Dr. Ahrash Bissell
Letter from Dr. Ahrash Bissell, Director of Strategic Partnerships at The NROC Project

Greetings!

We are delighted to be part of this year's GlobalMindED conference, where a focus on equity will take center stage. We are a non-profit organization that partners with educators to create courses and tools designed to improve how college and career readiness is approached and supported. It is our belief that today's students face unprecedented barriers to academic and life success -- a problem that disproportionately impacts first-generation college goers, students of color, and low-income learners. Committed to growing access to high-quality educational opportunities, NROC supports closing this achievement gap.

We invite you to participate in our pre-conference session, where we will examine how educational programs and systems can better integrate and coordinate activities designed to improve student success. The positive and entrepreneurial energy and activity on display at the GlobalMindED conference bring to light a proliferation of programs, technologies, and other 'solutions' which may not be connected or coordinated in any overt manner. For students, it can become overwhelming to navigate these options within the context of their personal goals.

Our pre-conference session,   will afford an opportunity to consider your own needs, taking advantage of examples and leadership from the Hawaii Graduation Initiativethe UNCF Career Pathways Initiative, and NROC institutional members from around the United States. We are looking forward to a lively and highly productive conversation, and we expect the session will directly enhance your engagement with the GlobalMindED conference itself. Join us!
   2018 CONFERENCE
  
GlobalMindED and the PVBLIC Foundation invite you to our 
Opening Dinner on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

This event on June 9th will kick off the 2018 GlobalMindED Conference that will convene 1,000+ national and global thought leaders in business, education, STEM and more and 100 first-generation-to-college students. 

When: June 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm

   FEATURED PLENARY SESSIONS
  
Creating a World Without Ceilings: Courage for Bold Outcomes
Sunday, June 10th Lunch Plenary Session
Solving Wicked Problems Facing Low-Income Audiences: Removing Barriers for Students and Graduates
Monday, June 11th Morning Opening Plenary

Higher Education, First Generation Success, and Global Employment:  An Interview with President Janet Napolitano
Monday, June 11th Lunch Plenary Session
 

to GlobalMindED on Saturday, 
June 9 from 9 am to 3 pm

Facilitators:  Dr. Brenda AllenUniversity of Colorado DenverDr. Cynthia Demetriou University of Arizona Christine Salvesen University of Arizona

Facilitators:  Chuck SchroederRural Futures InstituteChantal UnfugDivision of Local Government, State of Colorado John Busch Siemens; Melissa FreigangLogistic Specialties Inc.

Facilitators: Carrie Romero-Brugger, Adams 12 Five Star Schools; Andrew Pratt, CityBridge

Facilitators: Dr. Bree Langemo , Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative
Dr. Rebecca Corbin ,National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship  (NACCE); Dr. Gene Coulson , Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education  (EntreEd)

Facilitator: Mary Haynes, LifeBound

Facilitator: Ann Kaiser, ProjectEngin

Facilitators: Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran, Digital Citizenship InstituteBrad Waid , International Award Winning Educator

Facilitators: Dr. Jeff Sidders, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment; Philip Kahn-Pauli RespectAbility USA

Facilitators: Lorena Zimmer, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce;  Tara Smith,  Office of Governor John Hickenlooper 
Innovative and Inclusive Programming for Changemaker Skills and Equitable Outcomes 
Panel LeaderEmily LambAshoka U

Never Say No: Navigating a Pilot Program for Under-Prepared College Writing Students
Panel Leader
Lisa Hacker
College of the Mainland

Collaborations in Entrepreneurial Thinking: Programs, Partners and Professional Development
Panel Leader National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship

Closing the Equity Gap at Minority Serving Institutions: What Works and Why 
Panel Leader:  Ed Smith-LewisUNCF Career Pathways Initiative

Math and English as Success Gateway: Improving Retention and Completion for First Gen Students
Panel Leader
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The NROC Project
 
University of Arizona and GlobalMindED Collaborative First-Generation College Student Success at Research One (R1) Universities: Innovative Programs and Supports 
Panel Leader: Dr. Cynthia Demetriou, University of Arizona

Strategies for a Success for African-American and Latino Males
Panel Leader:  Dr. Jon Hershey, Georgia Highlands College
 
