|U of M Will Host "New Teacher Center Symposium" March 30
For release: March 2, 2007
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The New Teacher Center at the University of Memphis will hold its fourth annual Induction and Mentoring Symposium on Friday, March 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Fogelman Executive Center and the Holiday Inn on the UofM campus. The event will focus on closing the achievement gap in our nation’s schools. It is open to classroom teachers, principals, parents, policy makers, and others interested in the quality of P-12 education.
Donna Ford, Betts chair of Education and Human Development at Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University, will give the opening presentation on the status of the achievement gap in Tennessee and the nation. In the second session, Pat Cooper, superintendent of the McComb (Miss.) Public School District, will discuss closing the achievement gap through district-wide planning and implementation. Susan Copeland and Rebecca Scott will explore strategies for closing the achievement gap at the school and classroom levels; Copeland is director of the U of M Campus School and Scott is the assistant director.
The luncheon address will be “What Achievement Gap? Success Stories from Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Classrooms” by Sharroky Hollie, assistant professor of teacher education at California State University at Dominguez Hills and executive director of the Center for Responsive Teaching and Learning.
The afternoon will be devoted to workshops. Registration for the symposium and more information about it is available by phone at 901-678-2352, via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or online to http://ntc.memphis.edu
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