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THURSDAY, APR 24, 2014

6:00 PM

Facing History and Ourselves Great Talks: Student Voices on Motivation
What messages does society send about the value of education? Is formal schooling a means to a ‘good’ job, an opportunity to become an informed and productive member of society, or simply a hoop that must be jumped through on the road to adulthood? How do students receive these messages, and do they translate into motivation? This Great Talk will feature two WNYC Radio Rookies from a public high school in Brooklyn, who will share “Education Motivation,” a public radio story they recently reported as part of the Neighborhood to Neighborhood project. The story features two Rookie reporters who fell dangerously behind in school, and got back on track at a school for students who want a second chance at graduating. The Rookies will discuss the factors that alternately encouraged and discouraged their pursuit of education. Also joining us: Dr. Carla Shedd, Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Columbia University. Dr. Shed's research and teaching interests focus on: crime and criminal justice; race and ethnicity; law and society; social inequality; and urban sociology.  Dr. Shedd is currently finishing her first book, Arresting Development: Race, Place, and the End of Adolescence, which focuses on the city of Chicago. Centrally, the book examines the two institutions that prominently shape the lives of urban youth: the public school system and the criminal justice system. This Great Talk will challenge participants to consider the factors that can get in the way of student interest and commitment, historically and societally, and what schools and communities can do to counteract them and unleash students' inherent motivation. Great Talks gathers dynamic New Yorkers for compelling conversations about complicated issues.
WHEN:

Apr. 24, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE:

Facing History and Ourselves NY, 14 E 4th St, New York, 3rd Floor

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Elana Rothenberg

212-992-7399

COST:

Free!

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2014-04-24 18:00:00 2014-04-24 20:00:00 Facing History and Ourselves Great Talks: Student Voices on Motivation What messages does society send about the value of education? Is formal schooling a means to a ‘good’ job, an opportunity to become an informed and productive member of society, or simply a hoop that must be jumped through on the road to adulthood? How do students receive these messages, and do they translate into motivation? This Great Talk will feature two WNYC Radio Rookies from a public high school in Brooklyn, who will share “Education Motivation,” a public radio story they recently reported as part of the Neighborhood to Neighborhood project. The story features two Rookie reporters who fell dangerously behind in school, and got back on track at a school for students who want a second chance at graduating. The Rookies will discuss the factors that alternately encouraged and discouraged their pursuit of education. Also joining us: Dr. Carla Shedd, Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Columbia University. Dr. Shed's research and teaching interests focus on: crime and criminal justice; race and ethnicity; law and society; social inequality; and urban sociology.  Dr. Shedd is currently finishing her first book, Arresting Development: Race, Place, and the End of Adolescence, which focuses on the city of Chicago. Centrally, the book examines the two institutions that prominently shape the lives of urban youth: the public school system and the criminal justice system. This Great Talk will challenge participants to consider the factors that can get in the way of student interest and commitment, historically and societally, and what schools and communities can do to counteract them and unleash students' inherent motivation. Great Talks gathers dynamic New Yorkers for compelling conversations about complicated issues. Facing History and Ourselves NY, 14 E 4th St, New York, 3rd Floor Elana Rothenberg elana_rothenberg@facing.org false DD/MM/YYYY
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MONDAY, APR 28, 2014

6:00 PM

The Value of Liberal Arts Education and America’s Future An Interdisciplinary Conference
Recent concerns about soaring student debt and narrowing job opportunities have raised critical questions about the cost, scope, and purpose of a college education in the United States, including the value of a liberal arts degree. This multidisciplinary conference will address urgent issues regarding the cost and content of college education while examining the significance of the liberal arts in shaping active moral leaders who will promote the common good. S P E A K E R S • Rebecca Chopp, President, Swarthmore College • Andrew Delbanco, Professor of American Studies and Humanities, Columbia University • Jill Tiefenthaler, President, Colorado College • Richard Vedder, Director, Center for College Affordability & Productivity • Jamienne Studley, Acting Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
WHERE:

Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, 113 W. 60th St., Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Adam Fried

718.817.0128

COST:

Free and Open to the Public

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2014-04-28 18:00:00 2014-04-14 00:00:00 The Value of Liberal Arts Education and America’s Future An Interdisciplinary Conference Recent concerns about soaring student debt and narrowing job opportunities have raised critical questions about the cost, scope, and purpose of a college education in the United States, including the value of a liberal arts degree. This multidisciplinary conference will address urgent issues regarding the cost and content of college education while examining the significance of the liberal arts in shaping active moral leaders who will promote the common good. S P E A K E R S • Rebecca Chopp, President, Swarthmore College • Andrew Delbanco, Professor of American Studies and Humanities, Columbia University • Jill Tiefenthaler, President, Colorado College • Richard Vedder, Director, Center for College Affordability & Productivity • Jamienne Studley, Acting Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, 113 W. 60th St., Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge Dr. Adam Fried afried@fordham.edu false DD/MM/YYYY
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TUESDAY, APR 29, 2014

