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Diverse Approaches to Teaching Diversity: The plenary sessions in Cowin Conference Center
Among the highlights of “Reimagining Education were the many plenary sessions held in Cowin Conference Center. These included:
- “Cyphers for Justice,” a high school student performance group founded and led by Jamila Lyiscott and facilitated by Danielle Filipiak, both TC students, which performed original hip-hop works and participated in a panel talking about their experiences with race at school.
- A ballet performance by Jacob Riis STARS, a student performance group
- A panel discussion, “How Could I Possibly Have a Positive Racial Identity!? I’m White! Teacher Racial Identity Matters for Student Outcomes.” The discussion was led by Ali Michael, director of K-12 Consulting and Professional Development at the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education at the University of Pennsylvania and co-founder of director of the Race Institute for K-12 Educators; and Detra Price-Dennis, Assistant Professor of Elementary and Inclusive Education and Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Associate Professor of English Education.
- “Culturally Sustaining Leadership: Policy for Racially Diverse Schools,” led by Mariana Souto-Manning, Associate professor of Early Childhood Education; Angelica Infante-Green, deputy commissioner of the New York State Education Department’s Office of Instructional Support who oversees bilingual education and world languages; and Alumnus David Johns, executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.
- A presentation by Christopher Emdin, Associate Professor of Science Education and the author of For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education, with high school students who performed hip hop songs about complex scientific concepts in a session called, “Reimagining Academic Rigor.”
- Final session led by Glenn Singleton, president and founder of the Pacific Educational Group, Inc. Singleton is creator of Courageous Conversations About Race (2006) a protocol for sustained, deep dialog; and “Beyond Diversity,” the curriculum that has taught hundreds of thousands of people across the world how to use it.
Published Thursday, Aug 25, 2016