ECOC 2022 Annual Summit
"We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the change we seek." ~Barack Obama
January 15, 2022  ·  United States

The Educating Children of Color Summit provides a unique opportunity for educators, juvenile justice, and child welfare professionals to enhance their ability to retain and inspire the students they serve. It is also an opportunity for high school students to learn about themselves while they explore higher education.  Through professional registrations at the Summit we award money to students to help defray the cost of higher education. Over the last 14 years, ECOC has awarded more than $231,000 in scholarships and educational gifts as well as 230 laptops to students attending the Educating Children of Color Summit. During the 2022 Summit, $150,000 in scholarship and educational gifts will be awarded to students in attendance. In addition, five $500 awards will be provided to educators for classroom enhancement or continuing education. 

Saturday, January 15
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Opening welcome to the ECOC 2022 virtual summit
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
We all have blind spots which impact outcomes for youth and their parents. Explore implicit bias and learn how to increase equity for your students, families and your school.
Incorporate the 5 values of Inclusive School Culture for exceptional learners through transformative and ambitious action steps to meet the needs of all learners including special education and gifted education.
COVID-19 has created adverse experiences for many youth. Students may not have the ability to discuss the emotions they feel. Their behavior, grades, or relationships may be indictors that they need assistance. Improve your skills for supporting students.
Examine identity as a tactic of resistance to combat assimilation, romanticization, misappropriation, and harm to generations of Native American artists. Investigate culturally responsive learning to strategize implementation on an individual basis.
CC's Stroud Scholar program prepares students for college by providing academic support and mentorship for 3 years during high school. Students completing the program earn admission to Colorado College and receive a financial aid package to attend.
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Students are showing more openness to racial and social justice issues. How can adults assist students in applying skills like critical thinking to embrace real societal change? How can we provide resources and support to this generation of young people?
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
As school districts, teachers and efforts to examine the history of this nation come under assault, it is critical to understand what the conflict is about and why the battle is worth fighting.
What is Educational Equity? Dr. Fields will provide an actionable definition and resources to help attendees achieve educational equity for their students and school communities.
Understand the characteristics and diverse learning needs of twice-exceptional learners. Develop collaborative cross-functional teams to ensure twice-exceptional students receive innovative and inclusive supports to be successful in school and life.
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is an evidence-based suicide prevention gatekeeper training. Learn the warning signs of suicide, get comfortable asking about suicide, and learn how to offer hope in order to get students the appropriate help.
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Join Colorado Springs School District 11 to discuss the D-11 Equity Policy; the findings and strageties of the Equity Audit; and how to push against the school sysem to hold schools accountable to ensure that every child receives a quality education.
Examine how restorative procedures can be added to current discipline practices to support inclusiveness for student success. Incorporate 'teachable' moments in discipline to minimize inappropriate behavior from re-occurring.
Join this turnaround leader who has instituted positive changes in low performing schools in Georgia and Missouri. She is expert in comprehensive school improvement, alternative education, dropout prevention, trauma and social and emotional learning.
Recent studies suggest that more young people than ever identify as LGBTQ and that a quarter of those youth are non-binary. How do we affirm youth in their identities, respect pronouns, and navigate the school system?
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Five $500 awards will be given to randomly selected educators for classroom enhancement or for continuing education. Must be in attendance to win.
Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals
Colorado Court of Appeals
Judge Schutz served as a 4th Judicial District Court Judge from 2010 to December 31, 2021. Effective January 1, 2022 he will serve the state of Colorado on the Court of Appeals.
Colorado College Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff
Colorado College
Adam A. Smith is the Executive Director for Academic Advising at the University of Kentucky.
University of Kentucky
Executive Director for University Academic Advising at the University of Kentucky
Director of Advanced Academics in Spring Independent School District
Tiffany Williams is the Director of Advanced Academics in the Spring Independent School District.
Educator Harrison School District 2
Special Programs Coordinator in Harrison School District 2.
Director of Student Support Services | CEO of Leading Out The Woods LLC | Host of the K-12 podcast: Leading Out the Woods
Matthew Woods is a K-12 educator in Virginia, and hosts the podcast, Leading Out The Woods. He is also the author of the children’s book series, ‘I Wanna Be…’. Connect on Twitter @woodfromawoods or visit his website
Assistant Principal & Educational Consultant
MRB Educational Consulting
A life-long learner and educational researcher dedicated to cultivating and championing all learners and implementing instructional and organizational processes that yield progressive growth.
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources St. Louis Missouri, co-founder of EduOpenings and BMESTL (Black Male Educators St. Louis)
Author of "How to Achieve Educational Equity."
Assistant Superintendent of Student Support for Kansas City Public Schools
Assistant Professor of Bassoon
Washington State University
Dr. Wilson holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Bassoon Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa. She is also a graduate of Boston University's College of Fine Arts and Eastern Washington University.
Suicide Prevent Coordinator for Pueblo County
Health Solutions
Heather Pelser is the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for Pueblo County.
Author and Educator "The Healing Journey: Relationships and Wellness Guide"
Educator, Poet and Inspirer.
Former Principal Columbine High School
Frank DeAngelis was the principal of Columbine High School during the massacre and continued in that role until 2014.
SpeakOut-The Institute for Democratic Education and Culture
Wise has been an anti-racism activist for 30 years. He has authored nine books including his highly acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son. His newest book, Dispatches from the Race War, came out in December 2020.