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.
Register now for the Equity Symposium and connect with others passionate about programs, environments, and practices that promote student success.
Presentation proposals are now being accepted. The deadline to submit proposals is June 1. You will be notified by June 30 if you are selected to present. A selected presenter will receive a complimentary event registration; additional presenters will receive a discounted rate.
Partner with the San Diego County Office of Education on the upcoming Equity Symposium on September 27 and 28, where about 500 district and school decision-makers from San Diego County and across the state come together to address the equity and access challenges facing out students.
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2017 Equity Symposium
Student Agency Through Mindsets, Relationships, and Innovations
See what attendees had to say about day one and day two of the 2017 symposium.
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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