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June 16, 2014

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 17, 2014

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


8:30 a.m.
Welcome — Dr. Jo Olsen; Dean School of Education

Keynote Address — Diversity in America: Teaching Students To Know, To Care, and To Act in Global Times – Dr. James A. Banks

Racial, ethnic, cultural, language, and religious diversity is increasing in the United States as well as in nations around the world because of worldwide immigration. The deepening diversity within nation-states and the quest by different groups for cultural recognition and rights are challenging assimilationist notions of citizenship and forcing nation-states to recognize, respect, and incorporate diversity. A delicate balance of unity and diversity should be an essential goal of citizenship education in multicultural nation-states. Citizenship education should help students to develop thoughtful and clarified identifications with their cultural communities, nation-states, and the global community. It should also enable them to acquire the cosmopolitan attitudes, knowledge, and values needed to know, to care, and to act to make the nation and the world more democratic and just.

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.          
Breakout Sessions (times and locations TBD)

Topics include:

  • Cultural Competence in the teaching and learning process
  • Using online data sets for foster student inquiry
  • Forming friendships, creating crisis, overcoming obstacles: Textual features of YAL that support adolescents' engagement with texts
  • Using online curriculum to teach face-to-face science students
  • Instructional resources for inclusion and exceptionality: The IRIS Center
  • The nurtured heart approach...An approach for working with students with challenging behaviors
  • Say what? Strategies for teaching vocabulary
  • Innovation: Creating Apps 
  • Using social media for instruction and intervention: Pinterest, Twitter and more to support secondary language arts.