story by Claire Miller
The program committee for the 13th Annual Sources of Urban Educational Excellence Conference is accepting proposals for conference sessions through July 13, 2018.
The conference, hosted by the Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence, will examine urban education from multidisciplinary perspectives as it addresses this year’s theme, “It’s About Visibility! Narratives, Critiques and Collective Understanding.”
The program committee encourages pre-service and in-service kindergarten through 12th grade educators, graduate students, activists, policy makers, artists, business and industry members, and community workers interested in forging a positive educational agenda in urban schools to submit. While all proposals of quality are welcome, especially encouraged are those that specifically address the conference’s theme.
“There’s a lot of amazing work being done in urban education today but unfortunately, a lot of us don’t know about it,” said Brian Williams, Crim Center director. “But this year’s Sources Conference is about shining a light on some of the most innovative solutions in urban education so they might be disseminated and replicated.”
Individuals or groups proposing a session should identify one of three strands for the presentation and select a presentation format. Details on conference strands and formats can be found here.
All proposals must be submitted electronically at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018SourcesConference. Notification of acceptance will be e-mailed by Aug. 10, 2018.