School Leaders Workshop: Micromessaging
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Engage in in-depth learning for school leaders and administrators and enhance your conference experience by participating in this additional workshop. Workshop registration requires a separate fee and includes lunch. Preregistration is required.
Micromessages are small, subtle, often unconscious messages we send and receive in the form of word choice, gesture, treatment, or even tone of voice. These messages can be either positive (micro- affirmations) or negative (micro-inequities). Without awareness, educators, parents, other adults, and even peers may inadvertently send micro- inequities that discourage students from engaging in courses, and ultimately careers. This is particularly salient in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. NAPE has developed a research-based professional development program designed to employ the power of micromessages to improve classroom pedagogy and increase the enrollment, retention, performance, and completion of underrepresented students in nontraditional and STEM careers. Aligned to 2011 Learning Forward professional development standards, the Micromessaging to Reach and Teach Every Student workshop empowers educators, educational administrators and school leaders to expand access and create equitable learning environments for every student.
Who Should Attend
Dr. Meagan Pollock is the Director of Professional Development for the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity. In this role, Meagan leads a national team of equity professionals that build educators' capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity and workforce diversity.
Before turning her focus on the intersection of education and equity, Meagan worked as an engineer for Texas Instruments. Meagan was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and she holds a PhD in engineering education from Purdue University, a MS in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, and a BS in computer science from Texas Woman's University. As an engineer turned educator, Meagan is focused on engineering equity into education and the workforce.
Preregistration required. Lunch is included.
With Conference: $50
Workshop Only: $185