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U of M Will Host New Teacher Center Symposium March 28 University News
For release: March 12, 2008

For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey

 

New Teacher Center SymposiumThe New Teacher Center at the University of Memphis will hold its fifth annual Induction and Mentoring Symposium on Friday, March 28, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Fogelman Executive Center on the U of M campus. This year's event will focus on increasing high school graduation rates in the nation's schools. It is open to classroom teachers, administrators, principals, parents, policy makers, and others interested in the quality of P-12 education.

The keynote speaker will be Pat Cooper, CEO of the Early Childhood and Family Learning Foundation of New Orleans. Cooper will discuss “There is Life After Tests … And Before." Kathleen S. Cooter, associate professor of special education and outreach coordinator for the New Teacher Center at the U of M, will give the luncheon address, “When Mama Can't Read."

Workshops will address such topics as equitable practices for the urban classroom, the importance of extracurricular activities in promoting academic performance, tools for supporting great readers in all grades, developing children's love of learning through play, maximizing the cognitive engagement of urban students, and working with parents to increase the graduation rates of students with are at risk and students with disabilities.

The fee is $70 per person, $50 for students.

Information is available by phone at 901-678-2352 or via email at ntc@memphis.edu

A registration form and additional information are available online at http://ntc.memphis.edu.


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