Reversing Generational Poverty in Early Childhood: Life and Career Success Begins 0-5 with Strong Caregivers and Self-Sufficient Parent(s)
Panel Leader:  Dr. Crystal RoseOZY

Learning in the Global Classroom: Innovations for 21st Century
Panel Leader: Judy PereziLearn Collaborative

Quality, Continuous Professional Development: Student-Centered Design and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Panel Leader: Bryan Goodwin , McREL

Bold Moves to Transform Education: Innovations, Interactivity and Involvement
Panel Leader: Erika Twani , Learning One to One Foundation

The Edupreneur: Why Every Teacher Needs to Be a Workplace Entrepreneur
Panel Leader: Robert Hacker , StartUP FIU

Managing Every Difference: Equity Through Expansive Learning Alternatives
Panel Leader:  Dwight Jones, Former Colorado Commissioner of Education

Meeting the Challenge of Inclusion: Discovering Hidden Talents to Close the Access Gap 
Panel Leader:  Jane Shirley, Catapult Leadership


Building Bridges to STEM Learning for all Students 
Panel Leader: Dr. Jenny Nash, LEGO® Education North America

Opportunities: Leveling the Playing Field for Women and Minorities in Aerospace
Panel Leader: Michael LutomskiSafety, Reliability, Risk Management, Sustainability, and Human Space Exploration Expert

Thinking Outside the Box in STEAM: Preparing Students for an Unscripted Future
Panel Leader: Amelia MawlawiHP Inc.
 
Increasing Diversity in STEM
Panel Leader:  Dr. Reagan Flowers, C-STEM Teacher and Student Support Services, Inc. and Education Consulting Services, LLC

Closing the Skills Gap with Apprenticeships, Maker Spaces, Invention, Innovation and Experiences that Develop Competence
Panel Leader:  Dr. Emily Williams Knight, Study Group

Girls & STEAM: Equity, Inclusion, and Excellence 
Panel Leader: Sylvia Martinez, Constructing Modern Knowledge

Radical Inclusive Innovations in STEM 
Panel Leader: Dr. Penny Eucker, STEM School and Academy


Increasing Opportunity in Fragile Communities: Transforming Populations in Need
Panel Leader:  Gerard Robinson, Center for Advancing Opportunity

Creating a Diverse Talent Pipeline 
Panel Leader:  Dr. Sally Johnstone, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) and Foundation for Student Success

Truth in Journalism in the Age of Fake News 
Panel Leader: Liz Willen The Hechinger Report

Regional Collaboration for Connected Solutions: Rural Access for Broadband
Panel Leader: Chantal UnfugDivision of Local GovernmentState of Colorado

Reversing Intergenerational Poverty: Innovative Solutions for Self-Sufficiency and Employment
Panel Leader: Lorena Zimmer, Denver Chamber of Commerce  

Policies for Disaster Prevention and Relief 
Panel Leader: Sara Speer Selber The Project Management Team

Policies that Drive Outcomes and Access: Ralities and Blueprints to Make Change Happen
Panel Leader: Jeff Wasden, Colorado Business Roundtable


Alternative Success Pathways: Prison to Professional Pipeline, Badges, Credentials and Careers With and Without College
Panel Leader: Jay Savulich, Rising Tide Capital

The Future Workforce 2025-2030
Panel Leader:  Opo Herrera, Per Scholas

Public/Private Employment Partnerships: Vision, Leadership and Technology at Scale
Panel Leader: Brad Turner-LittleGoodwill Industries

Using Skills to Drive Innovation and Meaningful Work Based Learning
Panel Leader:  Stephanie VeckColorado Workforce Development Council

From "World" to "Work": What Stakeholders Can Do to Develop the Globally Competent Workforce of Tomorrow
Panel Leader: Nicole Goggin, Global Nomads Group

Creating an Effective Environment for Developing Global Work Skills
Panel Leader:
PAIRIN 

Inspiring Global Leadership in the Next Generation
Panel Leader:  Hope Mukai World Affairs Challenge


Non-Technical Careers Within Technology Companies
Panel Leader: David Scneider, HP Inc.

Blockchain and Encrypted Security
Panel Leader: Sally Eaves
Forbes Technology Council and Aspirational Futures

Gaming and Interactive Challenge-Based Learning
Panel Leader: Michael Cushman, DaVinci Institute

Outcomes Measurement and Data: Analytics that Drive Behavior
Panel Leader: Dr. Melissa Vito, University of Arizona

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Intellectual Property
Panel Leader: Mark Hellbusch GBprotect Inc.

