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Wednesday, September 11
 

5:00pm

Early Bird Check-In
Wednesday September 11, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa 44400 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA 92210
 
Thursday, September 12
 

6:30am

8:00am

Welcome/Opening
Thursday September 12, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am
Esmeralda Ballroom

8:30am

Victor Rios, Educator, Keynote Speaker
Speakers
avatar for Victor Rios

Victor Rios

Professor, Author, Keynote Speaker
Dr. Victor M. Rios is an award-winning professor, author, and former high school drop-out and juvenile delinquent. His research examines how racism, inequality, and class play a role in determining if a person will be successful in education.Dr. Rios grew up in a single parent household... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Esmeralda Ballroom

10:00am

Moderated Student Voice Panel
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Abdul Malik Muhammad

Dr. Abdul Malik Muhammad

Educator, Entrepreneur, Transformation Leader, Akoben LLC & Transforming Lives Inc.
Dr. Abdul-Malik Muhammad has been a grassroots organizer and activist for marginalized people for nearly 25 years. As an educator, Dr. Muhammad has over 20 years serving both youth and adults as a teacher, Principal and Campus President, always working with the underserved in urban... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 10:00am - 10:45am
Esmeralda Ballroom

10:45am

Q & A Student Panel Debrief
How will we leverage student engagement in our equity work?

Thursday September 12, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
Esmeralda Ballroom

11:30am

Lunch
Thursday September 12, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Esmeralda Ballroom

12:30pm

12:45pm

Moderated Educator Voice Panel
Dr. Abdul-Malik Muhammad has been a grassroots organizer and activist for marginalized people for nearly 25 years. As an educator, Dr. Muhammad has over 20 years serving both youth and adults as a teacher, Principal and Campus President, always working with the underserved in urban and rural areas, he has focused on the development of Black boys to men, establishing a progressive pedagogy for oppressed youth.
As a leader and Executive, he most recently oversaw several educational, mental health, and human services operations in 7 states across the US. Through this work, he focused on “transforming lives, one community at a time.” He is also actively involved in several national and international organizations, championing an emphasis on restorative leadership, cultural relevancy and building progressive organizations.

He has a BA in International Affairs from Franklin & Marshall College, an MA in Educational Leadership from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Abdul Malik Muhammad

Dr. Abdul Malik Muhammad

Educator, Entrepreneur, Transformation Leader, Akoben LLC & Transforming Lives Inc.
Dr. Abdul-Malik Muhammad has been a grassroots organizer and activist for marginalized people for nearly 25 years. As an educator, Dr. Muhammad has over 20 years serving both youth and adults as a teacher, Principal and Campus President, always working with the underserved in urban... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Esmeralda Ballroom

1:30pm

Q & A Educator Panel Debrief
Collective Action: How will we Leverage Colleague Engagement in Our Equity work?

Thursday September 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Esmeralda Ballroom

2:15pm

Closing Keynote
Gregory Joseph Boyle is the founder and Director of Homeboy Industries and former pastor of Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles.
By 1988, in an effort to address the escalating problems and unmet needs of gang-involved youth, Boyle and community members began to develop positive opportunities for them, including establishing an alternative school and a day care program, and seeking out legitimate employment, calling this initial effort Jobs for a Future.
In the wake of the 1992 Los Angeles riots, Jobs for a Future and Proyecto Pastoral, a community-organizing project, launched their first social enterprise business, Homeboy Bakery. In the ensuing years, the success of the bakery created the groundwork for additional social enterprise businesses, leading Jobs for a Future to become an independent nonprofit organization, Homeboy Industries.
Homeboy Industries is the largest and most successful gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. Homeboy offers an “exit ramp” for those stuck in a cycle of violence and incarceration. The organization's holistic approach, with free services and programs, supports 10,000 men and women a year as they work to overcome their pasts, re-imagine their futures, and break the inter-generational cycles of gang violence.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Boyle

Greg Boyle

Founder and Director of Homeboy Ind., Keynote Speaker, American Program Bureau
Gregory Joseph Boyle is the founder and Director of Homeboy Industries and former pastor of Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles.By 1988, in an effort to address the escalating problems and unmet needs of gang-involved youth, Boyle and community members began to develop positive... Read More →


Thursday September 12, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Esmeralda Ballroom

3:30pm

Reflections/Closing
Thursday September 12, 2019 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Esmeralda Ballroom
 
