9-17-22 Powerful Learners Symposium Program

Symposium Program

Saturday, September 17, 2022

9:00am PT  Welcome - Sharon Olken

9:15 - 9:45am PT  Supporting Black Teachers: The Power of Connection - Randy Seriguchi Jr., Executive Director of Urban Ed Academy, along with Gateway Executive Director Sharon Olken, discuss the powerful impact of Black male teachers on young students and ways educators can support and elevate BIPOC staff. 

9:45 - 10:15am  BREAK

10:15 - 10:30am PT Black Joy mini-lesson from GHS Dean of Culture and Community Aumornai Edinburgh and Academic Interventionist Erin Hartfield

10:15 - 10:50am PT Dr. Janette Hernandez and Aaron Watson lead "Racial Equity Learning Exchange: A model for cultivating a culture of racial equity in schools."

10:55- 11:25  PT "Supporting diverse youth to be upstanders and create inclusive schools: Lessons from the Commons" Led by Gateway Impact Director Ashli Watts and Ronald Towns, Executive Director of Camp Common Ground, a groundbreaking leadership program for teens disrupting race and class bias. 

11:25- 11:45 PT Appreciations and Closing