mindSpark Learning is launching a new collection of events, the Trail 14 Series, which will cover some of the most important issues in education. The series will leverage expertise from some of the most prominent voices in the field of education and gather unique insights from community leaders.
The Trail 14 Series will traverse boundaries between education and industry, and create a new compass that points toward a future where education is the catalyst to economic growth, a dynamic talent pipeline and empowered students from all backgrounds.
The first event of the Trail 14 Series is Advancing Equity Across STEM, a partnership with Adams 12 STEMinspired. Advancing Equity Across STEM will feature robust conversations with some of the young entrepreneurs leading the charge in STEM education, the educators supporting student growth in STEM fields and insights from Chris Emdin -- one of the preeminent experts on equity in education -- whose examination of issues such as race, inequality and culture has influenced a unique Ratchetdemic Movement.
We only have 100 seats available for this event, and we anticipate tickets to go quickly. RSVP today!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Chris Emdin
Learn from some of the youngest and most unique entrepreneurs in education right now, and learn more about their journeys in a roundtable format.
Engage with the educators who are leading this movement in education, and how it has changed the way they approach teaching.
Network with like-minded leaders who are driven by innovation, and enacting the kind of change that leads to sustainable economies through education.
Discover the power of equity in STEM, and how young students can create incredible ideas, foster extraordinary change and lead the movement to a more informed future.
About Chris Emdin:
Dr. Christopher Emdin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University; where he also serves as Director of the Science Education program and Associate Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education.
He is an alumni fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University and served as STEAM Ambassador for the U.S. Department of State and Minorities in Energy Ambassador for the U.S. Department of Energy.
Dr. Emdin is a social critic, public intellectual and science advocate whose commentary on issues of race, culture, inequality and education have appeared in dozens of influential periodicals including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.
Dr. Emdin holds a Ph.D in Urban Education with a concentration in Mathematics, Science, and Technology; Masters degrees in both Natural Sciences and Education Administration, and Bachelors degrees in Physical Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry.
He is the creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement, and a much sought-after public speaker on a number of topics that include hip-hop education, STEM education, politics, race, class, diversity, and youth empowerment. He is also an advisor to numerous international organizations, school districts, and schools.
He is the author of the award winning book, Urban Science Education for the Hip-hop Generation and the New York Times bestseller For White Folks Who Teach In the Hood and the Rest of Ya’ll too.