by Public Relations
Multicultural Education ― Teaching and Believing
The 2011 National Urban Education Conference, designed to find out what works and doesn’t work in the classroom, will challenge educators to do a better job of teaching and reaching young people.
As a biracial, bicultural, and bilingual citizen of the world, keynote speaker Dr. Samuel Betances inspires willing learners to aim high, reject rejection, and embrace themselves and each other as powerful team members working toward a more prosperous future. With decades of experience as a university teacher, published writer, and consultant, he brings breadth and depth of insight? on how we must make sense of differences. With strong spiritual conviction and a passion for reading, Betances has taken the hard lessons from the mean streets of life and reshaped them into his personal vision. He embarked on a journey from dropping out of school to a Doctorate from Harvard University. Today, America's foremost communicator on the challenges of casting away barriers of teaching urban school children is an honored Professor Emeritus; a consultant to U.S. Presidents, CEOs, managers, community groups, clergy members, educators; and a role model for youth.
Additional presenters include renowned artist Dr. Willis Davis as well as representatives from Cedarville University, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Indianapolis Public Schools, University of Cincinnati Urban Educational Leadership Program, No Textbook Answer, and more.
This conference attracts pre-service and active educational professionals, including teachers, principals, administrators, students, paraprofessionals, community service activists, and corporations from around the country.
Attendees are given the opportunity to discuss and share ideas with all levels of stakeholders in the educational community.