Keynote Speakers Announced!
Mr. Chike Akua is a leading authority on increasing the achievement of today’s urban school students. His book Education for Transformationhas received wide national acclaim from reputable scholars and practitioners in the field. As a recognized master teacher, Mr. Akua is regularly invited as a keynote presenter at regional and national conferences, school systems, colleges and universities. With a culturally relevant approach toward increasing student achievement, he is known for his dynamic, interactive presentations to teachers, parents, and students. Read More.
Bonnie M. Davis, PhD, is a veteran teacher of more than forty years who is passionate about education. She taught in middle schools, high schools, universities, homeless shelters, and a men’s prison. She received her bachelor’s degree in education, her master’s in English, her MAI in communications, and her doctorate in English. Dr. Davis is the recipient of numerous awards, including Teacher of the Year in two public school districts, the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Anti-Defamation League’s World of Difference Community Service Award. She has presented at numerous national conferences, such as Learning Forward, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Council of Teachers of English, National Association of Multicultural Education, and others. Read More.
us for a unique conference which addresses the current issues and opportunities within education in the urban areas of the United States. Hear some of today’s best instructional experts and administrative leaders who have positively impacted urban education. This conference utilizes the features of your smart phone, tablet, or laptop to create an interactive environment for collaborating with speakers, conference attendees, and even your school colleagues…during sessions and in real time.
This conference has been developed to provide a perspective for educators working in urban cities by:
- Addressing the Common Core in Urban Schools
- Classroom Instruction
- Cultural Relevance
- Understanding the View from the Ground Level of:
- the Classroom
- the Community
- the Family Structure
- Social & Emotional Realities
- Health & Safety Concerns
- Examining the Current Approach to Educating Students in Urban Areas
- Urban-Based Teaching
- Urban-Based Leadership
- Addressing the Parenting Dilemma
- Building Strategic Alliances
- Fostering Growth of the Whole Child
Thank you to our sponsors.