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8th Annual Curriculum, Community, Collaboration & Celebration Conference
Transforming Classrooms for a Changing World
New York, January 12, 2009 – Teachers Network, in conjunction with the New York City Department of Education, will host the 8th Annual Curriculum, Community, Collaboration & Celebration Conference: Transforming Classrooms for a Changing World on Saturday, March 14th, at M.S. 447 The Math & Science Exploratory School, located in Downtown Brooklyn. The full-day conference is for New York City public school teachers of all subject areas and grade levels, administrators, and concerned citizens. Attendees will benefit from a day of workshops conducted by veteran NYC teachers; mayoral candidate education panel moderated by Brent Staples, editorial writer of The New York Times, and lunch with well-known children’s and young adult book authors.
The morning and afternoon workshops will focus on topics such as effective elementary and secondary classroom set-up for student centered learning, strategies and tools of successful teacher leadership, advocacy and the changing political landscape, elementary and secondary classroom management, English language learners, technology integration into classroom instruction, and more. All educators attending will have an opportunity to network and focus on curriculum, community, and collaboration in New York City’s public schools. More information is available at www.teachersnetwork.org/conference.
About Teachers Network:
Teachers Network is a non-profit organization—by teachers, for teachers—with a 28-year track record of success, dedicated to improving student learning in public schools nationally and internationally. Teachers Network is unique in its focus on professional development as the key to improving student achievement. Using the power of an award-winning web site, videos, and print resources, Teachers Network leverages the creativity and expertise of a national and international community of outstanding educators. Through its leadership, Teachers Network empowers teachers to transform public schools into creative learning communities. http://teachersnetwork.org