Each year, the Collaborative hosts its 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.
This year’s Annual Education Conference, Breaking Barriers, will be hosted on May 23-25.
May 23, 2023 – In-person, full-day session with Dr. Pajardo exclusively for leaders
May 24, 2023 – In-person keynote series with high profile speakers
May 25, 2023 – Virtual breakout sessions
Registration will open soon! Hope to see you there and at our other Spring events.
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.
Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D
Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D., is the author of several books and president of SupportEd, a NYS-certified Women’s Business Enterprise that provides professional development, technical assistance, and curriculum and assessment support to empower ELLs/MLLs and their educators. You can connect with her at Diane@supported.com or on Twitter at @DStaehrFenner.
Monique W. Morris, Ed.D.
Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. is an award-winning author and social justice scholar with three decades of experience in the areas of education, civil rights, juvenile and social justice. Among other works, Dr. Morris is the author of Sing A Rhythm, Dance A Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls (The New Press, 2019), which explores a pedagogy to counter the criminalization of Black and Brown girls in schools. Dr. Morris is also the first Executive Director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color, an organizing space for philanthropy to engage in the urgent and necessary investments that will help to transform narratives, structures, and cultures that impact the lives of girls, fem(mes) and gender expansive youth of Black/African, Native/Indigenous, Latinx, Muslim, and Asian Pacific American descent.
Nita Creekmore is the founder of Love-Teach-Bless. She started her journey teaching elementary education as a second-grade teacher, first-grade teacher, and fifth-grade teacher before becoming an instructional coach, a position she held for nearly two decades. She started Love-Teach-Bless in 2015 and her platform discusses coaching, teaching, literacy, all things instruction, self-care and positive change. Nita loves the field of education and believes in the impact it can have on our students.