Nelson-Barber to Present on ESSA in Indian Education, Beyond Compliance to Innovation

photo of Sharon Nelson Barber

WestEd’s Sharon Nelson-Barber will present at the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Annual Convention, October 5-8, 2016, at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino in Reno, NV.

Nelson-Barber will present — along with Nadine Groenig, Fredina Drye-Romero, and Chuck Foster — “Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): The Tri-State Indian Education Alliance Explores Moving Beyond Compliance to Innovation” on Friday, October 7, 1-2:15pm.

In this workshop, participants will learn about approaches to school and community structures that create the conditions for Indigenous student success.

Visit the NIEA convention web page for more information.

Nelson-Barber directs the Culture & Language in STEM Education division of WestEd’s Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) program. Her research centers on understanding how the sociocultural contexts in which students live influence the ways in which they make sense of schooling in mathematics and science.

Note: Be sure to visit the WestEd booth #217 in the Exhibition Hall to learn about our career opportunities, research, services, and resources.

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