Harnessing the Power of Partnership to Promote Equity through Community Schools
Friday, November 14, 2014
Hilton Lisle/Naperville, Illinois
With a special focus on the ways in which community schools mitigate the barriers to learning presented by systemic racial and socioeconomic inequalities, our 10th Annual Community Schools Forum will offer attendees the tools, strategies, research, and inspiration to enhance your community school efforts. Whether you’re new and seek strategies to help lay a solid foundation upon which to build a quality community school or have been involved in this work for many years and seek ways to reinvigorate and deepen your work, this conference is for you.
2014 marks a milestone for the Federation: our 10th annual Community Schools Forum. To celebrate 10 years of community school practitioners and supporters coming together to enhance our work, we will reflect on how far we’ve come, celebrate the leaders who have helped us get here, and strengthen our efforts to increase public support for community schools in the future.
Who should attend
The Forum will offer learning opportunities for everyone involved in making community schools successful, including:
School principals and administrators
Afterschool program providers
Parents / parent organizers
School social workers
The Forum will offer workshops for practitioners from a variety of community school settings, including urban, rural, and suburban communities as well as those working at elementary, middle, and high schools.
7:30am - 8:15am
REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
8:15am - 9:00am
9:00am - 10:30am
CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS: SESSION 1*
10:45am - 12:15am
CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS: SESSION 2*
LUNCHEON & PLENARY PANEL
12:15pm - 2:15pm
12:15pm - 12:45pm
LUNCH & NETWORKING
12:45pm - 1:00pm
MY COMMUNITY SCHOOL IS AWESOME VIDEO AWARD
1:00pm - 2:15pm
THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY SCHOOLS IN PROMOTING EQUITY
2:30pm - 4:00pm
CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS: SESSION 3*
A 10th Anniversary Celebration Cocktail Reception will immediately follow Concurrent Workshop Session 3.
* WORKSHOP SESSION DESCRIPTIONS WILL BE POSTED THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 27.