FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Educators, Experts and Others Invited to Share Ideas on Student-Centered Education
ARLINGTON, MA, November 4, 2012 — The National Institute for Student-Centered Education (NISCE) seeks presentations for INSPIRE 2013: The First NISCE Conference on Student-Centered Education to be held on April 5, 2013 at the Hilton Boston (Logan Airport). The one-day event is open to education professionals and others interested in effective schools and curricula and will offer a series of lectures, workshops and other sessions designed to bring together the latest thinking from many perspectives and disciplines on the challenges and benefits of student-centered education.
“We are seeking presenters who are passionate about their work in education—nationally known experts as well as frontline teachers who are doing innovative work in their classrooms,” said conference director Alyssa Kierkegaard. “We’re especially interested in hearing from experts with unique perspectives—a policy maker or activist fighting to improve schools, an author with a new book, a research scientist with a new insight, a teacher with an inspiring story to tell and/or a student demonstrating ways for teachers to better engage today’s young people in their own learning.”
“The conference will include many kinds of sessions—from keynotes to panels to posters to hands-on workshops. We’re also offering folks a chance to give Ignite presentations, which are five minutes long and feature 20 slides. We expect the Ignite presentations to be an extremely popular and thought-provoking part of the conference,” Kierkegaard noted.
For proposal guidelines, preferred topics and complete details please visit the NISCE website. Proposals are due January 6, 2013.
Confirmed speakers to date include Todd Rose, a member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, an educational neuroscientist and author of the forthcoming Square Peg (Hyperion, February, 2013), and Taylor Mali, a slam poet and author of a book of essays, What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World. (Putnam, 2012).
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.