Please consider presenting at the Fall Conference

We invite you to apply to present at the 2017 Fall Conference, “Empower” There will be five one-and-a-half-hour workshop time slots throughout the two day event—three on October 19 and two on October 20. Presentations should include interaction with advance content and in-depth exchanges for meaningful learning. There are eight workshop strands or themes that will be included in all of the sessions. Please click this link to download the application.


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Keynote Speakers

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Paul Tough

Author of Helping Children Succeed:  What Works and Why

Angela Duckworth (Via Skype)

Author of GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Angela Duckworth is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the founder and scientific director of the Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development. Angela studies grit and self-control, two attributes that are distinct from IQ and yet powerfully predict success and well-being. A 2013 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Angela has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Currently, she serves as a Faculty Director for Wharton People Analytics, an initiative that helps organizations adopt the latest insights from social science research.Prior to her career in research, Angela founded a summer school for low-income children that was profiled as a Harvard Kennedy School case study and, in 2012, celebrated its twentieth anniversary. She has also been a McKinsey management consultant and a math and science teacher in the public schools of New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. Angela completed her undergraduate degree in Advanced Studies Neurobiology at Harvard, graduating magna cum laude. With the support of a Marshall Scholarship, she completed an MSc with Distinction in Neuroscience from Oxford University. She completed her PhD in Psychology as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Angela has received numerous awards for her contributions to K-12 education, including a Beyond Z Award from the KIPP Foundation. Her first book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, debuted May 3, 2016 as an immediate New York Times bestseller.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Pedro Noguera

Distinguished Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences at UCLA