Speeches & Public Appearances

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  • Panelist for Educational Testing Service (ETS) held on January 17th, 2018 in Washington, DC. The program topic was “Beyond Horizons: A Recognition of Scholarship and Achievement.”

  • Speaker at The Distinguished Lecture Series: “The Critical Role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the Postsecondary Computing Education Landscape.” held on February 20th in Arlington, VA.

  • Speaker at the 11th Annual Asa G. Hillard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Research Course on African Americans and Education held on April 13th in New York, NY. The program topic was “Publishing Scholarship on African Americans and Education: A Conversation with the Editor of The Journal of Negro Education.”

  • Keynote Speaker for the 2018 “Black Think” Symposium, in Baltimore, MD, held on May 1st. Topic of discussion: The Education Pipeline-From Classroom to Career.

  • Participant at School to Prison Pipeline: Decriminalizing Public Education held May 16th in Washington, DC

  • Panelist for The Male Educators of Color Collaborative, in Washington, DC, held May 19th. Theme: The State of the Black Male Educator.

  • Speaker at the District of Columbia Commission on African American Affairs at Calvin Coolidge High School in Washington, DC.
    Dr. Toldson will presented on: The State of Education for Black DC.

  • Keynote Speaker at the Virginia Is for ALL Learners: Education Equity Summer Institute – Policy, Practice, and Preparation – Closing Achievement Gaps in Virginia conference, in Richmond, VA, held on July 24th.

  • Panelist at the 2018 National Urban League Conference held on August 3rd in Columbus, OH. The topic of the forum was  "Making a Way Out of No Way: African American Digital Education Innovation, Equity and Excellence"

  • Speaker at Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity held on August 13-14th at Brooklyn Law School.

  • Speaker at the 4th Annual Urban Superintendents Academy Conference held on August 24th in Alexandria, VA. topic Urban School Leadership.

  • Speaker at the Roundtable on Systemic Change in Undergraduate STEM Education held on September 6-7th in Washington, DC.