Concurrent Sessions-Block B

Block B: 10:40-11:40 a.m.


CWC (Conversations with Community), F15 (Focus 15), F45 (Focus 45)


CWC: Music. Does it matter? This could be YOUR community’s gateway to a world of billions.  room 002B Witnessing an industry from the top of its food chain, down to the massive budget cuts of programs, brings me to this question: Does it matter that the survival of music, a universal language of the world, is being abandoned and ignored?

Ryan Kilgore, Adelia Johnson, ShaK Jones. LaToya Brooks, Cedric Young, Billy Johnson, Kilgore Music Foundation

CWC: A Comparative Analysis of an EPP at an HBCU versus TWI – What are the Defining Variables? – room 002C As an HBCU – Historically Black College or University- Clark Atlanta University has a 150 year history of preparing teachers for African American learners. Its conceptual framework expands beyond traditional knowledge, skills, and dispositions versus a TWI. Is there a difference? What are the defining variables?

James C. Young, Rebecca Dashiell-Mitchell, Clark Atlanta University

F15: Barriers to the demographic imperative: Illuminating and dismantling hurdles experienced by global-majority teacher candidates– room 002A The demographic imperative calls for diversifying the teaching force to ensure that teachers and school-leaders reflect (culturally, linguistically, racially, etc.)students demographics challenges teacher preparation programs to identify, examine, and mitigate barriers that impede the certification and development of teachers from the global-majority. This session and the inquiry that it is rooted in, seeks to illuminate and deconstruct some of these barriers.

Teresa Fisher-Ari, Haimi Getahun Haile, Mina Veazie, Georgia State University

F15: Not Just Another Book Report: Doing Confianza from Reading Funds of Knowledge– room 002A We will discuss a university Directed Reading Course using the text Funds of Knowledge. The course required reading, reporting and also doing and making visible the funds of knowledge inherent in a local community site. The road to building confianza between African Americans and Latinx in Atlanta will be discussed.

Gertrude Tinker-Sachs, Ewa McGrail, Elizabeth Sanchez, Georgia State University

F45: Community-based Praxis: The Atlanta Schools Critical Education Network for Distinction (ASCEND)– room 041 The Atlanta Schools Critical Education Network for Distinction (ASCEND) is a recent research partnership between Georgia State’s Department of Middle & Secondary Education and African-American Studies, Project South, and Dr. MLK Jr. Middle School to support the curricular integration of social-justice themes for Social Studies and Language Arts teachers.

Jacob Hackett, Nadia Behizadeh, Ayinde Summers, Maurice Hobson, Johnnie Ford, Georgia State University and Atlanta Public Schools

Workshop: It’s About Visibility In the Community: Rallying the Village to Promote STEM Education -room 304 This presentation shares a college seminar course – It takes A Village to Train A Scientist (ITAV) – developed to engage undergraduate students in the power of positive change by promoting multicultural education within the context of their coursework. ITAV was a partnership between Georgia State University (GSU) and Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy (CSK) to promote STEM education, visibility, and collaboration of entities across the metro Atlanta community. This interactive presentation will include many of the stakeholders and the ways in which college students acted as advocates and allies to support the STEM initiatives of a 6-12 school serving young women of color.

Natalie King, Laura Pena Telfer, Eulonda Washington, Morgan Scout, Kalil Garrett, Miala Wilkerson, Dalila Wright, Jahmya Phillips, Christine Mgbam, Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy and Georgia State University