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2021 Transforming Learning Accelerator Spring Summit

This free, online summit hosted by Dan Schwartz, dean of Stanford Graduate School of Education, with a welcome from Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, brings together researchers from across the university who work to improve learning. They will discuss the breakthroughs in neuroscience, technology, and data that make it possible to create more equitable, just, and effective learning solutions.Join for the entire summit or just drop-in to individual sessions. Register in advance to receive a recording and watch later on demand.

Speakers include:

Diversity Works: Social Identity, Cultural Humility, and You--Leadership Skills for Today

VPGE and the Office for Inclusion, Belonging and Intergroup Communication (IBIC) present Social Identity, Cultural Humility, and You: Leadership Skills for Today. This workshop explores social identity and how it shapes our perceptions, experiences, and interactions. During this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of promising practices for becoming inclusive leaders, including breaking the prejudice habit, cultural humility, and micro-inclusions.

Building Equitable Classroom Participation

Curious about how to ensure all students feel the classroom is an empowering space? Interested in developing strategies to encourage all students to participate? In this session, we will discuss practical, evidence-based strategies for reimagining participation in higher education classrooms that move beyond the typical approach of Initiate-Respond-Evaluate, the teacher-led question and answer approaches so often used in classrooms where students raise their hands and answer. We will explore readings from Dr.

Diversity Works: Identifying and Mitigating Bias in Human and Machine Decisions

Join our Diversity Works discussion with Sharad Goelassistant professor at Stanford University in the Department of Management Science & Engineering, in the School of Engineering. 

There's widespread concern that high-stakes decisions -- made both by humans and by algorithms -- are biased against groups defined by race, gender, and other protected traits.

Fireside Chat with Dean Minor & Melissa Bondy on Health Equity and Precision & Population Health

Join Professor Melissa Bondy, Stanford Medicine Discovery Professor and Professor and Chair of Stanford's Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, for a virtual fireside chat with Stanford School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor as they discuss new directions in health equity. They will explore the potential of precision and population health to reduce racial health inequalities, address COVID-19 disparities, and improve health outcomes in developing economies.

Careers Centering Equity in Civil & Environmental Engineering 

The Equity & Engineering Practice Speaker Panel will discuss the importance of environmental justice in the context of engineering practice, with a particular emphasis on Civil & Environmental Engineering. The event will showcase perspectives on social position and the epistemological bases for work in environmental engineering, community organizing in engineering work, and the speakers’ experience with bringing engineers into justice work.

From Policy to Practice: Lessons on How to Implement Equity

Join the REDI Task Force for the next event in the "Critical Conversations: Race in Global Affairs" series for a conversation with Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies professor, Dr. Sosanya Jones. Professor Jones' research focuses on practical knowledge and voices of policy makers and leaders to glean insight about policy formation and its connection (or disconnect) from institutional practice, particularly as it relates to the implementation of equity, diversity and inclusion efforts.

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