Fall Forum 2010, Demanding Education That Matters: Register for Graduate and Continuing Education Units!
Nov 10 - 13, 2010 San Francisco, California San Francisco Marriott Marquis,
Register for Fall Forum: http://www.regonline.com/fall_forum_2010
Through the San Francisco Coalition of Equitable Small Schools (SF-CESS) and Antioch University New England, we are delighted to announce that graduate credit and continuing education units are available for Fall Forum participation! Read on for details about these options.
Antioch University New England Graduate Credit
Antioch University New England is happy to announce "Principles at Work," an online course available to CES educators nationwide. Get credit for putting your principles in action through a combination of reflection, online discussion and documentation of the ways you're applying the Common Principles in your day-to-day work. Two graduate credits are available at a rate of $400 per credit. Register at the Antioch University New England booth in the Fall Forum Exhibit Hall or contact Laura Thomas at ACSR@antioch.edu for more information.
Continuing Education Credits
To register for continuing education credits, please contact SF-CESS staff via email at email@example.com or by phone at 415-992-5007.
Course Title: SCHOOL SYSTEMS AT WORK (EDLD 7800-A; 7800-B; 7800-C)
Course Dates/ Place: Fall Forum, November 10-13, 2010; San Francisco Marriott, SF, CA
Credit/ Cost: Participants can earn 1, 2 or 3 Continuing Education Units at $120 per credit. Continuing Education units (CEU) are nationally recognized units of measurement for a variety of programs that may apply to re-licensure, promotion, or career advancement. These units are not approved for academic degree credit, but may be applicable toward salary increments for teachers and other educators.
The number of credits for the Fall Forum are determined by the level of on site work:
- Wednesday, November 10 - School Visit & independent work: 1 credit, EDLD 7800-A
- Thursday, November 11 - Pre-Conference session & independent work: 1 credit, EDLD 7800-A
- Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 & independent work - Fall Forum Workshops: 2 credits, EDLD 7800-B
- Either Wednesday, November 10 or Thursday, November 11 PLUS Friday, November 12 & Saturday, November 13: 3 Credits, EDLD 7800-C
Course Descriptive Narrative: This course is built on the belief that educators have many of the answers to their own problems and, given the appropriate conditions and opportunities, can support each other in their professional growth. The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES), the nation’s oldest and largest network of the most innovative schools, teachers, and leaders, is built on the research of Theodore Sizer. This research led to the 10 Common Principles, which are used as a lens through which the Fall Forum and all its interactive workshops and presentations are designed. Presenters include national school reform leaders such as Pedro Noguera, Julian Weissglass, and Deborah Meier.
The Fall Forum provides learners not only new knowledge and skills, but also control over specific content as they choose from many dozens of learning opportunities throughout the event. The common variables to all the workshops, speakers and interactive sessions are the CES 10 Common Principles with a specific emphasis on the 10th common principle of equity and democracy, and the annual Fall Forum theme (“Demanding Education That Matters”).
Learning Objectives: Participants will:
- Learn about current trends in school reform focused on equity and achievement.
- Engage in collaborative activities to make deeper meaning of the current state of schools and school systems – with a focus on the racial achievement gap and strategies to more equitably serve each child regardless of demographics.
- Reflect on changes to their own beliefs and practices as a result of this course.
Evaluation: Students will track their workshops through sign-in sheets and completion of artifacts/ reflection forms. Students will submit these forms as well as a short, final reflection paper that connects their experience at the Fall Forum to the assigned literature/ research and their own work. This will be assessed against the three objectives stated above. Grades will be provided as C/ NC only. Grades will be posted online after the conclusion of the quarter.
Materials (to be provided upon registration by SF-CESS):
- CES Common Principles
- Eubanks, E., Parish R., and Smith D. (1997). Changing the Discourse in Schools. Race, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism: Policy and Practice, Edited by Peter M. Hall.
- Guerra, P. L., Nelson S. W. (2008) Changing Professional Practice Requires Changing Beliefs, Phi Delta Kappan, Vol. 90, No. 05, pp. 354-359.
- Chrystos. (1991). Into the Racism Workshop. Dream On, Press Gang Publishers.