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2017 Latino Education Summit Agenda

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
Welcome Remarks and Intro’s


9:40 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
Concurrent Session “A”

10:25 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

10:35 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Concurrent Session “B”

11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Interest Sections in Great Hall

12:15 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.
UC Introduction of Public Officials

12:20 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Remarks by Paolo DeMaria, Superintendent of Public Instruction-Ohio Department of Education

12:4 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

1:10 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
OCHLA Latino Education Advocate Award Presentation

1:20 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 

Keynote Address – Dr. Juan Guardia, Dean of Students, UC

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Closing remarks

“Bridges to Innovation: Building Your Toolkit for Latino Success”



WHEN:  Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE:  University of Cincinnati – Tangeman University Center


The Ohio Latino Education Summit is an event that brings together educators, administrators, community leaders and policymakers to discuss prevailing issues regarding the education of Ohio's Hispanic students. The conference features workshops where selected participants share "best practices" with each other and with attendees, as well as additional programming focused on educational issues for Ohio Latinos.


Summit Objectives:


  • Provide practical training to educators, administrators and community leaders by identifying, selecting and showcasing the top initiatives addressing educational achievement among Ohio’s Latino students
  • Bring together educators, counselors, administrators and policymakers to help them share information, resources and ideas and build networks that transcend district boundaries
  • Equip attendees with the knowledge and resources they will need to better serve their Latino students.

This year’s featured workshops:


  • ESL goals – Student Leadership and Connectedness as a Retention and Graduation Strategy 
  • Unexpected Challenges in the Classroom: Educating Undocumented and Unaccompanied Latino Students
  • Changing a Generation – Bridging the Gap for Latino Students
  • Working Together to Make Things Better
  • Applying Language Modalities, Domains, and Standards in the Diverse Classroom
  • Legal Challenges Facing Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
  • Immigration Status and Academic Performance: Best Practices for Serving Undocumented and Mixed-Status Student Populations
  • Our Journey to Cultural and Linguistic Competency for Latino Students – Responsible Teaching and Community Partnerships
  • Bilingualism – A NEW Pathway Towards Graduation?
  • The Use of School-Based Mental Health Providers to Promote Psychosocial Well-Being and Academic Success Among Vulnerable Children
  • Cycle 7 – A Femergy, Fisher College of Business & Prospanica Collaboration
  • Building on Best Practices in Latino Career Development: Engaging Science Teachers as Change Agents
  • Ven y Acompañame – Life Through the Eyes of a Non-U.S. Citizen Latina Scholar
  • Serving Unaccompanied Children’s Needs through Social Services, Research and Advocacy
  • ¿Qué ESSA? What does ESSA mean for English Language Learners in Ohio?
  • Standards Based Instruction for Newcomer English Learners and Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE)
  • DREAMZone Ally Training
  • Building Science Networks for Latino Students, Faculty and Researches (For Students Only)