Technology and Social Justice Series: The Digital Divide / Equality for Education

Event time: 
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Center for Collaborative Arts and Media (YORK149) See map
149 York St
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The Digital Divide / Equality for education
Please join us this Fall for a 4-part conversation series featuring technologists, policy-makers, artists, educators, and other experts of their fields. Each monthly discussion invites new voices and practitioners to reflect upon modern advocacy and the potential to utilize technology to make a difference.

For Part 1, The Digital Divide / Equality for Education, we invite you to an urgent conversation about virtual learning and its unexpected toll upon our school systems as they grapple to maintain equal opportunity for students in the wake of COVID. Teachers, parents, IT specialists, and policy makers confront the responsibility for equitable resources to serve our schools.

“Technology + Social Justice” aims to investigate the impact of innovation upon our communities, and take a close look at both the present and future prospects for social change.

September 24th Panelists include:

Maximillian Re-Sugiura
Principal, HS of Art and Design NYC

Max is a public high school principal with 13+ years experience in the NYC DOE. His education is rooted in public schools and a combination of state and local universities for his own mastery of special education, technology/media instruction and school building administration. Now in his second year of leadership at the High School of Art and Design, Max serves a student body of 1500+, a faculty of 140+ members, and families from every borough.

Amelia Allen Sherwood M.Ed.,
Anti-Bias & Anti-Racism Director, Elm City Montessori School,
New Haven, CT

Amelia is deeply passionate about education especially early childhood. She has a B.S. from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and an M.Ed. in Education Leadership from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. She is currently finishing up her Montessori training from the Montessori Teacher Academy in Dana Point, California. Amelia has been with ECMS since the school opened in 2014.

Michael Illian
Network Specialist at Connecticut Region #16 School District
New Haven, CT

Michael has 20+ years in the IT field working in a variety of industries from manufacturing to publishing to e-commerce to higher education. In serving Connecticut’s #16 school district, Michael integrates virtual classroom technology and interactive platforms.

Ashley Taylor
Music Educator, Music Director
Mantua Township, NJ

Ashley has taught band, strings, choir and general music in elementary schools for 12 years. She earned her Bachelor’s in Music Education from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Music and Music Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. Mrs. Taylor’s goal as a music teacher is to help
students realize their unique potential through the arts. Creating beauty through hard work and grit can be learned in music and continued for life.

Michael Camp
Coordinator of EL and Bilingual Services, Yorkville 115
Chicago, IL

Michael was named the Division Coordinator for Reading, World Language, and ELL for Bloom Township High School District 206 in Chicago Heights, where he oversaw the curriculum, instruction, and evaluation of those departments in both district schools. Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Secondary Education from Hofstra University, a master’s degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Regis University, and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership with Principal Endorsement from North Park University

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Please check back for details on the full schedule.

Part 1 / Sept 24: The Digital Divide / Equality for Education
Part 2 / Oct 8: Combating Chaos / Deep Fakes, Hacking, Fake News
Part 3 / Nov 12: The Future Landscape / Elevating Online Activism
Part 4 / Dec 10: The Digitization of Music-making

The series is produced by CCAM Artist in Residency:
Erin Sullivan

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