Friday, September 13
 

6:30am

8:00am

Opening Remarks
Friday September 13, 2019 8:00am - 8:15am
Esmeralda Ballroom

8:15am

Remi Adeleke,Former Navy Seal, Actor - Keynote Speaker
Remi Adeleke is an actor and writer, known for Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), The Last Shall Be First and 6 Underground (2019).
Adeleke was born into a rich Nigerian family and experienced the best that life had to offer. All of that was ruined when at the young age of 5 his father died and the government seized his family's wealth. His mother moved the now-impoverished family to the United States, where they settled in the Bronx borough of New York City. At the time, Bronx, NY was one of the toughest inner cities in America. Growing up there in the 1980s and 1990s, Adeleke said, he looked to hip-hop culture as his “father” and took to stealing, selling drugs and “running scams.” “In my mind I was successful,” he said. “That was not success. That was failure. It was the wrong thing.” Eventually a “wakeup call” led him to change his ways, he said.
In early summer of 2002, Remi enlisted in the U.S. Navy and embarked on a journey that instilled a key lesson that he teacher to this day—perseverance. Remi is the former co-founder of Acumen Performance Group, a consulting company that facilitates mental toughness, leadership and team building training for Olympians, pro athletes and corporations.
When Remi is not on the set of a project, he is speaking to men and women young and old about the support he received to overcome the odds, even when it did not make sense. His is an inspiring story of true personal transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Remi Adeleke

Remi Adeleke

Keynote Speaker, Adeleke Enterprises
Remi Adeleke is an actor and writer, known for Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), The Last Shall Be First and 6 Underground (2019).Adeleke was born into a rich Nigerian family and experienced the best that life had to offer. All of that was ruined when at the young age of 5 his... Read More →


Friday September 13, 2019 8:15am - 9:15am
Esmeralda Ballroom

9:15am

Transition for Session 1
Friday September 13, 2019 9:15am - 9:30am

9:30am

A Guide to Building a High-Impact, School Based Mentoring Program
Research shows that young black males’ involvement in a quality mentoring program has positive implications for their academic outcomes, disposition, motivation, social/relational skills, and even physical health. This seminar will engage participants in a step-by-step guide to creating a high impact, school-based mentoring program with a focus on social, academic, and behavioral objectives involving students, parents, and a cohort of teachers within the school.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rasheed Anderson

Dr. Rasheed Anderson

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, South Carolina State University



Friday September 13, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Valencia I/V

9:30am

Actions Figures Needed for This Work
The world needs more Action Figures. The Avengers are great for the movies, but we need teams of everyday men and women who are on the ground fighting for the future. Teams who will not allow the fear of failure, lack of resources, or office politics prevent them from working together to accomplish their goals. If your team is stuck in a cycle of inaction, don’t worry. In this workshop, you will learn how to answer the call and become a team of Action Figures.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Yelorda

Seth Yelorda

Founder and Director, Bridge Solutions LLC



Friday September 13, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Crystal I Room

9:30am

Building Capacity to Value Family, School, and Community Partnerships
As we center the voice of students, literature that suggests students value the involvement of their families, their  faith-based organizations, and desire to engage more with their communities. For schools to be relevant, schools must demonstrate they care about the same things, students care about. Participants attending this session will learn: 1) How the Dual Capacity Building Framework for family engagement works, 2) High impact areas for family and community engagement, and 3) Evidenced-based strategies for building trust and demonstrating respect for diverse communities.

Speakers
avatar for Yvette Latunde

Yvette Latunde

Professor of Education, University of La Verne
Dr. Latunde is a Professor of Education and author of Research in Parental Involvement: Methods and Strategies for Education and Psychology. She has taught graduate courses in Education, Research and Global Leadership (Accra, Ghana; Singapore) for over 11 years as full time faculty... Read More →



Friday September 13, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Crystal C Room

9:30am

Culturally Responsive School Leadership: DOING the Work in the IE!
This presenter will share and describe culturally responsive leadership practices and strategies employed to develop inclusive, culturally responsive, and equitable school environments that emerged through a qualitative research study of multiple Title 1 comprehensive high school principals in the Inland Empire. The major findings of the study will be presented as well as the implications and recommendations for future research.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Cherilynne Hollowell

Dr. Cherilynne Hollowell

Riverside Unified School District



Friday September 13, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Crystal H Room

9:30am

Equity in Action: From the Hood to Harvard
In this session, we explore equity in education through a new lens—through the eyes and experiences of the most disenfranchised student we strive to serve – young Black males. Suspending traditional research methods and prescribed best practices, we will unpack Lybroan’s equity journey ‘from the hood to Harvard.’ The presenter will also engage participants in the Black Box Technique, an exercise to create an equitable school system by the year 2040. Participants will share their Black Box stories and develop a new lens for creating equitable learning outcomes for students of color.

