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A Seat at the Table: Diversity in Edtech - Shared screen with speaker view
Peggy George
30:24
Hooray! Audio coming through loud and clear :-)
Peggy George
30:59
Awesome panel!!!
Renee Hendreson
31:08
Hello everyone I’m Renee Henderson from Maryland
Lauren Kocher - ISTE
31:13
Welcome, Renee!
Toutoule Ntoya
31:22
Welcome Renee
Peggy George
31:31
Hello to everyone! Greetings from Phoenix AZ.
Peggy George
34:16
having a voice that you know will be heard :-) totally agree!
Lauren Kocher - ISTE
34:26
Love that. Everyone at the table to acknowledge who ALL is at the table
Peggy George
37:00
I hope all of you will select “all panelists and attendees” when you type in the chat so we can all see your messages. :-)
Renee Hendreson
37:16
Yes to represent the students and families I serve
Carol Mahoney
39:30
Agreed. A lot of times we teachers who are on the front lines are not part of the conversation.
Peggy George
40:54
excellent point! be the squeaky wheel to make sure you are invited to the conversation!
Albert Thomas
41:21
We have to keep in mind diversity is more than race or ethnicity. Room at the table must be made for all, even those that have different views than us
Peggy George
41:41
there is a difference between being part of the conversation and part of the decision making :-) both are important!
Peggy George
42:48
I agree Albert! We need to think about what diversity means!
Albert Thomas
45:00
Sometimes a closed door is an opportunity to build something new. We can not forget we can build opportunities too
Renee Hendreson
46:30
Connections are important
James Starks
46:40
I think it's important to know your worth, market yourself with your KSAs, and be confident. I agree with networking is key.
Peggy George
48:19
I think it’s important to be aware of introverts vs extroverts in conversations. Both have something to say. :-)
Albert Thomas
49:21
Great point Santi
Peggy George
50:10
I have met quite a few educational leaders and keynote speakers who describe themselves as introverts and I’m always surprised. :-)
Desiree Alexander
50:23
I am an introvert
Toutoule Ntoya
50:33
I am always shocked
Desiree Alexander
50:38
I think it is understanding what an introvert really is
Peggy George
51:20
I think of them as “whisperers” who have a powerful message. :-)
Peggy George
52:08
such a great point! We never really know what each person is dealing with in their personal lives!
Lauren Kocher - ISTE
52:47
Cultures within cultures. So true!
Carol Mahoney
53:16
I find I make the most mistakes with students when I make assumptions about them.
Peggy George
53:41
so true Carol!! so easy to do!
Albert Thomas
53:45
Being an extroverts doesn’t relate to how outgoing someone is.
Desiree Alexander
54:21
Yes Carol!
Peggy George
54:39
being a good listener is really important! really listening to what they are saying and not just thinking about what you want to say next.
Carol Mahoney
55:02
So true Peggy.
Albert Thomas
55:45
Leaders have to be intentional about looking for diverse voices
Desiree Alexander
55:54
Yes Albert!
Peggy George
56:15
Would love to hear some comments about what strategies you use to help draw everyone into the conversation.
Peggy George
57:06
love that! once you find them how do you keep them! :-)
Peggy George
57:26
the real world!!!!
Peggy George
58:36
love how you rephrased that Desiree :-)
Desiree Alexander
58:47
:-)
Albert Thomas
01:01:06
Those looking to be discovered need to also make sure they have default visibility which is about putting yourself other there and sharing your knowledge where decision makers are
Peggy George
01:01:47
great idea! +1
Natalia LeMoyne Hernandez
01:02:49
thanks Peggy! :)
Peggy George
01:03:25
encouraging people to ask questions is a great strategy! they may feel they don’t have anything to offer, but their questions will bring them into the conversation
Peggy George
01:04:17
love that Alicia!!!
Peggy George
01:04:58
a general statement followed by a specific example will help them know you really mean it :-)
Peggy George
01:06:20
we are using a backchannel chat which goes a long way in helping us to feel involved with a “seat at the table.” :-)
Albert Thomas
01:07:01
I feel like sometimes I’m invited into the room but I don’t always feel welcome to take a seat.
Desiree Alexander
01:07:22
I just realized I have been making comments to only the panelist. Epic fail! haha
Peggy George
01:07:32
that has definitely happened to me too Albert!
Peggy George
01:07:56
haha Desiree!! Welcome to the conversation :-)
Desiree Alexander
01:08:12
HAHA! I have been commenting to you all...haha...oh well!
Toutoule Ntoya
01:08:22
Sometimes we literally have to bring up our chairs and find a place
Desiree Alexander
01:09:03
We have about 5 minutes left panelist...5 MINUTES
Toutoule Ntoya
01:09:22
WOOT WOOT
Desiree Alexander
01:09:49
Then 15 mins for questions and answers
Lauren Kocher - ISTE
01:09:52
Don't rush yourselves, I want everyone to make sure they have a chance to answer this question!
Albert Thomas
01:09:57
So true Toutoule
Desiree Alexander
01:10:03
Perfect!!! Thanks!
Peggy George
01:10:14
love that point about being persistent applying for a job! if you believe in yourself you’ll convince others to believe in you :-)
Albert Thomas
01:10:38
Peggy it is never fun being so close
Peggy George
01:11:34
so true Albert!
Albert Thomas
01:11:41
Yes Santi!
