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40th AnnualConference National Alliance of Black School Educators

November 14 –18, 2012 Nashville, Tennessee

“Teaching & Learning: What is Working in America’s Classrooms that Impacts the Success of Children of African Descent”

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Dedication Dr. Delores Saunders

Dr. Delores Saunders was a dynamic teacher and leader who served full terms as President-elect, President, and Past President on the Board of Directors of the National Alliance of Black School Educators and organized eleven local NABSE affiliate chapters. Dr. Saunders was an accomplished educator who received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Morris Brown College, a Master’s Degree from Atlanta University and additional advanced degrees (Master and Ph.D.) from the University of Michigan. She was an outstanding public school teacher and a faculty member at George Washington University and the University of Maryland. She served as Chief of Professional Development and Education Equity for the U.S. Department of Defense, and was a tireless champion in the advancement of education for African American children. Dr. Saunders was a faithful member of Colesville United Methodist Church and a dedicated member of the American Association of School Administrators, the National Academy for School Executives, the National Association of Colored People, and the Alpha Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Dr. Saunders passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2012. She was a beloved mother of three children; two devoted sons, Oliver “Ricky” Saunders and William Saunders, II; and a loving daughter Rhonda Saunders Bloomfield, who preceded her in death.

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Dedication Mr. Edward Cline

Edward Cline was a diligent and dynamic leader in the National Alliance of Black School Educators organization serving as a member of the national Board of Directors, as one of thirteen founders of the Texas State Affiliate, and as President of the Houston, Texas Affiliate. Mr. Cline received a Bachelor of Science degree from Paul Quinn College, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Texas Southern University, and completed graduate work at the University of Houston and Texas A&M Satellite Graduate Program which prepared him for his service in education. Mr. Cline was an accomplished educator and leader evidenced through his years as an elementary school teacher, principal, associate and assistant superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, and state monitor for the Texas Education Agency. He was an exemplary leader in the education community, serving as the first president of color of the Houston Association of School Administrators, former board member of the National Read Council, and a board member of Southwest Keys since 1997. Mr. Cline was a faithful member of Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church where he was an ordained deacon, member of the Male Chorus, Sunday School Teacher and trainer, and a former member of the Benevolence Committee. Mr. Cline was a beloved husband of Bertha, devoted father of three children, Rodney, Keefe and Carolyn, and loving grandfather to his only grandchild, Camille. He passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012.


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Dedication Dr. John Porter

Dr. John W. Porter was an accomplished educator and leader and one of twenty-two Founders of the National Alliance of Black School Educators. His commitment to education left a lasting imprint on the state of Michigan and beyond. Dr. Porter was an accomplished educator who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College, and a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University which prepared him for service in education. Dr. Porter enjoyed a distinguished career in the education community for over 50 years, serving as a teacher in the Albion and Lansing school system, the first black professional employed by the Michigan Department of Education, Michigan State Superintendent for Public Instruction, Michigan Chief State School Officer, the first black State School Superintendent in the United States of America, and the 17th President of Eastern Michigan University. His career was evidenced by many accolades including endowment of the John W. Porter Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and the dedication of the John W. Porter College of Education building, both at Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Porter departed this life on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lois and daughter Mary; and was the devoted father of Earl, Valorie, John Jr., Levon, Portia, David, Steve and Donna; and a proud grandfather and great-grandfather.

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Dedication Dr. Ulysses Byas

Dr. Ulysses was a Founding member, the first president and devoted Life Member of NABSE, and the only president of NABSE’s predecessor, the National Alliance of Black School Superintendents. He chartered a course for the largest association of African American educators that has been abided for the last forty years by the 20 presidents and leadership that followed. Dr. Byas was born June 23, 1924 in Macon. Georgia. He served honorably n the United States Navy, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fort Valley State College, a Master of Arts Degree from Columbia University, and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was an accomplished educator, an outstanding public school teacher, a dedicated principal, and an exceptional superintendent with a tireless commitment to the advancement of education for all students, especially those of African descent. Throughout the years, Dr. Byas participated in a myriad of community, professional and religious organizations. He was a devoted member of Holsey Temple C.M.E. Church, faithfully teaching Young Adult Bible Study and serving in the Local Lay Council; and a dedicated member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Phi Delta Kappa, Georgia Education Association and Fort Valley State College Alumni Hall of Fame Committee. His family also organized the Fort Valley Ulysses and Annamozel Teacher Education Scholarship Fund. Dr. Byas passed away on August 3, 2012. He was the loving husband of Annamozel, the beloved father of Melanie, Eric, LaVerne and Alisia and a doting grandfather.


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Table of Contents

Letter from the President

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Greetings Conference Participants!

NABSE Planning Chairperson Letter�������������������� 7

I welcome all of you to the 40th Annual NABSE Conference here in this

Welcoming Letters��������������������������������������������������������������� 8 History of NABSE������������������������������������������������������������� 13

great city of Nashville, TN. I recognize that many of you have traveled great distances to learn best practices, network with colleagues and secure strategies that will increase the academic achievement of our children. I guarantee you, this year’s Conference will not disappoint you.

Founding Members of NABSE��������������������������������� 14 Salute to Past Presidents������������������������������������������������ 15 Our Mission���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 19 NABSE Board of Directors����������������������������������������� 19

We extend our most sincere thanks to Mr. Henry Flenory, Steve McCrary and the Local Host Committee who spent the past 12 months preparing for our conference.

NABSE Foundation���������������������������������������������������������� 21 Litany of Commitment��������������������������������������������������� 22 Conference Glossary�������������������������������������������������������� 23 NABSE Policy Commissions�������������������������������������� 24 National Planning Committee���������������������������������� 25 VIP Sponsors������������������������������������������������������������������������� 26 Local Host Committee Chairs���������������������������������� 28 Hall of Fame – 2012 Awardees���������������������������������� 30 Conference Agenda Pre-Conference Activities: Tuesday, Nov. 13������������������������������������������������������������ 31 Wednesday, Nov. 14���������������������������������������������������� 32 Conference Schedule Thursday, Nov. 15��������������������������������������������������������� 39 Friday, Nov. 16���������������������������������������������������������������� 55 Saturday, Nov. 17����������������������������������������������������������� 71 Sunday, Nov. 18�������������������������������������������������������������� 81

Also, we extend our sincere appreciation to the National Conference Planning Committee Chair and NABSE President-Elect, Dr. Bernard Hamilton and the National Planning Committee for their splendid work in planning this Conference. The range of activities at this conference is broad and encompassing. Our nationally renowned speakers, workshops, education strands, Research Roundtables, Turnaround Schools, the Youth Symposium, parent sessions, school tours, exhibition, pre-conference academy, and networking receptions are designed to appeal to your special professional development needs and interests. I encourage you to use every moment during these next 4 days to identify new strategies and proven techniques that will be useful in the workplace. To the exhibitors, conference event underwriters, co-sponsors and other corporate supporters we extend our profound thanks for your belief in and continuous support of NABSE. Through these economic challenges, you found the means and time to support us. May this conference be the very best!

Conference Floorplans���������������������������������������������������� 83


Exhibit Hall Map���������������������������������������������������������������� 84

Carrol A. Thomas, Ed.D.

Exhibitors��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 85

NABSE President

Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing���������������������������������������������� 92

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Letter from the National Planning CommitteeChairperson Dear Conference Participants:

40 th Annual

I join our President in welcoming you to the 40th Annual Conference of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE). This conference will provide special workshops for each category of NABSE’s membership: parents, teachers, principals, superintendents, school board members and others-all designed to carry-out NABSE’s mission to advance the academic proficiency of African American students.


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On behalf of the NABSE Board of Directors, the National Conference Planning Committee and the Local Conference Planning Committee, I extend our deep appreciation to the many presenters who made the sacrifice to prepare and discuss instructional, managerial and leadership strategies designed to enhance the work performance of the conferees. A special “thank you” goes to the many volunteers from the Nashville area who have diligently given their time and worked hard during the past 12 months. In particular, I would like to thank Mr. Henry Flenory, Chairperson of the Local Host Committee and Mr. Steve McCrary, President of the Greater Nashville Affiliate for their committed leadership. Congratulations to all award recipients for their contributions to the students they serve. Commendations are extended to all student scholarship winners and awardees. We wish you success in future academic endeavors.

November 14 –18, 2012 Nashville, Tennessee

I would be remiss if I did not thank the many corporations, private businesses and non-profit entities that supported this conference. As you meet representatives from these NABSE partners, please offer your thanks for their support in making this conference possible. Thank you for supporting NABSE. Enjoy the conference. Sincerely, Bernard Hamilton, Ed.D. Chairman, National Conference Planning Committee NABSE President-Elect

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The National Education Association and the Tennessee Education Association congratulate our outstanding leader, Velma Lois Jones – NABSE’s 2012 Ida B. Wells Risk Taker Award Winner “The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.” —Maximilien de Robespierre Great Public Schools for Every Student

The History of NABSE MILESTONES OF THE NABSE ORGANIZATION Background information – In the beginning… In 1970, the pressure of being a Black superintendent in the United States was immense on both the intellectual and personal levels. There were legitimate concerns about one’s health, welfare and survival. In preparation of his dissertation, “The Black Superintendent in Public School Districts: Trends and Conditions” at Northwestern University, Dr. Charles D. Moody recognized the need to delve more deeply into the heart of his study. He wanted to conduct a formal and systematic study of Black superintendents in the United States. Dr. Moody desired to find a way to convene Black superintendents from across the country, for the purpose of sharing problems and concerns, to ­develop a resource pool and to form an organization of Black School Super­ intendents. Thanks to a grant from the Metropolitan Applied Research Center, Inc. (MARC), Dr. Charles Moody extended an invitation to the nineteen (19) known Black superintendents at the time, to attend a meeting scheduled for Friday, N ­ ovember 20 through Sunday, November 22, 1970, at the O’Hare ­Marriott Hotel in Chicago, IL. MARC conducted the planning and preparation for this meeting, to include airfare, lodging and expenses. This first monumental meeting was attended by the chief school officers/ superintendents­, who represented fifteen (15) of the nineteen (19) school districts in the United States headed by Black men. An agenda was provided by the staff of MARC. Even though each superintendent had come to this first conference of Black Chief School Officers, without a clear understanding of the “what” or “why” they were there, this group did know that they could meet and confer together, because of two common bonds: they served as a chief school officer/superintendent of schools in their respective cities and they were Black. This was the first of several subsequent meetings of these Black school officials. In August, 1971, the National Alliance of Black School Superintendents (NABSS) was formally organized in Miami, FL and provided a forum for effective comradeship between this group of men holding a common position in life – the school superintendency. A true bond and trust came to exist. The trials and tribulations of a Black man holding the position of superintendent could be frankly and openly shared and discussed. They no longer felt like loners and were in reality, no longer alone. Dr. Russell Jackson served as the facilitator at these initial NABSS meetings. Elected in 1972, Dr. Ulysses Byas served as the first and only elected President of NABSS. Dr. Byas recommended and designed the format to expand and reorganize NABSS for the purpose of including other educators who were

not superintendents. Under Dr. Byas’ leadership and encouragement, NABSS voted on April 23, 1973 to not only expand NABSS, but also to rename it as the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE). Dr. Byas provided the leadership and support during the transition from NABSS to NABSE. Dr. ­Russell Jackson chaired the Constitution Committee that crafted NABSE’s first Constitution and By-Laws. The first NABSE Conference was held in November, 1973, where Dr. Charles Townsel was the first elected NABSE President (1973–1975). NABSE was formally launched with 284 charter members. Commissions that linked members with common and related job functions were formed during Dr. ­Deborah Wolf’s administration (1975–1977).

Key Nabse Facts: ✦ NABSE Articles of Incorporation were filed in the Michigan Department of Commerce – May 2, 1975 ✦ Written consent to use the National Alliance of Black School Educators, Inc. (NABSE) name was granted by the Michigan Dept. of Commerce – ­September 10, 1980 ✦ NABSE National Offices • 1401 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. (1979) • 2816 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. • 310 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. ✦ NABSE Executive Directors • 1979 – Dorothy Moore – Office Manager (on loan from Detroit PS) • 1980 – Crystal Kuykendall – First Executive Director • 1983–1993 – William Saunders – Retired (deceased) • 1993 – Santee Ruffin • 1994 – Ernest Holmes • 1995 – Vivian Still – Interim Office Manager • 1996–Present – Quentin Lawson ✦ NABSE Foundation – established in 1986. Received its 501(c)(3) status on March 22, 2006. Articles of Incorporation were approved by the Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services, Lansing, Michigan. The registered agent is Aubrey V. McCutcheon, Jr. A tiered Bell Program is in place for both members and corporate sponsors. • N  ABSE Partnerships – Throughout the history of NABSE, partnerships with national organizations, corporate sponsors and other significant entities related to educational initiatives and causes, have been created to support the major goals of NABSE. NABSE 40th Annual Conference ~ November 2012


Founding Members of NABSE

Ulysses Byas, Ed.D.

Alonzo Crim, Ph.D.*

Marcus Foster, Ph.D.*

Joseph E. Hill*

Russell A. Jackson, Ed.D.

John A. Minor, Jr.*

Charles D. Moody, Sr., Ph.D.

John W. Porter, Ph.D.

Hugh Scott, Ed.D.

