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Dave Burgess
Dave Burgess
Thursday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m.
Have breakfast with Dave!

Join New York Times best-selling author Dave Burgess for a high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational keynote that will transform the way you look at your role as an educator. Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a course that is a life-changing experience for your students.

Dave is an award-winning teacher from San Diego, highly sought after professional development speaker, and the author of Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator. He has been voted a faculty standout for 17 consecutive years in categories such as Most Entertaining, Most Energetic, and Most Dramatic. In 2014 he was recognized by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences with the BAMMY award for Secondary School Teacher of the Year.

Using a unique combination of magic and humor, he will reignite your passion for the profession and show you exactly how to make school an amazing place that has students wanting to knock down the walls to get in.

Teach Like a PIRATE has sparked a full-scale revolution in the educational world and has inspired teachers from all over the globe to achieve new levels of excellence in their schools and classrooms. This program is your chance to experience the one-of-a-kind presentational style of unbelievable intensity and outrageous energy that has transfixed audiences at packed venues across the nation.


Derreck Kayongo

Derreck Kayongo
Saturday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m.

Derreck Koyongo, the son of a soap maker, was born in Uganda just before the notorious dictator Idi Amin began his brutal regime. When civil war erupted, Koyongo and his family fled to Kenya, where they struggled to survive as refugees.

From these stark beginnings emerged a young man who later traveled to the United States to attend university, went on to establish the Global Soap Project to save lives in impoverished countries, and currently is the CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. Today, Koyongo is a renowned expert in environmental sustainability and global health, and his journey from refugee to CEO is an incredible story of how an everyday person can change the world.


“Quality Teacher Preparation: A Bridge to Enhancing Learning for Diverse Students”
Presented by the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Panel

“True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

Panelists share best practices in teacher preparation for producing teachers who see themselves as bridge builders for ALL students. Particular attention is given to the processes by which preservice teachers are encouraged to examine their mindsets regarding diversity using honest and critical inquiry. Participants are guided in reflecting on their preparation and how it has influenced the culturally responsive teaching strategies they use or should be using on a regular basis to provide equity in the learning environment and to enhance student achievement for all students.

Moderator
H. Prentice Baptiste


H. Prentice Baptiste
President and Founder, NAME
Regents and Distinguished Professor
New Mexico State University

Panelists

Cherry Ross Gooden


Cherry Ross Gooden
Founder, NAME
Professor Emeritus
Texas Southern University
Brandon L. Fox


Brandon L. Fox
Board Member, NAME
Associate Professor
Stephen F. Austin State University
Marisol Diaz


Marisol Diaz
2014 Exemplary Teacher Award Winner, NAME
Assistant Professor
Skidmore College

“Even Laureates Were Beginners Once: Lessons Learned Along the Way”
Learn what it was like on the road to becoming a Laureate—the pitfalls, roadblocks, and ultimate successes. Get an up-close, personal look at what motivated these scholars to keep them focused all these years, what experiences shaped their careers, and what propelled them to achieve esteemed careers in public education.

Moderator
Sonia Nieto


Sonia Nieto
Professor Emerita
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
KDP Laureate (2011)

Panelists

Alfredo Artiles


Alfredo Artiles
Dean of Graduate Education and Ryan C. Harris Professor of Special Education
Arizona State University
KDP Laureate (2017)
David Berliner


David Berliner
Regents’ Professor of Education Emeritus
Arizona State University
KDP Laureate (1997)
Richard Ingersoll


Richard Ingersoll
Professor of Education and Sociology, Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania
KDP Laureate (2017)
Richard Ingersoll


Dr. Shi Gendong
Executive Director of the National Working Committee on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), an affiliate of UNESCO, and Chairman of the Beijing Education Association of Education for Sustainable Development KDP Laureate (2017)
Christine Sleeter


Christine Sleeter
Professor Emerita, College of Professional Studies
California State University, Monterey Bay
KDP Laureate (2017)
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