LEADERSHIP SERIES

Leadership Series 2019-2020

DATES: September 12 | October 15 | November 13, 2019
TIME:
8:30 A.M – 3:30 P.M, registration 7:30 A.M.
SPEAKER:
Tyrone C. Howard, Ph.D.
LOCATION
: Crowne Plaza, 1741 Papermill Road, Reading, PA 19610

IN 3 SESSIONS:
EQUITABLE AND EXCELLENT: SCHOOLS WHERE ALL STUDENTS SUCCEED

“Our work must operate from a paradigm of possibility, a stand of empowerment, a firm belief in the intellectual prowess of young people, and a stance that recognizes the unlimited potential that low-income students and students from diverse backgrounds bring from home to their schools every day.”

SCHOOL LEADERS WILL BE EMPOWERED TO:

  • Create a culture for equity implementation that engages and empowers others to pursue the vision which leads to student achievement.
  • Analyze their own schools/systems for chronic disproportionality.
  • Compare/contrast current practices to those of equity centered schools which have improved student group disparities.
  • Identify areas within their own schools/systems where equitable practices should be enhanced to increase student learning.
  • Create an action plan to illustrate shifts required to move toward an increasingly equitable school/system and thereby improve student learning and decrease achievement/opportunity gaps.


TEACHER LEADERS WILL BE EMPOWERED TO:

  • Examine one’s own practices and beliefs regarding student learning and achievement/opportunity gaps.
  • Create a classroom culture supportive of equity implementation which leads to student achievement.
  • Adopt practices of equity centered classrooms which have improved student group disparities.


SPEAKER:

Tyrone C. Howard is a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Dr. Howard is also the inaugural director of the new UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families, a campus wide consortium examining academic, mental health, and social emotional experiences and challenges for California’s most vulnerable youth populations. He is also the former Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Professor Howard’s research examines culture, race, teaching, and learning.

Professional Howard has published over 75 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports. He has published several bestselling books, among them, Why Race & Culture Matters in Schools and Black Male(d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males. His most recent book, Expanding College Access for Urban Youth (Teachers College Press, 2016) documents ways schools and colleges can create higher education opportunities for youth of color.

Dr. Howard is also the Director and Founder of the Black Male Institute at UCLA, an interdisciplinary cadre of scholars, practitioners, community members, and policy makers dedicated to examining the nexus of race, class, and gender of school age youth.

A native and former classroom teacher of Compton, California, Dr. Howard was named the recipient of the 2015 UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, which is the highest honor provided to teaching excellence at the university. In 2016, Dr. Howard was listed by Education Week as one of the 50 most influential scholars in the nation informing educational policy, practice, and reform.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This workshop series is designed for teams of district-level curriculum leaders, school-based administrators, and teacher leaders.

ACT 45:

Application has been made to the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide Act 45 credit hours. If approval is received, this workshop will be offered for 38 Continuing Professional Education for School & System Leaders Act 45 hours. Administrators participating in this program for Act 45 hours are required to attend all three sessions and complete twenty hours of job-embedded assignments and a culminating project.

ACT 48:

Individuals attending these workshops must arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop in order to receive 6 (six) Act 48 Professional Education hours per session.

REGISTRATION/INFORMATION

For more information on conference content, contact:
Dr. Christina Foehl – 610-987-8538 – chrfoe@berksiu.org

For registration information, contact:
Lori Gerber – 610-987-8421 – lorger@berksiu.org