In order to achieve ONE COMMUNITY, the 2016-17 equity and inclusion conference event series theme is: "Empowering Student Voice." The most valuable voice in the learning environment is that of our young people. This conference seeks to put student voice in conversation with our district mission: facilitating maximum learning for ALL students. Two stand-alone conference event evenings will feature keynote presentations followed by expert and student facilitated workshops. Across a variety of topics, sessions will focus on the lived experiences of our young adults; how these experiences impact their social, emotional, psychological and academic growth; and how to support them on their path to success.
Olentangy High School
6 - 8:30 p.m.
General Session: 6 - 6:40 p.m.
Session 1: 6:50 - 7:35 p.m.
Session 2: 7:45 - 8:30 p.m.Workshop 1: The African American Male Experience – Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries (Ohio State University)
Workshop 2: Stereotype Threat – Dr. Karen Powell Sears (Denison University)
Workshop 3: Global Scholars Presentations – High School Students (OLSD)
Workshop 4: Autism Awareness – Amy Coffin (OCALI)
Workshop 5: The Culture of Affluence – Dr. Dee Knoblauch (Otterbein University)
Workshop 6: Religious Diversity –
Workshop 7: “TED”-Style Talks – High School Students (OLSD)
Workshop 8: Global Work Skills – Deloras Jones (Nationwide Children’s Hospital)
Workshop 9: How to have Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Conversations at Home and in the Classroom with Elementary Students – Mikela Thomas (Cheshire Elementary School)
Workshop 10: Implicit Bias – Jenna Srivastava (Berkshire Middle School)
Workshop 11: Global Café Community Conversations – High School Diversity Club Members (OLSD)