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Olentangy Local Schools Presents: The 3rd Annual Conference on Inclusion and Equity Series: "Empowering Student Voice"

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.  

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April 5, 2017

Olentangy High School

6 - 8:30 p.m.

General Session:  6 - 6:40 p.m.  

Keynote Address  - TBA

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)