Urban Teaching Matters Conference 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm

Rutgers Academic Building, 15 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Rutgers Graduate School of Education (Teacher Education Programs) presents its 3rd annual Urban Teaching Matters conference, an exciting event by and for urban educators, designed for mutual exchange of ideas, support and inspiration. Please join this gathering of alumni, allies working in the field, and committed educators harnessing their wisdom and experience in collective effort to ensure our youth in urban schools reach their full potential. We are currently accepting proposals for conference presentations. 

Registration and other conference-related information are available on the conference website: RUurbanteachingmatters.wordpress.com/

The conference includes a dynamic keynote address, as well as participatory workshops and discussions, all focused on topics relevant to urban education. Urban Teaching Matters 2017 focuses on progressive pedagogy in urban settings, youth participatory action research, advocacy and public policy, integrating current social movements into the curriculum, and building relationships with students and communities across race and class. 

This year's keynote address will be given by Dr. Judy Yu, Founding Executive Director of REACH: Research. Education. Aspire. Change. History.®, a non-profit educational firm based in New York City. She currently serves as a Professional Developer at Bank Street College of Education, where she provides professional development on Social Emotional Learning for New York City Public School leaders and teachers. Dr. Yu is also a New York Educator at Girls Leadership, where she focuses on working with girls, young women, and parents to facilitate the development of girls' leadership skills for life. For more information, see the flyer.

Registration fee is $10. 

     

Who to contact:

Kedra Gamble

kedra.gamble@gse.rutgers.edu