Speakers
avatar for Lybroan James

Lybroan James

Chief Education Officer, STEMulate Learning



Friday September 13, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Valencia II/VI

9:30am

Leading School Teams - Building Trust to Improve Learning
Leading School Teams is a structured process that builds the capacity of principals and teacher team leaders to facilitate deep conversations with colleagues to build relational trust. Learn why teams of teachers and the work they do matters and how to strengthen team dynamics to improve student outcomes. Leading School Teams builds capacity through dialogue driven relational trust to increase teacher collective efficacy. The outcomes of teacher collective efficacy drive to the heart of equity because teams are able to provide learning support for all levels of learners to give them what they need most to move up to the next level of performance.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Horton

Dave Horton

Director of Learning Networks, The Core Collaborative



Friday September 13, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Crystal G Room

9:30am

Racial Identity and Consciousness as an Education Leader
We realize the importance of being a culturally responsible education leader who ensures that children around the country are not only prepared academically but are prepared to be a productive citizen in a global society that has a diverse backdrop. As school board leaders and education stakeholders we must challenge our
own cultural awareness as we explore our Racial Identity and gauge our level of Racial Consciousness. Racial identities will be brought to the forefront so participants can confront their implicit biases and Mental Models that may inhibit making the best decisions for your student population. You will learn why and how children of color struggle to adjust to American educational settings. A culturally responsive person can better navigate and lead in systems when they are racially aware. This session will take an emic approach that explores a much deeper understanding of how a board member’s racial identity can impact their daily decision making.

Speakers
avatar for Jacinto Ramos

Jacinto Ramos

Board President, Fort Worth Independent School District



Friday September 13, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Esmeralda Boardroom

9:30am

The Power of Scenario-Based Learning in Tech
The C3 Protocol is a program whose mission is to teach one million minorities how to code. C3 stands for Carrington Coding Camps. Through the power of scenario-based learning we are able to train, engage
and prepare minority children (ages 8-18) to excel in careers that require the skillset and culture of coding / programming. In addition to our highly popular community events, we will be sharing our plans to expand to help school districts and teachers integrate coding into their curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Carrington

Kevin Carrington

Founder/Executive Director, C3- Carrington Coding Camps


Friday September 13, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Malta A & B

10:45am

Transition for Session II
Friday September 13, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am

11:00am

A Guide to Building a High-Impact, School Based Mentoring Program
Research shows that young black males’ involvement in a quality mentoring program has positive implications for their academic outcomes, disposition, motivation, social/relational skills, and even physical health. This seminar will engage participants in a step-by-step guide to creating a high impact, school-based mentoring program with a focus on social, academic, and behavioral objectives involving students, parents, and a cohort of teachers within the school.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Rasheed Anderson

Dr. Rasheed Anderson

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, South Carolina State University



Friday September 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Valencia I/II Room

11:00am

Breaking the "Dropout of School to Prison Pipeline"
This presentation explores the myth of the “School to Prison Pipeline” and the true cause of students dropping out of school: chronic absenteeism. You will see how effective use of multi-tiered systems of support, alternatives to discipline, and proper use of the School Attendance Review Board (SARB) process can help break the “Dropout of School to Prison Pipeline.” Increasing student attendance paves the road to advancing equity.

Speakers
avatar for Amir Alavi

Amir Alavi

Deputy District Attorney, Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, Crime Prevention Unit



Friday September 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Crystal H Room

11:00am

Closing Achievement & Equity Gaps Through Comprehensive Counseling Programs
In this session, teachers, administrators, and district personnel will understand the components of a comprehensive counseling model that addressed equity barriers. Teachers, principals, and other support staff will know how to partner with their school counselor to 1) use data to identify gaps in achievement, opportunity, and attainment, 2) help advocate for rigorous courses and higher education for underrepresented groups,
3) promote and develop school wide multi-tiered interventions that lead to equitable outcomes and treatment for all students, 4) create an environment that encourages any student or group to feel comfortable, and 5) increased collaboration with families and community.

Speakers
avatar for Yuridia Nava

Yuridia Nava

School Counselor, Riverside Unified School District



Friday September 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Crystal I Room

11:00am

Equity in Action: From the Hood to Harvard
In this session, we explore equity in education through a new lens—through the eyes and experiences of the most disenfranchised student we strive to serve – young Black males. Suspending traditional research methods and prescribed best practices, we will unpack Lybroan’s equity journey ‘from the hood to Harvard.’ The presenter will also engage participants in the Black Box Technique, an exercise to create an equitable school system by the year 2040. Participants will share their Black Box stories and develop a new lens for creating equitable learning outcomes for students of color.

