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Concurrent Presentations

 

Thursday, April 12, 2012 – Morning Breakout Sessions


Utilizing Student Voice to Increase Teacher Effectiveness and Student Engagement                   

Presenters:

·         Michael DiCicco, Instructor, Department of Secondary Education, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

·         Brian Barhaugh, Executive Director, Co-founder, Project VOYCE, Denver, CO

·         Phillip Douglas, Student Engagement Specialist, Project VOYCE, Denver, CO

·         Samantha Lobato, Youth Leader, Project VOYCE, Denver, CO

 

Nurturing Co-Teaching Relationships in an Urban Teacher Residency Program               

Presenters:

·         Gloria Hill, Garden State Partnership for Teacher Quality, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

·         Patrick Westcott, Associate Professor, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

·         Lynn Biehn, Collaborating Teacher, LEAP Academy, Camden, NJ

·         Timothy Collura, Urban Resident, LEAP Academy, Camden, NJ

 

Urban Teacher Grow Your Own Programs

Presenters:

·         Cerissa Neal, Jackson Public School District, Jackson, MS

·         Shandra Claiborne, Coordinator of Program Admission, GROWS Summer Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA

 

Everyone at the Table: Engaging Teachers in Evaluation Reform

Presenters:

·         Ellen Behrstock Sherratt, Researcher, Educator Quality, American Institutes for Research

·         Martín Carcasson, Senior Public Engagement Fellow, Public Agenda

·         Allison Rizzolo, Senior Communications Associate, Public Agenda

 

Guiding Pre-Service Teachers’ Understanding of Urban Education

Presenters:

·         Tammy Schwartz, Urban Teaching Cohort, Miami University, Oxford, OH

·         Thomas A. Dutton, Professor of Architecture and Interior Design and Cincinnati Professor of Community Engagement, Miami University, Oxford, OH

·         Kim Wachenheim, Senior Lecturer, Early Childhood and Middle Childhood Education Programs, Miami University, Oxford, OH

·         Kathryn Young, Assistant Professor, Secondary Education, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO

·         Amanda Slezak, Pre-service Teacher, Secondary Education, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO

 

 


Thursday, April 12, 2012 – Afternoon Breakout Sessions


 

Helping Teachers Use Data to Inform and Differentiate Instruction in Urban Schools

Presenters:

·         Diane Stevens Robinson, Coordinator of Diversity, Canton City Schools, Canton, OH

·         Mary Beth Medford, Educator, Canton City Schools, Canton, OH

·         Sandra Just, Principal, Thomas Jefferson High School, Denver Public Schools

·         Elizabeth Buffington, School Wide Intervention Teacher, Thomas Jefferson High School, Denver Public Schools

·         Kate Greeley, High School Data Assessment Partner, Denver Public Schools

 

Effective Practices for English Language Learners: Infusing Culturally Responsive Teaching into the SIOP Model

Presenters:

·         Rebecca Canges, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO

·         Lorretta Chavez, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO

           

Teacher Preparation in Urban Settings

Presenters:

·         Elizabeth Fullerton, Assistant Professor, College of Education and Human Service, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

·         Wanda Lastrapes, Assistant Professor, College of Education and Human Service, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

·         Chase James, Interim Executive Director, UNITE, Chicago, IL

·         Kate Kloepper, Associate Director, UNITE, Chicago, IL

 

Evaluating Teacher Candidates’ Readiness for Today’s Diverse Classrooms

Presenters:

·        Andrea Whiittaker, Director, Teacher Performance Assessment, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

·        Tyra Lopes Mendes, Program Director, Center for University School Community Partnerships, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

·         Jennifer Whitcomb, Associate Dean, Teacher Education, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

·        Natalie Rivas, Student Teacher, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

 

Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners Math, Science, and Language Arts

Presenters:

·        Merryl Goldberg, Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Department, San Diego County Office of Education and California State University, San Marcos, CA

·         Elizabeth Franklin, Executive Director for the MAST-EL Project, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

·         Lori Reinsvold, Project Director, Mathematics and Science Teaching Institute, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

·         Salvador Di Marco, Acting Principal, Archuleta Elementary School, Denver Public Schools

 


Friday, April 13, 2012 – Morning Breakout Sessions


What Does Culturally Responsive Teaching "Look Like" in Practice?

Presenter:

·         Francine M. Tompkins, Director, PK-16 Initiatives, University of Wisconsin System, Madison, WI

 

Alternative Pathways to Urban Teacher Preparation

Presenters:

·         Heather Bilton, GaTAPP Coordinator, Recruiter, New Teacher Support, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, Savannah, GA

·         Gail Sherer, Field Services Coordinator, Georgia Transition to Teaching Grant Programs, Southwest Georgia RESA

·         Cyndy Stephens, Director of Educator Workforce Recruitment and Development, Georgia Professional Standards Commission

 

Rethinking Teacher Evaluation in Urban Districts: Lessons from Chicago

Presenter:

·         Sara Ray Stoelinga, Senior Director, Urban Education Institute, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

Helping Teachers Build Parent Engagement in Urban Schools

Presenters:

·         Kathleen Mooney, Director of School Partnerships, Families In Schools, Los Angeles, CA

·         Marilyn Chipman, Equity Specialist Coordinator and Affiliate Professor of Education, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO