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Education Conference

March 16-17, 2012

Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan


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Friday, March 16, 2012

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Dinner and Keynote Address:

 “What’s Culture Got to Do with It: Expanding Opportunities to Learn in Schools”

~with Carol D. Lee, Ph.D.

Carol D. Lee, Ph.D. is the Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Education and Social Policy in the Learning Sciences Program at Northwestern University. She is a past president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) (April 2009-May 2010), AERA’s representative to the World Educational Research Association, a member of the National Academy of Education, and past President and Fellow of the National Conference of Research on Language and Literacy. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the National Council of Teachers of English, Scholars of Color Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Educational Research Association, the Walder Award for Research Excellence at Northwestern University, and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Illinois-Urbana. Dr. Lee is the author of three books including the most recent Culture, Literacy and Learning: Taking Bloom in the Midst of the Whirlwind and co-editor of Vygotskian Perspectives on Literacy Research, along with numerous other scholarly publications. Her research focuses on ecological influences on learning and development, including the Cultural Modeling Framework for the design of instruction that scaffolds knowledge constructed from youth’s everyday experience to support discipline specific learning. She is a co-founder of four schools in Chicago spanning a 38 year history, including three charter schools, serving as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Betty Shabazz International Charter Schools.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Poster Session

Morning Plenary Speaker

 “Transforming Student Learning: What We Know and What Matters”

~with Dr. Tom R. Rosebrough

Tom R. Rosebrough, Ph.D is Executive Dean of the College of Education and Human Studies & University Professor of Education at Union University. He has served as Dean of the School of Education since 1996. He formerly served as a Graduate School Dean and as Department Chair in Education and Psychology at two other Christian liberal arts universities. His duties have also included the roles of Director of Graduate Studies in Education and Director of Teacher Education. Dr. Rosebrough has taught elementary school social studies and middle school mathematics. He has taught extensively at the university undergraduate and graduate levels in educational foundations, learning theory, and instruction design. His interests include pedagogy and engaged learning, educational philosophy and ethics, and the history of education. Dr. Rosebrough has been honored for his university teaching and scholarly excellence. He is active in his writing, research, and presenting at the local, national, and international levels. Dr. Rosebrough is lead author of the book Transformational Teaching in the Information Age: Making Why and How We Teach Relevant to Students, published by ASCD (2011).

Concurrent Sessions

Closing Keynote Address

“Every Shut Eye Ain’t Sleep: Connecting Rigorous Teaching and Learning to Students’ Everyday Knowledge”

~with Carol D. Lee, Ph.D.

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