John Snydor*

Founding Members Not Pictured: Herman L. Brown, Robert Brown, Leslie Crumble, Edward Fort, Ph.D., James Galloway, James Lewis, Jr., Ph.D., Chuck Mitchell, Jr., Ed.D., Roland Patterson, Ph.D.*, Sam Shepard, Ph.D.*, Arthur C. Shropshire, Albert Ward, Ed.D., Ercell Watson, Ph.D.* *Deceased


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A Salute to NABSE Past Presidents NABSE PAST PRESIDENTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS Dr. Ulysses Byas – 1972–1973 • First and only President of NABSS (National Alliance of Black School Superintendents) • Architect and designer of NABSE (National Alliance of Black School Educators) to include administrators, other educational personnel, and females • Convener/Transition President of NABSE (4/23/1973–11/1973) 1. Dr. Charles W. Townsel – 1973–1975 • Elected first President of the redesigned organization (NABSE) – 284 Charter Members • Membership grew to over 1200 • The NABSE Newsletter, The Job Information Survey and The Conference Wrap-up were signature documents of his administration • The 1974 NABSE Conference was expanded even more, to include elementary and secondary teachers 2. Dr. Deborah P. Wolfe – 1975–1977 • Elected first female and non-superintendent president • Developed a ten-point program • Developed coalitions with other national organizations • Fostered and encouraged commission structure within the organization •  Conducted international study tour to West and East Africa, July 1977 •  Set up procedures and criteria for NABSE awards • Designed a plan for a national office • Life Membership category established

3. Mr. Joseph E. Hill – 1977–1979 • Established first NABSE affiliates across the country – first affiliates were Detroit and Milwaukee • Established guidelines for affiliates • Opened and dedicated the first National Office on January 20, 1979 in Washington, D.C., located in the Carter G. Woodson Center for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, located at 1401 14th Street, NW • Secured $25,000 grant from NASA to develop teaching methods to close the achievement gap in math, science and engineering 4. Dr. Ernest Hartzog – 1979–1981 • Hired an Executive Director for National Office, 1980 • Held first Constitutional Convention – Constitution and By-Laws were revised/new commission structure and new preamble were included • Established a standing committee on research • Established a publications committee • Implemented a Job Search Service • Established the Marcus Foster Award 5. Dr. Marvin L. Greene – 1981–1983 • Reestablished financial stability of the organization • Convened the Task Force of Black Academic and Cultural Excellence – (Task Force I) • Completed the final report of the Technical Assistance Center • Presented First NABSE Summer Academy in Ann Arbor, Michigan – July, 1983

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A Salute to NABSE Past Presidents 6. Dr. Donald Smith – 1983–1985 • Commissioned Task Force I on Black Academic and Cultural Excellence – The task force, co-chaired by Dr. Asa G. Hilliard, III and Dr. Barbara Sizemore produced NABSE’s classic publication, Saving the African-American Child • Established Ron Edmonds Summer Academy, 1984 • Acquired memberships in many national educational forums and participation in major conferences • Increased the membership substantially during his administration • Planned and conducted NABSE’s first International Conference • Established the Ida B. Wells Risk-Taker award • Recruited major corporate contributors to support NABSE programs 7. Dr. Charles R. Thomas – 1985–1987 • Introduced the NABSE Educational Development Plan, which included: (a) the Demonstration School Project; (b) the Charles Moody Institute for Research and Development and (c) the NABSE Foundation to support the Educational Development Plan • Published the NABSE Blueprint for Leadership: The Mission and the Model, the conceptual framework of the NABSE Educational Development Plan • Established the NABSE Foundation in November, 1986 to provide the financial support for the Educational Development Plan • Establish African American Education Week in November, 1987 • Developed a NABSE Manual of Policy and Procedures • Supported the Ron Edmonds Summer Academy • Published the first NABSE NEWSBRIEFS


8. Dr. Patricia A. Ackerman – 1987–1989 • Elected first local school administrator and the second woman as president • Provided oversight for the purchase of the NABSE National Headquarters building at 2816 Georgia Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C. • Implemented the establishment of the Charles Moody Institute, 1987 • Implemented the visionary Educational Development Plan • Represented NABSE at the invitational meeting in The White House with President George H.W. Bush and leaders from 15 major educational organizations prior to the 1989 Education Summit in Charlottesville, VA 9. Dr. J. Jerome Harris – 1989–1991 • Established the Hall of Fame at the 20th Anniversary Celebration in Dallas, TX. All Founding Members were inducted. • Presented the video, A Legacy of Commitment – A History of NABSE • Introduced the NABSE credit card • Introduced strategic planning 10. Ted Kimbrough, J.D. – 1991–1993 • Led the publishing of the first NABSE Journal with Dr. Eugene Eubanks and Dr. Carole Hardeman as editors • Expanded the Summer Academy – Meetings were held in Ann Arbor, MI and Tulsa, OK • Supported regional conferences held in Nassau, Bahamas and Toronto, Canada • Supported NABSE membership efforts, which reached over 4,000 members

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A Salute to NABSE Past Presidents 11. Dr. Al Roberts – 1993–1995 • Established a partnership with Phi Delta Kappa • Published the first NABSE calendar • Initiated Harlem Renaissance Institute, chaired by Dr. Mabel Smith • Established the Scholarship program • Expanded organization to include 100th affiliate – 103 on record/May, 1995 • Established Young Educator Program • Launched Task Force III in partnership with Texas Southern University, chaired by Jay Cummings • Provided oversight of the approval of the Strategic Plan 12. Dr. Charlie Mae Knight – 1995–1997 • Initiated the First Annual National Education Policy Institute (NEPI) held in Washington, D.C. • Established a legislative advocate position on the Board to work with Congress and other governmental departments • Provided a structure for financial solvency and a formalized budget process • Continued Hall of Fame and other recognition/awards for NABSE members

14. Dr. Lois Harrison-Jones – 1999–2001 • Led the efforts to relocate the NABSE headquarters office to its current location on Capitol Hill – 308 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 20003 • Appropriated $450,000 to renovate the new NABSE headquarters • Secured a $10,000 capital grant to renovate the old office at 2816 Georgia Avenue, NW • Increased NABSE’s visibility and credibility among universities and other peer associations • Secured NABSE representation on the NCATE Accreditation Board • Convened Con Con II (NABSE’s Second Constitutional Convention) 15. Dr. Andre J. Hornsby – 2001–2003 • Initiated the NABSE International Leadership Symposium • Expanded NABSE’s internal and external technology capabilities • Obtained a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to advise members on the No Child Left Behind Law • Introduced on-line registration for NABSE conferences

13. Dr. Joseph Drayton – 1997–1999 • Initiated a $25,000 grant from NASA to research and develop teaching methods to close the achievement gap in math, science and engineering • Solicited a $1.1 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop and implement a National Board Certification Support Program • Published the first Directory of African American Superintendents

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A Salute to NABSE Past Presidents 16. Dr. Deloris M. Saunders – 2003–2005 • Organized eleven new NABSE affiliates • Obtained $5,000 donation to purchase signage and two figurines for the National Headquarters • Created NABSE’s second Strategic Plan • Hosted the Regional Conference in Topeka, KS honoring the 50th Anniversary of Brown vs. School Board • Hosted two historic Conferences-within-a-Conference for 500 teachers and also for 500 parents at the 32nd. Annual NABSE Conference in Detroit, MI • Established the Barbara A. Sizemore Breakfast plenary, sponsored by Houghton Mifflin • Established the Deborah P. Wolfe Annual Awards Banquet • Held First Supreme Excellence Awards Gala, Washington, D.C. – April 19, 2004 17. Dr. Emma L. Marshall Epps – 2005–2007 • Developed the NABSE African American Male Youth Leadership Summit, The M.E.N. Project – Mentoring, Educating and Nurturing with the assistance of Dr. Lucian Yates and Dr. Sandy Carpenter Stevenson • Credited with refocusing the organization to promoting and facilitating the education of all students – “One NABSE – Refocusing on the Mission” • Introduced the national initiative – “Education is a Civil Right” in November, 2007 • Established “Mission Tuition” scholarship project • Created the NABSE on-line Career Center • Developed five additional Community/NABSE Partnerships • Commissioned an Internal Research Committee in 2006 to determine – “Who is the founder and/or founders of NABSE?,” in response to an ongoing dispute about their identity


18. Dr. Deborah Hunter Harvill – 2007–2009 • Implemented the Education Is A Civil Right (ECR) NABSE Agenda from November 2007–November 2009. • Launched the 1st Annual, “Education Is a Civil Right Participation Day” which will be held annually every second Thursday in February. • Established the Education Is a Civil Right Task Force that produced the Education Is a Civil Right Chronology Report, 2007–2009. Worked to develop criteria which identifies, “Best Practices” in implementation of an ECR Program •  Facilitated the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the NABSE Board of Directors and the NABSE Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors on April 13, 2008. • Developed strategic partnerships with the following organizations: – Operation Hope (Financial Literacy) – American Association of School Administrators (AASA) – Association of Latino Americans Society – Marygrove College/Teachscape – National Society of Black Engineers • Worked with the NABSE Historical/Archival Committee to Update/Correct the History of NABSE and NABSS •  Premiered NABSE E-News that chronicles current trends in Education and upgraded the NABSE website. • Initiated the NABSE 2009 Capital Campaign Drive that will raise monies to improve the infrastructure of the NABSE Headquarters

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NABSE Board of Directors


Carrol A. Thomas, Ed.D. President

Bernard Hamilton, Ed.D. President-Elect

Marrietta English Recording Secretary

Doreen E. Barrett, Ph.D. Treasurer

Tai Jones Chapman Corporate Representative

LaRuth Gray, Ph.D. Government Relations/ Legislative Liaison to Board of Directors

Quentin R. Lawson Executive Director

Wesley L. Boykin, Ph.D., M.P.H. Charles D. Moody Research & Development Institute Director

The vision, the beginning, the alliance. All three are inextricably linked. The goals of NABSE are the same today as they were in the beginning: ✦ To ensure that African American learners are effectively educated ✦ To ensure that African American learners are accorded priority for the future ✦ To ensure that African American educators lead the way in creating a concrete model that demonstrates the goals of academic and cultural excellence set forth so clearly in ­ Saving the African American Child

Our mission is more important today than ever!

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NABSE Board of Directors

Ronald Williams, Ed.D. Administration

Ellis A. Alexander Governance in Education

Dwight Bonds Special Projects Administration

Fadhilika Atiba-Weza Superintendents

Sandy CarpenterStevenson, Ed.D. West Regional Representative


Betty Goyens, Ed.D. Higher Education

Gerri H. Bohanan Instruction & Instructional Support

Lois Hopson Reeder Retired Educators

Kimberly Mitchell McLeod, Ph.D. Southwest Regional Representative

Anthony White, Sr. Parents

Betty Maceo Midwest Affiliate Representative

Geneva Stark Price, Ph.D. Southeast Regional Representative

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Gail Clark Dickson Program Development, Research & Evaluation

T. Russell Hopewell Northeast Affiliate Representative

Jacqueline S. Herriott International Affiliate Representative

FoundationBoard  of Directors

NABSE Foundation, Inc. Purpose

Nardos King Foundation ­Chairperson

Charlie Mae Knight, Ed.D. Treasurer

Gloria Butler Miller Secretary

The NABSE Foundation, Inc. (NABSEF) recently applied for and received its own 501(c)3. NABSEF is designed to generate funds to support NABSE programs operated within the C.D. Moody Research Institute. The four distinct program categories of NABSEF are: Professional Development The professional development program of the Institute is intended to provide educators of African American children with research-based training experiences. The Ron Edmonds Academies are components of this system. Research

William J. Ellerbee, Jr., Ed.D. Member

Carrol A. Thomas, Ed.D. Member

Doreen Barrett, Ph.D. Member

The research program of the Institute produces projects that identify educational practices that demonstrate excellence in the school performance of African American Studies. Communications The Institute periodically publishes monographs, special issue papers, and research reports. In particular, the Institute produces the Journal of the Alliance of Black School Educators. Scholarships/Grants

Charles Mitchell, Jr., Ed.D. Member

Keith Greer Local School Member

The Institute awards financial aid to eligible students pursuing careers in education. Additionally, research grants will be available. The Foundation acquires its funds through many sources. However, the primary ability of the Foundation to succeed is dependent upon the support given by the membership of the National Alliance of Black School Educators, Inc. Contributions to the NABSE Foundation are cumulative with respect to the Bell Awards Program.

Derrick Humphries Legal Counsel

Walter Burt, Ph.D. Member

NABSE Foundation and Board of Directors would like to extend our deep appreciation to all contributors for the fiscal year of 2011–2012.

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Litany of Commitment Presider: We dedicate this conference to the qualitative improvement of education for African American students and to the collaborative support of African American educators. We rejoice that African American educators and supporters are assembled under the banner of the N ­ ational Alliance of Black School Educators. We ask God’s guidance as we deliberate concerning the issues affecting the education of African American students and the role and importance of African American Educators. To the honor of the Black community and to all of those who share a responsibility in the education of African American youth. To the administrators, teachers, parents, and community leaders who are responsible for the quality of education for African American children. NABSE extends its sincere appreciation to Ms. Shirley Ison-Newsome, District 2 Superintendent – Dallas Independent School District, Life Member of the National and Dallas Regional Alliance of Black School Educators and Author of the Litany of Commitment.

Members: We dedicate this meeting. Presider: To overcome the low levels of performance for the masses of our children, the loss of African American educators and the serious questions about the content of education (traditional, academic, and cultural). Members: We raise our collective voices in an urgent demand for equality and excellence in education. Presider: To the call for new and extended independent African American initiatives in education; To the need to redress prior deprivations caused by slavery, segregation, racism and poverty. Members: We pledge our commitment to do what is necessary for ourselves, as we understand that some things we must do for ourselves. Unison: We, the benefactors of many who shed blood and life years to bring us to this point, are grateful for our heritage and this opportunity to go forward with the unfinished legacy. We dedicate ourselves to the education and service of African American children and educators throughout the nation.


