Annual
Education Conference:
New World, New Minds, New Schools

June 9 & 10

Jumpstart your special populations re-entry planning at the Collaborative’s Annual Education Conference: New World, New Minds, New Schools! Our two-day virtual conference will be filled with motivating keynotes from nationally renowned speakers, as well as multiple breakout sessions each day with local experts. Don’t miss out on this capstone event!

Keynote Speakers

  • Rosemarie Allen
    Rosemarie Allen
  • LeDerick Horne
    LeDerick Horne
  • Ptahra Jeppe
    Ptahra Jeppe
  • Brian Mendler
    Brian Mendler
Rosemarie Allen
Rosemarie Allen

Rosemarie is a national expert on implicit bias and culturally responsive practices, speaking at conferences across the country. She is a respected keynote speaker, presenting on Implicit Bias, Racial Equity, Inclusive Practices, Culturally Responsive Practices, Cultural Competence, Micro-Aggressions, Disproportionality, Privilege, Power and Intersectionality, etc. She also has the distinct honor of being appointed as a “Global Leader” connecting with world leaders in early childhood across the globe.

https://www.rosemarieallen.com/home.html

LeDerick Horne
LeDerick Horne

LeDerick uses his gift for spoken-word poetry as the gateway to larger discussions on equal opportunity, pride, self-determination and hope for People with Disabilities. His workshops, keynote speeches, and performances reach thousands of students, teachers, legislators, policy makers, business leaders, and service providers each year. His work addresses the challenges of all disabilities, uniting the efforts of diverse groups in order to achieve substantive, systemic change.

https://lederick.com/

Ptahra Jeppe
Ptahra Jeppe

Ptahra is an attorney at Disability Rights Advocates, where she advocates for meaningful access and opportunities for individuals with disabilities. She received her J.D. magna cum laude with a curricular focus in Disability Law & Policy and an M.S.Ed. in Disability Studies from Syracuse University College of Law. She served as President of her law school’s Disability Law Society and Black Law Students Association. Ms. Jeppe has extreme dyslexia and a personal understanding of the barriers faced by people with disabilities.

https://dralegal.org/staff-members/ptahra-jeppe/

Brian Mendler
Brian Mendler

Brian is a certified teacher, presenter, and international key note speaker. He has co/authored six books, including the best seller, That One Kid, Tips for Teachers, Power Struggles, Tuning Tough Parents into Strong Partners, and his newest book, Watch Your Mouth. Brian is a highly sought after presenter who will leave your staff believing that they can be successful with any student in their class by using his hands on strategies that are immediately implementable and classroom proven.

https://www.brianmendler.com/

Event Category/Strand:
ELL/MLL Instruction

Suggested Audience:
Deans/Coaches, Special Populations Coordinators

Agenda Day 1

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

In Day 1 of our annual conference, attendees will hear from our inspiring keynote speakers in the morning and in the afternoon will be able to participate in breakout sessions on behavior supports, family engagement, and culturally responsive teaching.

Morning Keynotes:
8:45 – 10:15 am – That One Kid: Motivating Disengaged Students with Brian Mendler
10:45 am – 12:15 pm – Leading for Equity: Trauma-Informed Re-Entry with Rosemarie Allen

Afternoon Breakouts:
1:15 – 2:15 pm and 3:00 – 4:00 pm (Repeat)
Where UDL and Culturally Responsive Teaching Intersect with Mirko Chardin
Curating a Diverse Bookshelf for your School or Classroom with Emma Otheguy
Sharing the Microphone: Actively Engaging Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families During IEP Meetings with Maria Cioè-Peña

Event Category/Strand:
ELL/MLL Instruction

Suggested Audience:
Deans/Coaches, Special Populations Coordinators

Agenda Day 2

Thursday, June 10, 2021

In Day 2 of our annual conference, attendees will hear from our inspiring keynote speakers in the morning and in the afternoon will be able to participate in networking events, as well as breakout sessions on behavior supports, SEL, determining language vs. disability, and access.

Morning Keynotes:
9:00 – 10:30 am – Disability, Race, and Identity with LeDerick Horne
11:00 – 11:45 am – Yes We Can: Disability Advocacy and Access with Ptahra Jeppe

Networking:
12:10 – 12:40 pm

Afternoon Breakouts:
1:00 – 2:00 pm and 2:30 – 3:30 pm (Repeat)
Changing School Culture with LeDerick Horne
An SEL Roadmap for Re-Entry with Anna Reeve
Moving Away from Exclusion: Addressing Implicit Bias and Exclusionary Discipline in our Schools with Rhonda Nese
Language vs. Disability: Understanding the Academic Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners with Charles Barrett

Note: Collaborative members will use their Annual Conference seats to attend this event. One seat will be used to attend BOTH days, as well as access pre-conference sessions starting on June 2. Upon registering, you will receive your Swoogo login which allows you to attend both days.