Speakers
avatar for Lybroan James

Lybroan James

Chief Education Officer, STEMulate Learning



Friday September 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Valencia V/VI Room

11:00am

Expanding Opportunities: Culturally Sensitive Teaching (CST) and Culturally Responsive/Relevant Teacher (CRT) Matters!
Culturally Responsive and Culturally Sensitive Teaching Power Point Presentation​​​

This session will review and examine current research on Culturally Sensitive and Culturally Responsive teaching practices. Participants will leave with practical culturally responsive and sensitive teaching strategies that will meet the needs of a diverse student population. Conditions for student learners with a focus on students of color will be discussed in order to enhance a culturally responsive learning environment. Participants will complete a culturally responsive self-reflection assessment to validate the practices they currently use.

Speakers
avatar for Dr.Greta Miller-Peay

Dr.Greta Miller-Peay

Chief Executive Officer, Greta Miller-Peay Infinity: Diversity Matters, LLC


Friday September 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Crystal G Room

11:00am

How Governing Boards Lead and Support the Work of Equity in a District
This session on Equity will guide Governing Boards on how a district can work intentionally to develop an Equity Guide, Framework, Policy, and Action Plan to support the work of equity in your district. Session will focus on the development of a Board Policy on Equity, while also addressing the policy-making role of board members and how equity is intentionally implemented in various divisions and treatments of all its students, employees, parents, teachers, administrators, and staff. This session is recommended for Governing Boards and Superintendents or Designees.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jose Lalas

Dr. Jose Lalas

Professor & Board Member, University of Redlands/ CNUSD
avatar for Dr. Sam Buenrostro

Dr. Sam Buenrostro

Deputy Superintendent, Corona-Norco Unified School District
avatar for Dr. Lisa Simon

Dr. Lisa Simon

Associate Superintendent, Corona-Norco Unified School District



Friday September 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Esmeralda Boardroom

11:00am

The Power of Scenario-Based Learning in Tech
The C3 Protocol is a program whose mission is to teach one million minorities how to code. C3 stands for Carrington Coding Camps. Through the power of scenario-based learning we are able to train, engage
and prepare minority children (ages 8-18) to excel in careers that require the skillset and culture of coding / programming. In addition to our highly popular community events, we will be sharing our plans to expand to help school districts and teachers integrate coding into their curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Carrington

Kevin Carrington

Founder/Executive Director, C3- Carrington Coding Camps


Friday September 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Malta A & B

11:00am

“If I tell you, will you do something?” Valuing the Voice of Our Students to Implement Equity
California schools are inundated with data and information to make school decisions to implement Educational Equity. The least used is the qualitative data of student voice and student observation data. The attendees of the workshop will show the impact of student voice in transforming school climate and improving Tier I instruction. Attendees will be provided instructional tools to capture student voice through the use of Empathy Interview  protocol to craft questions to support school climate, teacher perception and student engagement strategies.  Also, the session will provide a student voice video to examine how educators can provide a racially/culturally  safe learning environment. Case study vignettes will allow the participants to develop coaching strategies to  support students and strategies to coach teachers to be culturally conscious in supporting the academic and behavior needs of student of color.

Speakers
avatar for Edwin Javius

Edwin Javius

CEO/President, EDEquity, Inc.
Equity is not a Strategy! It is a Mindset! Dissatisfied by the un-changing narrowing of the racial achievement gap has been the driving force for Mr. Edwin Lou Javius. Advocating for students and school equity are two of the many talents of Edwin Lou Javius. Mr. Javius has established... Read More →



Friday September 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm
Crystal C Room

12:15pm

12:30pm

Lunch
Friday September 13, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Esmeralda Ballroom

1:15pm

Chris Emdin, Educator, Keynote Speaker
Dr. Emdin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University; where he also serves as Director of the Science Education program and Associate Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education. He is an alumni fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University and served as STEAM Ambassador for the U.S. Department of State and Minorities in Energy Ambassador for the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Emdin is a social critic, public intellectual and science advocate whose commentary on issues of race, culture, inequality and education have appeared in dozens of influential periodicals including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He holds a Ph.D in Urban Education with a concentration in Mathematics, Science, and Technology; Masters degrees in both Natural Sciences and Education Administration, and Bachelors degrees in Physical Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry. Dr. Emdin is the creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement, and a much sought-after public speaker on a number of topics that include hip-hop education, STEM education, politics, race, class, diversity, and youth empowerment. He is also an advisor to numerous international organizations, school districts, and schools. He is the author of the award winning book, Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation and the New York Times bestseller For White Folks Who Teach In the Hood and the Rest of Ya’ll too.

Friday September 13, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Esmeralda Ballroom

2:30pm

Closing
Friday September 13, 2019 2:30pm - 2:45pm
Esmeralda Ballroom