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2013 Keynote address

"Children and Teachers Under Siege: Race, Poverty, and the Public Schools" by Jonathan Kozol

Jonathan KozolIn the passion of the civil rights campaigns of 1964 and 1965, Jonathan Kozol gave up the prospect of a promising and secure career within the academic world, moved from Harvard Square into a poor black neighborhood of Boston, and became a fourth grade teacher.

He has since devoted nearly his entire life to the challenge of providing equal opportunity within our public schools to every child, of whatever racial origin or economic level.  He is, at the present time, the most widely read and highly honored education writer in America.

Kozol is the author of many books, including the award-winning Amazing Grace. His most recent book, Fire in the Ashes, is a powerful and stirring culmination of the stories he has told over a quarter-century about the children of the poorest urban neighborhood in the United States.  

Conference Schedule

June 17, 2013

5:30-7 p.m. "Meet and Greet" Reception
Midi Restaurant - Harbor View Room

Join us the evening before the conference for a "meet and greet" reception held at Midi restaurant in the Fitger's Complex. Enjoy beautiful views of Lake Superior and avoid the morning rush by registering early for the conference. Take advantage of the opportunity to network with other conference attendees, educational professionals, faculty and students. Refreshments and appetizers will be served

June 18, 2013

8:00 a.m. - Mitchell Auditorium Check-in & Registration

8:30 a.m. Welcome- Dr. Jo Olsen; Dean School of Education
Keynote- Jonathan Kozol presents "Children and Teachers Under Siege: Race, Poverty and the Public Schools"

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions

Tower Hall Room 4119 Tower Hall Room 4105 Tower Hall 3121 Tower Hall 2412 (Teagle Computer Lab)
10-11:15 a.m. "Whose Job is this Anyway?"- Reading Digital Texts in the Content Areas
Neil Witikko
My Students Have iPads- Now What? Using iPads to Increase Learning, Boost Motivation and Assess Learning
Brenda Fischer
Fischer - My Students Have iPads Now What
The Relational Nature of Hope
Connie Gunderson
Digital Literacy: What Makes a Difference? Melissa Kliegle
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session with Jonathan Kozol
(Session limited to 40)
Jonathan Kozol
Responsive Engagement
Brian Wickenheiser
Wickenheiser Responsive Engagement
Wickenheiser Responsive Engagement Presentation
To Flip or Not to Flip- What About the Small Details?
Donna Kirk
Using Edmodo: A Free Online Paperless Classroom
Theresa McCoy
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch: Storm’s Den
Tower Hall Ground Floor
1:45 - 3 p.m. Creating a Safe, Positive, and Welcoming Environment for All Using Positive Interventions Martha Lippitt My Students Have iPads- Now What? Using iPads to Increase Learning, Boost Motivation and Assess Learning
Brenda Fischer
Fischer - My Students Have iPads Now What
The Relational Nature of Hope
Connie Gunderson
Racial Identity Development and Your Students
Valerie Tanner
3:15 - 4:30 p.m. “Whose Job is this Anyway?”- Reading Digital Texts in the Content Areas
Neil Witikko
Responsive Engagement
Brian Wickenheiser
Wickenheiser Responsive Engagement
Wickenheiser Responsive Engagement Presentation
Communicating With Intention & Compassion: An Introduction to Nonviolent Compassionate Communication(NVC)
Ann W. Harrington
Harrington Empathy - Gregg Kendrick
Harrington KEYFACTS about NVC
Harrington NVC KR Feelings List
Harrington NVC Needs Inventory
Harrington Six Habits of Highly Empathetic People
Harrington Training Wheels OFNR
Using Edmodo: A Free Online Paperless Classroom
Theresa McCoy


4:45- 6 p.m. Master of Education Information Session
Mitchell Foyer
Refreshments will be served.
Presented by Dr. Chery Takkunen Dr. Amy Bergstrom