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Designed for teachers, university faculty, policymakers, and other education stakeholders, UNI’s Education Summit explored the opportunities and challenges of 21st century education. The Summit featured presentations, panels, and dialogue sessions led by state, regional, and national experts, including scholars and practitioners. Strands included:

  • diversity and cultural competence
  • social-emotional learning
  • personalized and blended learning, and
  • community engagement and partnerships
  • Keynote speakers for the 2017 Ed Summit included LeDerick Horne and Lisa Delpit. Breakout session presenters represented institutions of higher education in Iowa and nationwide, Iowa school districts and AEAs, and education policy organizations.

    The Summit took place at Maucker Union, UNI.


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Monday, November 6th
4:30 PM

Keynote Speaker - LeDerick Horne

LeDerick Horne

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday, November 7th
9:10 AM

1C1. Students with an EDGE: Community Partnerships that Support All Learners

Jill Janes, Innovative Learning
Kris Byam, Boone High School

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

1D1. Exploring Implicit Bias in Education: Making Sense Together of Research and Practice

Circe Stumbo, West Wind Education Policy Inc.
Ellen Daye Owens, West Wind Education Policy Inc.

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

1D2. Measuring Students’ Perspectives: Implications for Principals in Leading Racially Diverse Schools

Elisebeth Avila Luevanos, Texas A&M University
Jean Madsen, Texas A&M University
Wen Luo, Texas A&M University
Mario Torres, Texas A&M University
Jose Anthony Luevanos, Texas A&M University
Siqi Chen, Texas A&M University

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

1P1. Google Technology as Inclusive Practice for the Universally Designed Classroom

Patti Bahr, Iowa Center for Assistive Technology Education and Research (ICATER)
Christina Curran, University of Northern Iowa
Sarah Lalk, Area Education Agency 267
Lea Ann Peschong, Area Education Agency 267

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

1S1. Social Emotional Learning – Taking the Challenge Out of Challenging Behaviors

Therese Jurgensen, Howard-Winneshiek Community School District

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

10:20 AM

2C1. The Equity Implemented Partnership: A Research-Practice Collaboration in an Iowa School District

Sarah Bruch, University of Iowa Public Policy Center
Kingsley Botchway, Iowa City Community School District

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

2D1. “You Can Be a Bridge”: Toward Cultural Citizenship in Elementary Classrooms

Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, Iowa State University

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

2S1. Re-Framing Master Narratives of Dis/ability Through an Emotion Lens: Sophia Cruz’s LD Story at her Intersections

David Hernandez-Saca, University of Northern Iowa

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

2X1. UNI Teacher Preparation: Iowa Principals’ Perceptions

Victoria Robinson, University of Northern Iowa
Mary Losch, University of Northern Iowa

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

11:30 AM

Keynote Speaker - Lisa Delpit

Lisa Delpit, Southern University

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

1:10 PM

3C1. The Role of Community Support in Navigating the Superintendency for African American Women

Francemise Kingsberry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

3D1. Empathy Mapping: A Method for Facilitating Hispanic Parents’ Voices

J. Anthony Luevanos, Texas A&M University
Elisabeth Avila Luevanos, Texas A&M University
Jean Madsen, Texas A&M University
Wen Luo, Texas A&M University
Mario Torres, Texas A&M University
S. Lucy Chen, Texas A&M University

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

3P1. Personalizing Professional Development

Andrea Stewart, Mississippi Bend AEA
Jen Sigrist, Van Meter Community School District

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

3S1. Building Resilience in Students Using a Trauma-Informed Lens: Results of a Pilot Study

Carol Kose Smith, University of Iowa
Armeda Stevenson Wojciak, University of Iowa
Janis Powers, University of Iowa

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

3S2. Filling the Gap for English Language Learning from Underrepresented Language Students (ELL-UL)

Milan M'Enesti, University of Oregon

1:10 PM - 2:10 PM

2:20 PM

Panel Session

Timi Brown-Powers, Representative, Iowa House District 61
Mark Grey, University of Northern Iowa
Charles McNulty, Waterloo Community School District
David Tilly, Iowa Department of Education
Megann Tresemer, Cedar Falls Community School District

2:20 PM - 3:20 PM