Guardians of Equity: Creating Fair Systems to Achieve Equitable Outcomes

Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 11:30am
New York University, 60 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

NOTE: This is NOT a COSEBOC hosted event. This conference is hosted by COSEBOC friends, Dr. Pedro Noguera and Dr. Eddie Fergus. It is focused on very important topics for our mission.

The Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TACD) in partnership with New York State Education Department invites you to attend: 

2013 Summer Institute:Guardians of Equity: Creating Fair Systems to Achieve Equitable Outcomes 

Keynote Presentations

  • Dr. Pedro Noguera, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and Professor of Education at New York University,
  • Dr. Lisa Delpit, Professor of Education, Southern University AND
  • Jerry Weast, Former Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools

When: July 6, 2013, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Where: New York University, 60 Washington Square South, NYC, NY

Download: Conference Program

Summer Institute: Agenda (subject to change)

9:00am- Welcome
9:25am Pedro Noguera - Metro Center for Urban Education, Lester Young Jr. - Regent-at-Large

9:25am- Introduction of Keynote by Alan Ripp,

9:30am Metro Center for Urban Education 9:30am- Keynote Presentation:

10:30am Lisa Delpit
10:45am- Session A Workshops and Presentations

12:30pm- Lunch 1:15pm

1:30pm- Session B Workshops and Presentations 3:00pm

3:15pm- Keynote and Panel: Pedro Noguera and Jerry Weast

4:45 pm Closing Remarks / Evaluations

Summer Institute Presenters 2013 (subject to change)

LGBTQ in School: What educators should know and the questions we should be asking about the experiences of LGBT students in our schools
Bryan Rosenberg, NYU Doctoral Student

Choice, Competence and Relatedness: How Educators Create the Conditions for All Students to be Motivated and Responsible
Joan Fritz, Co-Founder of Long Island Social Emotional Literacy Forum

Understanding Structural Racism: Its history and impact on Educational practice

Dr. Charles David Billings, The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond

What can administrators, teachers and counselors do to address the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs)?
Yolanda Delgado-Villao, RBERN Resource Specialist

Choosing Excellence: Introduction to the National Board Certification Process

Dr. Mirian Acosta-Sing, RBERN Resource Specialist
Lorraine Scorsone, Master Teacher at the New American Academy

Hip-Hop Keeps Me Sane: Using Hip-Hop to Reach Students Once Considered Unreachable

Don C. Sawyer III, Instructor of Sociology, Quinnipiac University

The Unexamined Whiteness of Teaching: Understanding teachers’ oppositional stances and what we can do to interrupt them
Bree Picower, Assistant Professor, Montclair State University/ NYCoRE

Kepner Middle School: Our Path to a Culturally Relevant Education

Steve Linkous, Principal, Kepner Middle School, Denver Public Schools Morgan Ortega, LA Teacher, Kepner Middle School, Denver Public Schools

Effective Communication in Education is the Key to Success

Helene Fallon, Project Coordinator, Long Island Parent Center

Incorporating a Gender Fluid Mindset in Schools: Improving Social/ Emotional Conditions to Decrease Bullying and Increase Academic Outcomes
Leah Adams-Schoen, Counselor, writer, and LGBT advocate

Culturally Relevant Curriculum and School Development in Troubling Times: Lessons from a Chicago Public School
David Stovall, Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago

Creating Opportunities for Equity through Whole Child Education

Dr. JoAnne Ferrera, Associate of Undergraduate Advising, Manhattanville College Maria Flores, Community School Coordinator, Thomas A. Edison Elementary School, Port Chester Public Schools

Hip Hop High School: Flipping Education to Honor Students’ Brilliance

Sam Seidel, Education Consultant & Author of Hip Hop Genius David “TC” Ellis, Founder of High School for the Recording Arts

Engaging & Empowering Today’s Student! (From a Student Perspective)

Daniel Clayton, Vice President of the Uniondale Distributive Education Clubs of America Chapter Q
Christopher Adams, Secretary of the Uniondale Distributive Education Clubs of America Chapter Q

Preparing & Managing my Classroom With My Students In Mind

Richard Cardillo, Director of Education, National School Climate Center

Educating ELLs: Examining practices in our schools

Alejandro Rivera, Principal, Uniondale School District Brenda Triplett, Assistant Principal, Uniondale School District Dr. Bilal Polson, Assistant Principal, Uniondale School District

Relevant & Rigorous: Culturally Responsive Education in the Era of Common Core

Mya Bugg, Director, Citizen School, North Carolina Culturally Relevant Practices within the Framework of PBIS

Erin Brewer, Director NYS PBIS TAC

Scholarship of the Self: Using Students’ Stories to Inspire, Guide and Transform Curricula

Ashley Marshall, NYC teacher at the Spence School 


Free for all TACD Affiliated School Districts and Regions; $150.00 for all non-TACD Affiliated School Districts and others

As payment, we can accept checks (personal or company), vouchers and purchase orders.  

Please make all payment options payable to:

NYU – Metro Center
726 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Attn: Beverly Murphy 

Vendor # NEW186000 01
Contract # QC510AE

For any additional questions, please contact Conference Coordinator, Daphne Farganis:

Hotel Recommendation:  

The Standard, East Village  
25 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003 

(212) 475-5700

Please book by June 18th  to get rate of $250. Booking must be with Megan Peri directly, (646) 845-8715 or e-mail