6:30 PM

What Counts: Reimagining What Student Growth Looks Like (and Requires)
How do we know what children are learning? What will stay with them throughout their lives? What counts? As part of the Barnard Center for Toddler Development’s 40th anniversary celebration, Sam Chaltain explores the state of American education as it is, and as it ought to be, when it comes to assessing how and what children learn. Does standardized testing have a role? Can something as subjective as curiosity be measured objectively? And of all the things we could consider in our efforts to help young people grow, what must we value? Former national director of the Forum for Education & Democracy, Mr. Chaltain is also the author or co-author of six books, including American Schools: The Art of Creating a Democratic Learning Community. For more information, visit barnard.edu/events.
WHERE:

Event Oval, The Diana Center Barnard College West 117th Street and Broadway

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Barnard College

212-854-2037

COST:

This event is free and open to the public.

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2014-04-29 18:30:00 2014-04-14 00:00:00 What Counts: Reimagining What Student Growth Looks Like (and Requires) How do we know what children are learning? What will stay with them throughout their lives? What counts? As part of the Barnard Center for Toddler Development’s 40th anniversary celebration, Sam Chaltain explores the state of American education as it is, and as it ought to be, when it comes to assessing how and what children learn. Does standardized testing have a role? Can something as subjective as curiosity be measured objectively? And of all the things we could consider in our efforts to help young people grow, what must we value? Former national director of the Forum for Education & Democracy, Mr. Chaltain is also the author or co-author of six books, including American Schools: The Art of Creating a Democratic Learning Community. For more information, visit barnard.edu/events. Event Oval, The Diana Center Barnard College West 117th Street and Broadway Barnard College lstuffle@barnard.edu false DD/MM/YYYY
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WEDNESDAY, APR 30, 2014

5:30 PM

KIPP NYC Diversity Speaker Series
KIPP NYC is pleased to present the award-winning documentary, "Broken On All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S." RSVP: http://www.kippnyc.org/diversity Following a screening of the film, director/producer Matt Pillischer, will moderate a discussion with the audience and panelists. THE PANELISTS Five Mualimm-Ak, founder of Incarcerated Nation, and member of the Jails Action Coalition, and the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement. Megan Crowe-Rothstein, Director of Social Work, Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project, and member of the Jails Action Coalition, and the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement.
WHEN:

Apr. 30, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE:

KIPP Infinity, 625 W 133rd St, New York, NY 10027

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Michael Baptiste

212-991-2610

COST:

free

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2014-04-30 17:30:00 2014-04-30 20:00:00 KIPP NYC Diversity Speaker Series KIPP NYC is pleased to present the award-winning documentary, "Broken On All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S." RSVP: http://www.kippnyc.org/diversity Following a screening of the film, director/producer Matt Pillischer, will moderate a discussion with the audience and panelists. THE PANELISTS Five Mualimm-Ak, founder of Incarcerated Nation, and member of the Jails Action Coalition, and the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement. Megan Crowe-Rothstein, Director of Social Work, Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project, and member of the Jails Action Coalition, and the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement. KIPP Infinity, 625 W 133rd St, New York, NY 10027 Michael Baptiste mbaptiste@kippnyc.org false DD/MM/YYYY
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MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014

6:00 PM

Schools That Can—Harlem Forum
Schools That Can (STC) is a non-profit organization committed to growing quality in urban education for the 21st century by working with high-performing and high-potential schools across educational sectors to share best practices. Once a year, STC conducts a National Forum in a different host city from our network. The Forum is a public, interactive conference with workshops, panels, and presentations led and attended by thought-leaders in education, STC School Leaders, and guests gathered for a discourse on urban education. Take-home methodologies from our Forums equip participants to support, sustain, and grow quality education across the US. This year's speakers include Geoffrey Canada, Angela Duckworth, John King, Norman Atkins, Pam Allyn, along with special appearances from Arne Duncan and other key thought-leaders. http://www.schoolsthatcan.org/index.php/what-we-do/stc-national-forum/
WHEN:

May. 14, 6:00 PM to May. 16, 1:00 PM

WHERE:

Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Casey Lamb

617-512-6442

COST:

