Changing Our Elasticity

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Heidi Carr  
Leticia Citizen  
Dr. Toutoule Ntoya  

Participate in an interactive self-reflection about our classroom and school practices, whether they meet the needs of all our students, and how our current practices meet them. Be prepared to look within, challenge conventional thinking and question our own views about the students we teach.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers, Teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Mac, PC, Chromebook
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Equity & inclusion
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This session will allow a deep dive into classroom practices and whether we meet the diverse needs of all of our students. We will also look at ourselves and question our own views of the students we teach.

* Participants will learn why it is critical to embrace their students’ voices and cultures by engaging in self-reflection, sharing current methods, and adding more tools/strategies from other participants into their toolbelt.

* Participants will learn why it is important to tell multiple parts of the story and not the story we are most comfortable with by participating in hands-on activities and learning where to find primary sources/resources to use with students.


Session Agenda:
5 minutes - Introduction/create norms
5 minutes - Participants share “their” stories
8 minutes - Participants will have a better understanding of “perception” through a hands-on activity
10 minutes - Participants will learn why it is important that we embrace our student cultures’, experiences into our content areas
10 minutes - Participants will reflect on What story they and/or their school is telling?
7 minutes - Questions/Clarifications/Next Steps

Supporting research

How to Use Diverse Narratives and Storytelling to Create a More Inclusive Classroom -

Storytelling Addressing the Literacy Needs of Diverse Learners -

7 Ways to Support Diversity in the Classroom -

How to Amplify Student Voice: Listen

How Racially Diverse Schools and Classrooms Can Benefit All Students

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Heidi Carr, CCSD
Leticia Citizen, Samsung Education | Equity In Action, CA

Leticia Citizen, a 21-year educator, is an i4Coach with a particular interest in technology-enhanced teaching and global connections. As a result, she implements many applications available to teachers, helping augment their students’ learning, modernizing traditional classroom methods. Leticia dedicates her life to social justice, teaching through an equity lens, and providing intentional and engaging PD. She is co-founder of Equity In Action, CA and Tech.Teach.Grow, LLC. Leticia currently serves as an ambassador and trainer for varying digital tools including Nearpod, Wakelet, Newsela, and Flipgrid. She’s Google Certified and an MIE Expert.

Dr. Toutoule Ntoya, Pivot-ED

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