Bridging the Diversity Gap - Equity Through Action
March 9, 2020
Capital Region BOCES
900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany, NY
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
5.5 hours CTLE credit
$125 per person. BOCES Aid is available
Presenters: Dr. Oliver Robinson, Superintendent of Shenendehowa CSD
Natalie McGee, Generation Ready
Through a process of critical reflection on culture, participants will be better able to identify their own bias and identify hidden barriers to inclusion. Tools will be used to understand cultural knowledge at the individual and school level. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in courageous conversations around issues that emerge in diverse environments. By the end of this workshop, participants will understand cultural proficiency as a shared priority, have explored cultural proficiency as personal and professional work and developed a common language and common understanding of the equity work.
Who Should Attend:
Teams from school districts including superintendents, assistant superintendents, directors, principals, and teachers.
CASDA and Capital Region BOCES
About the presenters:
Dr. Oliver Robinson, Superintendent of Shenendehowa
Dr. L. Oliver Robinson serves as the superintendent of Shenendehowa Central School District since July 2005. He also serves as an adjunct professor at The Sage Colleges and the College of St. Rose, teaching courses in their doctoral and masters programs respectively. His recognition as the 2013 New York Superintendent of the Year speaks to his keen leadership and unwavering belief in the transcending and transformative power of a quality education. Dr. Robinson is the author of Naked in the Public Eye - Leading and Learning in an Era of Accountability.
Natalie McGee, Generation Ready Consultant
Natalie McGee is an experienced educational coach and facilitator who has taught for more than a decade in the public-school setting. She has served eight years as a district-level instructional coach and facilitator for the Wichita Public School system. Supporting and supervising leaders and teachers in a district with over 60 elementary schools has provided Ms. McGee with practical experience for translating research into practice for student success. During her 18-year career, she also served as an adjunct professor for a local university and has presented her own research at several conferences. She is currently a senior consultant for Generation Ready, providing dozens of schools with training and support in cultural proficiency.