Equity and Racial Justice in STEM Teacher Development Virtual Summit
June 21, 2021 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Equity and Racial Justice in STEM Teacher Development Virtual Summit will provide opportunities for a diverse group of pre- and in-service teachers, higher education faculty and staff, and affiliated STEM education stakeholders to discuss issues related to equity and racial justice in STEM teacher development.
Summit programming will include panel discussions, virtual roundtables (breakout rooms), and highlighted ERJ presentations by invited speakers from across the UTeach network and beyond.
Throughout the Summit, participants will be encouraged to move from "discussion to action" by identifying and articulating actionable steps related to ERJ that they can take and implement in their local contexts.
The Equity and Racial Justice in STEM Teacher Development Virtual Summit is part of a multi-layered equity and racial justice initiative led by the UTeach STEM Educators Association.
The summit planning committee is led by co-chairs Abria Harris (District Math Specialist, Gadsden County School District, FSU-Teach Alumnus) and Patrick McGuire (USEA President, UCCSTeach Co-Director).
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski
Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992, is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was named by President Obama to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He also chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads (2011). His 2013 TED talk highlights the “Four Pillars of College Success in Science.”
The Summit is made possible by a generous sponsorship from St. David's HealthCare.