Include Me Before You Lose Me: Breaking Barriers to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Thursday February 8, 2024
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Oregon Ballroom 202

Schools play a critical role in shaping the future of our society. As such, it is of utmost importance that they embrace diversity and prioritize equity over equality. Failing to do so can have detrimental consequences for students in the short and long term. One of the most common mistakes made by educators is adopting a one-size-fits-all approach to various issues, such as teaching methodologies, assessment techniques, and disciplinary measures. While this may seem like a fair and equal approach, it often leads to exclusion and marginalization. When students feel that they do not belong or that their needs are not being met, they become disengaged from learning, leading to higher absenteeism rates, emotional stress, and limited cognitive resources. In this session, participants will learn about the evolving classroom audience, gain strategies to embrace diversity, and effectively include all learners in planned experiences.


Meet the Author

Thursday, February 8 from 10:45am - 11:15am Pacific
Dr. Lorenza Pharrams will be greeting in-person attendees at the "Meet the Author" counter in the Portland Ballroom lobby on Level 2.

In-person Lecture
classroom leaders
, cultural diversity