Education Leaders to Explore Community-Focused Opportunities to Foster Student Success

Graphic: Summit on Nevada Education, Tues., Nov. 16 learn more at unlv.edu/education
Sep. 15, 2021

7th Annual Summit on Nevada Education brings together researchers, advocates and policy leaders to support “The Whole Student.”

Education leaders, researchers, and community advocates will join forces at the 7th Annual Summit on Nevada Education on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 at UNLV’s Student Union.

This year's gathering, which will be a hybrid of in-person and online events, is themed, "The Whole Student. The Whole Community." Event organizers saw that lessons from the pandemic magnified the importance of working together to foster PK-20 student success. 

“Education is not a stand-alone solution,” explains Danica G. Hays, Dean of UNLV’s College of Education. “It’s one ingredient of many that supports communities, families, and students such as economic stability, mental and physical health, and affordable housing. So, this year we're exploring community-focused approaches to addressing the whole student.”

The day-long program includes a panel discussion led by Nevada Independent Co-Editor Jon Ralston featuring:

  • Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Melody Rose
  • Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction Jhone Ebert
  • Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara

In addition to giving the luncheon keynote address, National Teacher of the Year, Nevada’s own Juliana Urtubey, will host an online breakout session scheduled to accommodate educators who cannot attend during the regular school day.

Other breakout sessions will explore topics such as education policy, anti-racism, diversification of the educator workforce, STEM education, Critical Race Theory, trauma-informed care, and community wrap-around services to support students and their families.

Admission for the full conference encompasses both the in-person and online sessions and is $35 when purchased by October 15. After October 15, full conference admission is $50 and registration at the door is $65. Attendees wishing to attend the online-only sessions may purchase admission for $20 each.

Information, including the latest schedule updates, registration, and opportunities for educators to earn CEU hours, is available online.