ISTE Equity Action Forum Ignite Presentation
Listen and learn : Multi-presentation
Tuesday, December 1, 1:30–2:15 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Brenda Bass JoyAnn Boudreau Keisa Carr Hudson April Chamberlain Nyree Clark Tony Clemmons Dr. Tracy Daniel-Hardy Dr. Krisztina Domjan Charlotte Dungan Leslie Fagin Shaina Glass Dr. Steven Gregor Jennifer Hall Matt Hamilton Matthew Hiefield Renee Isom Julie Jaeger Jean Kiekel Dr. Doug Koch Nancy Jo Lambert Dee Lanier Natalia LeMoyne Hernández Jennie Magiera Michelle McCall Dr. Erin McDonnell-Jones Dr. Michael Mills Gwynn Moore Dr. Toutoule Ntoya Dr. Tunde Onitiri Victor Powell Sabia Prescott Julianne Ross-Kleinmann Dr. Sherrill Sellers Emily Smith-Buster Dr. Mary Townsend Dr. Joyce Valenza Nancy Watson Annaliesja Webb Orven Williams Coral Zayas
20 teams formed at the ISTE19 Equity Action Forum and identified year-long projects they would launch in their environments to help activate change around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in education. At this event, 11 teams will each present five-minute Ignite-style sessions describing their project, process and outcomes.
Higher Education Transparency and Inclusive Pedagogy: Krisztina Domjan, American University ELTA; Erin McDonnell-Jones, Bellevue University; Tony Clemmons, Red Clay Schools
Tech Misuse and Disproportionate Discipline Based on Race: Steven Gregor, Washington Township Public Schools; Matthew Hiefield, Westview High School; Mary Townsend, Henry Sibley Senior High School
Leadership 4 All: Leslie Fagin, Griffin Spalding County Schools; Coral Zayas, Leander ISD
Accessibility For All Learners: Bridging the Homework Gap: Keisa Carr Hudson, Hartsville Middle School/Darlington; Victor Powell, Alexandria City Public Schools
Removing Barriers to Learning: Brenda Bass, BootUp PD; April Chamberlain, Trussville City Schools; Annaliesja Webb, Aldine ISD
Growing ME: A Mentoring Program Designed to Engage and Empower: Jean Kiekel, University of St. Thomas - Houston; Natalia LeMoyne Hernández, Guilderland Central School District
Growing ME: A Mentoring Program Designed to Engage and Empower: Dr. Tracy Daniel-Hardy, Director of Technology, Gulfport School District; Jean Kiekel, University of St. Thomas - Houston
EduPrideAlliance #TeachPride: Nancy Jo Lambert, Reedy High School Frisco ISD; Jennifer Hall, Atlanta Public Schools
Equity in Professional Development: A Hero’s Journey; Dr. Douglas Koch, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Sherrill Sellers, Miami University
Equity in CS: Shaina Glass, Aldine ISD; Gwynn Moore, Instructional Technology Teacher, Aurora Frontier P-8; Charlotte Dungan, AI Program Architect, NC School of Science and Mathematics
Moving from Talk to Action: Nyree Clark, ColtonJUSD; Toutoule Ntoya, Pivot-ED; Tunde Onitiri, Camden Dream Center Technology Training; Emily Smith-Buster, Austin Independent School District
#infoequity: Renee Isom, Fishers High School; Joyce Valenza, Rutgers University
|Audience:||Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||N/A at this time|
|Topic:||Equity & inclusion|
|ISTE Standards:||For Coaches:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
|Additional detail:||Student presentation|
|Influencer Disclosure:||This session includes a presenter that indicated a “material connection” to a brand that includes a personal, family or employment relationship, or a financial relationship. See individual speaker menu for disclosure information.|
To provide examples and inspire educators about how they can work to advance equity and inclusion in education
We’ll begin by describing the purpose and goals of ISTE's Equity Action Forum at 2019, then representatives from 10 action teams will present Ignite-style presentations sharing outcomes of the projects they launched in their environments to activate change around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in education.
Will build out this list over time. For starters..
-White Fragility by Robin DeAngelo
-One Teacher in 10: LGBT Educators Share Their Stories by Kevin Jennings
-Closing the Gap: Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom by Sarah Thomas, Nicol R. Howard and Regina Schaffer
-Dive Into UDL by Kendra Grant & Luis Perez
-Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms by Richard Milner
Brenda Bass works for BootUp as a Professional Development Facilitator partnering with school districts across the US to train/support elementary teachers to implement coding in their classroom. She is a retired teacher with over 30 years of teaching experience, most recently as the STEAM Lab Teacher in Texas where she taught K-5 coding, STEAM challenges and physical computing to support science standards. She was also the robotics sponsor. Prior to the Lab, she was a Digital Learning Specialist supporting multiple campuses with technology integration, facilitating Professional Development and supporting coding clubs. Brenda has presented at TCEA and ISTE.
JoyAnn is a middle school librarian, a co-founder of EduPride Alliance, a member of the ISTE Librarian PLN, and the recipient of the Outstanding New School Librarian in 2019 from the Indiana Library Federation.
