2014 Teaching Equity Conference– Equity Strategies to Close the Opportunity Gap

“When … a person such as a teacher…describes the world and you are not in it, there is a moment of …  disequilibrium–as if you looked in the mirror and saw nothing. Resist this void … stand up, demanding to be heard!”  ~ Adrienne Rich

Join us for the

2014 Teaching Equity Conference – Equity Strategies to Close the Opportunity Gap

Highline Community College, Saturday, April 26, 2014

Visit www.TeachingEquity.com for complete information and registration.

Please join us for the fifth annual Teaching Equity Conference at Highline Community College.  We are thrilled to have the 2013 National Teacher of the Year, Jeff Charbonneau, kick off the conference lineup with his talk about welcoming students to another “day in paradise – a paradise that must be built, maintained and improved by removing the words ‘can’t,’ ‘too hard’ and ‘impossible’ from our vocabulary.”

The purpose of the Teaching Equity Conference is to provide innovative strategies to narrow the opportunity gap by offering insights into what it takes to support the recruitment and retention of teachers of color. Teacher demographics are directly related to percentages of student success in today’s and tomorrow’s diverse classrooms! This conference focuses on the support of strong and effective practices that improve outcomes for all students, especially those of color.

Speaker Panel composed of Fellows from the Martinez Foundation will follow the keynote talk. After lunch, four three-hour training sessions are offered (see our website). Breakfast and lunch are included!

Opportunities to hear from current practitioners and experienced cross-cultural leaders are rare! Our hope is that you will encourage students and teachers to attend this one-day conference that will truly make a difference in their perspective and their classroom “toolkits” in order to empower this vocation to be even more joyful and purposeful.

The conference is appropriate for:

University, College, and High School students who intend to pursue a career in education and/or teaching;

P-12 practitioners (clock hours will be available at the conference);

P-12 personnel and administrators;People working in organizations to promote educational attainment for underserved groups.

We hope to see you there on April 26!

For additional information, session descriptions, registration, and directions see www.TeachingEquity.com.

Questions? Ideas for next year’s conference? Please contact us at teaching.equity@gmail.com.

Or ~ email the Conference Coordinator, Trina Ballard at tballard@uw.edu.

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