Think About Teaching Conference

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Think About Teaching Conference. A Cooperative Regional Effort to Increase the Number of Minority Candidates Within the Teacher Applicant Pool. Mission Statement. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>Think About Teaching ConferenceA Cooperative Regional Effort to Increase the Number of Minority Candidates Within the Teacher Applicant Pool</p></li><li><p>Mission StatementTo bring together college-bound high school students from various groups that are underrepresented in the teaching profession for a day of workshops, speakers and other activities all designed to encourage youth toTHINK ABOUT TEACHINGAs a future career.</p></li><li><p>The Need for Minority Teachers198032% NYS students are minority3.3% of teachers outside Big 5 are minority26% of teachers in Big 5 are minority200646% of NYS students are minority4.0% of teachers outside of Big 5 are minority36% of teachers in Big 5 are minority</p></li><li><p>TAT HistoryBegun in 2000 by two groups of concerned educators operating independently with the same idea.Rush Henrietta Central Schools Urban-Suburban Interdistrict Transfer Program Governance BoardBoth groups decide to focus on growing our own minority teachers while still working to recruit from outside areas.</p></li><li><p>TAT History continuedRepresentatives from various constituencies invited to discuss issues related to the shortage of minority teacher candidates in greater Rochester area.Local school districts, higher education, teachers unions and minority community worked together to develop idea of TAT conference.</p></li><li><p>Groups Involved in PlanningBrighton CSDBrockport CSDGreece Central SchoolsFairport CSDPenfield CSDPittsford CSDRush-Henrietta CSDWest Irondequoit CSDWheatland-Chili CSDUrban Suburban ProgramTSTT ProgramBOCES 1&amp;2National Education AssociationNew York United TeachersGenesee Community CollegeMonroe Community CollegeKeuka CollegeNazareth CollegeRoberts Wesleyan CollegeSUNY BrockportSUNY BuffaloSUNY GeneseoUniversity of RochesterIbero-American LeagueMonroe County School Business PartnershipUrban League of RochesterMonroe County School Boards Association</p></li><li><p>First TAT ConferenceConference for prospective minority teachers among current high school students.Nazareth College May 23, 2001Keynote: Dr. Marva Collins300 students from 20 area schools.Program of 14 breakout sessionsBook fair, College fair, Campus ToursKen Hilton, chair of Architect Group</p></li><li><p>Sample Breakout SessionsFinancial AidAdmissions2+2 ProgramsSupport Programs for Multicultural StudentsCollege Life: Surviving and SucceedingTeaching in High Needs AreasWhy Teach?Education Careers Outside the ClassroomTeacher supply and DemandWhat to Study to Become a Teacher</p></li><li><p>Think About Teaching IIConference at SUNY Brockport, March 20, 2002Keynote: Dr. Crystal Kuykendall300 students from 26 area school districts14 Breakout sessions.Book Fair (and signing), College Fair (25 schools), Campus ToursDr. Kuykendall offered staff development for SUNY Brockport and Monroe County school faculty night before workshop.Allan Berry, chair of Architect Group</p></li><li><p>Think About Teaching IIIMarch 18, 2003 at Roberts Wesleyan College400 minority students from greater Monroe County area.Keynote: Dr. William ParkerCollege Fair at lunch in the gymnasium.Parent program offered evening before conference with keynote, admissions and financial aid presentations.Chris Manaseri, chair of Architect Group</p></li><li><p>TAT IVMarch 29, 2004 at SUNY GeneseoKeynote: Regent Adelaide H. SanfordConference topics ranged from preparing for college to college-survival skills to varied careers in education.41 school districts participated, including Rochester City School District and 17 school districts outside of Monroe County.TSTT represented for first timeJackie Roblin and Keith Johnson, chair Architect Group</p></li><li><p>Think About Teaching VMonroe Community College March 16, 2005Keynote: Dr. Orlando L. Taylor, Dean of Howard University Graduate School. Topic : Closing the Achievement GapDr. Bettye Perkins presented, Can TSTT Help Solve the Shortage of Minority Teachers?Dawn Oryszak and Ken Hilton, chair Architect Group</p></li><li><p>Think About Teaching VISt. John Fisher College March 9, 2006Keynote: Ken Green, The College Board, Southern Regional Office.More than 450 students from Monroe County and beyond.Mr. Green offered professional development for Monroe County school district administrators and teachers.Program included 16 breakout sessionsJeff Dillon and Jackie Roblin, chair Architect Group</p></li><li><p>Think About Teaching VIINazareth CollegeMarch 15, 2007Keynote: Bakari Kitwana, Educator, Author Tom Gallagher and Theresa Woodson, chair Architect Group</p></li><li><p>Think About Teaching VIIIRoberts Wesleyan CollegeMarch 25, 2008Keynotes: William Boatwright and Arkee AllenTheresa Woodson and Jennifer Lisak, chair Architect Committee</p></li><li><p>Think About Teaching Conference IXSUNY BrockportMarch 17, 2009Keynotes: Nyree Strong and William RuizRob Banzer and Nancy Hackett chair Architect Committee</p></li><li><p>Think About Teaching Conference XSUNY GeneseoMarch 15, 2010Keynote: Mr. Anibal Soler, Jr.Thomas Gallagher and Theresa Woodson, chair Architect Committee</p></li><li><p>Think About Teaching Conference XISt. John Fisher CollegeMarch 3, 2011Keynote: Mr. Kali WatkinsTheresa Woodson, chair Architect Committee</p></li><li><p>Think About Teaching Conference XIINazareth CollegeMarch 15, 2012Keynote: Dr. Marilyn Patterson-Grant</p></li><li><p>Cooperation of ConstituentsSchools supply students, supervision and transportation.Host college provides facilities and coordination.Teacher unions provide cost of lunch.Other agencies and groups provide volunteers for planning and presentations.Local business provides financial support.</p></li><li><p>NeedsFinancial Support conference budget of $15,000 includes:$7,000 keynote speaker fee$1,000 in travel and overnight expenses$2,000 in non-lunch food costs$2,000 in supplies and materials$2,000 for parental involvement component$1,000 miscellaneousNote - all presentations, break out sessions, etc., are provided gratis by member groups.</p></li><li><p>THANK YOU for your interest in the Think About Teaching ConferenceFor more information contact:Mary Balme249-7029Mary_Balme@boces.monroe.edu</p></li></ul>