Also, in November, SXSW EDU published a guest blog post by our aforementioned equity champion, Bruce Douglas – it was his first (ever) blog post though you wouldn’t be able to tell from his detailed and poignant review of the 2018 panel discussion he found most impactful this past March at SXSW EDU. Bruce concludes his article by challenging readers to think about the role we can play in providing a more equitable school system, and how we can support closing the belief gap that all students can learn.
Read Bruce’s full reaction post, “Black Education in America,” via the SXSWEDU website here.
Finally, be sure to check back in the weeks leading up to SXSWEDU 2019 as we’ll be sharing insights and tips for getting the most out of this three-day event from the PCGers who’ve attended SXSWEDU before.
Hope to see you in Austin!
In her session, Ashley Quick will shed light on the ideas of presumed competence/potential and the "least dangerous assumption" when educating students with disabilities, especially those with significant disabilities. Addressing barriers without prejudgment of students' ultimate capabilities is critical in helping all students reach their true potential. Ashley’s session will include real-life stories of students whose trajectories were changed for the better when competence was presumed.
This presentation, which explores the differences between equality and equity, is being brought to SXSW EDU by the My Brother's Keeper (MBK) Forum. Equity and equality are pervasive topics both within and around school districts, but do we really understand the difference between the two. Superintendents have a daily responsibility to lead entire school districts towards ensuring each student has a quality education. However, we know that every student does not have access to the sameeducation. Is that an equity issue, an equality issue, or both? Join this panel discussion as our expert speakers explore the answers to that question. They’ll also share examples of their own educational leadership journeys, and describe how they have helped their school districts and communities achieve the freedom every student needs to succeed.
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