya will discuss expectations of Latino boys and girls, how they differ culturally, and how creating classes for parents can help students achieve at higher rates. Professional development will be discussed and why a school’s teaching model needs to be examined to support Latino students.

Evidence

Presenter will provide.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Wes Montoya is the principal at the Gilliam Youth Detention Center for Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO. He has worked with youth-at-risk, primarily Latino students, for more than 28 years. As a teacher, he taught math, science, and social studies, and has been a Dean of Students and an assistant principal in both low and high performing schools with free and reduced lunch (FRL) populations as high as 100%. Dr. Montoya has worked at the Colorado Department of Education as a Title I Senior Consultant. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Denver, Denver CO

Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

3-5-2019 10:15 AM

End Date

3-5-2019 11:30 AM

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Mar 5th, 10:15 AM Mar 5th, 11:30 AM

What Educators Need to Know About the Opportunity Gap and Educating Latino Students

Session 5 (Scarbrough 3)

Dr. Montoya will discuss the challenges facing Latino education and the difference between the achievement gap and the opportunity gap for Latino students. Issues such as assimilation, familialism, prejudice, discrimination, and language barriers will be covered. Montoya will discuss expectations of Latino boys and girls, how they differ culturally, and how creating classes for parents can help students achieve at higher rates. Professional development will be discussed and why a school’s teaching model needs to be examined to support Latino students.