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Conference Glossary AFFILIATE NIGHT ACTIVITIES: NABSE has approximately 70 active affiliates throughout North America, Canada, and the Bahamas. Affiliate Night is an opportunity for members throughout the NABSE network to socialize before the opening plenary. ANNUAL BANQUET: NABSE’s annual conference’s culminating event. This function is a Black-tie optional event always featuring a keynote speaker of national acclaim. It also provides the venue for us to pay tribute to a number of superior NABSE members and other African Americans who have made indelible contributions to improving the quality of life for people of color. CAREER/EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CENTER (CEOC): Visit the CEOC booth in the Non-Profit Section on the Exhibit Floor and meet with school districts, government agencies, and other non-profit organizations offering current employment opportunities. CHARLES D. MOODY RESEARCH ­INSTITUTE: Learn about current and note­worthy research in areas of African American ­education. COMMISSION MEETINGS: NABSE members belonging to one of ten commissions plan and discuss activities to be carried out at the conference and during the conference year. DELEGATE ASSEMBLY: There are two formal organizational meetings of the National Alliance of Black School Educators conducted at the annual conference. All NABSE members are delegates and are expected to attend these important meetings. ECUMENICAL SERVICE: An inter-faith r­ eligious service held as the final conference event. Names of deceased members who have passed during the year will be read and a candle will be lit in memory of their lives. (Please submit the names of individuals you wish to memorialize to the NABSE Office.) EXHIBITS: The NABSE Exhibition Halls offer conference attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest instructional/management products and services within the Educational section, purchase unique gifts and ideas for the holiday season in the Retail Bazaar section, and find out about employment and volunteer opportunities in the Non-Profit section. The Exhibition Halls are a “must visit” part of the NABSE Conference experience.

HOSPITALITY EVENTS: As a courtesy to the NABSE conferees, associations, publishers, and other corporations, our sponsors host various social events. PARENTS DAY Summit: Parents Day Summit, presented by the Parents Commission, is a day of workshops and nationally renowned speakers addressing educational issues as they relate to parents. PLENARY SESSIONS: These are formal sessions for all conference attendees featuring a keynote speaker or panels speaking on current education issues. PRINCIPALS STRANDS: Principals Strands are two concurrent series of workshops that occur over two days and provide training opportunities for current or aspiring principals in areas such as classroom management, team building, special education, math & science curriculum development and parental involvement. Research Roundtables: All NABSE conferees are invited to participate in discussions addressing the most pressing educational issues of the time. Topics are presented by leading educators from various fields of study who share their expertise and facilitate an open dialogue with all in attendance. SCENIC TOURS: Arranged by the host city, these tours are specially designed to highlight the historic sites and cultural points of interest in the region. SCHOOL TOURS: Local schools and other places of interest have been selected because of their continuous demonstration of excellence. educatorS DAY: This is a full day of workshops, forums, and events geared towards providing professional development opportunities and best practices to teachers. WORKSHOPS: All NABSE participants are invited to attend the workshops of their choice. Outstanding presenters from various fields of study will share their expertise and a question-and-answer period will follow each presentation. YOUTH SYMPOSIUM: The Youth Symposium is designed to motivate students in ways that will increase their desire to work towards academic achievement.

Clergy SYMPOSIUM: It is a Symposium that addresses the importance of the alliance with pastors (Church) and discusses the input committed clergy could have on the improvement in our schools. FOUNDing MembERS LUNCHEON: ­Designed to honor the founding members of N ­ ABSE, the program may vary to accommodate a special theme, event, or noteworthy activity.

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NABSE Policy Commissions NABSE Policy Commissions: NABSE sponsors eight policy commissions which conduct research and educational activities around special issues in education. These commissions include: Administration: Organizes professional development programs that are consistent to the mission of NABSE, will attract African American Administrators, and will enhance the administration profession. Higher Education: Addresses programming, policy development and administrative issues of importance to institutions of higher education. Instruction & Instructional Support: Explores facets of instructional methodologies with emphasis on local school instructional priorities. Parents: Promotes an open, inclusive and supportive structure for families seeking quality educational services that promote best practices, research-based programs and partnerships for the development of children of African descent.


Governance in Education: Examines education policy and develops legislative strategies to address the policy reform priorities of the Alliance. Retired Educators: Functions to recognize the contributions and talents of retirees, retain and maintain their active involvement in NABSE, develop programs to enhance the quality of life for NABSE members, especially its retirees, and promote financial support for the NABSE Foundation. Special Projects, Research & Evaluation: Reviews and assesses educational programs, instructional delivery system performance objectives and outcomes of programs that impact children of African descent and other minority students. Particular emphasis will be placed on school-wide efforts and targeted programs funded by federal, state and local resources. Superintendents Commission: Provides a forum for information exchange and collaboration among current and former superintendents of public educational systems.

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National Planning Committee

Dr. Bernard Hamilton Committee Chair & NABSE President-Elect

Dr. Carrol Thomas NABSE President

Dr. Betty Howell Gray Committee Co-Chair

Henry Flenory Local Host Committee Chairperson

Quentin Lawson Executive Director

Ed Potillo Conference Director

Dr. Sandy Carpenter Stevenson Member

Dr. Elaine Bailey Member

Anthony White, Sr. Parents Day Summit

Dr. Laruth Gray Member

Dr. Wesley Boykin Research Roundtables

Lois Hopson Reeder Protocol

Katrina Dunigan School Tours

Earl Dixon Exhibition Hall

Dr. Ronald Williams Member

Jacqueline S. Herriott Member

Katrina Thompson Member

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VIP Sponsors


Baltimore Teachers Union


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VIP Sponsors

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Local Host Committee Chairs


Henry Flenory Local Host

Judy Flenory Parent Summit

Dr. JoAnn Brannon School Board

Cassandra Biles Exhibits

Steve McCrary Higher Education

Cynthia Jones Cultural Tours

Dr. Brenda King Volunteer

Robert Blair Ministers/Clergy Ecumenical Service

Carole McDaniel Hospitality

Mary Anderson NABSE Office

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Local Host Committee Chairs

Alexandria Jackson Outreach

Nia Esmond Recruitmen

Candra Clariette Youth Summit

Dr. Angela Chapman School Tours

Donnie Crenshaw Entertainment

Josephine Beene Banquet & Transportation

Shirley Waller Corporate Sponsorship

Frances Perry Facilitators

Roberta Hill Registration

Katrina Thompson Member

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NABSE 2012 Awardees

Ida B. Wells Risk Taker Award

Joseph E. Hill Superintendent of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Living Legend Award

Velma Lois Jones

Dr. Eric J. Becoats

W. Philip McLaurin

Dr. Emma L. Marshall Epps

Marcus Foster Distinguished Educator Award

Mary McLeod Bethune Outstanding Teacher Award

Dr. William “Flip” Clay

Andrea Whitfield

Principal of the Year Award

School Board Member of the Year Award

Dr. Christopher Pichon

Jerrelle Francois

President’s Award

Ron Klausner

W.E.B. Dubois Higher Education Award


Black Educators Association (CA) Ken Fells, President of BEA accepting Award

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ConferenceAgenda The program is dedicated to: Dr. Delores Saunders  ✦ Mr. Ed Cline  ✦  Dr. John Porter  ✦  Dr. Ulysses Byas

Pre-ConferenceActivities TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. NABSE Office Opens Presidential Chamber B

3:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Conference Registration Opens Ryman Hall C2

3:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Collegiate School Tour Registration Ryman Hall C2

8:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. NABSE Board of Directors Meeting Presidential Boardroom A Presiding: Dr. Carrol Thomas, NABSE President Invocation: Rev. James “Tex” Thomas, Pastor, Jefferson Street Baptist Church

3:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. PreK–12 School Tours Registration Ryman Hall C2

3:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Cultural Tours Registration Ryman Hall C2

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Pre-ConferenceActivities WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012 7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. NABSE Office Opens Presidential Chamber B

8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Parents Day Summit Washington B

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy Jackson E/F

7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. Conference Registration Ryman Hall C2

Presented by: NABSE Parent Commission, Anthony White, Sr., Chairperson U.S. Department of Education

Facilitators: Dr. Sheila Harrison-Williams and Dr. Constance R. Collins

7:00 a.m.–7:45 a.m. Check-in for Pre-K–12 School Tours Ryman Hall C2/Delta Portico 7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Check in for Collegiate Tour Ryman Hall C2/Delta Portico

10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Press Conference Presidential Boardroom B 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Aspiring Superintendents Working Lunch Presidential Boardroom A

The NABSE Higher Education Commission sponsors this tour to the following local universities: Fisk University and Tennessee State University

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Elections/Nominations Committees Meeting Lincoln B

7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Register and Check-in for Cultural Tour Ryman Hall C2/Delta Portico

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Foundation Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting Presidential Boardroom B 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Screening of Hoodwinked: A Doculogue by Janks Morton Delta Ballroom A

Are There More Black Men in Jail or College? Because of the plethora of misinformation, stereotypes and misperceptions around Black male identity, most respondents answered “jail.” In Hoodwinked, Mr. Morton—armed with current research, statistics, data and the arm and weight of organizations like the U.S. Census Bureau, The Department of Education, The Department of Justice and other government agencies reporting social, economic and racial data—will once again systematically dismember multiple cultural falsehoods about Black Male Identity.


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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 1:00 P.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Washington B

Zollie Stevenson, Jr., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Policy, Graduate Educational Leadership Program, Howard University

Zollie Stevenson, Jr., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Policy in the graduate Educational Leadership program at Howard University and serves as the Director of the Eagle III doctoral cohort program between the Prince George’s County public schools and Howard. Until his September 2010 retirement, he was a manager at the U.S. Department of Education where he served as the Director (Senior Executive Service level) of Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs (SASA) managing the $14.5 billion Title I formula grant program to promote improved student achievement among high poverty youth, the $750 million Title III formula grant program to assist English language learners to become proficient in English as well as the $3.5 billion School Improvement Fund program. Other prior roles at the Department of Education included serving as the group leader for standards, assessment and accountability where he led the team of assessment and accountability experts responsible for implementing and providing technical assistance to states implementing the assessment and accountability provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act. Dr. Stevenson also has 17 years of practical experience serving at the state education agency and school district levels as a supervisor of Federal programs, student efficacy, school reform, research and evaluation, accountability, assessment and educational support programs. He is a national expert on the family and parental engagement requirements of No Child Left Behind and speaks on that topic at national, regional and state meetings and conferences. His research interests include efficacy of Federal education programs and reform strategies in improving student achievement. He earned the Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Master’s degree in counseling from NC A&T and the bachelors degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

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ParentsDaySummit Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8:00 a.m.– 2:30 p.m.�����������������������������������������������Washington B Parents Day Summit Presented by: NABSE Parent Commission, Anthony White, Sr., Chairperson and The U.S. Department of Education, Carrie Jasper, Director of Outreach to Parents and Families, Office of Communications and Outreach 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.������������������������������������������������Washington B Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 a.m.–9:20 a.m.������������������������������������������������Washington B General Session Presiding: Anthony White, Sr., Chairperson, NABSE Parents Commission Gloria F. Noland, Chair-Elect, NABSE Parents Commission Welcome: Lorraine Stallworth, Parent Summit Planning Committee Remarks: Dr. Carrol A. Thomas, NABSE President Promethean Presentation Charge For The Day: Darlene Taylor, Secretary, NABSE Parents Commission

9:20 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Break 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Session I Parental Involvement Practitioners Best Practices and Strategies����������������������������������� Lincoln A The training is focused on the specific roles for parental involvement practitioners. It will include parent recruitment strategies, building on the strengths of culturally and linguistically diverse families, planning and


implementing high quality parent involvement programs that directly support the schools’ goals to improve achievement and meet the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA/NCLB) requirements. Parental Involvement Practitioners will leave this workshop with information about how to better enhance and monitor their parent/family program and, will be provided with resources to support them when they return to their school/district Presenters: Pamela Burgess and Lorraine Stallworth, Community Outreach Specialists, Metro Nashville Public Schools INTRODUCTORY Workshop On What Every Parent or Parent Leader Needs to Know About the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) – Parental Involvement Title 1, Section 1118 and The Reauthorization of ESEA���������������������������������Lincoln C Parents and Parent Leaders are powerful influences in helping other parents/families become engage in schools throughout America. This workshop will give participants a better understanding of why the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is important in closing the achievement gap and parent/family engagement. Participants will leave this workshop with information to increase the engagement of parent/families for schools and will be provided with resources to support them when they return to their schools/district. Presenter: Dennis Bega, Deputy Director of Regional Offices, U.S. Department of Education ADVANCED Workshop On What Every Parent or Parent Leader Needs to Know About the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) – Parental Involvement Title 1, Section 1118 and The Reauthorization of ESEA����������������������� Lincoln D Parents and Parent Leaders are powerful influences in helping other parents/families become engage in schools throughout America. This workshop will give participants a better understanding of why the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is important in closing the achievement gap and parent/family engagement.

