Carolina Hamburger, who is earning her MA in Education, shows us her research in Brazil, "Jongo, a circle for equality." The project was a journey of research and investigation carried out in a class of children (4 and 5 years old) who are discovering and experiencing this cultural practice. It aimed to value and promote representation of the Afro-Brazilian culture in the pursuit of racial equality. Through various experiences and exploring different languages, the children had the opportunity to learn about Jongo, Brazilian history and the constitution of its culture.
COVID-19 & Racial Equity: A National Reckoning in Public Education. A panel discussion that also included John B. King, Jr., former U.S. Secretary of Education and CEO of The Education Trust; Phyllis Lockett, Founder & CEO of LEAP Innovations; Cynthia Robinson-Rivers, the Founder & Head of School at Van Ness Elementary; and Keri Rodrigues, Founding President of the National Parents Union. The panel was moderated by Rehema Ellis, NBC News education correspondent and held during the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) 2020 Virtual Convention, and hosted by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. (00:57:18)
Sesame Colloquium. Leveraging Content and Context for Course Recommendation in Higher Education. The classic "Amazon style" recommendation based on "users like you" has been successful in e-commerce, but is insufficient for supporting the multifaceted goals of students and their institutions in higher education contexts. In this talk, Prof. Pardos discusses neural network approaches that have contributed to the potentially transformative effort to recommend more equitable transfer pathways between 2-year and 4-year degree granting institutions, the role they are playing in a production course guidance system deployed at UC Berkeley, and limitations that will be addressed by future research. (01:28:15)
The University of Colorado Boulder awarded Prof. Gutiérrez the 2020 George Norlin Award, the highest honor for CU Boulder alumni. The award ceremony included a video of Prof. Gutiérrez and her work. (00:01:11)
Race, Class, and the Path to College. A panel discussion that explores how does inequality in the K-12 school system complicate the mission of higher ed? How can colleges work more closely with school districts to address racial and class disparities? What else will it take to build a stronger pipeline to college? Other panelists include William R. Hite Jr., superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia; Carol Johnson Dean, interim president of LeMoyne-Owen College and former school superintendent in Boston, Minneapolis, and Memphis; Alicia Oglesby, director of school and college counseling at Bishop McNamara High School; and Kim Hunter Reed, commissioner of higher education for Louisiana. The event was sponsored by The Chronicle of Higher Education, and moderated by Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, and Scott Carlson, a senior writer at The Chronicle. (01:31:77)
Berkeley Coversations: Race, Law, and Education. A panel discussion that explored deeply-grooved roadblocks to racial equity in K-12 education — and ways to surmount them. Other panelists were included Christopher Edley Jr., a Berkeley Law professor; Maria Echaveste, president and CEO of the Opportunity Institute; and Mark Rosenbaum, director of Public Counsel. (01:10:59)
Berkeley Conversations. COVID-19: Mental health and well being for ourselves and our children. Three leading Berkeley psychologists discussed effective approaches and strategies for dealing with the anxiety, stress and uncertainty that are inherent parts of the COVID-19 crisis. Other panelists include Sonia Bishop, associate professor, Department of Psychology and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute; and Dacher Keltner, professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Greater Good Science Center. (00:31:58)