Equity Spotlight Vodcast Series
 
Advancing educational equity requires the persistence and passion of individuals committed to ensuring all students have access to and participate in high quality learning opportunities. The Center recognizes and salutes these individuals as equity champions. Check out our Equity Spotlight Vodcast where we feature individuals who are doing great work to realize equity in education in the region.

EPISODE 4: Teacher Perspectives on Equitable Education for Immigrant Students

 

We have assembled a panel of educators from the US region served by the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center to share their experiences as teachers of immigrant students. In doing so, we recognize the power of teacher-to-teacher, colleague-to-colleague exchange of research-supported professional advice. The assembled panelists are ‘expert practitioners’ through preparation and intent; they are conversant with education research, and intentionally remain involved in classroom teaching or K-12 teacher preparation. All have experience in schools with high enrollments of immigrant students and students of color, yet by content area expertise and time in the profession they are heterogeneous. Dr. Chandra Diaz was a long-time middle school math teacher and then a high school administrator before recently accepting a teacher education position at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. She has taught in both Lincoln (Nebraska) and Denver. Dr. Janet Eckerson currently teaches Spanish as both a foreign language and heritage language at Lincoln (Nebraska) High School. Before that she taught the same subjects in Crete Nebraska, a small community where meatpacking is the main employer and half of the enrollment comes from Latino/a backgrounds. Her dissertation, which described both the professional development needs of Spanish as a heritage language teachers in Nebraska and then the design of several workshops in collaboration with the Nebraska Department of Education, was recognized by the Carnegie Program for the Educational Doctorate (Click here for details). Tricia Gray, now a lecturer in social studies education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will defend her dissertation about undocumented students in a Nebraska high school at the end of 2017. She also has a background in foreign language education and has taught high school in Kansas City, Leech Lake (Minnesota), and Fremont (Nebraska). Cara Morgenson is in her fourth year teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), which is locally called ‘ELL’ for 'English Language Learner’, at Lincoln (Nebraska) North Star High School. Supported by a Fulbright, she also taught English as a foreign language in Poland for a year. In addition to full-time teaching, she is currently in her second year of doctoral study. Each practitioner also provides four recommendations for immigrant learners below.
 
 
 
 
Host: Dr. Ted Hamann, Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Equity Fellow for the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center.
Speakers: Dr. Chandra Diaz, Dr. Janet Eckerson, Ms. Tricia Gray, and Ms. Cara Morgenson
Released: November 17, 2017
Duration: 24:35 Minutes
 

EPISODE 3: Raising Critically Conscious Children: Part 2
 
This is the second part of a three-part Equity Spotlight Podcast and Vodcast Series focused on raising critically conscious children.Dr. Tiffany Kyser speaks with Dr. Christin DePouw, Ms. Amanda Parker, and Dr. Marvin Lynn about making critically conscious choices around schooling for their children, as well as exploring some of Dr. Lynn and Dr. DePouw’s research on Critical Race Parenting in the context of their lives and lived experiences of parenting.
 
 
Host: Dr. Tiffany Kyser, Associate Director Engagement & Partnerships, MAP Center.
Speakers: Dr. Christin DePouw, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Dr. Marvin Lynn Dean of the Graduate School of Education, Portland State University, and Ms. Amanda Parker, Doctoral Candidate and History Teacher
Released: October 31, 2017
Duration: 26:20 Minutes
 

EPISODE 2: Using Service Learning to Support Educators in Accessing the Assets of American Indian Students 
 
Dr. Jami Stone hosts an interview with Gloriana Underbaggage of Little Wound High School in Kyle, South Dakota. Gloriana speaks further about the benefits of using service-learning as a means of engaging students. Gloriana shares service-learning success stories and also provides a framework for school districts interested in implementing service-learning.
 
Host: Dr. Jami Stone, Equity Fellow for the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center.
Speakers: Gloriana Underbaggage of Little Wound High school in Kyle, South Dakota
Released: August 2, 2017
Duration: 25:56 Minutes
 

EPISODE 1: Raising Critically Conscious Children: Part 1
 
This Equity Spotlight Vodcast Series focuses on raising critically conscious children. Dr. Tiffany Kyser, Associate Director of Engagement & Partnerships, MAP Center, speaks with Dr. Christin DePouw, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Dr. Marvin Lynn, Dean of the Graduate School of Education, Portland State University, and Ms. Amanda Parker, Doctoral Candidate and History Teacher, about what it means to raise critically conscious children. Our panelists discuss what it means to be critically conscious, as well as how they discuss issues of racial identity, racism, and sexism with their own children.
 
 
Host: Dr. Tiffany Kyser, Associate Director Engagement & Partnerships, MAP Center.
Speakers: Dr. Christin DePouw, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Dr. Marvin Lynn Dean of the Graduate School of Education, Portland State University, and Ms. Amanda Parker, Doctoral Candidate and History Teacher
Released: July 26, 2017
Duration: 19:12 Minutes