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Participants will leave this workshop with information to increase the engagement of parent/families for schools and will be provided with resources to support them when they return to their schools/district. Presenter: Dr. Zollie Stevenson, Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Policy, Howard University, Washington, D.C. What Every Special Needs Parents or Parent Leader Needs to Know About the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)��������������������������������������������������� Lincoln E This workshop will give special needs parents and parent leaders a better understanding of why the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is important to enhance the education of students with special needs. Also, the presentation will relate IDEA to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind Act (ESEA/NCLB). Participants will leave this workshop with information about how to enhance and monitor their children’s Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and will be provided with resources to support them when they return to their school/district. Presenter: Karen S. Harrison, Executive Director, STEP, Inc. Home Field Advantage: Using Children’s Learning Styles to Enhance Their Learning Retention and Application���������������������������������� Jackson A/B This presentation will highlight the importance of the parent-child learning relationship. The presenter will briefly review the definitions of the four basic learning styles and learning techniques for each learning style preference. This will be followed by examples of multisensory learning activities, strategies for supporting your child’s learning habits, and methods for talking with your child’s teacher. A review of obstacles and constraints to parent-child, parent-teacher collaborations will be ­followed by examples that illustrate effective partnerships. Outcomes that contribute to students’ success will be shared. Participants will have the opportunity to ­discuss learning-at-home issues with the presenter and the group to develop strategies and ideas.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Participants will leave with learning activity takeaways (worksheets) that can be implemented with their child the very next day. Presenter: Gayle Love, Consultant, New Orleans, LA Parents and Educators Partnering for Student Achievement – Parent and Educator Dialogues������������������������������������������������� Jackson C/D This workshop will provide an open conversation to increase understanding and empathy between parents and educators about the successes and the challenges experienced in providing an excellent education for all of our children. Presenters: Virginia Pupo-Walker, Director of Family and Community Partnerships Ruben De’Pena, Outreach Specialist

10:30 a.m.–10:40 a.m. Break 10:40 a.m.–11:40 a.m. Session II Parental Involvement in Every School: Elementary, Middle and High School���������������� Lincoln A The presenter will share practical tips for parental involvement that values the partnership between parents and teachers. At each level of schooling, the role of parents changes significantly. Involvement at lower grades looks very different from involvement in middle and secondary schools. As a parent, you will learn what is expected and how you can continue to motivate and support your child based on his/her intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development. Presenters: Ms. Kinser, Principal, Bordeaux Elementary School Ms. Cherelle Jefferson, Principal, Brick Church Middle School Dr. Ronald Woodard, Principal, Maplewood High School

What’s On Their Plate? Guiding Your Child Toward Healthier Food Decision Making������������������������ Lincoln C Increasing rates of childhood obesity and diseases related to poor nutrition, along with escalating health care costs, are driving social, health, and political pressure to re­focus on the health and well-being of our nation’s children. Heightened awareness of these issues among parents and educators presents a significant opportunity to develop healthier environments and outcomes for our children. As leaders and role models, we have the ability to support our children with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to make healthier lifestyle choices—both inside and outside of the home. Making good decisions about food selection, preparation, grouping, and consumption—together with physical activity—is essential to ensuring the short- and long-term benefits of sound health for our children. This workshop will focus on small lifestyle changes that can reap substantial rewards, not only for your child, but also for your whole family. Join us for an engaging session about meaningful health opportunities for school-aged children, as we discuss food and lifestyle compatibility, the truth about school lunch, and eating for long-term health. Let’s learn to “talk food” the way our children “talk food,” and equip ourselves with tools and insights to put them on the path toward overall good health and independence. Presenter: Keziah D. Calmese, Marketing Director, ARAMARK Education Resources to Assist Families������������������������������������ Lincoln D The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has engaged in community outreach to assist in expanding its ability to serve the community. “Service centers” have been integrated into governmental ­agencies, businesses, non-profit and for-profit entities, faith-based and community centers, Head Start programs, day care centers, schools, and more. As part of the DCFS Transformation Project, this initiative allows an expansion of access to better serve families seeking assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), Kinship Care Program (KSCP), Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program (FITAP),

and Disaster SNAP (DSNAP). Learn about this initiative from DCFS Community Specialists, who serve as an integral link for information and access to needed resources within each community for parents. Presenters: Mr. Archie Davis, Ms. Terri Lawson and Ms. Joy Pillow-Jones, Family Resources Center Manager Positive Behavioral Support for Children with Challenging Behaviors�������������������������������������������������� Lincoln E The workshop aims to bring families and professionals together to identify appropriate behavior support strategies which can be used consistently in all settings. Attendees will leave this workshop with resources to support them when they return home. Presenter: Ms. Jessica Sellers, Behavior Analyst, MNPS Tennessee Content Standards������������������������Jackson A/B In school year 2014–15, Tennessee will be one of fortytwo states across the United States to begin teaching the Common Core State Standards in English and mathematics. For the first time in history, the content of English and math will be the same for 80% of the states. How will this change what students are supposed to know and do at each grade? This presentation will provide classroom examples to help answer this question. Presenter: Ms. Fran Gregory, MNPS Coordinator of Reading PreK–12 A Taste Black Lemonade: The Flavor of Parent Empowerment����������������������������������Jackson C/D The Black Lemonade Project (BL) is a dynamic, research-based community engagement model designed to identify and promote ways that African American parents can squeeze success out of life’s circumstances. This workshop will show parents how to: 1) identify and acquire positive parenting skills; 2) build upon strengths within their heritage and family structure; 3) improve communication between parents and their children, especially boys; and 4) increase academic performance in school.

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ParentsDaySummit Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Presenters: Dr. Patricia A. Ackerman, Executive Director – Chalkdust Education Foundation and Past NABSE President Dr. Portia L. Hunt, Professor, Counseling Psychology – Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

11:40 a.m.–11:50 a.m. Break 11:50 a.m.–12:50 p.m. Session III Bullying Prevention��������������������������������������������������Lincoln A This session will cover best practices in preventing and responding to bullying. The session will highlight key resources available at the federal level, including, as well as provide tips and tools for parents and educators working to help stop bullying. Presenter: Deborah Temkin, Research and Policy Coordinator for Bullying Prevention Initiative What Can One Parent Do? Making a Difference in Closing The Achievement Gap – “GradeSpeed”������������������������������������������������ Lincoln C This workshop will equip parent leaders to become more effective in their positions. Parent leaders will learn how to motivate and encourage parents to get involved and stay involved in their school/district organization. Also, this workshop will focus on how parent leaders can become effective agents for closing the achievement gap when given the data and skills they need. Learn how parent leaders can evaluate achievement data, determine priority needs, and begin to develop strategies to fulfill their role. Parent leaders will leave this workshop with enhanced leadership skills to assist their school/district in closing the achievement gap and will be provided with resources to support them when they return home. Presenters: Derrick Williams, MNPS Family Involvement Specialist Bradley Redmond, MNPS Lead Family Specialist


I SPY…a Gifted and Talented Student�������������Lincoln D Take out your “spy glass” and look at the children around you. How do you know if these children might be gifted or talented? What is the process for identifying these students? What is a Gifted or Talented “Individualized Education Plan (IEP”)? What happens at an IEP meeting? Who can attend? What services/programs can you request? What are your rights as a parent? Is the school district trying to identify gifted/or talented minority students or would they rather not seek them out? These are only some of the questions that will be addressed in this presentation so that you can “spy” these children in your homes, schools, and churches in order to provide them enriched and accelerated opportunities. Presenter: Ms. Debra Thompson, Principal, Lillard Elementary School Healthy Living Strategies to Assist Families�������������������������������������������������������� Lincoln E Come to an engaging workshop focusing on families. The workshop will assist in the development of healthy strategies to help cope with everyday stress. The presenters will draw upon an extensive knowledge base sharing ways to cope with life issues. The issues include parenting concerns, environmental stress and stress which occurs in day to day family challenges. Family members will leave with strategies that will reduce stress. Presenter: Ms. Rasheedat Fetuga, Black Child Institute and MNPS Parent Facilitator

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What’s New in Special Education and How to Understand and Monitor Your Child’s IEP and Related Services������������������Jackson A/B Learn about the Special Education Law – the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act – (IDEA) – and the No Child Left Behind Act. This workshop will show special needs parents how to: 1) a step-by-step overview of the IEP process; 2) how families can participate in that process as equal partners; and 3) how to monitor both the IEP and related services. Attendees will leave this workshop with resource(s) to support them when they return to home. Presenter: Karen S. Harrison, Executive Director, STEP, Inc.

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. Lunch Washington B Introduction of Guest Speaker: Carol Lewis, Local Host Committee Member and Publisher/Editor-In-Chief of Modern Parent Magazine Guest Speaker: Dr. Zollie Stevenson, Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Policy, Howard University, Washington, D.C. 1:45 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Call to Action Carrie Jasper, U.S. Department of Education, Director of Outreach to Parents and Families 2:30 p.m. Depart from Conference

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 9:00 a.m. –  4:00 p.m.

Jackson E/F 9:00 a.m.– 9:15 a.m. Greetings Dr. Fadhilika Atiba-Weza, Chairperson, Superintendents’ Commission Dr. Carrol “Butch” Thomas, NABSE President 9:15 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Session I Presentation of Statistical Data Number of AA Superintendents by State AA Superintendents – Number of Male and Female Superintendents by State Number of AA Superintendents vs. Other Superintendents •  Trend Analysis •  Current Comparison Q&A 10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Session II Career Barriers to the Superintendency Discussion of Barriers Unique to Aspiring AA Superintendents Q&A

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Working Lunch Includes Break, Lunch, Discussion and Report Out At least one superintendent will sit at each table with aspiring superintendents and lead a predetermined discussion regarding “Achieving the Superintendency” and present back to the larger group. 1:30 p.m.– 2:15 p.m. Session IV Behaviors Necessary to Maintain the Position of Superintendent Veteran Superintendents will share their stories of how they have maintained their positions as Superintendents. Q&A 2:15 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. Session V How to Land the Job: Resumes and Interviews

10:45 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Session III Achievement Strategies to the Superintendency Suggested Strategies for Achieving the Superintendency Q&A

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Aspiring Superintendents’Academy

The National Education Association congratulates its own Phil McLaurin– NABSE’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

“I’m so appreciative that God gave me parents who taught me the value of education, love for my people, and service to my community.” Great Public Schools for Every Student

ConferenceSchedule THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012

Official Conference Opening

7:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Conference Registration Ryman Hall C2 7:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Cultural Tour (Saturday) Registration Ryman Hall C2 9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Youth Symposium���������������������������������������������Ryman Hall B6 Erik Cork – “Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme”

National Anthem The Met Singers Honor Choir, Metro Nashville Public Schools Combined School Choir, Nashville, TN

Introduction of Speaker Chandler Jeffries, 8th Grade Student, Head Middle Magnet School, Nashville, TN

Black National Anthem: “Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing” by James Weldon Johnson

Keynote Speaker Roland Martin Nationally Syndicated Journalist and CNN Analyst

Invocation Rev. Michael Crowder, Minister, Jackson Street Church of Christ

Presentation to Speaker Chenai Okomoor, Vice-President, Pearson Education

Litany of Commitment Ms. Shirley Ison-Newsom

Benediction: Rev. Michael Crowder, Minister, Jackson Street Church of Christ

Please find the lyrics and James Weldon Johnson’s Biography at the end of the Program Book.

Welcome and Dedication of Conference Program

8:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Opening Plenary Session Delta Ballroom A

Greetings Dr. Jesse Register, Superintendent of Schools, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools The Honorable Karl Dean, Mayor, City of Nashville Dr. Portia Holmes Shields, President, Tennessee State University

Presiding: Dr. Carrol A. Thomas, NABSE President

Foundation Appeal Nardos King, Chairperson, NABSE Foundation, Inc.

Prelude The Met Singers Honor Choir, Metro Nashville Public Schools Combined School Choir, Nashville, TN

Student Scholarship Awards Dr. Gwen High, Associate Vice President Community Relations, Aramark Education

Color Guard Presentation Maplewood Comprehension High School, MNPS

Promethean Presentation Jim Marshall, CEO, Promethean

Opening Plenary

Presentation of the Presidents Award Dr. Carrol A. Thomas, NABSE President Awardee: Mr. Ron Klausner, President & CEO, Cambium Learning


7:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. NABSE Office Presidential Chamber B

Delegate Assembly/ Business Meeting 10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

(First of Two)

State of the Alliance Dr. Carrol A. Thomas, NABSE President 2012 Accomplishments Dr. Carrol A. Thomas, NABSE President Mr. Quentin R. Lawson, NABSE Executive Director Financial Report Dr. Doreen Barrett, NABSE Treasurer Nomination Committee Report Cynthia Butler-McIntyre, Chairperson, NABSE Nomination Committee Announcements/Adjournment Mr. Quentin R. Lawson, NABSE Executive Director

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ConferenceSchedule 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshop Series I Various Locations

2:30 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshop Series II Various Locations

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Educators Day Strand – Session #1 Washington B

2:30 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.�������������������������������������������������������������� Canal A Research Roundtable I

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Turnaround Schools Session #1 Canal A

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, TN

12:15 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. Exhibition Hall Ribbon Cutting Ryman Hall C2 Exhibition Hall Opens Pearl Cohn High School Marching Band, Metro Nashville Public Schools Join us in the exhibition hall. Meet with key education exhibitors; visit select non-profit government agencies and school districts; or purchase products and goods within the retail section. This is an excellent moment to visit the hundreds of NABSE exhibitors that have come to service your needs. Food will be on sale throughout the Exhibit area.

1:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m. Educators Day Strand – Session #2 Delta Island A–C 1:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Higher Education Strand Washington B

2:30 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. Turnaround Schools Session #2 Canal D

Lanphier High School, Springfield, IL Presented by: American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

2:30 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. School Board Strand – Session #1 Canal B

4:15 p.m.– 6:30 p.m. Affiliate Presidents’ Meeting Presidential Boardrooms A & B

4:15 p.m.– 5:45 p.m. Commission Meetings

6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Superintendents’ Reception Delta Ballroom A Pre-function Space

Location 1. Administration�������������������������������������������������������������� Lincoln A 2. Special Projects, Research and Evaluation�������Lincoln C 3. Retired Educators�������������������������������������������������������� Lincoln D 4. Parents������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Lincoln E 5. Superintendents������������������������������������������������������������� Bayou A 6. Instruction and Instructional Support��������� Jackson C/D 7. Higher Education����������������������������������������������� Washington B Presenters: Dr. Deb Eldridge, Senior Vice President, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Mr. Dell Warren, Director of Higher Education, 4-Year Institutions, Discovery Education, Inc. 8. Governance in Education��������������������������������� Jackson A/B

An Intimate Conversation With the 1961 Freedom Riders


“Teaching & Learning: What is Working in America’s Classrooms that Impacts the Success of Children of African Descent”

(Invitation Only)

8:30 p.m.–11:30 p.m. Affiliate-Opening Night Reception Delta Ballroom B/C Sponsored by: American Federation of Teachers (AFT) (Open to all NABSE Conference Attendees at a $10.00 fee)

Keynote Speaker

OpeningPlenary Thursday, November 15, 2012 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Washington B

Nationally Syndicated Journalist and CNN Analyst


Roland S. Martin

Roland S. Martin is a nationally award-winning and multifaceted journalist. A nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate, Mr. Martin is the author of Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith, and Speak, Brother! A Black Man’s View of America, and his newest book, “The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House as originally reported by Roland S. Martin.” Mr. Martin is a commentator for TV One Cable Network and host of “Washington Watch with Roland Martin,” a onehour Sunday morning news show. He is also a CNN Analyst, appearing on a variety of the network’s shows. In October 2008, he joined the Tom Joyner Morning Show as senior analyst. Named by Ebony Magazine in 2008, 2009 and 2010 as one of the 150 Most Influential African Americans in the United States, he is the 2009 winner of the NAACP Image Award for Best Interview for “In Conversation: The Michelle Obama Interview.” He is the 2008 winner of the NAACP Image Award for Best Interview for “In Conversation: The Sen. Barack Obama Interview.” In 2009, CNN was awarded the Peabody Award for its outstanding 2008 election coverage, of which Martin was a member of the Best Political Team on Television. Martin, named one of the top 50 political pundits by the Daily Telegraph in the United Kingdom, was also awarded the 2008 President’s Award by the National Association of Black Journalists for his work in multiple media platforms. In 2008, he was also inducted into the Texas A&M University Journalism Hall of Honor. An insightful and provocative analyst, Mr. Martin has appeared numerous times on a variety of American networks, as well as media outlets in Canada, Columbia, Italy, Australia and South Africa. From October 2005 to October 2008, he served as a radio talk show for WVON-AM in Chicago, first as mid-day host and later as morning drive host. He is the former executive editor/general manager of the Chicago Defender, the nation’s most historic Black newspaper. He is the former founding news editor for Savoy Magazine under the team of New York-based Vanguarde Media, and the former founding editor of He previously served as owner/publisher of Dallas-Fort Worth Heritage, a Christian monthly newspaper. He also has worked as managing editor of the Houston Defender and the Dallas Weekly, which he led to a number of local, state and national journalism awards. Mr. Martin has worked as morning drive reporter for KRLD/1080 AM; news director and morning anchor at KKDA-AM in Dallas; city hall reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram; and county government and neighbors reporter for the Austin American-Statesman. He has also written pieces for Ebony and Essence magazines. He has won more than 30 professional awards for journalistic excellence, including a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television News Directors; top reporting honors from the National Association of Black Journalists; the National Association of Minorities in Cable. and the National Associated Press-Managing Editors Conference. Mr. Martin is a 20-year member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.. He is a 1987 graduate of Jack Yates High School-Magnet School of Communications, and a 1991 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism. In May 2008, Martin received a master’s degree in Christian Communications from Louisiana Baptist University. He has been awarded honorary degrees from Florida Memorial University and the University of Maryland-University College. He is married to the Rev. Jacquie Hood Martin, author of Fulfilled! The Art and Joy of Balanced Living, and vice president of Kennedy-King College in Chicago. They reside in Chicago. NABSE 40th Annual Conference ~ November 2012 41

ExhibitionHall Grand Opening Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:15 P.m.


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“Teaching & Learning: What is Working in America’s Classrooms that Impacts the Success of Children of African Descent”


ConferenceWorkshops Thursday, November 15, 2012 Workshop Series I — 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Presidential Boardroom A

We are linking the home and school in a bigger and more meaningful way to encourage increased parental engagement. Co-Teaching Matrix Crystal LaVoulle, Brenda Johnson

Lincoln A

Federal legislation has purposefully directed attention on students with diverse learning characteristics achieving high academic performance in general education. Students with disabilities must meet the same high academic standards as their peers without disabilities. The purpose of this presentation is to provide best practices of co-teaching to enrich the quality and effectiveness of instruction in general education settings. Through demonstration, this presentation provides examples of effective planning and data analysis; coteaching approaches; teaming; and professional development. Moving from compliance to effective instruction, this presentation supports both general and special education teachers in co-teaching classrooms. “Wanna” Improve Literacy?: Make It Relevant with Hip Hop Delarious O. Stewart, EdS, SSP

Lincoln C

This presentation is a non-conventional, professional development for progressive educators. Educators will learn hands on culturally relevant tactics towards utilizing Hip Hop as a legitimate educational tool in, and outside, the “classroom.” Moreover, the workshop will offer research-based evidence to better meet the learning styles of hip hop generation students in the area of literary devices. The workshop will also present research on culturally relevant instruction aimed at increasing student learning/achievement and academic success of hip hop generation students in the area of literacy. Engaging Urban Students: Proven Strategies Dr. Andrea Thompson, Michelle Pegram

Lincoln D

Discover how educators can engage urban students, and instill the love of reading in their daily lives by incorporating student engagement strategies

related to urban experiences and students’ expressive outlets. These are proven strategies designed to ultimately engage students’ interest and deepen their desire to learn reading. Engaging urban youth begins with acknowledging and meeting them where they are, utilizing their meaningful experiences, challenging their minds, and using their cultural resources. Proven and effective strategies will be shared. Handouts will be provided, and a question and answer session promises to be enlightening in this interactive presentation. 10% talk and 90% activities. Preparing for Implementation and Assessment: Mathematics Common Core State Standards Dr. Ida Love, Dr. Dottie Whitlow


The Parent Connection Aleasha Stevens

Jackson A/B

Implementation and Assessment of Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M) present unprecedented opportunities and thoughtful challenges. This session outlines the structures of assessment of the CCSS-M, the role and magnitude of the digital components of assessments and explores the power and demand of formative assessment in the implementation of the CCSS-M. The session includes hands-on interaction with formative assessments and exploration of proven, powerful sources of digital resources. This session shares critical information that district and school leaders should understand and consider as they lead and support their schools and instructional teams in implementation of CCSS-M. Digital Storytelling: Developing Literacy Competence Through Technology Dr. Jennifer T. Butcher, Angela Dickson, Angela Powell, Tanya Thompson

Jackson C/D

Educators must be passionate, knowledgeable, and resourceful in their efforts to help students improve their literacy skills. By incorporating digital storytelling projects into learning, educators can reach today’s students and at the same time, help them develop the skills needed to be successful in a technologyrich world. This interactive training seminar will provide administrators, counselors, and teachers with the following strategies that can be utilized to bring new dimensions to reading and writing: Improving Literacy through NABSE 40th Annual Conference ~ November 2012


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Effective Classroom Practices, Utilizing Response to Intervention (RtI) Plans to Scaffold Learning, Developing Coherent Trauma Narratives in Counseling, and Incorporating Digital Storytelling Learning Projects. The Arts and Classroom Discipline…The Composers and the Composition Dr. Jesse Jai McNeil, Jr., Dr. Nicole Gray

Canal D

Effective educators, when viewed in a Music/Arts context are composers, performers, and producers creating student composers, performers, and producers. In this vein, teachers must ask themselves Creative Arts questions about their planning and teaching in order to establish Four Types of Discipline while teaching core subjects. Asking these questions allow teachers, in conjunction with principals, to create a collaborative climate and culture of success in all learning environments within schools. This interactive workshop defines the four disciplines, the Arts, and helps educators as Artists to practice the questioning that leads to school-wide achievement for teachers and students. Response to Intervention: Connecting the Triangle Dr. Mildred D. Browne, Linda Hutcherson, Lavinia Henlon, Adria Angelo

Jackson E/F

In this workshop “Response to Intervention: Connecting the Triangle” our contention is that ‘we as educators know what to do to insure the success of all students, but we must connect the ‘dots’ of behavioral, academic and intervention processes in order to expand our capacity to meet the needs of all students within the environment of the general education classroom. We will provide research based and culturally proficient instructional and behavioral strategies, processes, protocols and models proven to increase student learning and achievement. Urban Elementary Public School Literacy: Preparing Students for Global Citizenship Dr. Roger F. Harris, Dr. Mary Cazabon, Jinhui Xu

Canal C

Preparing low income minority students to become competent 21st century world citizens with the ability to communicate in more than one language is an essential goal for all schools but especially for those in urban districts where students typically have limited opportunity to master a second language. The presenters will discuss a data-driven decision making process derived from a


logic model for developing a Chinese literacy and language proficiency program from multiple standpoints that reflect the critical strategies emanating from sustained leadership, ambitious standards, performance-based implementation and research-supported evaluation in a K–6 urban charter elementary school. Mom! There’s An Airplane in My School!!! Gene Morrow, CoSheda Hurd

Bayou B

Hear and see how the leadership team at Carver Learning Center transformed their campus from one of despair to a campus with a solid STEM focus. Through training, vision and district support, Carver is now the STEM Flagship of Lancaster ISD. Audience members will hear about the different stages of implementation as well as concrete examples of how artifacts and technology have been incorporated into daily learning activities of our students. These things have made learning an experience rather than just school for our students. And yes, there is an airplane in our school!!! STEM is a State of MIND: Unlocking the Digital Divide Ingrid Ellerbe, Nigel Nisbet

Bayou C

STEM literacy is essential as we move into a future increasingly governed by the question: “Are you a consumer or a creator in the digital age?” Innovators and critical thinkers in this technological era need the ability to look at complex problems, not know how to solve them, but have confidence that with persistence and ingenuity they can find a solution. The right technology tools can have a profound influence in developing the thinking and problem solving skills for all students, unlocking the digital divide, and providing a pathway for all students to a STEM career. Developing Personal Leadership as a Sound Approach and Means to Attain and Maintain Classroom Management for Effective Instruction and Student Engagement. Jaqui Hood Martin

Lincoln E

Educators, home-school/virtual-school parents, and administrators will use the time honored Wedge System, developed by Hood Martin, to discover, integrate, and implement this tool as an effective means to improving student learning, teacher/staff participation, community engagement, and campus etiquette. Taking personal leadership into all aspects of the education and instructional experience will enhance and enrich the teaching and learning process.

“Teaching & Learning: What is Working in America’s Classrooms that Impacts the Success of Children of African Descent”

ConferenceWorkshops Lean Your Budgets Ken Brown, Dr. Rosita Riley

Bayou D

“I Can’t Spell SUCCESS Without “U”– Strategies That Engage Minds” Kenston Griffin, Tonya Allen

Bayou E

“Anything that is worthy of your passion is worthy of your preparation” –Amy Enquist. Therefore, this 90 minute interactive session will focus on student learning strong literacy skills while building understanding of rigorous content in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Participants will be presented strategies/tools to provoke students to think and solve problems as scientists, technologists, mathematicians, and engineers; while incorporating the use of Common Core Essential Standards. Participants will be presented with opportunities and methodologies towards relevant, rigorous, and project centered lessons that will promote engagement and researched based practices that increase student achievement.

Canal B

Saundra Birch Serving students in an online environment does not happen without challenges. The challenge of providing tools and resources for online students that are comparable with those provided for campus-based students is difficult in these days of ever shrinking budgets. Kentucky State University is the only HBCU with a totally online Master of Arts in Special Education Program. From Apps to Zoomerang, the possibilities are endless in the online environment. This session provides ideas, suggestions, and information about low-cost, high-quality resources and thinking to assist others who struggle with providing access to evidence-based professional development resources in these fiscally tight times. Inclusion vs. Dumping: Including Students With Disabilities in General Education Robert Pasternak


Lean Your Budgets is a program designed to help district leaders, administrators and bookkeepers to maximize their resources, save significant dollars and enrich their curriculum. In this workshop you will learn how to: master the fundamentals of negotiation, formulate professional development plans which will maximize in kind contributions, and negotiate long term contracts for key purchases. The program provides in depth tips and strategies for saving dollars while creating long lasting relationships with your business partners.

