FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April Conference Offers Fresh Perspectives On Student-Centered Learning
Arlington, MA, March 25, 2013 – The National Institute for Student-Centered Education (NISCE) is pleased to announce the Nellie Mae Education Foundation as a lead sponsor of INSPIRE 2013: The First NISCE Conference on Student-Centered Education, being held in Boston on April 5, 2013.
“We are very excited to have the Nellie Mae Education Foundation as one of our lead sponsors,” states Dr. Ted Wilson, Executive Director of NISCE. “They are long-time education advocates and strong supporters of student-centered learning approaches. Their sponsorship is testimony of our efforts in the national dialogue for school change.”
“We are glad to sponsor ‘INSPIRE 2013’ to help move student-centered learning to the forefront of the education reform agenda,” said Nicholas C. Donohue, President and CEO of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. “NISCE recognizes the urgent need to reshape our education system from a one-size-fits-all model to more personalized and tailored approaches. Convening a variety of experts and practitioners on the front lines will help to ‘inspire’ the student-centered change we need for all students to succeed.”
The conference keynotes feature well-respected and known education neuroscientist Todd Rose of Harvard Graduate Education, and teacher advocate and author Taylor Mali. Dr. Larry Myatt, long-time education leader and honorary conference chair, will host the one-day event. The conference brings together an engaging line-up of passionate presenters and panelists, as well as unique opportunities for attendees to participate in sessions with colleagues and make new connections (view the conference agenda).
INSPIRE 2013 will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Hilton Boston (Logan Airport). The conference is expected to have 300 attendees and is hosted by Schools for Children, Inc. and the National Institute for Student-Centered Education.
Alyssa Kierkegaard, Conference Director, INSPIRE 2013
National Institute for Student-Centered Education (NISCE)
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ABOUT INSPIRE 2013
The National Institute for Student-Centered Education (NISCE) will host Click here, MA on April 5, 2013 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport. This is a one-day conference that offers the latest thinking on the challenges and benefits of student-centered education. For more details please visit nisce.org
Founded in 2012 by the Massachusetts nonprofit Schools for Children, Inc., The National Institute for Student-Centered Education (NISCE) seeks to to catalyze grassroots support for a vision of education where students—not politics, not tests, not expediency—are at the center of learning, and where all students have the opportunities and resources they need to succeed. For more information visit www.nisce.org.
ABOUT THE NELLIE MAE EDUCATION FOUNDATION
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation is the largest charitable organization in New England that focuses exclusively on education. The Foundation supports the promotion and integration of student-centered approaches to learning at the middle and high school levels across New England. To elevate student-centered approaches, the Foundation utilizes a three-part strategy that focuses on: developing and enhancing models of practice; reshaping education policies; and increasing public understanding and demand for high quality educational experiences. The Foundation’s initiative areas are: District Level Systems Change; State Level Systems Change; Research and Development; and Public Understanding and Demand. Since 1998, the Foundation has distributed over $154 million in grants. For more information, visit www.nmefoundation.org.