State of the States Webinar: Girls and STEM

State of the States Webinar Series - Girls and STEM

This month’s State of the States webinar focuses on what states are doing legislatively, through programs and with policy to eradicate the STEM achievement gap between boys and girls.

Ward Cummings, AACTE Director of Government Relations

Wednesday, January 22, 2020  10 a.m. ET




Preparing Educators for Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Classrooms

Educators in our schools across the country are working with students from communities that do and do not reflect their own lived experiences. We know that outcomes for students of color increase when being taught by a teacher of their same race/ethnicity, but every educator in the school must be an equity minded leader to ensure each and every PK12 student receives high-quality, inclusive opportunities to learn and grow in the classroom. This collaborative webinar, a second in a series of discussions, focuses on strategies to increase the preparation of both teachers and leaders. AACTE and the Learning Policy Institute’s EdPrepLab are excited to provide you with an opportunity to learn from and with our dynamic webinar leaders. These experts are steadfastly advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their practice, research, and daily interactions with teachers, leaders, and community stakeholders.


  • Erica McCray, Co-Director of the CEEDAR Center and Department Chair at the University of Florida
  • Mildred Boveda, Assistant Professor at the Arizona State University
  • Melissa Arias, Faculty Advisor in the Teacher Education Program at the University of California, Los Angeles
  • Jason Salisbury, Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET


View Previous Webinars

What Should High-Quality Principal Preparation Programs Look Like
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Social and Emotional Learning, Cultural Competence, and Equity in Teacher Preparation
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From Teacher to Principal: Educational Leadership Tracking System
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Successful University and District Partnerships for Preparing Principals
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The Challenges and Successes of Principal Recruitment and Retention
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November 2019 State of the States Webinar – Teaching Students of Color
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October 2019 Federal Update Webinar Recording
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View the full list of webinars in the AACTE Resource Library