Terrapin EdTalk audience members

Terrapin EdTalks: Advancing Equity

Terrapin EdTalk Speakers on stage with Dean Jennifer Rice.

On Thursday, October 3, 2019 the University of Maryland College of Education (COE) and Dean Jennifer King Rice presented COE's inaugural Terrapin EdTalks. In this College of Education centennial celebration event, we featured five faculty talks that highlight how the college is paving the way to advance equity in Maryland and beyond. 




The "Non-Smart" Use of Smart Technologies by UMD's Dr. Patricia A. Alexander

Dr. Patricia A. Alexander presents her Terrapin EdTalk titled, "The "Non-Smart" Use of Smart Technologies: The New Digital Divide for Today's iGeneration." During this talk Dr. Alexander encouraged the audience to think about the over- or misuse of technology by today's iGeneration and the impact the new digital divide has on connections between peers.

From Oakland to Wakanda by Dr. Imani Goffney

Dr. Goffney presents her Terrapin EdTalk titled From Oakland to Wakanda: Transforming Mathematics Classrooms to Become Equitable and Empowering Spaces for Black and Brown Students. During this talk Dr. Goffney discusses the implicit bias that exists in mathematic curriculum as a result of decades of segregation and the inequitable distribution of academic resources.

Experience and the Brain by Dr. Nathan A. Fox

Dr. Nathan A. Fox presents his Terrapin EdTalk titled Experience and the Brain. During this talk Dr. Fox gives a brief background on his research in child development and urged the audience to consider the importance of proper child rearing environments that provide safe, stimulating and healthy environments for children. 

Race on Campus: Debunking Myths with Data by Julie J. Park

Dr. Julie J. Park presents her Terrapin EdTalk titled Race on Campus: Debunking Myths with Data. During this talk Dr. Park challenges assumptions around how race works on college campuses for students of color. 

Advancing the Nation by Dr. Sharon Fries-Britt

Dr. Sharon Fries-Britt presents her Terrapin EdTalk titled Advancing the Nation: Investing in the Education of Black Collegians. During this talk Dr. Fries-Britt discusses her research around the experiences of high achieving blacks in higher education and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.