Conversations

During each of the six breakout sessions throughout the weekend, a large number of conversations will take place. This site will help you organize your plan for the weekend and provide the relevant information for each conversation. After signing in, search through the conversations below and mark the sessions you are interested in to populate your personal schedule on the right (or below if on your mobile phone).

Building space in schools for Black girls to explore their identities and close the leadership gap

Session 1
Rebecca Coven, Swetha Narasimhan, and Workshop School students

This conversation follows the implementation of an afterschool program whose goal is to help young women of color confront the compounded racism and sexism in their lives. Student participants will engage us in a exploration of how Black girls might be uniquely impacted by school policies and how schools can support the healthy development of Black girls.

The Bridge! Building Community in the South Bronx

Session 3
Natalie Ferrell, Chris DeLaCruz, Delvon Glover, Sarah Bowen, Anthony Best, Jeannette Bautista

How do self-expression and vulnerability create connection in a new community? At South Bronx Community, we designed an intensive summer bridge experience, akin to summer camp, focused on building community and introducing social/emotional skills, self expression and vulnerability. Hear how we build students’ sense of belonging from the beginning.

Make Clubs Cool Again: How do we engage students in after school activities?

Session 4
Rosie Morrison, Faheem Akbar (student), Jamira Fitchett (student), Jaylah Long (student)

In our school, students leave the minute the bell rings--it's great for our custodians but not so great for our school community. This conversation's aim is to brainstorm solutions to building better school communities. How can we engage and foster unity for students who have one foot out the door?

Building Community Through the Advisory Model

Session 5
Stacy Schwab, William Griffin, Nicole Bourque, Kevin Kelly, Raymond Brettle, Denise Logan, Bethany Parker, Kelly McGrogan, student representatives

A panel of students and staff members will present the highlights of our middle school Advisory Model and answer your questions about the benefits and logistics of practical implementation of an Advisory Model in your school.

Translanguaging- Using All of Your Community’s Linguistic Resources

Session 6
Erin Franzinger Barrett

Ser bilingüe vale por dos, pero un bilingual person is not two monolinguals in one body. What languages do you and your students bring to the classroom? How can you empower your students (and yourself) to connect and grow in a multilingual world? All language backgrounds welcome - monolingual, bilingual, and beyond!

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