Santi Khairassame
01:11:54
:)
Toutoule Ntoya
01:12:43
I feel an administrator all in Alicia!!!! #GetIt
Santi Khairassame
01:13:10
YES
Peggy George
01:13:21
when you start your response by building on a comment made by someone else is really reinforcing and will encourage them to keep contributing.
Natalia LeMoyne Hernandez
01:13:40
Yes, Peggy! Lesson to all: be confident and believe in yourself :)
James Starks
01:13:53
I feel like I have a seat at the table as an education technology specialist. Sometimes you have to take a chair and place it at the table. It has really opened doors!
Toutoule Ntoya
01:14:10
And we all have a voice that needs to be lheard
Alicia Johal
01:14:40
Maybe one day T, but I love teaching too much right now :)
Albert Thomas
01:14:54
This is such an important conversation to be having with students.
Peggy George
01:15:46
As a principal one of my big challenges was getting my outstanding, very expert teachers day in and day out to have the courage to speak up in parent meetings. They were so comfortable talking to kids but not to parent groups.
Peggy George
01:16:19
that is such a valuable point Desiree!!
Jason Trinh
01:16:22
too often being the only POC at the table you need to be the voice of all marginalized group - this is an impossible task as we all can only share our own narrative.
Toutoule Ntoya
01:16:32
I wonder how many of your expert teachers are also silent during staff meetings and other spaces
Chevin Stone
01:16:41
amen to that Jason
Peggy George
01:16:43
exactly Toutoule!!!
Chevin Stone
01:17:39
yes
Chevin Stone
01:18:09
I usually end up coming off as the "angry black woman" because I'm standing up for a group
Desiree Alexander
01:18:35
YES CHEVIN!
Toutoule Ntoya
01:18:38
Just had that conversation Chevin online earlier today
Peggy George
01:18:57
This has been a great conversation!!! You have inspired and energized us all! Thank you for sharing!
Toutoule Ntoya
01:19:10
Thanks Peggy
Lauren Kocher - ISTE
01:19:14
Please don't hesitate to bring any more questions to the chat!
Desiree Alexander
01:19:20
Thanks so much!!!
Desiree Alexander
01:19:35
Any questions...we would love to discuss anything else!
Albert Thomas
01:19:37
This is an awesome discussion. Please do this again!
Peggy George
01:20:19
Are there any authentic team building activities you do with your staff to help develop that culture of inclusion?
Desiree Alexander
01:21:15
Thanks Albert, Diana and Peggy!
Peggy George
01:21:39
yes! wait time for sure! :-)
Chevin Stone
01:22:05
I like to do surveys or discussion boards to get the quiet ones to talk
Peggy George
01:22:08
what is that resource for cognitive coaching you mentioned?
Chevin Stone
01:22:18
rhymes with seven
Toutoule Ntoya
01:22:30
It comes from Center X out here in UCLA
Peggy George
01:22:32
the back to school ice breakers that are authentic
Peggy George
01:22:40
thanks!!
Jason Trinh
01:23:01
how do you handle microaggressions from colleagues when you are in a leadership role as some may view you as the token and not being there because of merit?
Desiree Alexander
01:23:35
Lauren, do you want us to answer that last question or throw it to you...I know you need to do announcements...
Lauren Kocher - ISTE
01:23:50
Go ahead and answer, but we'll call that the last question!
Peggy George
01:24:07
I found it I think! Can’t wait to explore it further! https://centerx.gseis.ucla.edu/about/
Chevin Stone
01:24:16
I just smile and keep on being fabulous @ jason
Toutoule Ntoya
01:24:24
So glad peggy
Peggy George
01:24:32
hahaha Chevin! that’s great!
Toutoule Ntoya
01:24:58
Brush the dirt off your sholders @Chevin
Toutoule Ntoya
01:25:21
Being fab kills hate every day of the week
Albert Thomas
01:25:24
Alicia, That is why the skill of storytelling is so important
Desiree Alexander
01:25:26
Thats a t-shirt waiting to happen Chevin
Natalia LeMoyne Hernandez
01:26:02
hahaha! That’s great! @desiree
Peggy George
01:26:05
thank you all for this great conversation!
Albert Thomas
01:26:46
Silence can be viewed as acceptance
Toutoule Ntoya
01:27:13
Yesssss Albert if no one is saying anything it'll continue happening
Albert Thomas
01:28:44
We also have to understand it is an opportunity to help them grow if we confront the behavior.
Carol Mahoney
01:29:04
Thank you for this conversation!
Lauren Kocher - ISTE
01:29:14
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ISTEPLS
Santi Khairassame
01:29:21
Thank you all, especially to our attendees
Jason Trinh
01:29:31
thanks you all for a great conversation!
Albert Thomas
01:29:35
Thank you. We need this conversation to happen at ISTE 2019. Please!
Natalia LeMoyne Hernandez
01:29:40
Thank you all for being here!
Lauren Kocher - ISTE
01:29:43
https://www.iste.org/events/webinars“Physical Computing for ALL with Scratch 3.0, Micro bits, Makey Makey and Circuit Playground” Sept 19 at 4 PT / 7 ET
Toutoule Ntoya
01:29:46
I agree Albert
Albert Thomas
01:29:52
Thank you all!
Toutoule Ntoya
01:29:53
A sesesion perhaps
Desiree Alexander
01:29:53
Thank you all so much for attending!