Empowering and Engaging Diverse Perspectives: A P-16 Approach


Dean Gavazzi

Morning Keynote: Robert Moses

Robert “Bob” Moses is the founder and president of the national Algebra Project. Bob worked as a civil rights organizer in Mississippi in the early 1960s, where he became the field secretary of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He is credited for leading Freedom Summer in 1964, and was a driving force behind the creation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Bob is also a Harvard-trained educator. He was awarded a MacArthur "genius grant" in 1982, which he used to start the Algebra Project, a national non-profit organization devoted to ensuring quality education for all Americans.

Dean Gavazzi

Afternoon Keynote: Leslie C. Moore, Ph.D.

Dr. Moore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning and a core faculty member of Language, Education & Society (LES) and Foreign and Second Language Education (FSLED) at Ohio State University. Her research examines the social and cultural patterning of language and literacy development in communities whose members use multiple languages and participate in multiple schooling traditions.