Out of the Box Thinking: Online Resources for Special Educators Renee Scott, Dr. Beverly Downing

Bayou A

Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in General Education is a huge issue confronting teachers and leaders across the country. This session will provide Evidence Based strategies and data to validate these strategies. The difference between Inclusion and Dumping will be presented. The session will also discuss Inclusion in the current paradigm of teachers being evaluated based on student growth; and why Inclusion is important to help teachers become more effective and show academic growth for these students. Examples from LEAs serving large populations of African American students, e.g. Detroit, will be provided.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012 Workshop Series II — 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. The Art of Coaching: Understanding Talented African American Male Athletes on the Field and in the Classroom Dr. Wil Parker, Wagner Marseille

Lincoln A

Using Arts Integration to Reach Difficult Students Dr. Teresa Pope, Dr. Kmt Shockley

Lincoln E

The impact of sports participation on African American males with regard to academics and classroom engagement often represent opposing positions for athletes and teachers. Coaching and teaching share some similarities, and the positive coaching athlete relationship has been attributed to a student’s increase in trust, commitment, and closeness, and thus can be utilized in the classroom to increase achievement. Participants will see how high teaching standards and a positive coaching relationship can increase student learning.

Arts integration (Ai) represents one of the most holistic methods for learning in existence. In fact, Ai is tantamount to learning that involves all of the senses of the person, as opposed to using only some of the senses. This presentation focuses on Ai methods that have been used with both adults (i.e., teachers) and children which demonstrates transformative effects on both. The presentation encourages and utilizes the use of movement, drama, creative arts, music, and spoken word as tools for deeply engaging student and adult learners. Presenters have conducted studies on the main methods of transformative education.

A SMART Way to THRIVE in Mathematics Dr. Dexter L. Booth, Dr. Vanessa Cleaver, Mrs. Marcelline Carr

Thinking Maps: Common Core/Standards-Based Strategies for Critical Thinking Florence McEachern

Lincoln C

This session details strategies, including a professional development model, used in a district’s summer and Saturday programs, that promote access and equity for all students in Algebra I. Participants will engage in hands-on activities, including technology and games, which drive student motivation to learn. Participants will get an overview of how and why SMART and Project THRIVE work to improve student achievement in Algebra I through a variety of activities and games that get students excited about mathematics. Making the Change: How Inclusive Practices Benefit At-Risk Students Dr. Nettie Vaughn, Dr. Raphael Crawford

Lincoln D

Students who are at-risk and students who are mildly impaired have academically similar profiles. Thus, it would stand to reason that any strategies utilized to assist one group would be beneficial to the other group of students. A paradigm shift that allows for optimal change is essential to creating an environment that fosters learning for these students who are low achievers. The presenters will discuss the steps for creating a school environment that supports success for the lower achieving students. They will also discuss making change and how strategies that support inclusion can be beneficial to both populations.


Jackson A/B

An introduction of Thinking Maps and eight visual patterns for thinking critically in all content, grade and ability levels will be discussed. They provide common core/standards-based, collaborative strategies for academic vocabulary, reading, writing, problem-solving and note taking. The scaffolding effect provides for differentiation and promotes active engagement for all students. The results are better classroom performance, behavior, and test-taking skills. Thinking Maps strategies are designed to help students meet 21st Century challenges. Participants will be actively engaged during the presentation. Teaching Bebe’s Kids Dr. Lucian Yates, III

Jackson C/D

Based on his upcoming book, Teaching BeBe’s Kids, Dr. Yates will explore the methodology for teaching the “hard-to-teach” students that he affectionately calls, BeBe’s Kids. Using Dunn and Dunn’s Learning Styles Model as a conceptual framework, Dr. Yates will give practical and ‘doable’ strategies for teaching this most challenging group of students.

“Teaching & Learning: What is Working in America’s Classrooms that Impacts the Success of Children of African Descent”

ConferenceWorkshops “Leadership: Extreme Curriculum Make Over – It’s All About READING” Tonya Allen, Tyronna Hooker

Jackson E/F

Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme: Rebuilding the Writing Foundation Erik Cork Ryman Hall B-6 Principals, Teachers, Curriculum Coordinators and ELA Specialists exit this session with lively learning strategies to motivate young scholars to systematically organize their voice into a flood of meaningful sentences. Teachable techniques are passionately demonstrated to keep students enthusiastically engaged in the writing process. This workshop is a Language Arts extravaganza of music, audience participation and academic excellence. Celebrate as your campus soars beyond AYP expectations, showing your entire state what literary excellence looks like. STEM – Solve Every Problem (Problem Solving/ Critical Thinking – The Process) Karen Crawford

Bayou A

Bayou B

In this interactive session, the presenter demonstrates an orally rhythmic approach for using African American traditions of oral communication to implement literacy into the lives of African American students. In particular, participants are immersed in interactive activities that highlight insightful ways for using voice, rhythm, and expression to create literacy experiences that enhance the cognitive development and reading and writing skills of African American students. Participants depart this session with clear instructions for synthesizing seemingly separate reading and writing activities into a literacy based instructional design that is inclusive of the racial, cultural, and identity-based experiences of African American students. Connecting the Language Dots in Mathematics Education Monique Bibbs


In some way we all participate in some leadership role. This workshop focus on B.E.S.T. strategies on core curriculum practices emphasizing reading. The B focuses on and assist participants to Better evaluate previous strategies and methods of teaching/reaching the reader compared to present practices. The E focuses on strategies to Evaluate readers. The S will embrace and prepare for the Setbacks while engaging the non-engaged students and parents. Finally, the T will focus on supporting the power of strong curriculum that is a Team model that creates a platform for high Test Scores.

Orally Rhythmic Approaches to Integrating Literacy Into Black Student Achievement Dr. Mack T. Hines, III

Bayou C

The mathematics language uses three linguistic tools: words, symbols, and diagrams that must map onto each other for successful interpretation. Language in mathematics is important because it is necessary for communication, mathematics reasoning, and precision. Mathematics requires language arts skills in reading, writing, and oral language. Knowledge of math vocabulary is an essential component of learning mathematics. In order to communicate mathematical thinking clearly and coherently, learners need to learn and use appropriate math vocabulary. It is important that appropriate language in mathematics is modeled in context, both verbally and visually to ensure the appropriate use of mathematical language.

This workshop explains, in detail, the problem solving process in such a way that students can be taught to approach and solve complex problems with confidence. Students will then ask teacher’s questions that pertain to acquiring information that will help them solve the problem. Teachers will love that students become engaged in the learning process and become independent learners. In this hands on workshop, participants will become intimately acquainted with the Solve Every Problem process and will leave the workshop wanting every teacher on their campus to have the capacity to teach their students how to Solve Every Problem.

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Vocabulary Strategies to Positively Impact Literacy Amongst African American Students Pamela R. Prince

Bayou D

Researchers have concluded limited vocabulary acquisition to be primary in the limited/basic reading performance of African American students. This premise will be primary throughout the session; a vocabulary power point will be shared relative to the same. Secondly, national data specific to African American students and their counterparts relative to the acquisition of vocabulary will be contrasted. Discussion will follow as to why? Participants will receive a vocabulary handbook and be actively engaged in proven strategies to support students in vocabulary acquisition and thusly improve their reading performance. Demystifying DDI Through the Lens of Literacy Teimosa Martin

Bayou E

Using best practices from high performing schools across the country, participants will engage in practical, effective, and targeted methods of analyzing student assessment data to support strategic instructional decisions and accelerate student learning. Through a collaborative process, participants will learn an empowering and clearly articulated process that will enable them to identify the most effective strategies to address students’ comprehension and reading challenges. Using sample re-teach plans to facilitate dialogue, participants will discuss the criteria for strong re-teach plans anchored in strong data analysis. This highly interactive session will provide participants with a practical framework and strategies for immediate implementation. 10 Strategies for Engaging Visual Learners Stephen D. Bournes

Effective Teaching Strategies and Best Practices for Motivating and Engaging Struggling Young Adolescent Students in Reading and Writing Fluency Dr. Vera Lang Brown, Sherry Lang, Rosalind Overall, Esther Coleman

Most often classroom teachers focus on reading fluency, but research insists that it is not enough for teachers to focus on just reading fluency; teachers should focus both on reading and writing fluency to develop students’ ability to read and write (Thompkins 2010). This presentation will provide background information from an action research project to reveal how an African American male adolescent who was unmotivated and struggled to read increased his interest, reading and writing fluency skills through the use of effective research based strategies. A Day in the Life of a 21st Century Class Alysse Daniels

Presidential Boardroom A

Come participate in the Promethean Journey – a personalized atmosphere utilizing real-time formative assessment.

Canal C

Participants will learn interdisciplinary literacy strategies to engage both elementary and high school students who are visual learners. They will “take away” ideas for different tasks, both individual and collaborative, to authentically assess skills, competencies and common core standards in reading/ language arts, social studies and science. Participants will practice the strategies in a workshop setting so that they can be implemented immediately.


Canal E

“Teaching & Learning: What is Working in America’s Classrooms that Impacts the Success of Children of African Descent”

ResearchRoundtable #1 Thursday, November 15, 2012 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Canal A


Bret D. Cormier, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, School of Education, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY,, (502) 597-6041 Matthew M. Munich, MSW, Ph.D., Trauma Clinician, Children’s Treatment and Recovery Center, Family Service of Rhode Island, Providence, RI,, (401) 331-1350 Alicia Walker, M.Ed., Doctoral student/Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, University of Kentucky, Department of Sociology, Lexington, KY,, (859) 402-4141 Raymond Martinez, Vice President of Sales, Fast Path Learning, Carrollton, TX,, (214) 616-6510 Discussants:

Mark Anderson, Principal, CharlotteMecklenburg Schools, Charlotte, NC Lavinia T. Dickson, Director of Secondary Education, YouthBuild USA, Boston, MA


District and campus leaders face enormous challenges as they try to address the ever-widening achievement gap. The achievement gap has a significant impact on college and career readiness. This is exacerbated by the ever increasing dropout problem. With increased accountability, the achievement gap between students of color and students of poverty and their White, middle-class counterparts is becoming impossible to ignore. ­Nationally, demographics are shifting toward a society of color and school campuses are following suit. This shift is associated with higher levels of difficulty due to structural inequalities and trauma that students experience, making the pathway to college more challenging. This study was a mixed-method qualitative and quantitative study conducted in an urban school district, one of the fifteen largest districts in the southwest part of the United States. Findings revealed that there are six facets these schools had in common to go from low performing to high performing schools as well as earn distinction and awards. Acquiring these six facets is called Creating a Culture of Success for Students of Color and Students of Poverty. Also, there are six conditions that permeate low performing schools but overcame them to become high performing. These conditions are called the Labyrinth of Solitude for Students of Color and Students of Poverty.

Target Audience

Students, teachers, campus administrators, principals, district administrators, superintendents, Board of Education, faith-based community, higher education, parents and family member.


Wesley L. Boykin, Ph.D., M.P.H., Executive Director, Information Systems, Data Management and Accountability, Trenton Public Schools, (202) 390-8928

NABSE 40th Annual Conference ~ November 2012



The Achievement Gap: Implications on College and Career Readiness

EducatorsStrand Presented by: NABSE Instruction & Instructional Support Education Commission, Gerri H. Bohanan, Chairperson

Session #2

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Washington B

Delta Island A–C

“Closing the Attitude, Climate, and Cultural Gap for Black Male Learners”

“Keeping It Real: Real Talk, Real Answers, Real Solutions: The Voices of Young Black Men”

Students’ self-identity, attitude, and decision making skills impact their ability to learn in the classroom. Examine causes for the educational condition, climate and culture of the black male learner and the prospects for improvement. Learn strategies to motivate your black male students to strive for academic excellence.

Rather than look at collected data and research, let’s have a conversation with African American male students. What do they believe is most important to their academic success? How do they perceive effective learning? Students from 4 and 5 grades, middle school, and high school will be on hand to share their concerns, beliefs, ideas, etc on learning.


Session #1


Principal Baruti Kafele is a Milken National Educator, best-selling author, educational consultant and motivational speaker. Dr. Wil Parker is currently the Director of Diversity Initiatives for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and an educational consultant. Dr. William “Flip” Clay is CEO of Rhyming to Respect, LLC, a nationally acclaimed, educational consultant, speaker, writer and professional school counselor.


Professor Anthony Ray, Director of Teacher Education Advisement and Retention Center (TEAR-C) for Coppin State University and a current Ph.D. candidate Mr. Rodrick Johnson, Coppin State University student, education major, and Metro-Baltimore Alliance of Black School Educators 2009 Scholarship Recipient

Mr. Brandon Wallace is a former English Teacher of 9th graders, English Chairperson, adjunct professor at Bowie State University and a current Ph.D. candidate. Moderators:

Mrs. Lisa Bohanan, Principal, Lee Lewis Campbell Elementary, Austin, TX Professor Anthony Ray, Director of Teacher Education Advisement and Retention Center (TEAR-C) for Coppin State University and a current Ph.D. candidate


“Teaching & Learning: What is Working in America’s Classrooms that Impacts the Success of Children of African Descent”

Turnaround SchoolsWorkshop Session #2

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Canal A

Canal D

MNPS’ Presentation

Lanphier High School, Springfield, IL Presentation

A Districts Initiatives and Programs that Support “Turnaround Schools”

Mr. Artie Doss, Principal

A Successful Turnaround School


Representatives from schools from across the country that were low performing and failed to make AYP will demonstrate how they are able to turn their situation around to become high-performing schools. Curricula, parental involvement, student assessment, staffing, professional development, and resource acquisition and allocation will all be discussed and analyzed. MNPS:

“A District’s initiatives/programs that have assisted schools to turnaround.” 1. The presentation format will be that of a “Focused Discussion/Spotlight” presentation. 2. Each panelist will: a. Introduce their initiative/program. b. Explain how the initiative/program impacted schools. c. Provide supporting data. d. Provide a list of resources. e. How the program can be implemented in other School Districts. f. Provide handouts and contact information. 3. Each panelist will be given 8 minutes for their presentation with the bulk of the time given to the schools. 4. 30 minutes will be scheduled at the end of all of the presentations for questions and answers. 5. A summation will be given at the end of the session. 6. Tentative line up and order:


Session #1

Sponsored by: American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Purpose:

Representatives from Lanphier High School in Springfield, Illinois was a low performing schools and unable to make AYP. They will demonstrate how they were able to turn their situation around to become one of the highest performing schools in their school district. Curricula, parental involvement, student assessment, staffing, professional development, and resource acquisition and allocation will all be discussed and analyzed Moderator:

Linda Stelly, Deputy Director of Educational Issues, American Federation of Teachers, Washington, D.C.

