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Concurrent Presentations

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6th Annual Great Teachers for Our City Schools National Summit final program

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Plenary Presentations

 

Thursday, April 4, 2013 – Morning Breakout Sessions

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Collaboration of Families, Communities and Educators in Elevating Urban Schooling 

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Building Teachers of Color Pathways for Diverse Urban Youth

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Engaging the Disengaged: Blending On-Line and Hands-On Learning

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Promoting Teacher Leadership in Teacher Evaluation Reform

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It Starts With Teachers: Preparing Students for the Global Economy

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  • Gwen Shuster-Haynes, Director of School Engagement, West Central Region, Project Lead the Way, Indianapolis, IN

  • Glynis O’Leary, Director of School Engagement, East Region, Project Lead the Way, Indianapolis, IN

 

Thursday, April 4, 2013 – Afternoon Breakout Sessions

The Winning Formula for Educating African American Students

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  • Gail Thompson, Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, Fayetteville State University, NC

 

Teaching English Language Learners Academic Content: Lesson for Urban Teachers 

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Professional Learning Communities: Strategies to Support Teacher Effectiveness

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Strategies to Prepare Urban Teachers through Community Engagement

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Regional Collaboration to Prepare Effective Urban Teachers: A California Model

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  • Mark O'Shea, Professor, California State University, Monterey Bay

  • Donna Glassman-Sommer, Administrator, New Teacher Development/Leadership, Tulare County Office of Education

  • Sophia Vicuna, Project Manager, U.S. Department of Education, Teacher Quality Partnership, California State University, Monterey Bay

  • Marvin Lopez, Lead Recruitment Manager, U.S. Department of Education, Teacher Quality Partnership, Tulare County Office of Education

 

Thursday, April 4, 2013 – Networking Roundtables

1.     Anti-Bullying Strategies 

Hosts: Carmen Sanjurjo, Assistant Professor, Secondary Education, Metropolitan State University of Denver and Jan Perry Evenstad, Assistant Professor, Secondary Education, Metropolitan State University of Denver

 

2.     From the Other Side of the World to the Other Side of the Classroom: The Need for Strategies to Effect Positive Change in the Experience of Refugee Children and Youth in High-Need Urban Schools 

Host: Marilyn Chipman, Equity Specialist Coordinator and Affiliate Associate Professor of Education, Metropolitan State University of Denver

 

3.     Professional Collaboration Generates High Achievement

Host: Lindsey Ross, Teacher, Colfax Elementary School, Denver Public Schools

 

4.     Finding, Recruiting, Attracting, Hiring, and Retaining Teachers of Color

Host: Daphne Donaldson, Recruitment Manager, Office of Human Resources, East Baton Rouge Parish School System

 

5.     Differentiation Using Technology that Incites Motivation

Host: Wendy Turner, Math Teacher, P.R.E.P Center, Denver Public Schools

 

6.     Key Elements of Teacher Evaluation Systems: Lessons Learned from a Decade of Research, Development, and Implementation

Hosts: Tony Davis, Senior Director, Center for Educator Effectiveness, Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning and Charles Igel, Senior Researcher, Center for Educator Effectiveness, Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning

 

7.     Evaluating School Principals in Light of Principal Effectiveness Research

Hosts: Jenni Fetters, Research and Policy Associate, American Institutes for Research and Ellen Behrstock-Sherratt, Researcher, Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, American Institutes for Research

 

8.     An Analysis of the Research on Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness

Host: Mark Koester, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, Metropolitan State University of Denver

 

9.     REL Central's Teacher Preparation Research Alliance

Host: Stephen Meyer, Senior Research Associate, RMC Research

 

Friday, April 5, 2013 – Morning Breakout Sessions 

NBC Learn: Increasing Urban Student Success with Multimedia Content

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  • Bruce Wilson, Director, Higher Education, NBC Learn, New York, NY

  • Cynthia Lindquist, Chair, Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Reading and Education Technology, School of Professional Studies, Metropolitan State University of Denver

  • Andrew Kaufman, Social Studies Teacher, Hill Middle School Campus of Arts and Sciences, Denver Public Schools

 

Preparing Culturally Responsive Teachers Who Believe in Urban Student Success

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Preparing Teachers to Address the Needs of English Language Learners

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Building Academic Resilience in Urban Youth

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The Success of Every Student: Effective Strategies Using Data to Differentiate Instruction

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