Session recordings for the 15th Annual Sources of Urban Educational Excellence Conference
Unfortunately, we didn’t record the first 20 mins of this session. We are re-recording it and will put the updated version here.
Conversation about conference theme of “Connecting the Dots in Urban Education: Memory, Identity and Vision”
Maurice Hobson, Georgia State University; Bettina Love, University of Georgia; Vincent Willis, University of Alabama
Moderator: Brian Williams, Georgia State University
Re-Thinking STEM Outreach & Engagement: Building Capacity through Building Community
Calvin Mackie, STEM NOLA
STEM NOLA has redefined STEM outreach through an intentional, consistent and innovative community-based engagement model. Through research and years of practice, STEM NOLA understands that early and ongoing exposure and experience with STEM concepts in a rigorous, culturally relevant environment is absolutely critical to unlocking the doors of economic opportunity that STEM careers uniquely provide. Dr. Calvin Mackie of STEM NOLA will describe the model in detail and explain how to create sustainable community-based STEM engagement in your community.
Voices of Today: Advancing Justice in Public Education through Youth-led Movements and Organizing
Session co-sponsored by GA NAME and in collaboration with Project South
Jon Gray, Baltimore Algebra Project; Selena D Allen and Jevonnie Williams, Young People Project: Florida
Moderator: Nautica Jenkins, Project South
Around the nation, young people are organizing and creating movements aimed at addressing some of the most critical challenges facing our world today. The Algebra Project and its youth-led affiliated organization, the Young Peoples Project, are notable examples of this work and the impact it has on public education. In this session, students from the Young People’s Project and the Algebra Project will discuss their ideas about public education today and what they are doing to advance justice, equity, and excellence.
Back to school, virtually or in person: The importance of play for ALL children
Vera Stenhouse, Atlanta educator; Olga Jarrett and Anna Beresin, Global Recess Alliance
Three authors and advocates for play and social justice will discuss the need for play and playfulness as a necessary and equitable aspect of academic and social emotional learning, both during virtual learning and when schools re-open in person. This one hour session will include an audience participation activity appropriate for virtual learning and presentations by researchers on the importance of recess and playful approaches to learning for ALL children. There will be at least 20 minutes for audience participation.
“The Memory of Our Future”: Closing conversation
Joyce King and Brian Williams, Georgia State University