The 4th Annual Great Teachers for Our City Schools National Summit: Increasing Student Achievement Through Effective Teaching will take place April 27-29, 2011 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Denver, Colorado.
Over 30 sessions focused on evidence-based practices aimed at addressing some of the greatest teaching challenges in urban schools today.
Selected Presentations Include:
- Educating African American Males in the Era of Opportunity Gapsfeaturing Peter Murrell and Robert Simmons, Loyola University Maryland.
- Models of Urban Teacher Residency Programs including: University of California at Los Angeles’ Center X, Boettcher Teachers Program, Denver Teacher Residency Program, and National Louis University, Chicago.
- Integrating the Involvement of Urban Communities, Families and Parents into Teacher Education Programs featuring the Illinois State University-Chicago, Teacher Education Pipeline’s TEACHER+PLUS initiative and Regis University’s ‘Study Abroad’.
- It's Who You Teach, Not Just What You Teach: Preparing Culturally Competent Teachers with Sonia Nieto, professor emerita of Language, Literacy and Culture, School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
- Clinical Teacher Preparation and Partnerships for Improved Student Learning in Urban Schools with Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor of the State University of New York and co-Chair of the NCATE Blue Ribbon Panel that produced Transforming Teacher Education through Clinical Practice: A National Strategy to Prepare Effective Teachers, Randy Hitz, Dean, Portland State University and Beverly L. Young, Assistant Vice Chancellor, California State University System.
- Perspectives on Teacher Effectiveness with Laura Goe, National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, Damian Betebenner, National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment (NCIEA), Paula Dominguez, Rhode Island General Assembly, Angela Minnici, American Federation of Teachers and Lauren Landon, Knapp Elementary School, Denver.
- Building Dreams: Educating Immigrant Students in Urban Schoolsfeaturing Colorado’s First Lady, Helen Thorpe, and Colorado U.S. Representative Jared Polis.
- and much more! Click here to access the full conference program:http://www.metrostatecue.org/index.cfm/id/86/4th-Annual-Great-Teachers-Summit/