Pollyanna Conference 2020

You are invited to attend "Building Community Through Inquiry: Culturally Responsive Teaching, Culturally Caring Community" at St. Andrew's Episcopal School.


Saturday, January 11, 2020

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Dell Fine Arts Center (Southwest Parkway campus)

8:00 - 8:20 AM: Registration and Light Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 AM: Welcome and Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ali Michael
10:10 - 12:00 PM: Breakout Sessions for Sharing Stories by Constituent Groups
12:00 - 12:50 PM: Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 PM: Student Panel; Ali Michael Part II; Q&A with Ali and Kendall
3:10 - 4:30 PM: Mixed Group Breakout Sessions for Formulating Action Plans
4:30 - 5 PM: Refreshments and Mingling

The day will be divided into two parts: a morning session and an afternoon session. The former will focus on culturally responsive teaching practices and the latter, more generally, on what defines a culturally responsive/caring community. Our faculty have been reading two fantastic books to get them ready for intensive discussion come January: Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain by Ms. Zaretta Hammond and Raising Race Questions by Dr. Ali Michael. The motto of Pollyanna, the organization we have partnered with to help plan this gathering, is Every Voice Matters. Let’s explore this concept together on behalf of the outstanding youth in our care.

If you have any questions leading up to the conference, please contact Kendall Evans at kevans@sasaustin.org

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  • Lower & Middle School

    1112 West 31st St.
    Austin, TX 78705
    Lower (512) 299-9800
    Middle (512) 299-9850
  • Upper School

    5901 Southwest Pkwy.
    Austin, TX 78735
    (512) 299-9700

Located in Austin, Texas, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private co-ed elementary, middle and high school for grades K-12. Students benefit from dedicated faculty, a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.