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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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