CARD 2014 Conference

Moving beyond tolerance: Creating school experiences that honor all students
Fifth Annual CARD Conference
Monday, November 10, 2014, 9 am–3 pm
Hudson Hall Auditorium, Mount Saint Mary College
Co-Sponsored by the Mid-Hudson School Study Council

This event was open to the public. Teachers, counselors, support personnel, school administrators, guidance counselors, school psychologists, and social workers are encouraged to attend.

Program Highlights:

  • Keynote Speaker: Paul Gorski, PhD, founder of EdChange, a coalition of educators providing professional development on educational equity
  • Roundtable Presentations by local educators who are working to create equitable environments for all students.

Click here to download Paul Gorski’s presentation.

9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-10:00 Greeting and opening remarks
10:00-11:30 Keynote Address: Paul Gorski
11:30-12:15 Light lunch (Meet and greet with Dr. Gorski and book signing)
12:30-1:15 Workshops and Roundtables, Part 1
1:30-2:15 Workshops and Roundtables, Part 2
2:30-3:00 Closing remarks

Roundtables and Workshops

Creating classroom structures and environments

  • Harnessing Technology to Foster Individual Strengths: The Chromebook Initiative
    Sean Michel, Superintendent, Chester Union Free School District, MSMC Alumnus, and Edward Spence, Director of Technology, Chester Union Free School District
  • Challenging Assumptions and Filling Gaps in Bilingual Education
    Miggy Lopez, Director of Bilingual Programs at North Rockland Central School District
  • Universal Design for Learning: Individualizing instruction in the classroom
    Vicki Caruana, PhD, Assistant Professor of Education, MSMC
  • How Teacher Aides contribute to engagement with all students
    Diane Munro, Superintendent, Florida Union Free School District
  • Poverty to Prison Pipeline:  In their own words – Incarcerated youth tell how schools can break the cycle
    Benjamin Liberatore, MSMC Alumnus, Youth Counselor for incarcerated youth, New York State Office of Children and Family Services
  • Fostering Awareness of Diversity in Non-Diverse Environments: A Conversation
    Liz Wayman, School Psychologist, Eldred Central School District, Facilitator

Supporting the whole student

  • The Parenting Connection: Supporting Parents = Supporting Students
    Beverly Braxton, MSW, Founder, Parent Central, Warwick, New York
  • LGBT Children: A Parent’s Perspective
    Anita Manley, Orange County Human Rights Commission and Ruth Staber, Safe Schools Coalition
  • Love Thy Neighbor: Fostering Awareness of Religious Diversity
    Sister Peggy Murphy, PhD, Professor of Religion, Mount Saint Mary College
  • Non Verbal Communication in the Classroom:  Reading and Responding to Body Language
    Ashley Knox, Study Abroad Coordinator, Office of International Programs, Mount Saint Mary College, Founder of Go Beyond Greatness, Inc.

Click here to download the Conference program.

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