$50-$250

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2014-05-14 18:00:00 2014-05-16 13:00:00 Schools That Can—Harlem Forum Schools That Can (STC) is a non-profit organization committed to growing quality in urban education for the 21st century by working with high-performing and high-potential schools across educational sectors to share best practices. Once a year, STC conducts a National Forum in a different host city from our network. The Forum is a public, interactive conference with workshops, panels, and presentations led and attended by thought-leaders in education, STC School Leaders, and guests gathered for a discourse on urban education. Take-home methodologies from our Forums equip participants to support, sustain, and grow quality education across the US. This year's speakers include Geoffrey Canada, Angela Duckworth, John King, Norman Atkins, Pam Allyn, along with special appearances from Arne Duncan and other key thought-leaders. http://www.schoolsthatcan.org/index.php/what-we-do/stc-national-forum/ Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY Casey Lamb clamb@schoolsthatcan.org false DD/MM/YYYY
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SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014

8:00 AM

Courageous Schools Conference: Building School Community through Restorative Practices
5TH ANNUAL COURAGEOUS SCHOOLS CONFERENCE: Building school community through restorative practices – REGISTER NOW! Join hundreds of educators, principals, and other educational professionals for a full day of skills-building workshops, stimulating talks, a performance by the NYCHA Youth Chorus, and networking at Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility’s 5th annual conference on social & emotional learning. Register now! Seats are limited, and the conference has sold out in the past. The conference will include hands-on workshops on a wide range of social & emotional learning strategies for PreK-12. This year our special focus is on using “restorative practices” to engage students, build their skills, and provide an alternative to punitive school discipline policies that can lead to suspension. Restorative practices include a variety of approaches (from class meetings to Circles) that deal with student behavior in ways that support students’ social and emotional growth and that contribute to a safe and supportive school climate. Our keynote speakers are Kay Pranis, a leader in restorative practices and the author of a Heart of Hope, a guide to using Peacemaking Circles to build emotional literacy; and Shaka Senghor, who by sharing his personal story, addresses the themes of restorative justice, atonement, and the transformative power of literature. The Atonement Project, a project he started as an MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, is a global initiative that facilitates healing and understanding through art, literature, and technology. Courageous Schools: Building School Community through Restorative Practices Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 Place: Bank Street College, 610 W. 112th St., NYC For more information, visit http://www.morningsidecenter.org.
WHERE:

Bank Street College, 610 W. 112th St., NYC

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Doris Lo, Program Associate, Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility

212.870.3318 x 37

COST:

General Admission: $60. Groups of 5+: $48

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2014-05-17 08:00:00 2014-04-14 00:00:00 Courageous Schools Conference: Building School Community through Restorative Practices 5TH ANNUAL COURAGEOUS SCHOOLS CONFERENCE: Building school community through restorative practices – REGISTER NOW! Join hundreds of educators, principals, and other educational professionals for a full day of skills-building workshops, stimulating talks, a performance by the NYCHA Youth Chorus, and networking at Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility’s 5th annual conference on social & emotional learning. Register now! Seats are limited, and the conference has sold out in the past. The conference will include hands-on workshops on a wide range of social & emotional learning strategies for PreK-12. This year our special focus is on using “restorative practices” to engage students, build their skills, and provide an alternative to punitive school discipline policies that can lead to suspension. Restorative practices include a variety of approaches (from class meetings to Circles) that deal with student behavior in ways that support students’ social and emotional growth and that contribute to a safe and supportive school climate. Our keynote speakers are Kay Pranis, a leader in restorative practices and the author of a Heart of Hope, a guide to using Peacemaking Circles to build emotional literacy; and Shaka Senghor, who by sharing his personal story, addresses the themes of restorative justice, atonement, and the transformative power of literature. The Atonement Project, a project he started as an MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, is a global initiative that facilitates healing and understanding through art, literature, and technology. Courageous Schools: Building School Community through Restorative Practices Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 Place: Bank Street College, 610 W. 112th St., NYC For more information, visit www.morningsidecenter.org. Bank Street College, 610 W. 112th St., NYC Doris Lo, Program Associate, Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility doris.l@me.com false DD/MM/YYYY
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SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014

3:00 PM

MONDAY, AUG 11, 2014

8:00 AM

NYSECTA Conference
Annual conference of the NYS Elementary Classroom Teachers Association
WHEN:

Aug. 11, 8:00 AM to Aug. 13, 5:00 PM

WHERE:

Hilton Westchester, Rye Brook, NY

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dave Keyser

315-823-1022

COST:

$50

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2014-08-11 08:00:00 2014-08-13 17:00:00 NYSECTA Conference Annual conference of the NYS Elementary Classroom Teachers Association Hilton Westchester, Rye Brook, NY Dave Keyser dkeyser@nysecta.org false DD/MM/YYYY
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