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8th Annual 21st Century Teaching and Learning Conference

Keynote: 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.

News Center - July 10, 2018
Creating equitable classrooms

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.

https://www.equityliteracy.org/team

Schedule

8 a.m.
Continental Breakfast and Registration 
Mitchell Auditorium 

8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Keynote Presentation 
Mitchell Auditorium 

9:45-10:45 a.m.
Breakout Sessions: One

Paul Gorski 
Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap
Tower Hall, Room 4119

Marianne Jylha
Simplifying  Instructions for a Student with Dyslexia 
Extended Session (9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
Tower Hall, Room 4105
Capstone Project (PDF)
Capstone Project (Word)

Terri Rodriguez
Creating an Anti-Bias Literacy Curriculum with Muslim Students in Mind 
Tower Hall, Room 3410

Julie Zaruba Fountaine
Emily Campbell
Designing Learning Environments Through  Multidimensional Lens of Poverty
Tower Hall, Room 3414
Presentation Slides

Robert Hoffman 
Using the Economic Challenge to  Improve the  Economic Literacy of High School Students
Tower Hall, Room 3131

George Dalbo
Teaching about Mass Atrocities and Human Rights in Middle and High School
Tower Hall, Room 2607

Jane Simes
No FRONT. No BACK. Just student-CENTERed learning.
Science Building, 1206
Presentation Materials

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Breakout sessions: Two

Nikki Schutte 
Amy Murzyn 
Can You UDL? (Universal Design for Learning)
Tower Hall, Room 4119
Presentation Materials

Marianne Jylha
Simplifying  Instructions for a Student with Dyslexia 
Extended Session (9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
Tower Hall, Room 4105

Heather Benedict
Computational Thinking in Action
Extended Session
Tower Hall, Room 3410

Sandra Dunigan
Engagement in the Online Classroom
Tower Hall, Room 2412 (Teagle Lab)
Presentation Slides

Beth LaVigne
Introduction to Interactive Lectures
Tower Hall, Room 3414
Materials

Jessica Werner
Cultivating  Educational Leadership through Mindfulness 
Tower Hall, Room 3131

Diane Podgornik
Raising a Son with Asperger's and Surviving 
Tower Hall, Room 2607

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lunch
Benedictine Commons (2nd floor Science Building)

1:45-3:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions: Three

Judi A. Roux
Practices to Promote Persistence
Tower Hall, Room 4119

Courtney Olin
Technology in the Elementary Classroom
Tower Hall, Room 4105

Heather Benedic
Computational  Thinking in Action
Continued
Tower Hall, Room 3410

Thomas Buck
From STEM to STEAM: 3D Printing in K-12 Classrooms
Tower Hall, Room 2412 (Teagle Lab)

Neil Witikko
Engagement Strategies in the Classroom
Tower Hall, Room 3414
Presentation Slides
Google Doc

Katie Olson
Unraveling Trauma Through Ancient Yoga
Tower Hall, Room 3131

Jessica Werner
Cultivating  Educational Leadership through Mindfulness
Tower Hall, Room 2607

3:30-4 p.m.
Session Four
Refreshments and Drawings
Mitchell Auditorium