Teaching Tolerance’s 2nd Annual Culturally Responsive Teaching Awards

Event will celebrate exceptional educators, explore common core and other key issues in working with diverse students today

Event Summary

Teaching Tolerance

At a special gathering of education leaders to be held in our nation's capital on January 25, 2013, Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, will honor five K-12 educators who have demonstrated excellence in teaching students from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. The awardees, selected through a rigorous application and review process, will each receive $1,000.

In addition to the presentation of the awards and short video presentations of the teacher-honorees at work, this invitation-only event—organized by Education Week Teacher—will feature illuminating thought-leader discussions exploring the nature of culturally responsive teaching and its potential to help close achievement gaps in today’s schools. This year, the event will include a special panel on the Common Core State Standards. In this discussion, leading experts on curriculum and instruction will explore the ways educators can use the common standards to provide improved learning experiences for minority, ethnically diverse, and disadvantaged students.

The event will culminate with a keynote presentation by Lisa Delpit, noted author of the groundbreaking Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom.

A wine and cheese reception will conclude the celebration.

This is an invitation-only event.

PLANNED EVENT AGENDA

(Exact times subject to change)

2:00-2:15 — WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

2:15-2:45 — AWARDS PRESENTATION & VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

2:45-3:30 — THOUGHT-LEADER DISCUSSION: "PERSPECTIVES FROM THE CLASSROOM"

In a discussion moderated by Education Week Teacher Associate Editor Liana Heitin, the award-winning teachers will discussion their practice and development, how they engage and support students from diverse backgrounds, and what challenges they face in today’s schools. Audience Q&A with the panelists will conclude the discussion.

3:30-3:45 — NETWORKING BREAK

3:45-4:30 — THOUGHT-LEADER DISCUSSION: "CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING AND THE COMMON CORE"

In a discussion moderated by Education Week Teacher Managing Editor Anthony Rebora, experts on curriculum and instruction will explore ways educators can integrate the Common Core State Standards into their instruction to provide improved learning experiences for minority, ethnically diverse, and disadvantaged students. The discussion will examine how teaching in schools with culturally diverse students may change as a result of the new standards and how school leaders and policymakers can support teachers in transitioning their practice. Audience Q&A with the panelists will conclude the discussion.

Panelists:

  • Ricki Price-Baugh, director of academic achievement, Council of the Great City Schools
  • Yvette Jackson, executive director, National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, and author, The Pedagogy of Confidence: Inspiring High Intellectual Performance in Urban Schools
  • Brian Pick, deputy chief academic officer, curriculum and instruction, District of Columbia public schools
  • Emily Chiariello, teaching and learning specialist, Teaching Tolerance

4:30-5:00 KEYNOTE

Lisa Delpit, author of Multiplication is for White People and Other People's Children and the Felton G. Clark Professor of Education at Southern University, Baton Rouge, La.

5:00-6:00 — Wine and Cheese Reception

EVENT DATE and ADDRESS

January 25, 2013; 2 p.m.–6 p.m.

Pew Charitable Trust D.C. Conference Center, 901 E Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20004

Confirmed Event Speakers

Lisa DelpitLisa Delpit, author of Multiplication is for White People and Other People's Children, Felton G. Clark Professor of Education at Southern University, Baton Rouge, La.


Ricki Price-BaughRicki Price-Baugh, director of academic achievement, Council of the Great City Schools; formerly, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instructional development, Houston Independent School District.

Yvette JacksonYvette Jackson, executive director, National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, and author, The Pedagogy of Confidence: Inspiring High Intellectual Performance in Urban Schools.

Brian PickBrian Pick, deputy chief academic officer, curriculum & instruction, District of Columbia Public Schools