10:30-11:00 am - Coffee, Networking & Registration
11:00 - 11:15 am - Welcome
11:15 - 11:45 am - EMA Regional Presentation: Aimee Gruber & Christina Dotchin
11:45 am - 12:30 pm - Lunch, brief overview of USC's new Master's degree in Enrollment Management
12:45 - 2:15 pm - Keynote Speaker Dr. Joshua Fritts
2:15 - 2:20 pm - Q&A
2:25 pm - Wrap-Up
2:30 pm - Adjourn
Registration: $25 / person
Meeting & Event Details: Please adhere to the School’s Conditional Use Permit and agreement with its neighbors by parking on the west side (adjacent to the School) of Arden Boulevard between Second and Third Streets, or west of the School. Please do not park south of Third Street or east of Arden Boulevard; this includes the east side of Arden Boulevard.
Keynote: Diversity and Inclusivity through Different Lenses: Building Capacity through an Inclusivity Walk Protocol
Joshua Fritts, Head of Elementary Division, The Lab School of Washington (DC)
Unless we purposely take a critical look at our schools through the lens of others, we risk overlooking key opportunities for our students and families to see themselves as part of our school community. An Inclusivity Walk Protocol is a tool to help school administrators, faculty, and staff to experience school through the lenses of their students and families, and in turn develop a list of steps that can be taken to make the school more inclusive for all. Attendees will be introduced to the concept of cultural lenses, learn how to use an Inclusivity Walk Protocol, and begin to brainstorm ways to build more inclusive school communities.
About Dr. Fritts: Dr. Joshua Fritts is head of the Elementary Division at The Lab School of Washington in Washington, D.C. Internationally renowned, the school serves students with learning differences from around the world through targeted and individualized interventions, arts integration, and experiential learning. Prior to Joshua’s current role, he served as head of teaching and learning for Qatar Foundation schools in Doha, Qatar, and as a school administrator and teacher in the Portland metropolitan area. Joshua earned his doctorate from Northeastern University in curriculum, teaching, learning, and leadership, with a focus on the teaching of reading for struggling learners through culturally responsive practices. He also holds an Educational Leadership Certificate, Master of Special Education, and bachelor's degree in history from Portland State University (OR). A native Pacific Northwesterner, he has traveled and lived around the world working with schools and speaking internationally to share his commitment to the success of all students and families. With over 30 years of experience as an educator, he offers many insights into creating truly inclusive multicultural educational settings.