AR/MR/VR: Visceral-Driven Learning and Skills Attainment
Panel Leader: Brad Waid Top 14 influencer in Augmented Reality

Diverse Tech Role Models: Filling the Pipeline 
Panel Leader: Maria Popo,  AMP10x


Social Determinants of Health: Why Your Zip Code Matters Communities of Health Through Fresh Food: Eliminating Food Deserts
Panel Leader:  Dr. Tista Ghosh, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
 
Chronic Disease Prevention: From Sick Care to Health Care
Panel Leader:   Phuong Dinh, Kaiser Permenante

The Architecture Of Healing
Panel Leader:    Roger Holzberg, Reimagine Well

Building Capacity: Pipeline of Future Health Workers
Panel Leader: Dr. Douglas Jackson, Project C.U.R.E.

Mental Health Solutions to Improve Access and Opportunity
Panel Leader: Dr. Jeffrey Druck, University of Colorado School of Medicine 

Diseases of Despair: Prevention, Treatment and Maintenance for Opioid Addiction, Abuse, Suicide Prevention and Other Afflictions
Panel Leader: Ashley Darnell, Public Health Consultant

Behavioral Health: Non-Traditional Support for Emotional/Social Solutions in Low-Income Communities
Panel Leader: Dr. Jeff Sidders Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Foundations/Funders Track

Creating a Level Plain Field: Investment Strategies that Mobilize Solutions, Talent, Outcomes
Panel Leader: Maia Sharpley, Learn Capital

Gender Equity: Unlocking Women's Collaborative Capital in Early Childhood, SEL and Other Key Areas
Panel Leader:  Alfa Demellash, Rising Tide Capital

Beyond Financial Support: Shifting Systems and Mindsets for First-Gen Students
Panel Leader:  Oscar Sweeten-Lopez Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

Finance is Ground Zero for Climate Change: Protecting Low-Income Communities
Panel Leader: Donna Morton, Change Finance

How Funders Can Influence Each Other with Blockchain and Other Impact Tools: Foundations, Community Foundations, Social Impact Investors and Family Funders (Invite Only Intensive)
Sunday, June 10th


Presenter: Travis Ratnam , Knowledgehook

As technology use in education becomes common practice, it is important to ensure that the tools that are deployed in classrooms are having an impact and not just checking the "technology" box. The first wave of technology tools for education were lauded for simply being digital, but how we apply technology to foster achievement and how that integrates with the traditional models of teaching are very important. 

The second wave of technology in education must be better. It must be more direct. It must enhance low-tech practices and strike the right balance between being disruptive and sustainable. Instructional Guidance System technology is designed to help teachers scale the practices that they are familiar with and empower them to take control of their classroom instruction in ways which weren't possible without technology. 

Learn how using data can transform the teaching and learning experiences for math classrooms and how it can all foster improved outcomes across schools and districts.

Presenters: Dionne Mack, Cox Automotive; Jennifer Smith, Lockheed Martin Space;  Ashley Sobke, Lockheed Martin Space

Develop your knowledge, capabilities and fortitude to address the complex dynamics of unconscious bias, microinequities and the culture conflicts that may arise in a diverse environment by leveraging Courageous Conversations as a communication, reconciliation and organizational development tool. In this presentation, participants will explore the concepts of unconscious bias and microinequities; understand the social and organizational impact that occur as a result of unconscious bias in the workplace; build awareness of the value that having courageous conversations can have; and identify tools and techniques to engage in courageous conversations with peers, leaders and direct reports.

Presenters: Jayda Shuavarnnasri and Sha'Kuana Ona, First Graduate

This presentation will focus on First Graduate's college and career coaching model. During this interactive presentation we will highlight the four key components of the coaching manifesto: 1. academic success, 2. career success, 3. social/emotional health, and 4. financial health. This model has helped us create deep, trusting relationships with the students we serve. Those relationships help us remove the myriad obstacles our students face as well as mirror their unique strengths.
Monday, June 11th


Presenters: Ben Snively and Bill Bales, Amazon 
 

Advancements in technology are paving new ways for learning. People speaking different languages can easily understand each other, content of all types becomes searchable, content is available across text, visual, and voice, and it's providing independence to people with disabilities. 

