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Equity Symposium

Now Available: Full Schedule

The 2018 Equity Symposium was held on Sept. 27 and 28 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. 

At the symposium, participants will deepen their understanding and ability to lead universal design for learning, engage in difficult equity conversations, and apply practices around school culture and morale when working in challenging situations and with diverse stakeholders.

This year, hear from author Zaretta Hammond, who will kick off the event with a keynote speech on the tenets of her book, Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.

Hammond and several other featured speakers will then lead 90-minute expert learning sessions. Some of the speakers include Horacio Sanchez on school climate, Dr. Loui Lord Nelson on universal design for learning, and Dr. Nancy Dome on culturally competent learning environments. 

Inspirational speaker Michael Hingson, a 9/11 survivor, will chronicle his experience fleeing down 78 flights of stairs with his seeing eye dog.


2017 Equity Symposium

Student Agency Through Mindsets, Relationships, and Innovations

Click to view the online schedule for the 2017 Equity Symposium.

Keynote Speakers

​Dr. Anthony Muhammad: Author, Education Consultant, and CEO of New Frontier 21

Liz Murray: Inspirational Speaker and Author of Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard

George Couros: Educator, Consultant, Author of The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity 

2016 Equity Symposium

Explore, Evaluate, and Eliminate the Achievement Gap

Download the 2016 Equity Symposium Program.
Download the keynote presentation by Dr. Pedro Noguera, Excellence Through Equity. 

Click the box labeled "CC" in the video menu bar on the right to view with closed captioning. 

There were more than 70 different panelists and presenters who shared their knowledge and experiences. Click the links below to see the available presentations from the 2016 Equity Symposium.