How Has COVID-19 Affected Equity in Education?

Charles Dupre, Superintendent, Fort Bend ISD
Ricardo Lopez, Superintendent, Garland ISD
Robert Bostic, Superintendent, Stafford Municipal School District
Martha Salazar-Zamora, Superintendent, Tomball ISD
Estanislado Paz, Executive Director, Texas Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (TALAS)

The panelists will share their equity agenda and discuss strategies and recommendations. Participants will join in the conversation led by the panelists. The impact of the pandemic has created a new normal in Texas public school systems, and this session will address the corresponding challenges and collateral damage to the equity agenda. Collaborative efforts between TASBE and TALAS, along with advocacy efforts during the legislative session, will be discussed.

Be Courageous – Speak Your Truth

Cathy Sewell, Chief Academic Officer, Duncanville ISD
Tiara Richard, Chief Communications Officer, Duncanville ISD

Explore and learn about one district’s journey to address racism and its effects on equity. Participants will identify the underlying impacts of institutionalized racism, mitigate the negative effects of racial marginalization through structured dialogue, and discover Courageous Conversations to share truth for increased administrator learning.

Virtual Learning Studios: Maximizing the Potential of Remote Learning

Elizabeth Fagen, Superintendent, Humble ISD
Nolan Correa, Associate Superintendent for Support Sevices, Humble ISD
Jeff Chapman, Principal, PBK
Gregory Prince, Partner, PBK

This session will focus on two types of remote learning: synchronized and asynchronous. Each of these types has specific advantages and challenges that must be understood in order to effectively teach remote learners. This presentation will focus on lessons learned for both types of remote instruction.

Have Fun and Engage Your Community, Go LIVE with Your Superintendent

Bruce Gearing, Superintendent, Leander ISD
Corey Ryan, Chief Communications Officer, Leander ISD
Crestina Hardie, Communications Specialist, Leander ISD

Teachers were asked to connect with students while buildings were closed, but what about district leaders? See the story of how Leander ISD remotely launched a full-blown television production, keeping the focus on kids and teaching while engaging a community. LISD shares the good, the bad, and the ugly from their first season of “Let’s Learn with Bruce and Friends.” See the budget, tech, and results!