April Chamberlain started in education in 1996 as an elementary teacher. She is currently the Technology and School Library Coordinator at Trussville City Schools. She works with students, teachers, administrators and district leaders to develop their skills through facilitating EnRICh classes in elementary schools, coaching teachers, co-teaching in classes, and individual and group professional learning opportunities. She is passionate about how technology can support ALL learners which lead her to expand her network to learn how to use tools she already had in a different way and connect with other teacher and student makers.
Dr. Tracy Daniel-Hardy is the Director of Technology for Gulfport School District, Future Ready Tech Leader Advisor, Immediate Past President of the Mississippi Educational Computing Association, member of the Mississippi Department of Education's Technology Advisory Committee and many other civic and community organizations. Dr. Hardy champions causes and movements within her affiliated organizations that promote and encourage equity for women, people of color, and others who are disenfranchised and/or under represented.
Shaina Glass is currently the Program Director of Technology Applications & STEM in Aldine Independent School District. She has been in education for the last 16 years, educating students and teachers alike. Her goal has always been to share her knowledge and love of learning in new, innovative ways with ALL Learners (young and older).
Matt Hiefield (MAT) has 25 years of experience teaching high school Social Studies and is currently a digital curator and Social Studies TOSA for the Beaverton School District. He facilitates the District Equity Team and is passionate about digital divide issues and how the lack of home broadband internet access affects both teaching and learning. He currently serves as an ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Digital Equity PLN President, an ISTE Digital Equity PLN Editor, and as a CoSN (Consortium of School Networking) Digital Equity Advisory Council Member.
Julie Jaeger, PD Coach/Consultant and veteran Elem and MS educator, technology integrator, and gifted instructor, enjoys bringing "a-ha" moments and higher order thinking via Technology Integration, Differentiated Instruction, Digital StoryTelling, and Curriculum Enrichment using Higher Order Thinking, Problem Solving and Questioning Strategies. Authored "I-imagine Dares Students to be Their Best Selves" (ISTE Learning and Leading, June/July 2013) and received the 2016 Digital StoryTelling Creativity Leadership Award. Serves as Outgoing Chair for ISTE's Digital StoryTelling Network [DSN] , Board of ND Association for Gifted Children. Holds an MS in Education with Technology Integration and a Credential in GT.
Douglas J. Koch, EdD is the Academic Development Coordinator at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he supports academic departments in their teaching and learning through the use of educational technologies. He holds positions of Co-Chair of the LGBTQIA+ Council and Co-Chair of Wellness Committee and has research interests in the areas of online learning, diversity, and higher education. Dr. Koch is also an At-Large Board Member of the Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware Distance Learning Association.
Nancy Jo Lambert is a Google Certified Trainer with friEdtechnology and high school teacher-librarian in Frisco, TX at Reedy High School. She is a presenter advocating for libraries by telling the story of the learning happening in her library. She holds positions in TLA, TCEA, ALA, AASL, and TASL. She was named TCEA Library Media Specialist of the Year the American Association of School Librarians Social Media Superstar Curriculum Champion in 2019. She is also a co-founder of #TeachPride and EduPrideAlliance. She is known for sharing her professional work on her library on Twitter @NancyJoLambert and her website reedylibrary.com.
Jennie Magiera is Google’s Global Head of Education Impact, bestselling author of Courageous Edventures, and founder of the education equity nonprofit Our Voice Alliance. A lifelong educator, Jennie taught for over a decade and has also been an instructional coach, building leader, and district administrator. She served on the TWG for the US Dept of Education’s National EdTech Plan, and has been featured on programs such as NBC’s Education Nation, C-SPAN’s Reimagining Education, TEDx, and NPR.
Gwynn Moore, Chair of the Digital StoryTelling Network and 2020 Digital Storytelling Creativity Storytelling Award Winner, is the Instructional Media/Technology Teacher at Aurora Frontier P-8 in Aurora Colorado and an educator for 28 years. In 2019 she became an ISTE Certified educator which supported her desire to integrate technology across the curriculum. She shares her passion for technology through classroom instruction in diverse classrooms which include Second Language and refugee students. She ignites this passion for technology integration in others as she continues to provide professional development earning her recognition and training certifications.
I am a high school social studies teacher and digital peer coach from Minnesota. I have a doctorate in educational leadership with a specialization in educational technology.
Gene Williams (he/him/his) is a @edpridealliance and #TeachPride co-founder for the ISTE Equity Action Forum LGBTQ Group. He is a retired public school educator currently working as a STEM Specialist at The STEM Center at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Gene is part of a team that created the Reddie Virtual STEAM Academy and has worked in STEM education for most of his career. He holds a B.S.E. in Elementary Education, an M.S.E. in Educational Leadership. Gene spends his time camping, hiking, backpacking, and paddling in America’s National Parks outside of school.
Hi, my name is Coral Zayas I am a bilingual educator, instructional designer, education technology trainer, and an education policy fellow. I have over a decade of experience within K-16. I teach middle school dual language social studies and STEM for Leander ISD and am a lecturer for the University of San Diego Professional and Continuing Education program for educators. I am currently organizing an affinity group to support, recruit and retain the best educators of color in the Austin area through our group called Austin Avanza through my Teach Plus Texas Ready to Lead Fellowship.