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Third Annual Free Community Education Conference Presentation Materials and Handouts

A Shared Vision Conference for Reclaiming Public Education in the District of Columbia

Elizabeth A. Davis, President

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kellogg Conference Center
@ Galludet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE.
Washington, DC 20002

Click here to view this year's pictures and the video from last year's conference.

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Opening Plenary Session
Dr. Linda Darling Hammond, Keynote Speaker

Education Week recently named Darling-Hammond the nation’s most influential education scholar. From 1994–2001, she was Founding Executive Director of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, whose 1996 report What Matters Most: Teaching for America’s Future was named one of the most influential reports of that decade.

One Piece of the Whole - American Educator

AM Breakout Sessions
Introduction to Every Student Succeeds Act: Goodbye NCLB, Hello, ESSA!
AFT ESSA Slides
Goodbye NCLB, Hello ESSA, What does ESSA mean
How Will the New ESEA/ESSA Affect Schools in Your State?
ESSA Frequently Asked Questions


Special Legislative Session for City Officials
Why is There no Outrage About the Growing Achievement Gap in DC?
The Truth About DC Public Schools

Lunch Plenary Session
Plated Lunch with Dr. Leslie Fenwick, Dean, Howard University School of Education

Dr. Leslie T. Fenwick is dean of the Howard University School of Education and a professor of education policy. As an educator, she has successfully taught black students from kindergarten through the doctoral levels. A contributor to the best-selling book, The Last Word: The Best Controversy and Commentary in American Education, Dr. Fenwick’s op-eds have been published by the Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Education Week, and Diverse Issues in Higher Education. An appointed member of the first National Academy of Sciences committee that studied the impact of mayoral control on Washington DC Public Schools, Dr. Fenwick has been described and honored as a “fearless voice” for education and race equity. 

Why We Should Diversify the Overwhelmingly White U.S. Teaching Force and How? 
It’s 2015. Where Are All the Black College Faculty? 
Urban Land Development is about Land, Not Kids
Upending Stereotypes about Black Students

PM Breakout Session Panels
IMPACT Support
IMPACT TEACH 1-9 Rubrics

Betty Cade, (Retired DCPS Educator), IMPACT TEACH 1-9, Organizing the Classroom for Teaching and Learning
Effective Group Management

Jennifer Lee, IMPACT TEACH 9, Managing Antisocial Behavior
Managing Antisocial Behavior

Dianne Moore Williams, IMPACT TEACH 3, Making Learning Accessible
Making Learning Accessible

 

Common Core Support
Joann Cornish (Patterson ES), Instructional Support for Common Core and Beyond: Formative Assessment
Common Core Formative Assesment

Natalie Porter McCuiston (Kimball ES), Designing Units of Study Aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
Unpacking the Common Core

Dr. Brajendra Sharma (Youth Services Center), Designing Units of Study Aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
Common Core Support, Mathematics

 

Action Research and Book Publishing
Maria Angala (Anacostia SH), Effects of Afterschool Professional Development
The Pros & Cons of Afterschool PD
The Effects of Afterschool Professional Development to Teachers and Students

Busra Ayadin (Wheatley ES), i-Ready Program Description and Overview
What is i-Ready?
i-Ready Program Description and Overview


Olubusola Ayangbesan and Shakera Oliver (Brightwood EC), Understanding the Students You Teach: How Important is Cultural Competency in Student Achievement
Understanding the Students You Teach: How Important is Cultural Competency in Student Achievement

Christine Easterling (Retired DCPS Educator), Telling Your Story, Author of the Book, "A Giant for Justice: A 25-Year History of the Washington Teachers' Union"
Book Publishing Seminar: How to Write a Book Proposal

Dr. Cynthia Henderson (Cleveland ES), Integrating Student Writing Across the Curriculum, Author of the Book, "Healed To Be Healed, A Journey from What Seems Impossible"
Integrating Writing Across the Curriculum

Jacqueline Pogue Lyons (Savoy ES), Recruitment and Retention of New Teachers at Low Performing Schools
Recruitment and Retention of New Teachers at Low Performing Urban Schools

 

The Ed Camp Unconference: Integrating Computer Technology
Introduction to Edcamp: A New Conference Model Built on Collaboration

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