The University of North Texas is a hub of Fortune 1000 companies, and thriving startups and the North Texas region has one of the largest, most vibrant economies in the world. Frisco is at the heart of this economic boom -- located in one of the fastest-growing areas in the country and home to the $5 Billion Mile. The University of North Texas New College at Frisco is an off-site instructional facility that provides a workforce of business, tech, and people savvy leaders and problem-solvers who can take companies to the next level.
The theme for this year is “Multicultural Education: Developing Digital Competencies for Global Citizenship.” TXNAME is soliciting conference proposals that focus on the reflective and responsible actions and advocacy that are promoted through the varied layers presented in multicultural education, digital competency, and global citizenship. Conferences proposals should respond to ideas such as citizenship and multiculturalism as well as digital literacies and digital fluency. Particular proposals that address or respond to the intersectionality of these ideas are especially desired. Proposals are encouraged from varied approaches and may include community engagement, social advocacy, community and educational research, teaching in educational spaces, and through recognized praxis. Research is encouraged from community leaders, teachers, scholars, and students.
While highlighting the multicultural practices throughout the State of Texas and Region 5 of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), the upcoming 17th annual conference will continue to profile the community, conversations, and collaborations that support education while expanding to evolve through the intentional focus on developing an understanding of multicultural education and global citizenship through digital competencies. Through our conference proceedings, stakeholders (students, educators, agency workers, policy-makers, families, community members, etc…) will share their work on enhancing educational experiences for marginalized students, and shared strategies to empower students, families, and communities to become effective advocates for education and global citizenship