The Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center's Annual State Leaders’ Summit is an invitational, one-day experience, designed to engage state leaders in strategic dialogue focused on ensuring equitable education opportunities for all students and to foster cross-state collaborative partnerships. This year’s Summit will bring together Region III state-level leaders from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, South Dakota, Nebraska, and North Dakota and scholars to participate in critical conversations about equity considerations and solutions related to stakeholder engagement.
Equity in Action: Authentically Engaging Stakeholders in Equity-Focused State Planning
Objectives: Participants will
- Engage in dynamic roundtable discussions with fellow state leaders and scholars to examine tensions and dilemmas related to the advantages of and complexities of engaging stakeholders in equity-focused state planning.
- Receive information from colleagues around the region about strategies for identification and engagement of youth, parents/caregivers, educators, and community collaborators as stakeholders in state planning.
- Create collegial support networks within the center’s 13-state region.
- Learn from Dr. Ted Hamann about his award-winning project that improved education environments for diverse students by engaging stakeholders from local education agencies, the Nebraska Department of Education, and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.