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Helping Educators Be on the Right Side of History Virtual Summit



The Speakers

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Jason Steinhauer 

Public Historian | Founder of History Club

on Clubhouse 

1619 Project Panel Moderator 

Dr. Lauren Colley

Assistant Professor of

Secondary Social Studies Education

The University of Cincinnati

Workshop Title: Disrupting Social Studies

Through Inquiry-Based Curriculum

and Teaching 

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Patrice Dawkins-Jackson

Associate, Networked Improvement Science

Carnegie Foundation for

the Advancement of Teaching 

Speech: What is a Teacher Leader?

Jessica Hulten

Assistant Manager of Education 

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Educator 


Workshop Title: Courageous 

Conversations: Building Positive


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Dr. Tierney Bates 

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Special Projects

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Keynote Speech: Operationalizing Equity:

Unpacking Systemic Racism

Dr. Todd Bradley

Policy Director

Ohio Mayors Alliance 

Workshop Title: Policies and Cities 

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Dr. Rhianna C. Rogers

Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Coordinator of the Global Indigenous Studies

SUNY Empire State College 

1619 Project Panelist 

Rico Rice 


Rice Education Consulting

Workshop Title: Pillars of Inclusion



Dr. Shakeer Abdullah

Vice President of Student Affairs 

Clayton State University 

Closing Speech: How to Take REAL Action 

on DEI?

Angie Jameson 

Library Media Specialist

Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools

The Path to Diverse, Equitable,

and Inclusive Library Media Services 

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Mandy J. Smith 

Director of Education

Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame 

Workshop Title: "It's Been Said All Along":

Talking About Race through Rock & Roll

Kate Slater 


Kate Slater Consulting 

Workshop Title: Educators

Deconstructing Whiteness

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Tim Messer-Kruse

Professor of Ethnic Studies in

the School of Cultural

& Critical Studies

Bowling Green State University

1619 Project Panelist 

Jonathan Howard 


Edgility Consulting 

Hiring for Equity: Advice

for Candidates and Hiring Managers

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Ron Rapatalo


Edgility Consulting

Hiring for Equity: Advice

for Candidates and Hiring Managers

John Nwosu 



Radio Show: How to Become an Antiracist 

School Counselor?

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Danielle St. Pierre

Board Member of  SafeBAE

Workshop Title: What is Your Identifier?

M. Geneva Murray

Director of Women's Center at

Ohio University

Workshop Title: Inclusive Pedagogy Academy 

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Michelle Miller 

Director of Partnerships & National 

Trainer of Pure Edge

Workshop Title: The Neuroscience of Stress &

the Reciprocity of Self-Care

Madison Maynard

High School Sophomore at Gilmour Academy

Co-founder of Minorities Together Movement

Founder of The Teen Media Project

Why are Diversity and Inclusion Important for the 




APR 24

April 24

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM 

  • Networking/Speed dating 

  • Poster Presentations from Pre-Service Teachers     

  • Exhibitor Hall

9:00 AM- 10:00 AM

  • Opening Remarks

  • Patrice Dawkins-Jackson (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)

  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tierney Bates (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Panel Discussion about the 1619 Project)

  • Jason Steinhauer (Founder of History Club)

  • Dr. Tim Messmer-Kruse (Bowling Green State University)

  • Dr. Rhianna C. Rogers (SUNY Empire State College)

  • Reggie Jackson (Educational Consultant at Nurturing Partners)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Skills Development Sessions)

  • Dr. Todd Bradley (Ohio Mayors Alliance)

  • Joseph Butler (Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame)

  • Dr. Lauren Colley (The University of Cincinnati)

  • John Howard (Edgility Consulting)

  • Jessica Hulten (Illinois Holocaust Museum) 

  • Angie Jamieson (Chagrin Falls School District)

  • Dr. M. Geneva Murray (Director of Women’s Center)

  • John Nwosu (President of ThinkDIFLife)

  • Rico Rice (Rice Educational Consulting)

  • Ron Rapatalo  (Edgility Consulting)

  • Kate Slater (Kate Slater Consulting)

  • Mandy J. Smith (Rock’n’ Roll Hall of Fame)

  • Danielle St. Pierre (The Every Voice Coalition)

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

  • Networking 

  • Poster Presentations from Pre-Service Teachers     

  • Exhibitor Hall

12:15 PM - 1:05 PM

1:05 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Closing Speaker and Remarks: Dr. Shameer Abdullah

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM​

  • Virtual Happy Hour

  • Speed Dating

  • DJ & Music



Q & A Session

Professor & Students

About the Summit

What is this Summit?

Recent events are forcing educators to question their practices and address the inequities that are occurring in their institutions. During this one-day free event, administrators, teachers, and students will network with other educators, share best practices, and develop actionable teacher leadership plans to dismantle racism in their schools, districts, and universities. 

What is Teach to Lead?

Teach to Lead is led by the U.S. Department of Education, ASCD, and Teach Plus. This initiative ​

has equipped teacher leaders from throughout this country with the skills to create systemic and substantial changes in their schools, districts, and communities. ​

Powered by Teach to Lead Summits expand the Teach to Lead structure to supporting organizations. These summits spotlight and advance the groundbreaking, teacher-led work that is currently happening across this country.   

Who Should Attend?

  • K-12 Educators

  • Pre-Service Teachers

  • Administrators

  • College Professors

  • Faculty



Summit is scheduled for April 24, 2021


This is a virtual summit that will be held online, and you can join from anywhere in the world.

​This summit seeks to do the following:

  • Increase pathways and opportunities for teachers to exercise leadership while remaining in the classroom

  • Elevate teacher voice to inform and develop policy and practice at the school-level and beyond

  • Expand existing efforts and create models to steer systemic improvements to benefit student learning

  • Convene a diverse group of educators who can lend a variety of experiences and perspectives to the Summit

  • Equip educators with the tools to create diverse, equitable, inclusive, and welcoming learning environments for their students 


  • Educating for Equity

  • Antiracist Pedagogy

  • Intersectionality of Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation

  • Inclusive Hiring Practices

  • Understanding Differences

  • Affinity Groups

  • Dismantling Systems of Oppression

  • Primary Sources in Daily Instruction

  • White Privilege

  • Crucial Conversations

  • Implicit Biases and Decision-Making

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Planning

Idea Submission:

Are you an educational leader that wants to develop a DEI project that would benefit your school, district, or university?  Do you want to enter for a chance to win $1,000 for your project? To apply, you must create a team comprised of 3-5 educators -- led by a current classroom teacher or college professor. Apply.







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