Urban Teaching Matters Partners with Teaching the World Forum

Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm

This event is the fourth annual Urban Teaching Matters Conference and seventh annual Teaching the World Forum, sponsored by Rutgers Graduate School of Education. The 2017-2018 academic year marks the inauguration of Rutgers GSE’s Urban and Social Justice Education Program, designed to develop teachers to be engaged in and committed to excellence, equity, and social justice in their teaching practice. As such, we decided to link our two conferences to offer exciting professional development opportunities aimed at fostering global citizenship within a social justice framework. 

This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Ali Michael, co-founder and director of the Race Institute for K-12 Educators, and the author of Raising Race Questions: Whiteness, Inquiry and Education.Ali’s article, What do White Children Need to Know About Race?, co-authored with Dr. Eleonora Bartoli in Independent Schools Magazine, won the Association and Media Publishing Gold Award for Best Feature Article in 2014. 
We will also be joined by Guillermo Contreras. Gil is the administrative coordinator (Principal) of the Unidad Académica Bachillerato con Interacción Comunitaria in Mérida, Yucatán. This high school is associated with the Universidad Autónoma del Yucatán and is organized so that all students participate in community-based learning and engagement through the course of their high school program. 


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


Who to contact:

Kedra Gamble