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Spring 2024 Member Meeting

Roadmap to Equitable & Inclusive Schools

Roadmap to Equitable & Inclusive Schools

Lauren Katzman giving welcome speech

Our theme for this meeting is Roadmap to Equitable & Inclusive Schools. How do we move from vision to action? What is required to move districts to more equitable and inclusive practices? What is needed to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to high academic standards? We hope that districts will share their own roadmaps; what worked and equally important, cautionary tales of roads they should not enter.

Lauren Katzman & UC Team
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Venue

Hilton Portland Downtown

To book your room with the block discount, please email urbancollaborative@asu.edu to receive the link!

Present at the Member Meeting!

Submit a Proposal by March 6, 2024

To engage with your colleagues, we encourage you to submit a proposal addressing the theme of the meeting – Roadmap to Equitable & Inclusive Schools. Proposal submission deadline is March 6, 2024. We are looking for proposals on actions that have worked and those that have not and can help districts avoid unnecessary issues. Here are some questions to help you think through your proposal and we encourage you to reach out to us to discuss your ideas: How has your district moved from vision to action? What instructional practices have supported equity and inclusion? What policies have been effective? What partnerships have been effective? How have you included families and students in your actions? How can the law and the history of special education be used to help move districts?

Member presentation

Tentative Agenda (updated as speakers/events are confirmed)

Wednesday April 10th  
7:00 - 5:00 Registration
7:30 - 5:00 Partner Sponsor Expo Open
7:30 - 8:15 Breakfast (provided)
8:15 - 8:45 Welcome from Urban Collaborative
9:00 - 12:30 School Visits (Portland Public Schools & West Linn-Wilsonville)
9:00- 10:00

Deep Dive in Data

10:00-10:30 Designated Expo Time
10:30-11:30 Affinity Groups
11:30-12:30 Designated Expo Time
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch (provided)
1:30 -3:45 Consultancy
3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-5:00 Keynote: Keith Jones
5:30 - 7:00 Evening Reception
Thursday April 11th  
7:00 - 5:00 Registration/Information Open
7:30 - 5:00 Partner Sponsor Expo Open
7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast (provided)
8:30 - 9:15 Student Panel
9:15 - 9:30 Break
9:30 - 10:15 Member District or Partner Presentations
10:15 - 10:45 Designated Expo Time
10:45 - 11:30 Member District or Partner Presentations
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch (provided)
12:30 - 1:15 School Journey- Discussion with leaders from Portland Public Schools & West Linn-Wilsonville on their journeys towards equity and inclusion 
1:15-1:30 Break
1:30 -2:15 Member District or Partner Presentations
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 3:15 Member District or Partner Presentations
3:15 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 4:15 Member District or Partner Presentations
4:15-4:30 Break
4:30-5:15 Member District or Partner Presentations
Friday, April 12th   
7:30 - 8:15 Breakfast
8:30-10:30 Forget Me Not Documentary Screening & Discussion with Hilda & Olivier Bernier
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:15 Size-Alike
11:15-12:15 Keynote
12:15-12:45 Whole Group Wrap Up
12:45 - 1:30 World Cafe

Questions

If you have questions about the Member Meeting or want to know more about how your district can become a Member of Urban Collaborative, email us at urbancollaborative@asu.edu!