Monday, March 27, 2017

CALL FOR CHAPTERS: Responding to Learner Diversity and Difficulties

News update from Information Age Publishing

Responding to Learner Diversity and Difficulties


Dennis Conrad, SUNY Potsdam
Stacey Blackman, University of the West Indies
A volume in the series: Caribbean Discourse in Inclusive Education
Editors: Stacey Blackman, University of the West Indies and Dennis Conrad, SUNY Potsdam

The second volume in the Caribbean Discourse in Education Book Series “Responding to Learner Diversity and Difficulties” invites critical reflection on the way schools and educational institutions, in general, respond to learner diversity and difficulties students experience with learning in 21st Century classrooms. The issue of how education and schools can respond to learner diversity and difference is complicated given that it encompasses a whole range of factors that include but not limited to: the student's age, ability and academic performance, culture, disability status, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio‐economics status, and urban‐rural differences. We invite chapters that offer a critical analysis and/or recommendations of how educational institutions in the Caribbean, the Diaspora, and other international contexts meet the challenges associated with diverse needs and learning communities. Contributions can be theoretical, empirical, cross‐cultural, interdisciplinary, discursive, quantitative, or qualitative in nature.

We invite Chapters on the following areas
1. Educational Assessment and Research‐based Interventions
2. Education for Social Justice and Peace
3. Responding to Learning Difficulties
4. Collaborative Partnerships and Approaches that work
5. Leadership for Inclusive Education
6. Meeting the Needs of Students‐at‐Risk
7. Reducing Exclusionary Practices in Education
8. Responsive Curriculum and Pedagogy
9. Supporting Student Diversity and Learning Difficulty
10. Using Technology to Engage All Learners
11. Teacher Education – Models and Innovations for Diverse Classrooms

Both abstract and full papers on any area outlined above can be submitted for consideration. These should be original and not under review by any journal or conference review panel.

Manuscript length
Manuscripts should be 25‐35 pages [US letter] in length and should not exceed 7,500 words, excluding references and submitted in Times New Roman 12, double spaced. All manuscripts should conform to American Psychological Association Style (APA) including any tables, figures, and Artwork. We also ask that authors have their final chapters professionally proof‐read to avoid delays in the publishing process. A list of approved proof readers and services will be available from the Editors on request.

Tentative Schedule for Publication:

Abstract Submissions: April 15, 2017

Submission of Chapters:
Drafts of completed manuscripts are due by June 23, 2017
Final submission of manuscripts are due by November 25th, 2017

Anticipated Publication Date:
 April 1, 2018

Send inquiries to:

Dennis Conrad,
School of Education and Professional Studies,
204 Satterlee Hall, Potsdam, NY 13676
Email address:

Stacey Blackman,
School of Education, University of the West Indies
Cave Hill Campus, P.O. Box 64, BB11000
Email address:
View this call for chapters online:

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

College Board 2017 Prepárate Conference Educating Latinos for the Future of America, April 25-26, 2017, Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Orlando, FL

College Board 2017 Prepárate Conference
Educating Latinos for the Future of America
April 25-26, 2017

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
Orlando, FL

The College Board's Prepárate™ conference assembles education professionals from across the nation to discuss new solutions and approaches that will help Latino students succeed. 

For more information:

Friday, March 10, 2017

DEADLINE for WISC Fellowships-in-Residence Applications March 15

WISC calls for 
Fellowships-in-Residence Applications

Arts, Sciences, Cultural Preservation, Business and Philanthropy

WHO: Scholars, professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply. WISC seeks proposals aligned with our focus areas, broadly defined, of the arts, sciences, cultural preservation, business and philanthropy. Proposals by women are accepted, as are those of anyone working in these focus areas as they relate directly to the interests and experiences of women.

WHAT:  Applications are open for WISC fellowships. Applications are welcome from individuals or groups needing a place to work on creative work or a publication; scholars with research interests in a local archive or collection; project developers seeking a space to develop a program or proposal; or others whose work relates to advancing scholarship and awareness of the achievements of women in WISC’s focus areas. Please see the list of past WISC Fellows for an idea of the breadth of topics WISC has accepted in the past. 

WHEN:  Applications are accepted year round. Applications will be reviewed twice a year on November 15 and March 15. Accepted fellows will be notified within eight weeks after these deadlines.

