Education Technology

TI Talks speaker series

In our monthly online speaker series, education professionals and TI partners will explore how
our partnerships have positively impacted communities around the nation. They will cover
a host of topics, including preparedness for
post-secondary education, STEM career
pathways, computer science education,
equity and access in education.

Upcoming events

Check back soon for more TI Talks

Past events

A Shared Vision: Writing Success Stories One Student at a Time

Oct. 28, 2021

Duncanville ISD Director of CTE and College and Career Readiness, Shalontae Payne, discussed how to extend academic preparation and industry-based learning opportunities for students in K–12.

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Leveraging ESSER and Other Public Funding To Support After-School Programs and Address Career and Workforce Readiness

Sept. 2, 2021

Gina Warner, National AfterSchool Association President and CEO, gave insight into leveraging public funding to support after-school programs as well as career and workforce readiness. She covered the landscape of after-school programs in our country, the latest research on the value and importance of high-quality after-school programs, how to leverage public funding sources to support expanding programs, and more.

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Leveraging Stimulus Funding To Move K–12 and After-School STEM Initiatives Forward

June 3, 2021

Elizabeth Evans, Grants Office Senior Grants Development Consultant, reviewed the STEM-friendly stimulus funding for K–12 and after-school programs. She covered how this new influx of funding can be leveraged for STEM initiatives, how to position a request for funding to any source, as well as highlighted schools that are leading the way.

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Engineering From Day One

May 6, 2021

Speakers from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University shared an initiative focused on creating paths to engineering for underrepresented populations: first-generation students, minorities, women and those with socio-economic needs.

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Accelerating Student Engagement Through Computer Science and Data Science

April 1, 2021

The Santa Clara County Office of Education’s iSTEAM team shared initiatives with districts and partners utilizing the Design Thinking process.

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Begin With the End in Mind: Tapping Into Partner Strengths To Expand College Access

March 4, 2021

Traci O. Aucoin, the Lafayette Parish School System GEAR UP Project Director, focused on seeking and prioritizing partnerships and building intentional relationships within those partnerships.

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WeTeach_CS and You Can Too!

Feb. 13, 2021

Carol L. Fletcher, Ph.D., Director of Expanding Pathways in Computing (EPIC) at The University of Texas at Austin, shared:

  • Why computer science for all students is so important
  • National trends in computer science education
  • Resources to help your school/district build capacity for inclusive and equitable computer science education
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Navigating Equity and Access for Higher Education

Jan. 7, 2021

Cathy Moak, Ph.D., Project Manager for Professional Development for The University of Texas at Austin GEAR UP, shared how UT GEAR UP is working together with grant districts and partners to:

  • Address the inequities in college access
  • Increase expectations for all students
  • Expand opportunities for advanced math courses in high school
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Accelerating Student Outcomes Through Partnerships

Dec. 3, 2020

Dreama Gentry is the Executive Director of Partners for Education (PFE) at Berea College. She shared how PFE is helping rural communities overcome these three barriers to educational success:

  • Programming gaps
  • Capacity constraints
  • Systems misalignment
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