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Conference sponsored in part by The College of St. Scholastica School of Education's 100% online Master of Education program. In Partnership with Proctor and Duluth Public Schools.

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8th Annual 21st Century Teaching and Learning Conference

June 19, 2018
Cost: $99
Keynote address: 8:30 a.m.
Mitchell Auditorium, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth Campus

Educators and other practitioners, please join us for an exciting one-day conference for networking and making connections with leaders in the field of education. This exciting one-day conference begins with an inspiring keynote address and offers a full day of breakout sessions designed to meet the MDE relicensure strands. Whether you are a K-12 teacher, a higher education faculty, college student or other learning practitioner, consider joining us for the 8th annual teaching and learning conference. Presentations will include hands on workshops and research based 'best practices' in teaching, learning and leading.


Paul Gorski, Ph.D.
Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap

Portrait of Paul GorskiPaul Gorski is the founder of the Equity Literacy Institute and EdChange. He is also an Associate Professor of Integrative Studies at George Mason University, where he teaches in the Education and Social Justice concentrations. Gorski has more than 20 years of experience helping educators strengthen their equity efforts across a wide range of equity issues, and has worked with schools and districts in 48 states and a dozen countries.

Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty book coverHe has published more than 60 articles and has written, co-written, or co-edited 12 books on many aspects of educational equity including Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap and Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education (with Seema Pothini). He is also the author of the Multicultural Pavilion website, a compendium of free resources for educators. Gorski earned a Ph.D. in Educational Evaluation at the University of Virginia. He is also a published poet, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and the biggest fan of Buster, his cat.