Monday, January 16, 2012

What Works in Urban Schools

This What Works in Urban Schools conference on Jan. 21 in NYC looks excellent:

Please join us on Saturday, January 21, 2012 for the first annual What Works in Urban Schools conference.

There is 
one week left to register, so please sign up today and share this opportunity with other New York City educators.


What Works is a new professional development opportunity for New York City educators to come together across schools and organizations to learn and share. Our explicit goal is to bring together a community of educators from across traditional public schools, charter schools, and independent schools – all eager to improve their craft, all aligned around common teaching and learning goals and aspirations.


The conference program features more than 30 workshops spanning K-12 content areas, a panel on character education, and structured peer conversations on college readiness and classroom challenges. Highlight presenters include:

  • David Coleman, leading author and architect of the Common Core State Standards
  • Martin Seligman, preeminent scholar on positive psychology and character education
  • Dave Levin, Co-Founder of KIPP and Superintendent of KIPP NYC
  • Christopher Emdin, professor of math, science, and technology at Teachers College
  • Ruth Culham, author of 6+1 Traits of Writing
  • Marc Lamont Hill, host of Our World With Black Enterprise
  • With additional sessions on explicit vocabulary instruction, scaffolding for ELLs, response to intervention, setting and tracking character goals, and much more!

Join us in celebrating the rewards and challenges of teaching in New York City urban schools.


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