Institute on Best Teaching Practices for Equity, Poverty, and Diversity


Dr. Chris Edmin
Associate Professor at Columbia University and author of the New York Times bestselling book, For White
Folks Who Teach in the Hood … and the Rest of Y’all Too

Dr. Allison Sampson-Jackson
Licensed Clinical Social Worker focusing on effective trauma informed treatment practices and challenges for
children who reside in poverty or crisis


  • Promoting & honoring diversity
    Equity practices to promote high expectations for student learning
  • Responding to students’ emotional and social needs
  • Supporting economically disadvantaged students
  • Effective instruction for English learners
  • Learning from students
  • Many more

Early Registration by Oct. 15: $95 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
After Oct. 15: $115 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Presenter rate: $30

Sponsored by
Harrisonburg City Public Schools, James Madison University’s College of Education, and a coalition of Virginia city school systems


11/9/2017 8:30 AM - 11/9/2017 4:00 PM


James Madison University’s Festival Conference Center
1301 Carrier Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Contact Harrisonburg Hampton Inn - University to receive block hotel rate of $99/night: (540) 432-1111


Lisa Knupp
(540) 437-3321


Equity Institute.pdf


Curriculum/Instructional Methods English Language Learners (ELL)/English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructional Strategies Professional Development Professional Resources Social/Emotional