Moderator: Mr. Tony Majors, Assistant Superintendent Student Services, MNPS

1. Melissa Jaggers........... Associate Executive, Alignment Nashville 2. Kathryn Bennett........ Library Lead Teacher 3. Dr. Brenda King........ Performance Management Coordinator, Employee Relations 4. Jay Steele....................... Associate Superintendent for High Schools 5. Ronald Woodard....... Principal, Maplewood High School 6. Elaine Fahner.............. Principal, The Academy at Old Cockrill 7. John Williams......................Executive Director, Technology and Information Services 8. John Norris...........................Staff Development Tony Majors..................................Questions and Answers (30 minutes)

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Higher EducationStrand Presented by: NABSE Higher Education Commission, Dr. Betty Goyens, Chairperson Thursday, November 15, 2012


1:30 P.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Washington B

An Intimate Conversation With the Original 1961 Freedom Riders Freedom Riders:

Frederick Leonard, Mary Jean Smith, Allen Carson, Jr., Joy Reagon Leonard, Etta Sampson Ray and Ernest “Rip” Patton Participate in an intimate conversation with a distinguished panel of the original 1961 Freedom Riders. These living legends were threatened, beaten, arrested, jailed, imprisoned, and literally, risked their lives during the Civil Rights movement for freedom and social justice to end segregation on buses and facilities in interstate travel across the South. Of the more that 400 Freedom Riders, most were college and university students, many from Tennessee State University and Fisk University.

Thursday, November 15, 2012 4:15 P.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Washington B

Higher Education Commission Meeting Presenters:

Dr. Deb Eldridge, Senior Vice President, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the new merger of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) Mr. Dell Warren, Director of Higher Education, 4-Year Institutions, Discovery Education Inc. Discovery Education combines standards-based digital media and a dynamic user community to empower college educators to improve student achievement. Mr. Warren will present digital strategies to position college educators to improve student retention, engagement and graduation rates.


“Teaching & Learning: What is Working in America’s Classrooms that Impacts the Success of Children of African Descent”

School BoardStrand National Alliance of Black School Educators

39th Annual Conference

Session #1 Thursday, November 15, 2012 Canal B

Disproportion and Discipline: Examining the Data Paul H. Chatman, Chair, National Black Caucus of School Board Members The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has recently released new, self-reported data from districts around educational inequities, including alarming information regarding student discipline. Examine the data and explore strategies and solutions that are successfully being implemented in districts. You’ll also hear about a campaign to revisit disciplinary actions that contribute to the “School to Prison Pipeline.” Invited speaker:

Joseph Bishop, Ph.D., Director of Policy, National Opportunity to Learn Campaign, The Schott Foundation for Public Education

November 16 –20, 2011 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

NABSE 40th Annual Conference ~ November 2012



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ConferenceSchedule FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012 7:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. NABSE Office Presidential Chamber B 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Conference Registration Ryman Hall C2

8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.������������������������������������������������������� Jackson E/F Principals’ Strand (Lovelady School Leadership Consulting)


Dr. Fannie Lovelady-Spain, Chief Consulting Officer

8:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m.������������������������������������������������������������ Bayou E Clergy Symposium Presiding: Dr. Mary Thomas, Director of Federal Programs, Austin ISD Dr. Sterling Lands, II, Senior Pastor, Greater Calvary Bible Church, Austin, TX 9:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.�������������������������������������������������������������� Canal D Higher Education Professional Strand Presented by: NABSE Higher Education Commission, Dr. Betty J. Goyens, Chairperson

Historical Perspective of the Event Paul Griffin, Vice-President, District Partnerships, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Concurrent Workshop Series III Various Locations

Musical Selections: New Direction Gospel Choir, Tennessee State University

9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.������������������������� Presidential Boardroom B Educators Strand – Session #3

School Board Member of the Year Award Recipient: Jerrelle Francois, Vice Chairperson, Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, Baltimore, MD Presenter: Ellis Alexander, NABSE Board of Directors

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.���������������������������������������������� Washington B Common Core State Standards Forum 10:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Exhibition Hall Opens Ryman Hall C2 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.���������������������������������������������������������� Canal A Research Roundtable II

Lunch Is Served


8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. Cultural Tour (Saturday) Registration Ryman Hall C2

9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.�������������������������������������������������������������� Canal C Superintendents’ Strand Presented by: NABSE Superintendents Commission, Dr. Fadhilika Atiba-Weza, Chairperson

Marcus Foster Distinguished Educator Award Recipient: Dr. William Clay, National Education Consultant, Rhyming to Respect, LLC, Largo, MD Presenter: Anthony White, NABSE Board of Directors

12:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. Founding Members Luncheon Delta Ballroom A Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Presiding: Dr. Bernard Hamilton, NABSE President-Elect

Ida B. Wells Risk Taker Award Recipient: Dr. Velma Lois Jones, Educator, Memphis, TN Presenter: Dr. Ronald Williams, NABSE Board of Directors

Invocation Dr. David Jones, Jr., Schrader Lane Church of Christ, Nashville, TN

James E. Clarke Scholarship Award Presenter: Lois Hopson Reeder, NABSE Board Member

NABSE 40th Annual Conference ~ November 2012


ConferenceSchedule Introduction of Speaker Kierra Allen, 8th Grade Student, Kipp Academy, Nashville, TN

4:00 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.��������������������������������������������������� Delta Ballroom A National Pan-Hellenic Council of Presidents Forum

Remarks and Adjournment

5:30 p.m.– 7:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Reception “Shop Til You Drop” Ryman Hall C2

2:15 p.m.– 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Workshop Series IV Various Locations


Guest Speaker Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals, Educator, Journalist, Author, and Member of the Little Rock Nine

2:15 p.m.– 3:45 p.m.�������������������������������������������������������������� Canal B School Board Strand – Session #2

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ConferenceWorkshops Friday, November 16, 2012 Workshop Series III — 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Let’s Perform With Poetry Andrea Billingsley Whitfield

Lincoln A

Making HERstory: Empowering Middle School Girls to Find Their Voice Blonka Winkfield, Quincy Koffel

Lincoln C

At one middle school in NYC, a program called “HERstory” is changing the school community and giving young women a chance to realize their potential. The Leadership Program’s HERstory is a preventative intervention targeted to middle and high school girls and is designed to engage young girls in critical dialogue about their identities and relationships in order to foster mutual support, self-esteem and identity, goal development, future orientation, and academic achievement. Beginning with the development of HERstory, including video clips and testimonials, this workshop leads participants through the program content and an ethnographic theater project written by participating students.

Lincoln D

The Fisk Altitude Achievement Missile Team is engaged in outreach in Middle Tennessee Public Schools with the goal of inspiring achievement by engaging students with Physics demonstrations, Rocketry and Robotics projects, Astronomy presentations, and science parodies of popular Hip-Hop music. Curriculum is designed to help build a sense of self-efficacy in under­ represented youth by allowing them to be full participants in projects that many perceived to be careers only pursued by their white counterparts. An example of outcomes was the launch of a high-powered rocket built and launched by Middle School students for the first time in school’s history. Assessing the Language Needs of Title 1 Students Dr. Elaine Bailey, Eddie Orum, Gwen Ferguson, Chris Pichon

Lincoln E

This session is the result of a partnership with North Forest ISD from Houston Texas, Houston Area Alliance of Black School Administrators and CTB McGraw-Hill. This Study is part of a larger effort to support all learners in their acquisition of Academic English (AE) recognizing the role of AE in the mastery of academic content across all curriculum areas. The new challenging State Standards require students to possess the academic language to master the content to perform required tasks Eliminating the Achievement Gap With Cultural Proficiency and Differentiated Instruction Dr. Erick E. Witherspoon

Jackson A/B

No two students are exactly the same. Students come from different cultural back­grounds. They differ in their pace, approach to learning, readiness to learn, concepts and skills they still need to learn. We have to understand who students are at the individual level. In this session, Dr. Witherspoon will review the research on cultural proficiency and differentiated instruction. He will make the case for eliminating the achievement gap by managing and adapting to diversity with a shifting of the culture and effective differentiated instruction. He will share the transformation at Preston Elementary, and the results his scholars have achieved. NABSE 40th Annual Conference ~ November 2012



After attending this high-powered, interactive workshop, Educators will be inspired to help their students perform poetry. Attendees will also be given handouts and introduced to integrating poetry with other subject areas. For example: • Math and Poetry – Rhythm and Rhyme • Social Studies – What’s The Black Alphabet? • Literature and Poetry – I Too Sing America, Singing In The Rain, I’m A Student, plus more. Let’s Perform With Poetry will also help students improve their self-esteem, communication and presentation skills. Students who may have trouble “fitting in” will be accepted and feel a sense of belonging by their peers. Students’ ­Spelling, Grammar, Writing, and Punctuation Skills will also improve.

Achievement Through Rockets, Robots, and Black Holes Bryan Kent Wallace

ConferenceWorkshops BMW Academy STEM Program Dr. Roger Cleveland, Roszalyn Akins, Marcus Barnard

Jackson C/D


First Baptist Church Bracktown operates the successful BMW STEM Academy. The program provides academic and social support to young African American males in grades 6–12. The BMW STEM Academy offers educational and social activities to increase the number of African American males participating in advance science and math. The young men participating in the BMW STEM Academy are out-performing other African American males in Math and reading. The BMW Academy has received numerous awards as well as national recognition. The church collaborates with the United Way, University of Kentucky, Fayette County Schools (KY), The Urban League and Chase Bank. Inclusion Beyond the Classroom Dr. Shelby T. Wyatt, Kenwood Academy Brotherhood

Bayou A

This presentation will demonstrate how structured extra-curricula activities support the student with special needs. The students from the Brotherhood school based male-mentoring organization will share successful modules that enhance the development of all students with learning and behavioral disabilities. In a response to intervention, the Brotherhood tenets of “Full Inclusion” are implemented in the activities to enhance the modifications and accommodations of the students involved. This demonstration will incorporate units on academic achievement, peer-counseling, interpersonal relationships and conflict resolution all geared to support classroom management and promote the development of life-long learning skills. The Hybrid Approach: McGraw Hill’s Transition to a Digital Classroom Jason Marshall Bayou B McGraw Hill Education is dedicated to developing only the finest Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics materials. For classrooms interested in going digital, but with reservations that they may be a few years away from it, we offer a Hybrid Approach. Come see how McGraw Hill’s newest digital platforms, products and teacher tools can be easily implemented into your existing curriculum and instructional practices, making the transition to digital seamless. Start now.


Make Reading a Joyful Noise Nikisha M. Jackson, Unikia Monroe

Bayou C

Research indicates that intentional, explicit teaching of letter-sound correspondence, word pattern strategies can add words to students’ vocabularies and improve their ability to decode and comprehend written text. This interactive session uses a part/whole structure and focuses on each building block of effective reading instruction. Participants will engage themselves in a multi-sensory center environment of teaching letter-sound correspondence, phoneme segmenting, blending, and decoding activities using a mock stoplight to foster each learning modality. Participants will leave this session with new and exciting multisensory activities that will respond to intervention and enhance the promotion of early literacy and reading readiness skills. Preparing Our Youth to Compete in a Global Economy Samuel E. Kirk, Alvin Wade

Bayou D

Our presentation will show educators how through our experiential Business Literacy program they can achieve greater outcomes in the classroom and get our students prepared to compete in the Global Economy. We will show how long term outcomes will be positively affected as students develop critical thinking, team work and analytical skills. All of these skills and more are necessary to compete in the Global Economy. We will show data of what companies are looking for and show data of how ill-prepared students will not be able to promote themselves once they enter the workforce. Our goal is to give teachers practical methods and diagnostics that they can use to enhance student performance and increase preparedness for college and future success. Georgia’s Answer to Turning Around Its Lowest Achieving Schools Sylvia Hooker, Dr. Barbara Pulliam, Dr. Romain Dallemand, Dr. Curtis Jones

Canal E

The U.S. Department of Education School Improvement Grant Program has provided resources for five school districts lead by African American Superintendents to move technology, school-based leadership, community engagement and student academic performance to extraordinary heights. The Presenters for this workshop have received state and national acclaim for turning around their underachieving schools and will leave participants with practical and essential skills, tools and knowledge to do the same.

“Teaching & Learning: What is Working in America’s Classrooms that Impacts the Success of Children of African Descent”

ConferenceWorkshops Developing Fluent Readers and Writers Through Vocabulary Instruction and Progress-Monitoring Vickie Whitfield

Delta Island A-C

This session will focus on evidence based vocabulary strategies that increase literacy development for diverse learners. The presenter will share teaching techniques and engaging activities that aid in reading comprehension with an emphasis on vocabulary growth. Monitoring growth benefits informed decision making. This essential component of student academic success will be addressed in this session through the use of technology tools that support progress monitoring for individualized students’ needs. Participants will understand how the use of technology for formative assessments can streamline the RTI process and aid in closing the achievement gap for all learners.

