Creating Space for Authentic Voices at the Intersection of Technology, Culture, and Identity
Join fellow peer schools at Gill St. Bernard's for a full day of keynote presentations, group activities, and thoughtful discussions designed to empower 7th and 8th grade students with the resources to be authentic advocates for others and themselves.
Saturday, October 21
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Performing Arts & Community Center (PACC), GSB Campus
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Marsha Maxwell
With extensive strategic, tactical, and operational technology experience, Dr. Marsha Maxwell is a visionary who creates cutting-edge environments and applications, utilizing emerging technologies and neuroscience to amplify educators' impact on students' engagement and foster a culture of innovation within organizations. Her areas of expertise encompass augmented analytics, immersive experiences, artificial intelligence, machine learning, STEAM programs, and cybersecurity advocacy. Marsha is particularly passionate about promoting STEM/STEAM initiatives, especially for underserved and underrepresented groups, from kindergarten through university and beyond. She has been a distinguished speaker at numerous educational summits and workshops hosted by renowned organizations such as Microsoft, Apple, and Google, showcasing her expertise in education technology, innovation leadership, strategic analysis, decision-making, and promoting equity and inclusion in the realm of technology.
In this Summit, students will discuss these essential questions as they explore their current experiences:
- What do I need to feel included in my community?
- What does my community need to provide additional spaces of support?
- What steps can students take to help make positive social changes to their school climate?