In this session, we'll discuss and cross pollinate needs and ideas for innovative and technology enhanced learning modalities: Personalized learning, Machine Learning and AI interactive materials, and utilizing data to better develop solutions.

Presenter: Dr. Sandra Upton, Cultural Intelligence Center

Cultural Intelligence, or CQ, is the capability to function effectively in any culturally diverse setting. It is a skill and it is proven to predict a student's performance when engaging across cultures. This session will focus on highlighting why this is such a critical skill for first-gens and how they can develop their CQ. Part of that development process involves creating inclusively excellent and culturally intelligent campus communities. We'll discuss strategies, that are research-based and practical, for moving the needle at both the student and institutional level.
Sunday, June 10th


Presenters: Dr. Marialice B.F.X. CurranDigital Citizenship InstituteBrad WaidInternational Award Winning Educator

Presenters: Dr. Jeff Sidders, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Colorado Department of Labor and EmploymentPhilip Kahn-PauliRespectAbility USA 

Presenters: Laura Flaxman and Laura Hallberg, Pivot Learning

Pivot Learning utilizes a change design process to help high schools transform themselves. Working with school leaders, Pivot facilitates design teams made up of a diverse group of the school community's stakeholders to create reconfigured schools centered around Linked Learning pathways that prepare students for both college and career. Pivot coaches also work with the school leaders to grow their leadership skills and capacity.
Monday, June 11th


Presenters: Heather Terenzio, Techtonic Group;  Josh Davies , The Center for Work Ethic Development

This session will take the audience through our experience in creating a DOL certified Apprenticeship in a non-traditional field. We will talk about the changes we had to make internally in order to make this happen. We will also talk about how this changed our culture and our relationships with our clients. We will also talk about case studies and success stories.

Presenters: Margaret McCormick and Richard ResendezImaginarium: Denver Public Schools' Innovation Lab

Culturally relevant teaching practices require teachers and learners to have positive relationships. Learn strategies to build relationships with your students and personalize your classroom in order to be culturally relevant, engaging and meaningful.

Presenter: Keri Smith, One Colorado

In 2015, a majority, 98%, of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students reported hearing anti-LGBTQ remarks from peers and school staff on a regular basis. Additionally, sexual orientation and gender expression remain the two of the highest reported categories for identity-based harassment and assault in schools. There are many actions school communities can take to improve the safety and inclusion of LGBTQ students. This session will review the work of One Colorado's Safe Schools Program, the lived experiences of LGBTQ students, laws and policies protecting LGBTQ students, and actionable steps to make schools safe and affirming.
Sunday, June 10th

Presenter:  Deidre Orriola, University of South Florida

According to the Office of Civil Rights, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 protects people from discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs which receive federal funds. Typically, adherence to Title IX reminds the reader of funding in men's and women's sports; prevention of sexual harassment and assault; equity in hiring, salary and promotion; and protection for transgender persons. Participants of this roundtable will be able to 1) Examine their institutions barriers and facilitators to gender equity in the context of Title IX, and 2) Develop a plan to address gender equity at their institution.

Presenters:  Tania Hogan, Julia Trejo (student), Rebecca Buchannan (student), Zainab Hashem (student), University of Colorado Denver

This session will share the unique experiences of first generation students in an undergraduate teacher preparation program, NxtGEN, which specifically recruits, prepares and supports our next generation of diverse and talented teachers. You will hear first-hand experiences and success stories from the students and residency coordinator of how a community of learners was developed and what supports and opportunities are available for students on campus and their school sites. In addition, some ongoing challenges and barriers that they face on campus and at their school sites will be shared with some possible solutions.

Presenters: Lyndsey Anderson and Eleanor Garrett , America Needs You

The presentation will focus on supporting first-generation college students in securing internships. An internship provides essential career experience and is a central stepping-stone to securing full-time employment after graduation; however, low-income, first-generation students face unique challenges in the internship process. This presentation will focus on America Needs You's approach to supporting students in searching for, securing and thriving in an internship experience. Attendees will leave the session with a sense of America Needs You's best practices in leveraging volunteer support, managing relationships with corporate partners who provide internships, and equipping students with tools for success.
Presenter:  Kevin Carter, Adonai Center, Inc.

