Brown Bag Lunch Series

Fall 2017, featuring the CUE Visiting Scholar Series

Activism, Advocacy, and the Pursuit of Educational Change 
Thursday, September 28
Facilitated by Dr. Clyde Wilson Pickett, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion, Community College of Allegheny County
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., CUE Commons

Readings for this session: 

  1. Inclusive Directions: The Role of the Chief Diversity Officer in Community College Leadership
    Chapter 7: Chief Diversity Officer as a Change Agent
  2. Making choices for multicultural education : five approaches to race, class, and gender / Christine E. Sleeter, Carl A. Grant.
    Chapter 1:  Illusions of Progress: Business as Usual

More Than the Black/White Binary: How Asian American male math teachers redefine mathematical success to resist stereotypes of themselves and their Black and Latin students
Thursday, October 19
Facilitated by Kari Kokka, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, Department of Instruction and Learning, University of Pittsburgh
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., CUE Commons

Border Crossing Ballers: Black Athletes Navigating Race, Place & Complex Space
Thursday, November 2
Facilitated by Ty-Ron Douglas, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., CUE Commons

I Am Urban: Exploring Black Female Teachers’ Preferences for Urban Public Schools
Thursday, December 7
Facilitated by Abiola Farinde-Wu, Assistant Professor of Urban Educaiton, Department of Leadership in Education, University of Massachusetts, Boston
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., CUE Commons

We Learn Through Our Struggles: Nuancing Notions of Urban Black Male Academic Preparation for Postsecondary Success
January 25, 2018
Facilitated by Chezare Warren, Assistant Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., CUE Commons
Readings for this session: 1) Milner 2) Warren

February 8, 2018
Facilitated by Cynthia Dillard, Mary Frances Early Professor of Teacher Education, Department of Educational Theory and Practice, University of Georgia
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., CUE Commons

March 29, 2018
Facilitated by Lynnette Mawhinney, Associate Professor, The College of New Jersey, and Emery Petchauer, Associate Professor, Michigan State University
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., CUE Commons

 

Spring 2017 Sessions

I Want To See Real Urban Schools: Preservice Teacher Perceptions of Urban Schooling
Thursday, January 19
Facilitated by Dr. Katrina Bartow Jacobs, Visiting Assistant Professor of Language, Literacy and Culture, Department of Instruction and Learning, University of Pittsburgh
12 - 1:30 p.m., Center for Urban Education Conference Room (Posvar 4118)
Readings for this session: 1) Jacobs

Practicioners Talking About Race With Students: One School's Journey
Thursday, February 16
Facilitated by Megan O'Brien, Christie Herring, Diana Gomez and Katie Pohl, in-service teachers, The Falk School
12 - 1:30 p.m., Center for Urban Education Conference Room (Posvar 4118)
Readings for this session: 1) Bronson and Merryman

Closing the Skills and Opportunity Gap for Urban Students:  Learning from the 'Schools That Can' Experience in Pittsburgh”
Tuesday, March 14
Facilitated by Carol Wooten, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Administrative and Policy Studies; Co-Founder, Propel Schools; Senior Consultant, Schools That Can - Pittsburgh
12 - 1:30 p.m., Center for Urban Education Conference Room (Posvar 4118)
Readings for this session: 1) Schools That Can
Focus questions for this session: 1) What is the Schools That Can network, how does it work, and how does it seek to benefit low-income students? 2) What can researchers learn from the Schools That Can experience?

Equity and Student Outcomes Data for Pittsburgh Public Schools
Wednesday, April 5
Facilitated by James Fogarty, Director, A+ Schools
12 - 1:30 p.m., Center for Urban Education Conference Room (Posvar 4118)
Readings for this session: 1) A+ Schools 2016 Report to the Community on Public School Progress in Pittsburgh