Empowering Disenfranchised Learners

School of Education Conference

April 16th, 2016 at the East Academic Building

Webster University Webster Groves Campus, EAB 535 Garden Avenue 63119

Webster University is proud to host our annual School of Education conference on April 16th, 2016 at the East Academic Building.  This year our conference theme is Empowering Disenfranchised Learners. Our keynote presentation will be delivered by Dr. Jennifer Rose on Cultural Competence and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. 

The conference will have presentation and workshop strands focusing on meeting the needs of students with disabilities, supporting linguistically and culturally diverse students and their families, addressing student mental health and wellness, and raising awareness of the impact of gender identity, race and ethnicity in schools.  Webster University’s School of Education is committed to bridging the research-to-practice gap and making data-based decision to inform our work with vulnerable children and families.  

The conference is intended for current and future school professionals and interested community members.  Admission is $25 for the conference and lunch ($5 for Webster University students). Please come prepared for a day of enrichment and collaboration. For more information, please contact Sheila Anglin Jordan at anglinsh@webster.edu.


  Conference Sessions--link to full brochure

Keynote: Dr. Jennifer Rose

"The content of our character and the inconvenient truth of what it takes to make education accessible for all."

Concurrent Session 1&2

Deconstructing Racism in a "Nice" Field like TSOL

Restructuring Schools to Include All Learners

Teaching Strategies to Support Traumatized Students; The 3R's Regulation, Relationships and Resiliency

Microaggressions and the Classroom

Concurrent Session 3

Finding Ourselves in the Other: Children's Literature as a Bridge to Cultural Understanding

Supporting Teachers Working with Linguistically Diverse Students through Cognitive Coaching

Serious Emotional Disturbance, Social Maladjustment, and Our Call to Action as Change Agents

Using Student-Teacher Partnerships to Build Executive Functioning Skills

Concurrent Session 4

Advocating for Students who are Wards of the State

Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in St. Louis Public Schools

Teaching Reading to Linguistically Diverse Students

Changing Structures that Disenfranchise

Concurrent Session 5

Strategies for Empowering Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

An Overview of Transgender Challenges and Opportunities

Mind Full of Words

Student/Administrator Exchange

Post Conference:

Imagining Schools of Tomorrow that Engage

Conference agenda

8:15am-8:45am       Check-in with coffee and pastries
8:45am-9:45am       Keynote address
10:00am-10:45am   Concurrent sessions 1
11:00am-11:45am   Concurrent sessions 2
12:00am-12:45pm   Concurrent sessions 3
12:45pm-1:30pm     Lunch included
1:30pm-2:15pm       Concurrent Sessions 4
2:30pm-3:15pm       Concurrent Sessions 5
3:30pm-5:00pm       Post Conference session

Registration Information

Conference registration is $25 and includes lunch ($5 for Webster University students). Reserve your spot by clicking on registration link below.