The College of Education & Human Development’s Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence will host the 15th Annual Sources of Urban Educational Excellence Conference on Saturday, Nov. 14, in a virtual format.
This event will examine urban education from multidisciplinary perspectives as it addresses this year’s theme, “Connecting the Dots in Urban Education: Memory, Identity and Vision.”
The 2020 theme considers past and present ideas about equitable and socially just educational opportunities for children in urban communities, and visions of what urban education will mean for individuals, communities, the nation and the world moving forward.
“For 15 years, the Sources Conference has served as a space for conversation and collaboration around some of the most challenging issues facing public education – specifically as they related to urban communities,” said Brian Williams, Crim Center director. “Given everything that is happening in our world right now, I am excited for the opportunity to connect with others who value the lessons of history and understand the undisputed power of a collective vision in action.”
The Sources Conference is free to attend, but registration is required. To register, click here.
To start this year’s conversations about urban education and celebrate the conference’s 15-year anniversary, attendees are encouraged to contribute to the Crim Center’s virtual timeline of the last 15 years using the hashtag #Sources2020 and to attend pre-conference events scheduled for the week leading up to the conference.
Since 2005, the Sources Conference has shaped discourse on the factors that define the social and academic experiences of children in urban communities and schools. Its creation was steeped in affirming the work urban students and teachers undertake to positively transform their own lives. From its inception, the conference has shared the reminder that brilliance in urban education is not unique, and the College of Education & Human Development produces teachers and leaders who are experts in the cultivation of urban educational excellence.
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