The Reaching At-Promise Students conference is the only conference completely devoted to building effective skill sets for teachers dealing with students most in need. I can think of few things more compelling. Sending teachers to the National Conference is a solid investment in the future!
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 4, 2009
The latest practices to address the needs of struggling learners will be discussed at the 4th annual "Reaching At-Promise Students National Conference," to be held February 20-22, 2009, in San Diego, California. Co-hosted by the Reaching At-Promise Students Association (RAPSA) and the School for Integrated Academics and Technologies (SIATech), this three-day event provides workshops, speakers, and resources relevant to elementary and secondary educators.
Participants will explore ways to motivate and empower their students, increase academic achievement and curb current drop-out trends, and will have opportunities for professional growth and networking with colleagues committed to education.
"The hope for the future of quality, public education lies in the strength and abilities of our teachers to meet the learning needs of all students," states Dr. Linda Dawson, CEO and Superintendent for the SIATech. "The Reaching At-Promise Students conference is the only conference completely devoted to building effective skill sets for teachers dealing with students most in need. I can think of few things more compelling. Sending teachers to the National Conference is a solid investment in the future!"
Highlights of this 3-day conference include:
- Keynote speeches by Dr. Ruby Payne, an expert on the mindsets of economic classes and on crossing socioeconomic lines in education, work, and for social change; Erin Gruwell, author of The Freedom Writers Diary; Dr. Lorraine Monroe, President and CEO of The Lorraine Monroe Leadership Institute (LMLI) and founding principal of the renowned Frederick Douglass Academy in Harlem;
- Presentations by California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell and California Assemblyman Tom Torlakson;
- Expert advice on involving the total school community in each child's academic and social success;
- Interactive sessions on strategies to improve critical thinking and learning; administrative leadership; empowering at-risk students;
- Proven content area techniques for literacy skills, language arts, mathematics, and technology;
Participants will engage in research-based discussions and gain valuable insights on teaching students from all socioeconomic and educational backgrounds.