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Colloquium Series

Our 2016-2017 colloquium series will foster an extended conversation about topics related to education across disciplines and grade levels, especially diversity and inclusion. Invited speakers Ali Michael, Ed Brockenbrough, Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Robert Lee, Janine De Novais, and Jessica Shiller will participate in a special theme titled “Framing the Conversation Towards Engagement and Transformation: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education and Human Development.”

This theme will explore diversity, equity, and inclusion in terms of our college climate, which influences how all members of our community experience the College of Education and Human Development, and our curriculum, which prepares our students for an increasingly diverse educational landscape.

Additional topics for this year’s colloquia include climate change education, interactive digital media in children’s learning, and the Next Generation Science Standards for kindergarten through twelfth-grade teachers. With CEHD and the Center for the Study of Diversity, the School of Education will also host a professional conversation on teacher education with Angela Duckworth.

Unless otherwise noted, all colloquia will begin at 1:00 in Willard Hall 207 and a discussion with the speaker will follow at 2:00.

ali michaelSeptember 21, 2016

Ali Michael
Director, K-12 Consulting Services and Professional Development
Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education
University of Pennsylvania
Raising Race Questions: Whiteness, Inquiry and Education with White In-Service Teachers


Angela DuckworthOctober 11, 2016

 Angela Duckworth
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
Teacher Education Conversation
Participants may submit questions in advance of the event.
Time and location: 2:15 to 3:15, Trabant University Center, 209/211


ed BOctober 19, 2016

Ed Brockenbrough
Associate Professor of Teaching and Curriculum
Director of the Urban Teaching and Leadership Program
Warner School of Education
University of Rochester
Queering Sexy B(l)ack: Queer Youth & Pedagogies of Sexual Agency


akisha jonesNovember 2, 2016

Akisha Jones
Say Yes to Education, Strategic Data Project Fellow
Center for Education Policy Research
Harvard University
Understanding Racial Disparities in Academic and Disciplinary Outcomes and Potential Solutions: An Urban District Perspective


marilyn smithNovember 16, 2016

Marilyn Cochran-Smith
Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools
Lynch School of Education
Boston College

Schedule of Events

1:00: Teacher Preparation for Equity/Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities colloquium
2:00: Professional dialogue
3:15: Remarks on the Current State of Teacher Education with questions from the audience
4:15: Reception
Location: Ewing Room in the Perkins Student Center


joe hendersonNovember 30, 2016

Research Scientist, MADE CLEAR Project
School of Education
University of Delaware
“Climate Change Policy Enactment and its Discontents”


rlee2February 15, 2017

Robert Lee
Executive Director, Statewide Urban Programs and Partnerships,
Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline
Illinois State University
Topic to be announced


janineMarch 8, 2017

Janine De Novais
Advanced doctoral candidate in Higher Education
Graduate School of Education
Harvard University
“Teaching and Learning in Brave Community”


TrosethMarch 22, 2017

Georgene Troseth
Associate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology and Human Development
Vanderbilt University
“Tapping into Children’s Learning from Interactive Digital Media”


shiller-jessica-sqApril 5, 2017

Jessica Shiller
Associate Professor of Education
Department of Instructional Leadership and Professional Development
Towson University
“Listening and building: How collaboration, external partnerships, and advocacy help students and faculty work toward equity and diversity”


Trauth-Nare_Amy-03-wpcf_200x300April 26, 2017

Amy Trauth-Nare
Associate Director of Science Education
Professional Development Center for Educators
University of Delaware
“Supporting K-12 Teachers in the Era of the Next Generation Science Standards: Research and Experience from Classrooms”


bethany-rittle-johnson May 3, 2017

Bethany Rittle-Johnson
Professor of Psychology and Human Development
Vanderbilt University
Presentation title to be announced

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