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Empowering Student Voices in the School to Prison Pipeline

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Location: Room 398-99
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Listen and learn : Panel

Damien (Student presenter)  
Denzel (Student presenter)  
Devon (Student presenter)  
Eldridge (Student presenter)  
Herman (Student presenter)  
LeRoyal (Student presenter)  
Kat Crawford  
Dr. Kaylah Holland  

BreakFree Education invites you to hear from students at the Travis Hill School in the New Orleans Juvenile Justice Intervention Center. Students will speak to policy issues that impact their education. We encourage you to hear from voices who are often silenced by the system that aims to confine them.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Principals/head teachers, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Topic: Equity and inclusion
Grade level: 6-12
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
  • Ensure all students have skilled teachers who actively use technology to meet student learning needs.
Empowering Leader
  • Support educators in using technology to advance learning that meets the diverse learning, cultural, and social-emotional needs of individual students.
For Educators:
  • Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
Additional detail: Student presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Leaders and Teachers will create a new mindset around the school-to-prison pipeline.

Leaders and Teachers will evaluate their own practices and policies to ensure they are providing equitable access to education for all students.

Leaders and Teachers assess their own technology access and make sure that they are providing inclusion of diverse population's needs.



1. Introduce the panelist and their background (10 minutes)
2. Ask the panelists questions in these four areas:
a. Education (10 minutes)
b. Educational Technology (10 minutes)
c. Educational Policies (10 minutes)
d. School to Prison Pipeline (10 minutes)
3. Take questions from the audience (8 minutes)
4. Bring the session to a close with each panelist sharing a call to action (2 minutes)

Supporting research
We are experts in our field and will be designing the panel. The student presenters will give the first account of their educational experiences and outcomes.

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Damien (Student presenter), Travis Hills School/ Break Free Education
Denzel (Student presenter), Travis Hill School
Devon (Student presenter), Travis Hill School
Eldridge (Student presenter), Travis Hill Schools / Break Free Education
Herman (Student presenter), Travis Hill Schools / Break Free Education
LeRoyal (Student presenter), Travis Hill School
Kat Crawford, The Schlechty Center

KAT CRAWFORD is the executive director of digital innovation for the Schlechty Center. She supports the design of technology innovation, the transformation of school systems (specifically addressing the needs of alternative schools), and facilitates professional learning for teachers who strive to cultivate engaging work. She brings with her a creative zest, which she applies to her educational technology expertise and certifications. All of her work is driven by her core belief that all students deserve a high-quality education.

Dr. Kaylah Holland, BreakFree Education, Go Teach Be Love

Dr. Holland is passionate about empowering educators through professional development, one on one coaching, and innovative lesson design. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Instructional Design and Technology with extensive research in active learning environments. She has spent years empowering educators and championing student-centered classrooms. She is a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator and a collegiate professor. Through her work with BreakFree Education and her nonprofit, Go Teach Be Love, Dr. Holland is empowering local educators in under-resourced areas to foster innovative and sustainable educational environments.

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