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DREF to join CBC Foundation and AFT to present the CBCF Professional Development Series for Educators. Register now!

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, DREF will join the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) to present the CBCF Professional Development Series for Educators, 2018 theme: Politics, Policies, Procedures: The Untold Truth at the 2018 Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference.
DREF to join CBC Foundation and AFT to present the CBCF Professional Development Series for Educators. Register now!

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You are invited to join us by purchasing your tickets using the registration link and discount codes listed below. Please share this incredible professional development opportunity with your network of educators and encourage attendance from school districts in your communities.

Presentation Flyer- CBCF Legislative Wknd

DTEC-TAG Change Agents that are presenting include: Therion TJ Baker, Keisha Chandler, Dr. Marla Dean, Dr. Regina Davis Moss and Dr. Ebony White

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Session Descriptions:

Engaging Instruction Room 146A – 9:30 am – 11:30 am;     1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

What is an engaging, effective learning environment? How do we ensure that students are acquiring the learning goals and becoming adept at the performance goals? In this session, we will examine the instructional strategies that if implemented systematically in the classroom, results in engaged learners.

Presenters: 

  • Keisha Chandler, Professional Development Specialist and  Instructional Coach
  • Therion (T.J.) Baker III, Educator, Mentor, Coach, District of Columbia

Moderator:  Rosalind LaRocque, Ph.D, AFT 

Can Restorative Practices Succeed Support?   Room 145B -  9:30 am – 11:30 am; 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Schools are a microcosm of the community. Therefore, to be truly successful, restorative practices need a more holistic approach to its process. In this session, learn how to connect parents, build community support, advocate for teacher diversity and the implementation of the infusion of restorative practices in pre-service programs.

Presenters:           
  • Marla Dean, Ed.D, Executive Director, Bright Beginnings
  • Brandon C. S. Wallace, Program Coordinator, Early Intervening Services, Prince George’s County Public Schools

Moderator: Lisa Thomas, Ph.D., AFT

Survival Strategies - How to Keep from Going Under - Room 147A – 9:30am – 11:30 am; 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The number one reason for the exodus in the educational system is lack of support. We will bring a team of master educators together to share what really works in helping educators manage their daily work load, motivate students, increase parent participation and receive administrative support. 

Presenters:

  • Robin Vitucci, American Federation of Teachers
  •  Merlyna Valentine, Keynote Speaker, Author, Consultant

Moderator: Johni Cruse Craig, Ed.D, DREF 

Lunch PanelGet in the Know: Unity is Key ─ A Conversation Around ACEs & Mental Health – 146AB – 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

This panel will bring varying perspectives and insight on Mental Health awareness and education with a focus on ACES (Adverse Childhood Experience Study). Panelist will speak about these topics with specific discussion on 1) common signs missed, overlooked or categorized incorrectly in our schools and homes; 2) how missed signs lead to suspensions and prolonged suffering; 3) how these “taboo” topics cause delay in positive interventions; 4) learn some best practices to implement; and 5) hear real-life testimonies and outcomes.  

Panelists:

  • Regina Davis Moss, PhD., Associate Director, Health, Policy and Practice, American Public Health Association
  • Leven "Chuck" Wilson, MSW, Author and Vice President for Renew Group
  • Jade Mathis, Esq., Assistant State Attorney, Prince Georges County, Md., State Attorney Office
  • Ebony White, PhD., LPC, NCC, ACS, Therapeutic Provider, Trenton, NJ  

Moderator: Dyan Smiley, AFT 

Plenary – Call to Action: Books. Community. Power. Room 146AB

This closing plenary is an urgent call to action for us to return home and make a lasting difference in public education. We know when our girls and boys fail to receive a high school diploma hey are automatically on a pathway to low-wage work, unemployment, and incarceration.  This conversation will address the power of educators, parents and community to set into motion public policy that addresses our issues, our concerns and the needs of our community. Our children cannot wait.

Presenter:

John Jackson, Ed.D President & CEO, Schott Foundation

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW! 

The DREF Codes :

🔺 PDSDREF1 $80.00 🔺

-       Includes PDS participation, breakfast, lunch - Sept. 12 - 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

-       Open admission to ALC policy forums - Sept. 12 - 15

-       Open admission to ALC national town hall meeting - Sept. 13

-       Open admission to ALC destination exhibit hall - Sept. 13 - 15

-       New attendee breakfast (Sept. 13) - first and second year attendees only - Sept. 13 

🔺 PDSDREF2 - $250.00 🔺

-       Includes PDS participation, breakfast, lunch - Sept. 12 - 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

-       Individual ticket to Celebration in the Arts Reception and Program - Sept. 12 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

-       Individual ticket to General Session Luncheon - Sept. 13 - 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

-       CBC Chair and Board of Directors Reception - Sept. 13 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (first 50 tickets)

-       Open admission to ALC policy forums - Sept. 12 - 15

-       Open admission to ALC national town hall meeting - Sept. 13

-       Open admission to ALC destination exhibit hall - Sept. 13 - 15

-       New attendee breakfast (Sept. 13) - first and second year attendees only - Sept. 13

 

 

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