Saturday, September 15th
The Willis Tower,
Two local leaders in education as speakers
Opportunity to network with teachers from across the city
CPDUs available for all licensed teachers
Breakfast and Lunch provided!
Teacher Leadership as a Key Element in Improving Schools for Teachers and Students- Dr. Steve Tozer
Dr. Tozer was educated at Dartmouth College, Loyola University, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). After an early career of teaching and leadership in early childhood education, he joined the Policy Studies faculty at UIUC, publishing a textbook for teachers that has been continuously in print for 25 years. He later served as head of Curriculum and Instruction at UIUC; Chair of Policy Studies at UIC; President of the American Educational Studies Association; and President of the Council for Social Foundations of Education. He was named a University Faculty Fellow and University Scholar at UIC and received the Association of Teacher Education Robert J. Stevenson Award for Outstanding Leadership and Dedication to the Education Profession.
The Power of Empowerment- Jamyle Cannon
Jamyle Cannon is a National Collegiate Boxing Champion with a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky and a Masters in Secondary Education from Arizona State University. After serving two years in the Phoenix Corps of Teach for America, the Lexington, KY native moved to Chicago, IL to help found DRW College Prep. While there, he started a boxing club in his classroom. After noticing that students’ grades, behavior, and test scores were improving as a result of their involvement, he decided to expand the program to include students from area schools. He founded The Bloc to help level the playing field for Chicago’s West Side teens.