Upcoming Event: UW-Madison American Education Week 2013 Featured Address

I am honored to be a featured speaker at my alma mater, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, at the UW-Madison School of Education’s “American Education Week 2013.”  I will be speaking on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 6-7PM CST with a Q&A to follow.

The event is free to attend in person or virtually through a live-stream. Both options require advanced registration.

For more information and to register click here or the image below.

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I’m looking forward to a great event! Go Badgers!

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Upcoming Event: “MENA Common Core Conference,” Dubai, UAE

I am honored to be invited to give the keynote and lead sessions for the 1st Annual MENA Common Core Conference in Dubai, UAE, November 1 and 2, 2013.

The conference is aimed at supporting educators in the MENA region (“Middle East and North Africa”), or anyone interested in joining, who either work for American schools that are currently studying the Common Core Math and ELA standards or educators in general interested in studying the standards and best practices.

The Common Core Standards alone do not impact schools, it is instead dedicated educators teaching with purpose and a deep focus on students that lead to more rigorous and engaged learning. Educators of MENA schools have a unique opportunity to learn from the triumphs and troubles of implementation in the United States and take the best of what’s possible back to their classrooms.

Call for Proposals

There is also a current call for proposals of educators interested in presenting at the conference.  Presenters have their conference fee waived. The conference organizers have more information and are accepting proposals at their website (here). Proposals are due by Sept 15th.

I am looking forward to an exciting, intensive–and no doubt inspirational–conference!

Chris

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Upcoming Event: “Pathways to the ELA Common Core,” Upstate Schools Consortium, SC

I have truly loved every opportunity to work with the educators of South Carolina, from the SC Department of Education researchers to administrators and teachers.  At each heart has been a strong belief in teaching and learning and seeing through the noise to look for what is best for each child.

I was delighted, then, to be invited to speak at one of the Upstate Schools Consortium at Furman University‘s annual conferences. This year the theme is “Rethinking Teaching.”

On September 17, I’ll present on the ELA CCSS, supporting educators in understanding their expectations, seeing ways our literacy instruction already supports these expectations and ways to adjust our instruction to support each child’s development and independence. We will think specifically about ways to not simply follow often conflicting-mandates, but instead make children the heart of our curriculum and teaching.

I’m looking forward to a great event!

 

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