WHERE:  Fellows will be housed in shared space in two residences in Santa Fe, NM. Housing includes a private bedroom with a desk, private and shared bathrooms, common space for meeting and access to a wireless network and printer.


Chad Alligood, curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, working on a monograph of Judy Chicago's early minimal and feminist work. Watch Chad's presentation and Q&A with Judy here.

Alesandra Zsiba, Educator, The Identity Project.

Jenny Price, public writer, artist, environmental historian, working on a book entitled Stop Saving the Planet!: A 12-Step Guide for 21st-Century Environmentalists. Her presentation to the Yale Climate & Energy Institute can be seen here.

Alyson Mead, author, screenwriter, playwright working on a play about Octavia Butler. Visit Alyson's Website.

Stephanie A. Shields, Departments of Psychology & Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Penn State University, working on "Gender and the Politics of Emotion in Everyday Life: Authenticity, Legitimacy, and Social Appropriateness". Read More about Stephanie's Work.

Jessica Tyner Mehta, writer and poet, working on a collection of poetry, "Savage," centered around prison love letters. Visit Jessica's Website.

Katherine McNamarra, writer, working on “War on the Yukon,” an essential chapter from Orphans and Strangers, a memoir in progress about the author’s surrogate mother “Malfa Ivanov,” well-respected Native Alaskan educator and businesswoman. A Video of Katherine Reading her Work.

Lee Ann Roripaugh, Poet Laureate of South Dakota, working on Tsunami vs. The Fukushima 50, a project that emerged in response to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake/tsunami and subsequent Fukushima disaster in Japan. Visit Lee Ann's Website.

Carolyn Chen and Grace Leslie, composer and musician, electronic musician and music cognition researcher, working on a multi-movement work for flute, guqin, field recordings, and custom-built motion-capture software, exploring ways of inhabiting real and imagined spaces. 


Gifts to WISC are tax deductible. 

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Events of Interest

WISC Fellow Jenny Price at the Acequia Madre House

Jenny Price will be in residence at WISC for the month of March working on her book Stop Saving the Planet!: A 12-Step Guide for 21st- Century Environmentalists. Her book asks how “environment” has become a dirty word in American politics. It identifies how “save the planet!” environmentalism has too often been trickle-down environmentalism—and it calls for far more robust and equitable solutions.

Tuesday March 21, 2017


WISC brings incredible scholars, artists and others to Santa Fe as fellows-in-residence. We hope you will support this important work by becoming a member.


Laurel Savino
Women's International Study Center
614 Acequia Madre
Santa Fe, NM 87505


WISC honors women’s accomplishments, supports study and research through fellowships, and facilitates inter-generational, multi-cultural and cross-disciplinary dialogue via symposia, conversations, and other events.

WISC is dedicated to inspiring and enabling women around the world to achieve their full potential.

WISC-AMH.ORG          INFO@WISC-AMH.ORG          505-983-6538 

Seminario Bimensual: Oaxaca entre el presente y el pasado

Estimad@s colegas

Nos permitimos invitarlos a la sesión del Seminario Bimensual: Oaxaca entre el presente y el pasado a celebrarse el 23 de marzo del 2017.

Contamos con el texto que presentará la autora, por si están interesados en leerlo previamente a la sesión.


Coordinadores del Seminario

Daniela Traffano Alfieri (CIESAS, Pacifico Sur)
Manuel Hermann Lejarazu (CIESAS, Ciudad de México)
Salvador Sigüenza Orozco (CIESAS, Pacífico Sur)
Antonio Escobar Ohmstede (CIESAS, Ciudad de México)

Correo electrónico:


This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for the 14TH INTER-AMERICAN SYMPOSIUM ON ETHNOGRAPHY AND EDUCATION is March 15.

The symposium this time will take place in both Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. It was extremely important to have a venue on both sides of the border, in order to make sure that scholars who may not be able to come to El Paso may participate. We will have streaming of key presentations on both locations in order to facilitate participation for most of the event, even if participants cannot or decide not to cross to either side.

The co-organizers believe that more than ever it is important to create spaces to better understand the theme of this 14th symposium "Crossing Borders".

