Creating Culturally Affirming Education for Students of Color

Conference Schedule

Thursday, March 26

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Registration -- McHenry Lobby (4th floor) of Whalen Music Center, Ithaca College

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Dinner -- Terrace Dining Hall

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Opening Session and Performance of Underground Railroad, featuring students from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Utica, NY and the Community School of Music and Arts in Ithaca and including guitarist Pablo Cohen and the Ithaca College Choir.

Friday, March 27

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Additional Registration -- McHenry Lobby (4th floor) of Whalen Music Center, Ithaca College

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  Breakfast -- Campus Center Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  Keynote Address with Dr. Geneva Gay -- "The Power and Practice of Culturally Responsive Teaching" -- Hockett Recital Hall, James J. Whalen Music Center

10:15 a.m. -10:30 a.m.  Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Three Concurrent Workshop Sessions

-- "Teaching in the Margins" -- with Kathy Robinson/Rosemary Eichenlaub/Alice Pratt -- Klingenstein Lounge, in the Campus Center/Phillips Hall

-- "A Patchwork of Integrated Possibilities with Mexican Songs, Dances, and Children's Literature" -- with Rossana Cota -- Hockett Recital Hall, James J. Whalen Music Center

-- "Closing the Educational Gap by Eliminating Zeros" -- with Barry Derfel -- Clark Lounge, in the Campus Center/Phillips Hall

11:45 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.  Lunch -- Terrace Dining Hall

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.  Keynote Address with Aaron Dworkin -- "Breaking the Sound Barrier: The Sphinx Organization and Classical Music" -- Hockett Recital Hall, James J. Whalen Music Center

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Break

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.  Three Concurrent Workshop Sessions

-- "Family-School Partnerships that Lead to Learning -- with Dr. JoBeth Allen -- Hockett Recital Hall, James J. Whalen Music Center

-- "Towards Knowing and Unknowing Immigrant Families in Our Schools" -- with Dr. Sofia Villenas -- Iger Hall, James J. Whalen Music Center

-- "Teaching in the Margins" -- with Kathy Robinson/Rosemary Eichenlaub/Alice Pratt -- Klingenstein Lounge, in the Campus Center/Phillips Hall

4:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.  Dinner -- Terrace Dining Hall

6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.  Keynote Address with Dr. Gail Thompson -- Expect a Miracle: How Educators Can Help America’s “Stepchildren” to Succeed in School and Life -- Hockett Recital Hall, James J. Whalen Music Center

7:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Break

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  A Performance/Workshop with Alejandro Jimenez and his musical group (featuring Mariachi and Afro-Brazilian music) -- "Spicy, Picante": Afro-Spanish-Caribbean Styles and Rhythms as a Part of African Diaspora and Multiculturalism -- Hockett Recital Hall, James J. Whalen Music Center

Saturday, March 28

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  Breakfast -- McHenry Lobby, 4th floor, James J. Whalen Music Center

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  Keynote Address with Dr. JoBeth Allen -- Diverse Families, Welcoming Schools -- Emerson Suite B, Campus Center/Phillips Hall

10:15 a.m. -10:30 a.m.  Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Three Concurrent Workshop Sessions

-- "Culturally Responsive Teaching" -- with Dr. Geneva Gay -- Clark Lounge, Campus Center/Phillips Hall

-- "Let Your Voices Be Heard: Empowering Young People for Social Change OR Helping Students Achieve Voice and Empowerment through Theatre for Social Change" -- with Dr. Cynthia Henderson -- Emerson Suite B, Campus Center/Phillips Hall

-- "Hip Hop, Old and New School" -- with Dr. Sean Eversley-Bradwell -- Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center/Phillips Hall

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch -- Terrace and Campus Center Dining Halls

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.  A summary panel with keynote presenters and experienced others -- lots of time for Q&A and discussion -- Emerson Suite B, Campus Center/Phillips Hall

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Break

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.  Breakout sessions for discussion and planning in small groups -- leave the conference with specific ideas and action plans in mind -- Clark Lounge, McDonald Lounge, and Emerson Suite B, all in the Campus Center/Phillips Hall

4:00-4:45  Final Session and Wrap-Up -- a brief review of participants' ideas for applying the principles, ideas, and examples of the conference.

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Dinner -- Terrace Dining Hall

8:15 p.m.-10:00 p.m.  HIGH SCHOOL GOSPEL CONCERT -- 250 young gospel singers from Washington, DC, Maryland, Florida, New Jersey, and New York perform as part of the fourth annual Ithaca College Gospel Invitational Festival Music Festival.  The concert will feature guest soloists Marques Garrett and Celesta Day along with Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra.  AMAZING -- don't miss it!!

 

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