2011 Summer Institute
Diverse educational professionals and community leaders who are committed to transforming the education practices within urban schools came together to present their best practices at a Summer Institute: Transforming Urban Schools: Sharing Multiple Voices on June 22nd at The University of Akron. Outstanding presenters shared practices that can be integrated into urban school classrooms in order to encourage educational transformation for all students.
A keynote address by Dr. Charles M. Payne was followed by a full day of interactive, professional workshops/breakout sessions and a follow-up discussion.
Cooperating Partners were the Akron Public Schools, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and the Canton City Schools.
Select Handouts from the 2011 Summer Institute
- Building Strong School Leadership, Dr. Sharon D. Kruse, The University of Akron
- Inspiring Urban Students for Success, Bridget K. Lambright, M.Ed.
- Getting to the Root of Word Study in the Urban Classroom, Dr. Evangline Newton, The University of Akron
- So Much Reform: Maybe a Little Change? Dr. Charles Payne, The University of Chicago
- Pan African Studies as a Design Model of 21st Century Urban Education, Dr. Zach Williams, The University of Akron
- Urban Language Policy: Student Voices and Academic Success, Dr. Arthur L Palacas, The University of Akron