The 2014 California Title I Conference, “Transforming Times,” was held on March 25–26, 2014, in Burlingame, California. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for sharing strategies that enhance equitable teaching and learning experiences for students, as well as to provide updates and ideas for effective planning and implementation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Thank you to those of you who participated in the 2014 California Title I Conference: Transforming Times. We would appreciate your feedback in regards to your experience at the conference.
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Keynote Speaker Abstracts
- Opening Session Keynote Presentation, Jeffrey Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D.: Note to Educators: Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete
- Closing Session Keynote Presentation, Alex Kajitani: Rap and the Gap: Why Getting Real with Ourselves and Our Students Is the Key to Student Achievement
Featured speakers for the conference include:
- Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education
- Antwi Akom, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Education at San Francisco State University, Founding Director of the Institute for Sustainable Economic Educational and Environmental Design (I-SEEED), award-winning educator, scholar, and writer;
- Jeffrey Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Economic Educational and Environmental Design (I-SEEED), award-winning educator, scholar, and author specializing in the conditions of urban education, urban teacher support and development, and effective pedagogy in urban settings.
- Cindi Hemm, award-winning educator, author, and retired elementary school principal for Tulsa Public Schools;
- Alex Kajitani, California Teacher of the Year 2009, “The Rappin’ Mathematician,” and author of the acclaimed book, Owning It: Proven Strategies for Success in ALL of Your Roles as a Teacher Today.
In addition, presenters with expertise in school and district improvement will offer sessions on topics related to the following four strands:
- Putting the Common Core to Work in Title I
- Transforming California Education
- Achieving More through Family-School-Community Partnerships
- Embracing Title I
This conference is designed for administrators, teachers and other education leaders who serve children from low-income families, and for parents/guardians and community leaders who partner with schools to help ensure that all children meet California’s rigorous academic requirements.