Title

Unbuntu Teaching: Closing the Equity/ Opportunity Achievement Gap

First Presenter's Institution

The Cambio Group

Second Presenter's Institution

N/A

Third Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fourth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fifth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

Invited Speaker

Brief Program Description

Statistics show that students of color are still overwhelmingly underachieving in public schools. In this interactive workshop, we will unpack the importance of leading and teaching from the heart to ensure equity for all students. While funding and other resources may be limited, the presenter reminds all educators, who hold such precious futures in their hands, that they can be a transformative source of love, empathy, and attention if they are willing to give it. When delivered consistently and equitably, these intangibles may very well be the lifeguard that saves our students from the rip current of academic underachievement.

Summary

See description.

Evidence

Invited Speaker

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields is a social entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, and educator who loves to create and build with purpose. As the Co-Founder and Senior Director of Education and Innovation at the Cambio Group, Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields has dedicated his life to inspiring adults and youth alike to pursue a higher purpose, achieve sustainable value for long-term success, and cope with adversity in order to create opportunities in their personal, professional and spiritual lives.

This bilingual author, master teacher, public speaker, social entrepreneur and thought leader is a dynamic presence who has appeared on NPR, ABC, NBC, CNN, and BET and is, according to University of Maryland Baltimore County’s President Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, a “courageous, visionary leader with boundless energy and an undeniable message of hope in the midst of adversity.”

Presentation Year

2020

Start Date

3-9-2020 10:30 AM

End Date

3-9-2020 11:45 AM

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Unbuntu Teaching: Closing the Equity/ Opportunity Achievement Gap

Statistics show that students of color are still overwhelmingly underachieving in public schools. In this interactive workshop, we will unpack the importance of leading and teaching from the heart to ensure equity for all students. While funding and other resources may be limited, the presenter reminds all educators, who hold such precious futures in their hands, that they can be a transformative source of love, empathy, and attention if they are willing to give it. When delivered consistently and equitably, these intangibles may very well be the lifeguard that saves our students from the rip current of academic underachievement.