The roundtable will examine the philosophical and pragmatic rationale behind the Adonai Center's Fellows model which addresses the human capital development needed to enhance the value of African American young males, equip them with professional skills and competencies, enable them to understand their role in society, and position them to compete and survive in a global economy.
Monday, June 11th


Presenters:  Dr. Elena Sandoval-Lucero and Dr. Jean Runyon, Front Range Community College

Community colleges have an access mission. The diversity of our students requires effectiveness in educating students who have been underrepresented in higher education. Community colleges must examine how students experience the campus, and improve student outcomes. Campus initiatives promoting inclusion cannot be delivered piecemeal. Employee diversity must increase, and campuses must engage in self-reflection to examine their own assumptions, and have courageous conversations about equity. The impetus for these initiatives must come from leadership and be articulated at all levels of the organization. This session describes the process used to promote inclusion, and increase equity at two Colorado community colleges.

Presenter:  Thomas Leyba, ASU Teacher's College and Time to Teach

Participants learn research-based strategies and best practices for highly effective classroom management. They learn successful techniques that can be used immediately to cut down on 70 percent of low-level discipline problems in the classroom, restoring valuable instructional and learning time and establishing a calmer teaching environment. No repeated warnings, no arguments, no threats. 
 DEEPER DIVES
Sunday, June 10th

Gender Equity: The Men, Women and Outcomes for Equality

Presenters:  Nikki McCord , McCord Consulting Group; Dr. Anita Sanchez, Sanchez Tennis & Associates, LLC; Kim Desmond, Denver Office on Women & Families; Cynthia James, Cynthia James Enterprises
Unrealized Impact: The Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Presenter:   Becky Crowe, Co-Author of Unrealized Impact, The Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Based on data from over 200 organizations and thousands of staff reporting on their perceptions of working in those organizations, we published a report title Unrealized Impact. We learned that bringing behaviors, processes, and culture into alignment with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) beliefs requires more than shared commitment. Accelerating the pace of change requires effective execution of tactical strategies with resource investments to support. Join this interactive session to evaluate your organization's DEI maturity, learn from similar organizations, and create a plan around how to get beyond shared organizational commitment to action and impact.
Monday, June 11th

HP Tech Day of Industry for Students Only (June 11)

Apply below
 PROBLEM-SOLVING LABS
Sunday, June 10th

Early Childhood: 2Gen Strategies Reversing and Preventing Opportunity Youth, Dropouts and the Pipeline to Prison

Presenters: Dr. Rosemarie Allen, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Math and English on Your Phone: Learning on the Go Opens Doors of Access for Non-Traditional Populations

Presenter: Dr. Jessica Rothenberg, Cell-Ed
Monday, June 11th

Coaching for Personal and Professional Success 

Presenter: Donelle Hogarth, LifeBound
IDEA CAFÉ
STUDENT EVENTS
June 9-11, 2018


SESSION A 

Intercultural Training: From Awareness to Competence - the RWS Tool Kit for Intercultural Competence and Personal and Professional Development 
with Dr. Melinda Cain

SESSION B 

First Gen Professional and Life Skills: Making Impressions, Personal Branding,Telling Your Story 
with Adrian Rosado and Rocio Perez
 

COLLEGE STUDENTS CAN APPLY HERE by May 30th (there is no fee for students to attend)
TECH DAY OF INDUSTRY
Monday, June 11th from 8:45 am to 4:30 pm

GlobalMindED and  HP Inc., Intel, Nvidia, Broadcom, and Colorado Technology Association invite you to our Tech Day of Industry
 
The Tech Day of Industry is an event for inspiring, engaging, and empowering underserved populations and first-generation students - from first gen-high school graduates to first-gen college students - ages 16-19.

Students will spend a half-day with HP and various Northern Colorado companies, have lunch with Tech leaders, participate in the Career Fair and attend the Closing Reception. 

STUDENTS CAN APPLY HERE (there is no fee for students to attend)
CAREER FAIR 
Monday, June 11th from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm












GlobalMindED invites students to our Career Fair with College Degree and Career Fair with High School Diploma

Students will meet various companies as part of the GlobalMindED conference. 

STUDENTS NEED TO RSVP HERE (there is no fee for students to attend)




  Support our First-Generation Student Leadership Program 


Your support and contributions will translate into valuable networking connections for First-Gen student leaders and their peers.  

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