Annual Education Conference

Thursday June 9, 2022 and Friday June 10, 2022

Each year, the Collaborative hosts their multi-day Annual Education Conference that brings together hundreds of NYC educators to learn and explore ways to promote equity and inclusion for historically underserved students.

Recent past keynote speakers have included:

Dr. Phyllis Pajardo
Dr. Angel Acosta
Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz
Andratesha Fritzgerald
Dr. Monique Morris
Dr. Chris Emdin
Dr. Rosemarie Allen
Brian Mendler
Dr. Diane Fenner
Nathan Levenson
Dr. Jamila Lyiscott

Attendance at the conference is just one of the many benefits of Collaborative membership.

In Day 1 of our Annual Education Conference, we’ll hear motivating keynotes from Monique Morris and Diane Fenner. Participants will also have their choice of breakout sessions to learn how to design truly equitable and accessible learning environments for all.

In Day 2 of our Annual Education Conference, Nita Creekmore will deliver an inspiring keynote address, with several breakout sessions following to address ways to engage ALL stakeholders in our schools.

Note that one ticket will get attendees into BOTH days of the conference.

Keynote Speakers

Event Category/Strand:
ELL/MLL Instruction

Suggested Audience:
Deans/Coaches, Special Populations Coordinators

Agenda Day 1

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Morning Keynote:

8:45am -10:15am – Cultivating Joyful Learning Spaces for Black Girls: Insights into Interrupting School Pushout with Monique Morris

Morning Breakouts:
10:30am – 12:00pm – MTSS & UDL: Creating One System for All Learners with Michael McSheehan and Loui Lord Nelson

10:30am – 12:00pm – All Means All: LGBTQ+ Equity & Cultural Proficiency with Ricky Robertson

Afternoon Breakouts:
1:00pm – 2:45pm – Protecting Joy: The Art of Critical Conversations with Ki Gross

1:00pm – 2:15pm – Leading with Authenticity with Eldridge Gilbert

Afternoon Keynote:
2:30pm – 4:00pm – Advocacy & Leadership to Support MLLs with Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner

Event Category/Strand:
ELL/MLL Instruction

Suggested Audience:
Deans/Coaches, Special Populations Coordinators

Agenda Day 2

Friday, June 10, 2022

Morning Keynotes:
8:45am – 10:15am – 12 Strategies to Build Resilience in Yourself & in Your Communities with Nita Creekmore

Morning Breakouts:
10:45am – 12:00pm – Social Emotional Learning in the Literacy Classroom with Anna Reeve

10:45am – 12:00pm – Best Practices in Creating Positive School Cultures & Climates: Pre-K through 5 with Jacob Dixon

10:45am – 12:00pm – Anti-Ableist Teaching with Michael McSheenan

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