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2018/19 Regional Convenings

Equal Opportunity Schools hosts regular regional convenings to inform superintendents, principals, and school and district leaders about our program. If you are interested in learning more about the application process, contact us at marketing@eoschools.org to attend an event.

These regional convenings are in the early stages of planning. Once dates are confirmed, we’ll update. In the meantime, send us a note if you’re interested in any of the tentative regions or in hosting a regional convening for your own region.

Scheduled:

  • Pennsylvania Convening – October 30, 2018
  • Minnesota Convening – November 13, 2018
  • Arkansas Convening – January 9, 2019

Target Locations:

  • Alabama Convening – TBD
  • Cleveland, OH Convening – TBD
  • Columbus, OH Convening – TBD
  • Connecticut convening – TBD
  • Florida Convening – TBD
  • Georgia Convening – TBD
  • Louisiana Convening – TBD
  • Maryland Convening – TBD
  • Massachusetts Convening – TBD
  • Mississippi Convening – TBD
  • New Jersey Convening – TBD
  • North Carolina Convening – TBD
  • South Carolina Convening – TBD
  • Tennessee Convening – TBD

2018/19 Upcoming Speaking Engagements

For detailed abstracts, please check the conference websites.

Oct 10-13, 2018 – Dr. John Ramos and Dr. Sasha Rabkin of Equal Opportunity Schools, along with SDUSD Area Superintendents Bruce Bivins and Sofia Freire will present at the 15th Annual ALAS Education Summit: Equity: United We Stand, San Diego, CA

Oct 22-25, 2018 – Dr. Sasha Rabkin and Jessica Paulson, of Equal Opportunity Schools will be presenting at the Tableau Conference, New Orleans, LA

Oct 24-28, 2018 – Reid Sarris, CEO & Founder of Equal Opportunity Schools has been invited to join a panel session and present at the Annual Fall Conference of the Great City Schools. His presentation will focus on Equity & Excellence: SDUSD Reduces their Latinx Student Gap through a targeted Equity Program, Baltimore, MD

Nov 16-18, 2018 – Dr. John Ramos and Dolores Caamano of Equal Opportunity Schools, will be presenting with Dr. Conner, Colleen Weiner and Omaris Journet of Middletown Public Schools, at the 2018 CABE/CAPSS Convention, Groton, CT

Jan 29-30, 2019 – Dr. John Ramos and Dolores Caamano have submitted an abstract to co-present with Middletown Public Schools, at the AP New England Forum, Boston, MA

Feb 14-16, 2019 – Dr. Chris Belcher, of Equal Opportunity Schools, will be hosting a pre-conference workshop with Dr. Matt Degner, Iowa City Community School District, Ed Winchester and Terri Verhaegen, Santa Ana Unified School Districts at the AASA National Conference on Education, Los Angeles, CA

Feb 14-16, 2019 – Dr. Chris Belcher, of Equal Opportunity Schools, will present a concurrent conference session at the AASA National Conference on Education, Los Angeles, CA

Feb 21-22, 2019 – Dr. Dave Marken and Dorothy Miranda, of Equal Opportunity Schools, along with our San Juan Unified School District district partner have submitted to present at the AP Western Regional Forum, Newport Beach, CA

Mar 30-April 1, 2019 – Dr. Chris Belcher and Dr. Wanda Brown, of Equal Opportunity Schools will co-present with Dr. Jack Smith, Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools, have been selected to present at the 2019 NSBA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Mar 13-15, 2019 – Bernadette Merikle and Dr. Terri Hackett of Equal Opportunity Schools have submitted an abstract to present at the Dream Deferred: The Future of African American Education conference being held in Los Angeles, CA

April 9-10, 2019 – Dr. John Ramos and Dolores Caamaono, of Equal Opportunity Schools, will with partner with Lamar Consolidated and Charlotte Mecklenburg to present their submitted abstract.  A Dream Deferred: The Future of African American Education, Philadelphia, PA


Past Speaking Engagements

Many of the presentations can be found by visiting the conference site. In some cases, presentations and/or articles can be found in our news feed.

July 18-20, 2018 – Dr. Chris Belcher and Dr. Andree Osagie , Lamar CISD, presented at the AP Annual Conference, Houston, TX

May 2-4, 2018 – Ryan Mosser, of Equal Opportunity Schools, presented on the experience of two Arkansas districts at the 2018 AAFC Spring conference, Hot Springs, AR

April 17-18, 2018 – Bernadette Merikle and Kirstin Wagner of Equal Opportunity Schools along with Ed Winchester and Terri Verhaegen, Santa Ana Unified School District, co-presented on Identify, Enroll, and Support Latino Students in AP at the Preparaté: Educating Latinos for the Future of America conference, Los Angeles, CA

April 7-9, 2018 – Dr. Chris Belcher and Dr. Daniel Cates, Township High School District 211, presented on Creating Equity of Opportunity: Recruitment, Support, and Success for Underrepresented Students in AP/IB Programs at the NSBA Conference, San Antonio, TX

April 3-5, 2018 – Dr. Adam Kay and Dr. Alejandro Torres, of Equal Opportunity Schools, presented a poster titled Using Improvement Science to Improve Belonging for Students of Color and Low-Income Students in AP and IB Classrooms at the Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education, San Francisco, CA

March 24-26, 2018 – Dr. Chris Belcher presented at ASCD National Conference, Boston, MA

Feb 15-17, 2018 – Dr. Chris Belcher and Ron Severson presented on Closing the Equity Gap in Advanced Placement at the AASA Conference, Nashville, TN

Jan 2, 2018 – Reid Saaris presented at ACE Center at Castilleja School, Palo Alto, CA

Nov 10, 2017 – Reid Saaris presented at SIEPR Policy Forum on Opportunities and Challenges in Improving K-12 Education, Stanford University, CA

Oct 25-27, 2017 – Dr. Tracey Conrad presented at College Board Forum, NYC, NY

Oct 11-14, 2017 – Dr. Chris Belcher and Dr. Lee Vargas presented at ALAS Conference, Houston, TX

Oct 6-7, 2017 – Dr. Chris Belcher presented at MSBA Annual Conference, Osage Beach, MO


Past National Symposiums

2017 National Symposium for Equity and Access
Oct 25-26, 2017 Chicago, IL
The Symposium for Equity and Access, supported by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, is an invitation-only forum with conversations focused at the superintendent and district leadership level.

This year, over 100 district educators attended and heard from industry experts, peer panelists, and EOS leadership on best practices to close the equity and achievement gaps. You can find videos of the sessions on our YouTube channel.

2016 National Symposium: Lead Higher
Sept 21, 2016 Washington DC
The inaugural recognition convening brought together district leadership to solidify their commitment to enable secondary schools to fully reflect their diversity at the highest academic levels; and to elevate our national conversation about low-income students and student of color beyond achieving proficiency to academic excellence.

You can find videos of the sessions on our YouTube channel.

Stay tuned for information on the 2019 National Symposium.