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Monday, January 27
 

12:30pm EST

Building Networks and Connections: A Civically-Engaged, Design-Minded, Public/Private Partnership
From January 2017-May 2019, Lab Atlanta operated as a pilot public/private partnership to bring honors-level 10th graders together in the city for a civically-engaged, experiential semester using the city as the classroom. The exciting promise of this partnership led the founding director to leave the independent school where the program was launched, and with their blessing, establish Lab Atlanta 2.0 as its own non-profit in partnership with universities and Atlanta area public and private schools. In this session, participants will hear from stakeholders why this model is so promising for Atlanta--and for cities who are interested in connecting their students to the diverse ecosystems that are unfolding.

Speakers
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Laura Deisley

Executive Director, Lab Atlanta



Monday January 27, 2020 12:30pm - 1:20pm EST
William Penn 2

12:30pm EST

Classroom Exchanges: Bringing Classes Together though Civil Dialogue
This session will focus on the Classroom Exchange program offered by the National Constitution Center, through which high school teachers can register their classes to discuss major, constitutional questions with classrooms elsewhere in the United States. Through modeled classroom activities, online educational resources, and multimedia materials, educators will gain insight into how to prepare their students for the online discussion, what to expect during the program, and how to support student learning when the conversation concludes. Among other classroom ready resources, participants will also receive a lesson from the First Amendment plan of study, which students use to answer the question “When does the Constitution allow the government to limit free speech?” through civil dialogue techniques.

Speakers

Monday January 27, 2020 12:30pm - 1:20pm EST
University 2

12:30pm EST

Community Partnerships: What's Culture Have to Do With It?
We all know that effective community partnerships are vital to affecting positive change in our world. But how do we ensure that these partnerships are truly reciprocal, meaningful and sustainable and not patronizing or frustrating for anyone? What role do cultural competency and humility play in building trust and openness with partners outside of our own organizations in order for us all to reach our greatest capabilities?


Monday January 27, 2020 12:30pm - 1:20pm EST
William Penn 1

12:30pm EST

Find Purpose in Repurposing:
Look at your current curricular and co-curricular programs to see where you can infuse impact. Learn practical tangible ideas and programs to create a culture of purpose on your campus.

Speakers


Monday January 27, 2020 12:30pm - 1:20pm EST
Ben Franklin 2

12:30pm EST

Getting started: How to Design a School Partnership to Support Families of Color
Over the last two years, Seattle-area independent schools have developed an event for families of color that’s designed to enhance community and connection across area schools. I’ll share our story of how it got started (while eating salad at a conference) and the strategic ways in which we designed a program that’s now operating without involvement by the initial leadership team. I’ll share practical lessons I learned along the way and support participants to consider how they can mobilize in their own communities. For participants interested in creating their own initiatives, I’ll lead a facilitated exercise to consider initial questions, identify effective partners, and design a meaningful event.

Speakers
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Anitha Pai

Former Diversity Director, Consultant


Monday January 27, 2020 12:30pm - 1:20pm EST
University 1

12:30pm EST

Opening Doors: Hutchison and Girl Scouts Community Engagement
Learn how a strategic partnership between Hutchison and Girl Scouts Heart of the South Council has impacted both nonprofits by extending their resources and reach. Explore how a strategic partner can help create a nontraditional student pool and extend programmatic impact far beyond the school's neighborhood and also optimizing exposure of the school as a teaching and learning resource. Logistics of sharing a school's spaces, camp collaborations, and teachers as resources will be addressed. Hear how this partnership most recently inspired a Strong GIRL Fest for 2000+ girls from a tri-state area.


Monday January 27, 2020 12:30pm - 1:20pm EST
Chestnut