7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Morning Speaker and Forum Launch
Claudia L. Martinez, Executive Director, California Subject Matter Project (CSMP)


8:45 – 8:55 a.m.

Campus Welcome
Yvette Gullatt, Vice Provost for Diversity and Engagement and Chief Outreach Officer, UC Office of the President
Gary S. May, Chancellor, UC Davis


8:55 – 9:15 a.m.

Featured Speaker, Morning Session: The State of Youth Civic Engagement
Mindy Romero, Founding Director, California Civic Engagement Project, UC Davis


9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

Opening Keynote: Empowering Student Leadership Through Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement
Gayle E. Hutchinson, President, California State University, Chico

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9:45 – 10:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Supporting Culturally Relevant K–12 Curricula Through Informal STEAM Education Activities
Gerardo Aldana
Ballroom A

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.


Developing Engaged Citizens Through Multilingual Literacies
Nancy Salsig and Carol Sparks
Ballroom B

Connecting Students to the Environment with Marine Mammal Evolution
Brian Foley and Mahya Babaie
Ballroom C

Tackling Environmental Concerns Now and in the Future
Shelley Brooks and Tuyen Tran
Conference Room A

A Graphic Experience: Using Literature to Help Youth Explore the Conditions That Shape Their Choices and Social Engagement in the Community in Which They Live
Shervaughnna Anderson-Byrd
Alumni Center AGR Hall

Writers 4 Life: Leveraging Technology and Community to Prepare Students to Engage in the World
Tim Dewar and Daryl Myers


11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Teachers as Leaders and Learners: Advancing Professional Practice/Learning Through Analysis of Student Work
Robyn Lee-Giuseffi and Linda Palomino
Ballroom A

Making History: Helping Students Connect to the Past
Phyllis Goldsmith and Rachel Reinhard
Ballroom B

Supporting Language Learners' Sense-Making in Science
Dawn O'Connor and Maria Simani
Ballroom C

Empowering Eco-Literate Global Citizens
Emily Schell and Barbara Vallejo Doten
Conference Room A

Education For Civic Responsibility: Acquiring Intercultural Knowledge to Fuel Global Civic Engagement
Elizabeth Matchett and Duarte Silva
Alumni Center Allewelt Conference Room

Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice
Kyndall Brown
Alumni Center AGR Hall


12:30 – 12:45 p.m.




12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

1:15 – 1:25 p.m.

Introduction of Lunch Conversation and Format
Nancy McTygue, Executive Director, California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP), UC Davis


1:25 – 1:50 p.m.

Featured Speaker, Afternoon Session: The FAIR Act and Civic Engagement
Don Romesburg, Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, Sonoma State University


1:50 – 2:15 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote: Civil Rights and Civic Engagement
Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

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2:15 – 2:45 p.m.



2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Promoting Civil Discourse: Structured Academic Conversations
Stacey Greer and Jeff Pollard
Ballroom A

Exploring the Role of Argumentation in Secondary Science Classrooms
Melanie Villanueva
Ballroom B

Creative Works as Civic Engagement
Kristine Alexander, Armalyn De La O and Courtney Sawada
Ballroom C

Connecting Students, Families and Schools
Diana Zaragoza
Conference Room A

Broadening Our Approach Towards Equity and a Well-Rounded Education
Dianne Wilson-Graham and Liane Cox Tomich
Alumni Center Allewelt Conference Room

Writing With Make Cycles: The California Literacy Standards and Beyond
Peter Kittle and Kim Jaxon
Alumni Center AGR Hall

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.