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 (4303 Posvar)

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

Thursday, October 19
Facilitated by Dr. Kari Kokka, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, Department of Instruction and Learning, University of Pittsburgh

Thursday, November 2
Facilitated by Dr. Ty-Ron Douglas, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri

Thursday, December 7
Facilitated by Dr. Abiola Farinde-Wu, Assistant Professor of Urban Educaiton, Department of Leadership in Education, University of Massachusetts, Boston

 

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