Join us on February 29, 2020 at Clark Hall, Gahanna High School where we will be hosting the 2020 Diversity conference. During the conference we will also have an engagement fair.
The conference, as with all of Centrals conferences, is free for all Central OEA members.
Earn CEU’s which can be used toward license renewal with relevant, timely PD!

“Valuing Minority Voices: The need to recruit and support minority educators”
Join a team of Hilliard educators as we look into different aspects of minority voice in the classroom. Research shows that having adults in the room that reflect your student population is necessary. How do we attract teachers as rural and suburban student populations get more diverse? Getting teachers in the school building is only the first step though. We need to acknowledge the specific experiences and needs of minority teachers once they are in the building. What can districts and colleagues do to support them so that they will remain, not only in our classrooms, but in education? We will also look at the message educators, and students, are receiving about how they are valued through the lens of curriculum and material choices, advance class access, discipline policy and more. Members of OEA caucuses and ONE will share information regarding their role in supporting minority voice within OEA.

Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Conference Agenda

8:45 Registration
9:30 – 2:00 Sessions
11:30-12:30 Lunch & Engagement Fair
2:15 Closing & evaluations
2:45 (approximately) Networking at Rusty Bucket

Register for the Diversity conference by following this link.

Diversity Conference Sessions

The need for minority teachers
What does research say about having adults in the room that reflect your student population? How do we attract teachers as rural and suburban student populations get more diverse?
Presenters: Pam Antos, Linna Jordan, Tiffany Thomas, Sherise Thompson,

Supporting Minority educators at school
We will look at the specific experiences and needs of minority teachers once they are in rural and suburban classrooms. What can districts and colleagues do to support them so that they will remain, not only in our classrooms, but in education?
Presenters: Pam Antos, Linna Jordan, Tiffany Thomas, Sherise Thompson

How do we show we value minority voice?
We will look at the message students, and educators, are receiving about how they are valued through the lens of curriculum and material choices, advance class access, discipline policy and more.

OEA Caucuses
What is our role in supporting minority voice within OEA?
Presented by caucus representatives

Ohio’s New Educators
How do we support teachers years 1-10 in schools?
Presenters: Steven Yeager and Colleen O’Connell

Register for the conference by following this link.