Rise Up Conference

Dr. John Pascarella
John Pascarella
USC- Rossier School of Education
John Pascarella
Dr. John Pascarella III is a Professor of Clinical Education in the Rossier School of Education and Chief Academic Officer of the Race and Equity Center at the University of Southern California. He is a nationally known expert in teacher education reform, racial equity, and digital media literacy who has influenced state policymakers, university leaders, deans, program directors, superintendents and K-12 district leaders to enact reforms that have improved the preparation of teachers and principals, increased access to information technology services and equipment, and advanced racial equity initiatives in K-12 schools, community colleges, and universities serving historically underserved students.


Advancing Race-Conscious Schools Now that the Court has Struck Down Affirmative Action
After the recent SCOTUS decision that struck down race-conscious affirmative action in college admissions, many school leaders and teachers have questioned how the ruling will implicate racial equity efforts in K-12 schools. This session will engage participants in a series of learning experiences that advance how they think and talk about race and racism after the Court’s ruling. Credible and current research will inform this engagement, which will introduce content and strategies that offer participants multiple and varied opportunities to learn and practice building racial literacy knowledge and skills. Dr. Pascarella will present contemporary cases of racial problems in K-12 schools, concrete examples of racial literacy-in-action, and practical strategies that educators can immediately use with colleagues, staff, faculty, and students.