Diversity Conference

Closing the Achievement Gap

Diversity and Social Justice in SW Washington

March 21, 2015
9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Union High School
6201 NW Friberg-Strunk Street
Camas, WA 98607

Jeff Charbonneau, 2013 National Teacher of the Year, will deliver our keynote address on “Small Thoughts, Big Dreams”. Our job as educators is to teach students of all backgrounds and of all abilities, to be successful, no matter the circumstances. Period. The question is how. He will share how both strategies are utilized by Zillah High School (which has a 96% graduation rate) and those that he witnessed while traveling across the US as the 2013 National Teacher of the Year.

The day also features 20 break-out sessions. Topics include: ~Working with Latino Families ~Suicide Prevention ~Bullying ~Human Trafficking ~Emergent Bilinguals ~Math for social justice at both elementary and secondary levels ~Family Resource Center ~Closing the Achievement Gap through Biliteracy and Bilingualism ~Cultural Agility: Responding to Student Voice (including content linked with TPEP / 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning) ~A Closer Look at Educational, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity ~And Many More…. A complete list of breakout sessions is included in the registration document, and can be found here.

We are also excited to have Dr. Paul Hernandez, our keynote speaker from 2013, who is returning to host two breakout sessions on “The Pedagogy of Real Talk”

The event is FREE to EEA members (with a good faith deposit), $75 to WEA members, and $175 to other participants (Principals, Classified staff, student teachers, etc). Six clock hours will be available and lunch will be provided. This conference is presented by the EEA Minority Cadre.

Don’t forget to mail your completed form and registration fees to the Evergreen Education Association as indicated on the form (in case you still need it, click here to get the registration forms). Registration will be limited to 120 participants so get your forms in quickly!

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