YELLOW SPRINGS, OH – The Antioch University Midwest School of Education is hosting its second annual education conference in June. Partners of Promise: Connecting Citizens, Schools, and Communities is a two-day conference on June 4 and 5, 2014 and will be held at the Antioch University Midwest campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
The goal of this year’s conference is to provide resources for new and ongoing efforts by educators, parents, and engaged community members to connect citizens, schools and communities in ways that encourage learning.
“It’s been said that, ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ and the same can be said about educating one,” said School of Education Director Marian Glancy, Ph.D. “We are working to identify ways that we can more effectively connect our schools and communities to better be able to provide a complete and holistic education for our children as future citizens.”
Keynote speakers include George Wood, Superintendent of Federal Hocking Schools in Southeast Ohio and Mark Roosevelt, President of Antioch College and former Superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Confirmed workshop presenters include representatives from the Intergenerational School in Cleveland, Digital Innocence Recovery Group and the Diversity/Educational Equity Coordinator for Hilliard Public Schools. Workshop topics will address techniques on how to build an inclusive community in a multicultural high school; Tips for Grants and will highlight P-16 collaborations on restorative justice and other initiatives.
As the opening event to the conference Antioch University Midwest will host an Open Community session on Social Media and the Community of Youth on the evening of June 4. It is free and open to the public.
The cost to attend the conference on June 5 is $75, Students and Antioch Midwest Alumni $35. Academic credit is available. Contact the School of Education at email@example.com with questions or for more details.
This dynamic conference is possible thanks to the generous support of the Yellow Springs Community Foundation, Antioch College, and the Mills Lawn Elementary School and McKinney/Yellow Springs High School Parent Teacher Organizations.
Online registration is available at: http://midwest.antioch.edu/academics/education/education-conference-2014/registration/
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About Antioch University Midwest: Antioch University Midwest is one of the five campuses of Antioch University, an institution proud of serving adult learners and their specific needs. Antioch University is a multi-campus university of more than 4,000 students who study at the Antioch Midwest campus in Yellow Springs, OH, and at campuses in Seattle, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Keene, New Hampshire, online and around the world!
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