November 3-5, 2021
CLSBA Unity Summit
California Latino School Boards Association Presents
Accelerating Latino/a/x Student Success
A Virtual Event
Call for Proposals
CLSBA’s Annual Unity Summit will bring together school board leaders from across the state for a candid discussion about what education leaders and elected officials can do to accelerate the learning of Latina/o/x students as the pandemic rages on. This year’s theme, Accelerating Latino/a/x Student Success recognizes that this crisis has created conditions Latina/o/x students experienced disproportionate impacts after over a year of virtual learning. The pandemic exacerbated and widened existing inequities faced by Latino/a/x families who are unable to access broadband or other resources needed to meet their children’s educational, social, emotional, and nutritional needs.
Be the premiere professional development opportunity for school board members who commit to advancing effective and equitable policies that strengthen the academic opportunities for of Latino/a/x students, families, and faculty, and the quality of the elementary and secondary schools within their communities.
The 2021 Theme
Accelerating Latino/a/x Student Success.
- Strategic Leadership
- Diversity, Inclusion, and Ethnic Studies
- Leadership, Advocacy, and Policy
- Equity Issues and Practice
Who should submit a proposal
We are calling for all school board trustees, education equity professionals, state and local government representatives, education partner organizations, and all education industry leaders to submit proposals sharing thought-provoking presentations, interactive demonstrations, and engaging conversations.
Length of Presentations
Breakout sessions represent the core of the conference offerings and feature a successful policy, practice, program, or key issue. Breakout sessions are 60 minutes in length, may include multiple presenters and are intended for 50-75 participants.
Proposals should supplement and enhance the conference theme, Accelerating Latino/a/x Student Success, and fit into one of four tracks: Strategic Leadership, Diversity, Inclusion, and Ethnic Studies, Leadership, Advocacy, and Policy, Equity Issues and Practice. The Selection Committee welcomes proposals related to any dimension of the Latino/a/x experience, including but not limited to:
Proposals may be presentations, workshops, or other creative modes of promoting Latino/a/x student success and engagement. Proposals may be submitted by individuals or organizations.
Presenters are expected to engage participants in interactive learning activities, provide electronic handouts (optional), and be prepared to respond to post-conference requests for more information. Breakout sessions will be hosted on the online event platform Hopin.
Conference proceedings will be made available to all participants after the conference. Presenters must agree to share a narrative summary of their presentations or a copy of their PowerPoint slides.
Presentations should be interactive, engaging and relevant to the learning outcomes of this conference. If the presentation focus is more appropriate for a corporate agency, it will not be considered unless a clear connection to the collegiate experience is understood by the Selection Committee.