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5th National Summit Overview

Building Community Support for Urban Student Success

April 11 - 13, 2012

The 5th annual Great Teachers for Our City Schools National Summit: Building Community Support for Urban Student Success will take place April 11-13, 2012 at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

The overarching goal for the Great Teachers for Our City Schools National Summit is to build a national network where urban educators can share research findings, instructional practices, program strategies, policy initiatives and other resources aimed at developing and supporting the best and most effective teachers for students in high-need urban schools.

 

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Great Teachers Summit Plenary Presentations

Strategies to Prepare Effective Urban Teachers 

Presented by

·   Peggi Zelinko, Director, Teacher Quality Programs, Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education

·   Sharon Iorio, Dean, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

·   Thalia Nawi, Director, Denver Teacher Residency, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO

 

Using Data and Inquiry to Help Teachers Build Equity Focused College-Going Cultures  

Presented by:

·   Sara Melnick, Deputy Director, National College Access Network, Center for Urban Education, University of Southern California

·   Tia McNair, Senior Director for Student Success, Association of American Colleges and Universities

·   Tiffany Jones, Dean’s Fellow in Urban Education Policy, Center for Urban Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California

 

It’s Whom You Teach, Not Just What You Teach: Preparing Culturally Competent Teachers

Presented by:

·   Sonia Nieto, Professer Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture, School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

Educating African American Males in the Era of Opportunity Gaps

Presented by:

·   Peter Murrell, Professor of Urban Education, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD

·   Robert W. Simmons III, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD

 

State Efforts to Evaluate Urban Educator Effectiveness: Promises and Challenges of Implementation

Presented by:

·   Michelle Exstrom, Education Program Principal, Teaching Quality and Effectiveness, National Conference of State Legislatures

·   Lynn Holdheide, Education Consultant, National Comprehensive Center on Teacher Quality, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

·   Honorable Sharon Tomiko Santos, Washington State House of Representatives

 

Summit Collaborators

The Center for Urban Education wishes to thank and acknowledge the following Summit collaborators: