As the United States continues to grapple with an academic achievement gap, Maryland is one state where student performance can still be reasonably predicted by race. As educators, we know that the effect of this reality has potentially devastating implications for many of our students. If we fail in our mission to educate every child, every day, in every classroom, far too many students will be doomed to live their lives unemployed, underemployed, or unemployable. In this interactive and engaging presentation, Marc Cohen will discuss the roles individual school staff members must play in reversing our country’s growing education debt. By the end of the session, participants will have discussed the effect of race and racism on student achievement, considered their own professional vision, examined the drivers and preventers in realizing that vision, and identified their role in promoting a vision of success for all students. Audience Level: All Audience: School-Based Administrators/Teacher Leaders/Teachers Session Level: All
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Teaching and Leading for Equity: Eliminating the Racial Predictability of Student Achievement Marc Cohen, Seneca Valley High School, Germantown, Md.