We are thrilled to have excellent keynote speakers whose work is highly influential across the Americas:
Duke University
University of California, Los Angeles
Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Scholars will come to discuss their work from many diverse countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Canada, Spain, and Mexico.  From Mexico, we have participants from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Navojoa, Sonora, Oaxaca, and Mexico City.

We are also featuring panels with teacher researches from the border region and Mexico!

Proposals (individual papers and panels) are due on March 15, 2017.

Visit our website to submit an abstract and for more information:
Please, share widely. Thanks!


Maria Teresa de la Piedra, Department of Teacher Education, The University of Texas at El Paso

Char Ullman, Department of Teacher Education, The University of Texas at El Paso

Patricia Ames, Departamento de Ciencias Sociales, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Judith Kalman, Departamento de Investigaciones Educativas del Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del IPN (DIE-CINVESTAV-México).

Brendan O'Connor, School of Transborder Studies, Arizona State University

María Teresa de la Piedra, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies & Research
Associate Professor of Bilingual Education
Education Room 415
The University of Texas at El Paso

Sunday, March 5, 2017

LEAD Summit VIII: Mobilize/Organize your Town Hall Viewing Event to watch/engage the Summit via the online webcast

Conference LocationSMSU Event Center - Cal State University, San Bernardinoand more than 1600 Town Hall Viewing Events across the nation and globe.
Reaching 300 million+ with Global Webcasts and On-Demand Replay / FB & YouTube LIVE   / Print Media / TV, Cable & Radio Broadcasts, Segments & Interviews

Mobilize/Organize your Town Hall Viewing Event to watch/engage the Summit via the online webcast

Dear LEAD NetRoot Partners and Colleagues,
Now is the time to organize and mobilize your institution, business, organization, or school/class for observance of Latino Education and Advocacy Days 2017.
LEAD Summit VIII, our network's showcase event, is scheduled for Thursday, March 30, 2017
Here is the event website:

LEAD Summit VIII will be webcast live from the campus of Cal State San Bernardino - Santos Manuel Student Union Event Center, which means it can be viewed via the internet, in real time, but will also be available after the fact with the on-demand function. One goes to the URL web address, and you and any of your members watch the summit from your location. Enjoy and engage in the segments, including the "red carpet" interviews.  The webcast includes "chat" functions so that you may participate by posing questions remotely, as well.

The URL / Webcast link will be posted on the event website in a few days from today.

There is no need for full video conferencing capability nor a user ID or password, and neither is a fee involved; just your collaboration to make the event as successful as possible. This reflects your institution's commitment to enriching diversity and addressing the Latino educational crisis, and see this program as an important resource. 

Many of you have participated in past years, and if so, we already may have your institution, business, organization, or school/class listed.

If you are new to the LEAD Network and you are not listed, please let us know right away, so we may include you among those who pledge to view.

You can host your event for the entire duration of the LEAD Summit 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (PST) or you can host for just one or a few of the segments. If you commit to watch any piece of the day, we will list you! Also, let us know if there are multiple sites in your local network, so we may include them all in our count. 

Take a look at our program line-up:

Begin by identifying a suitable space, and start advertising the event to your members, campus and/or community.
To host a Town Hall Viewing Event we recommend:
1)      Auditorium or large classroom
2)      T1 or High Speed Internet Connection (absolutely necessary for the streaming video).
3)      Video Projector with amplified audio
4)      Moderator, to stimulate discussion during video breaks.  Try to come up with a call to action for your local community

you may download this logo and/or event flyer/poster for use on your website to promote the LEAD Summit.
Please contact Rob Garcia, Information Technology Consultant, for any questions on technical requirements and for any questions regarding the use of the logo.  Please customize as needed for your event.

Let us know what your plans are this year so that we may notify the LEAD network of education professionals.

Contact me to UPGRADE to a Sponsor/Donor Level - and get higher visibility for your institution, business, organization?

Follow Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD) on any or all of our social media networks, and help promote a broad-based awareness of the crisis in Latino Education 
and enhance the intellectual, cultural and personal development of our community's educators, administrators, leaders, parents and students.  
Share our links and show your online community that Latino education is the economic imperative of our time, and the civil rights issue of our generation. 

Official Social Media Ambassadors for LEAD Summit VIII: Puente Project    -   Please use the hashtag #LEAD2017 when participating via social media

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