Equity from the Get Go: Giving All Students a Fair Shot
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12:00–2:00pm
National Speaker: Pedro Noguera
Pedro Noguera is the Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts. He is the author of 12 books and more than 200 articles and monographs. He serves on the boards of numerous national and local organizations and appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio and other national news outlets. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, he served as a tenured professor and holder of endowed chairs at New York University, Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley. He also served as a Trustee for the State University of New York as an appointee of the Governor. In 2014, he was elected to the National Academy of Education. Noguera has received awards from the Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences, the National Association of Secondary Principals and the McSilver Institute at New York University for his research and advocacy efforts aimed at fighting poverty.
Local Context Speaker: Kara Bobroff
Moderator: Gwen Perea Warniment
A native New Mexican with multigenerational roots, Gwen is the K-12 Program Director at the LANL Foundation. In this position she oversees the Inquiry Science Education Consortium, as well as potential education partnerships, initiatives, and advocacy. With over 18 years in education, Gwen’s career includes teaching across the elementary to postsecondary landscape, facilitating tailored, productive professional development for educators and communities of practice, and providing instructional coaching for teachers. She has a strong background in designing and running STEM education programming, importantly with an eye toward innovative evaluation and longitudinal impact. Gwen is a doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Instruction at New Mexico State University. She is a strong advocate for equity and social justice through public education, finding a particular nexus among language, identity and STEM education.