The Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TAC-D) will host its 2016 Summer Institute, “Unleashing the Power of Culturally Responsive Education in the 21st Century: Empowering Students, Families and Educators.”
The Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TAC-D), housed within NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center), will host its 2016 Summer Institute, “Unleashing the Power of Culturally Responsive Education in the 21st Century: Empowering Students, Families and Educators.”
The conference will take place at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th floor (60 Washington Square South) on Friday, May 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
TAC-D’s Summer Institute gives educators, researchers, and technical assistance providers an opportunity to look at methods of decreasing disparities in schools, particularly related to suspensions and other school discipline practices. Presented in partnership with the New York State Education Department, the institute’s goal is to provide attendees with practical strategies, tools, and research that they can bring back to their colleagues and use in a meaningful way to improve the policies and practices in their education organizations.
“Culturally responsive education is a teaching and learning experience where we all matter, we all are valued, and our differences are seen as assets and not deficits. More importantly, it is a mindset and a concrete educational approach that can be used from birth to college in order to sustain beliefs, policies, and practices that lead to equitable outcomes for all learners across the world,” said Patrick Jean-Pierre, director of TAC-D at NYU Metro Center.
Featured speakers include Alfredo Artiles, associate dean and the Ryan C. Harris Professor of Special Education at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College; Jeff Duncan-Andrade, associate professor of Raza studies and education at San Francisco State University; and Gloria Ladson-Billings, the Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education.
Reporters interested in attending should contact Rachel Harrison, NYU Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6797 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Education professionals and students interested in attending must register at the event’s website.
About the Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (@nyumetrotacd)
TAC-D, formerly known as Chapter 405, at NYU’s Metro Center, is contracted through the New York State Education Department Office of Special Education to develop, implement, and assess a process of providing comprehensive technical assistance and professional development trainings to New York state school districts that are addressing issues of disproportionality. TAC-D’s work includes building the capacity of regions and districts in understanding the root cause and systemically addressing the disproportionate assignment of subgroups in special education. This entails providing professional development training, coaching, materials, and resources. To learn more, visit steinhardt.nyu.edu/metrocenter/center/technical_assistance/program/disproportionality.
About the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (@metronyu)
The Metro Center focuses on educational research, policy, and practice. As part of NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the Metro Center acts as a partner and resource at the local and national levels in strengthening and improving access, opportunity, and the quality of education in our schools. Its mission is to target issues related to educational equity by providing leadership and support to students, teachers, parents, administrators, and policymakers. To learn more, visit steinhardt.nyu.edu/metrocenter/.
About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (@nyusteinhardt)
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development prepares students for careers in the arts, education, health, media, and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to expand human capacity through public service, global collaboration, research, scholarship, and practice. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit steinhardt.nyu.edu.