APEX: Expedition or Exercise? Nakia Towns

Delta Island E

Learn about the development and implementation of the APEX (Advance. Perform.EXcel) strategic compensation plan in the Knox County Schools. Workshop will review the underlying Theory of Action and alignment with the district’s strategic plan, Excellence for All Children. Topics will include the planning process, research basis and budget implications, as well as preliminary data based on the 2011–12 school year results and current mechanics of the plan. Participants may review prior to attending the workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring their ideas, suggestions and questions in anticipation of a collaborative, engaging session about this ground-breaking initiative in the Knox County Schools!


Friday, November 16, 2012 Workshop Series IV — 2:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Removing the Barriers to African American STEM Achievement: The Impact of Culturally Relevant Instruction and Low Teacher Expectations on College Readiness Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Dr. James L. Moore, III

Lincoln A

This powerful interactive session will provide classroom teachers with culturally relevant teaching strategies that will assist in improving the academic achievement of African American students in K–12 urban educational settings. Attendees will be provided with current data regarding the status of African American urban students in science and math and how culturally relevant teaching strategies can improve academic performance. Also, attendees will have interactive exercises to support the main ideas presented in this session. Finally, the presenters, to support their efforts in raising STEM achievement, will provide attendees with information on the latest research. A Literacy Revival Has Arrived and Technology is Bringing It Alive! Dr. Kimberly McLeod Lincoln C Technology is the new teacher, but when not used effectively, it doesn’t yield quantifiable results. This workshop focuses on higher order cognitive processes that support positive academic achievement on standardized assessments by focusing on both individual and family literacy development. Explore cutting

edge technological activities integrated with various tools of social media that enhance academic achievement, significantly improves parental involvement and family literacy while supporting a need for scholarly professional development opportunities for practitioners. This is not your typical worksheet in a computer technology; this is pioneering technology that intentionally builds higher order thinking skills with achievement related transferability. The STUDIES Project and a Balanced Literacy Approach: What Students Should Know and Do Dr. Pat Wilson Higgins, Ms. Monica Murphy, Mrs. Monica Shack

Lincoln D

“Assessing students’ learning in all subject areas can be a difficult task without a balanced literacy approach.” This interactive hands-on workshop will have a tremendous impact on the participants. Participates will engage in a myriad of literacy and science strategies for all learners who are struggling readers and writers in the P–12 schools, college to adult learners. The Common Core State Standards will be utilized for participates to help all learners become strategic readers and writers. Participant will leave the workshop with a packet of successful practical literacy strategies that can be used in today’s society and throughout life. NABSE 40th Annual Conference ~ November 2012


ConferenceWorkshops Literacy in the Mathematics Classroom Dr. Shaakira Akbar, Lenise Bostic

Jackson A/B


Investigating the benefits of literacy and cross curricular implementation in primary and intermediate academics is a critical endeavor. Literacy is essential to the construction of knowledge in subjects that are otherwise difficult to internalize. Often, educators teach subjects in isolation without utilizing the enriching nature of literacy. This workshop will explore a variety of strategies that can help students gain a deeper understanding of math concepts when literacy concepts are infused in the mathematics curriculum and instruction. In addition, the presenters will provide lessons, resources, and strategies that model the infusion of literacy into mathematics. Innovative Culturally Responsive Teaching Dr. William “Flip” Clay

Jackson C/D

Culturally Responsive instruction becomes a breeze when teachers emphasize kinesthetic, auditory, visual, and tactile instructional strategies for reading, math, and language arts. This musical dazzling interactive innovative training seminar is designed to motivate students and staff to sprinkle innovative instruction into the classroom climate. Rhythm, rhymes, chants, and group interaction are incorporated throughout the entire session. Participants will leave with strategies to use right away. Why Diversity Matters? Dr. Jewell Winn

Delta Island A-C

This interactive session will address the importance of diversity in America’s classrooms. Diversity is a commitment to recognizing and appreciating the variety of characteristics that make individuals unique in an atmosphere that promotes and celebrates individual and collective achievement. As we prepare our students for a world that hasn’t happened we much show them how diversity enhances social development, promotes creative thinking, enhances self-awareness and enriches the multiple perspectives.


Use Blues to Improve Literacy While Closing the Achievement Gap Fernando Jones

Bayou A

This interactive and entertaining session is designed to engage administrators and teachers (Pre-K through University) in demonstrating how to improve literacy, attendance, discipline and academic success using America’s root music, the Blues. In a workshop setting supported by the integration of technology and live music, culturally relevant strategies will be modeled and attendees will participate in activities that they can take back to their classrooms. Some participants will receive harmonicas and classroom resources. Participants do not have to be specifically music instructors to attend. How to Teach Math to Black Students Shahid Muhammad

Bayou B

The Math Doctor, Shahid Muhammad, will present a powerful and inspirational workshop on methods, strategies and tools that can raise the level of mathematical literacy and competency of Black students. Topics covered includes: the three barriers to learning math, integrating reading, writing, real life applications, Black history and self knowledge into the math class, how to make the math class exciting, motivating, and technologically enhanced. Practical solutions will be given. Come Get Your Math On! Don’t miss this powerpacked, highly animated and informative presentation by The Math Doctor!! Professional Development for Blended STEM Learning: The Reasoning Mind Model Jaison Oliver

Bayou C

Join us for a discussion on how we structure and implement a comprehensive system of training and support for the teachers using our cutting-edge math e-learning program. Reasoning Mind has a unique model of professional development for teachers using online and blended learning. Take away strategies and techniques you can immediately replicate in your own setting to optimize the use of new technologies to reach all students. This model has been developed and used in hundreds of classrooms where it is shown to significantly enhance both teaching and learning.

“Teaching & Learning: What is Working in America’s Classrooms that Impacts the Success of Children of African Descent”

ConferenceWorkshops Sustaining The RTI Initiative Joe Cline

Bayou D

Response To Intervention is an essential educational plan to meet the needs of all students. Your school has adopted and followed this model for 2–5 years, but how do you sustain the Response To Intervention process? Is Fidelity of Implementation still an important component of your model? Attend this session and learn how to continue the purity of the Response To Intervention model in your educational setting. For the success of this presentation, audience participation is expected.

Bayou E

Gather a framework that promotes critical literacy engagement and culturally relevant curriculum through art and literacy such as conscious rap music, African American historical text, and other literary work that engage African American adolescent male students and all students in literacy. Two frameworks will be presented, such as: Conscious Rap: Effective classroom strategies and materials for teaching social justice, critical reading and writing skills, and Journey to Freedom: The Power to Read and Write that will spark the interest of students and foster a love for reading and writing. Reading is a powerful catalyst for thinking to stimulate wisdom. Successful Inclusion: It’s a Matter of CollaborationImproving Student Outcomes Through Co-Teaching Savanna Flakes

Canal E

Gain a greater understanding of the need for focused collaboration in order to enrich the inclusive environment. This workshop will address: (1) an overview of current research and co-teaching models surrounding effective inclusive practices, (2) roles and strategies to maximize the power that two teachers with varying strengths and backgrounds can have on student learning and achievement, and (3) differentiation strategies to meet the needs of all learners. Participants will leave the workshop with practical resources on how to implement the 4 C’s of Co-teaching: co-planning, co-instructing, co-assessing, and communication.

Delta Island A-C

This presentation discusses concrete ways to integrate literacy instruction that promotes critical thinking and effective communication skills across the curriculum for 6–12 grade learners. Best practices will be modeled and participants will have an opportunity to translate research-based practices and receive practical tools that support and improve classroom instruction across the content-area. Participants will also understand how to integrate these practices through multimedia and sample materials. A free resource will also be introduced that helps teachers with data-driven decision making. The Aspiring Writer’s Workshop: Instructional Tools for Developing Tomorrow’s Writers Theresa Bennett-Wilkes

Delta Island E

Teaching children of African descent the power, beauty, symmetry, persuasiveness, and elegance of the written word can positively impact their collective educational experience. The Aspiring Writer’s Workshop is a tool classroom teachers can use to stimulate and facilitate creative expression. The workshop includes two writing exercises designed to: 1. Introduce the various uses and functions of the dictionary and thesaurus, 2. Build vocabulary, 3. Learn to use the thesaurus to find comparable words as part of the creative writing process, 4. Hone writing skills by developing content. The workshop includes a fifteen-minute presentation along with a question and answer session.

NABSE 40th Annual Conference ~ November 2012



Journey to Freedom: The Power to Read and Write Karanja Crews

Power-Up: Literacy Strategies for Maximum Success Shera Carter

ResearchRoundtable #2



Gail Clark Dickson, Education Program Specialist, Maryland State Department of Education, Baltimore,, (240) 353-0799 Edward Ryans, Ed.D., TurnAround Director, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro, MD,, (301) 702-3910 Kim Ferguson, Director of Turnaround Initiatives, Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore, MD,, (443) 642-4631 Marla Dean, Ed.D., Principal, Drew-Freeman M.S., Prince Georges County Public Schools,, (301) 817-0900 Tracey Y. Garrett, Principal, Cherry Hill School, Baltimore City Public Schools,, (410) 396-1392 Inez Elizabeth Cohen, President, Educational Consulting 4U, Tampa, Florida,, (813) 968-0584 Discussant:

Zollie Stevenson, Jr., Ph. D., Associate Professor of Education Leadership, Howard University, Washington, D.C.,, (202) 806-7354 Facilitator:

Wesley L. Boykin, Ph.D., M.P.H., Executive Director, Information Systems, Data Management and Accountability, Trenton Public Schools, (202) 390-8928


FRIday, November 16, 2012 10:30 A.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Maryland Public Schools’ Strategic Leaders: Sharing Best Practices and Strategies in Turning Around Low Performing Schools Abstract

In 2009, United States Department of Education (USDE) unveiled an unprecedented $3.5 billion investment to improve the nation’s chronically low-performing schools. The School Improvement Grant (SIG) program came with guidelines that required states, districts and schools to take dramatic steps to truly improve schools that serve many of the most vulnerable students nationwide. Districts adopted one of four intervention models that USDE identified as options in the requirements of the grant: • Closure—Close the school and enroll students in nearby, high-achieving school that may include charter schools. A new school may open in the same location; • Restart—Convert a school or close and reopen it under an education or charter management organization. The school must enroll any former student who wishes to attend; •  Turnaround—Replace the principal if the principal has led the school for more than two years. Rehire no more than half of the existing staff, increase learning time and adopt a new governance structure; or •  Transformation—Replace the principal if the principal has led the school for more than two years. Use student growth as part of teacher and principal evaluations, reward effective teachers and remove those who are not, and increase student learning time and use data to improve instruction. Strategic leaders share lessons learned and research proven practices that impact student success in low performing schools. Share in the dialogue as these leaders share their stories and practices. Review research studies and key findings in the examination of what works in addressing student needs. Discover resources that can be implemented upon returning to your school district.

Target Audience

Instructional specialist/leaders, teachers, principals, superintendents, Title I directors, parents, students, and turnaround school leaders.

“Teaching & Learning: What is Working in America’s Classrooms that Impacts the Success of Children of African Descent”

PrincipalsStrand Presented by: Lovelady School Leadership Consulting, Dr. Fannie Lovelady-Spain, Chief Consulting Officer Friday, November 16, 2012 — Day 1 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Jackson E/F The Principals’ Strand is a 2-Day series of 8 training modules powered by Lovelady School Leadership Consulting. The Principals’ Strand, or Institute, will be led by Dr. Fannie Lovelady-Spain, a veteran practicing principal. Participants will learn the research supporting the best practices in instructional leadership and apply those strategies through powerful hands-on experiences. Participants will also learn specific strategies to create a collaborative and culturally relevant school culture. Attendees will leave with a follow-up Principal’s Action Plan for implementing strategies and techniques learned.

Module 3: The Principal as Curriculum Leader

NABSE members will have the option to attend one or several training modules during the course of the 2-Day Institute. The modules are as follows:

Module 4: Assessment: How to Move Towards a Data-Driven Instructional Approach

This session will provide participants with a systematic “principal-centered” school change process that will activate transformation in the behaviors of the principal and the entire school learning community. Participants will be introduced to the School Principal Change Model. The SPCM(tm) reflects the belief that the problem in low achieving schools is not getting the stakeholders to work, but it is getting the stakeholders to do the right work.


Module 1: Building the Capacity for Change

This session will provide participants with an ‘amplified’ method to unwrap the common core standards. The method will reveal exactly what is needed to teach their students. When principals and teachers take the time to analyze each standard and identify its essential concepts and skills, the result is more effective instructional planning, assessment, management, and student learning.

This session will provide participants with the key differences between assessment of learning and assessment for learning. Participants will engage in developing an assessment implementation plan that can be used to drive the entire instructional program within their schools. The 2-Day Institute will conclude with an introduction to the #1 professional development that improves leadership performance, Coaching. Research that supports this claim will be shared and we will show how the services provided by Lovelady School Leadership Consulting can benefit the efforts to improve student and school performance.

Module 2: The Principal as Instructional Leader This session will provide participants with a powerful leadership strategy that is culturally aligned to support the academic success of African American students in particular and all students in general. Instructional leadership will be defined in the context of the actions principals must take to impact teaching and learning.

NABSE 40th Annual Conference ~ November 2012




FRIday, November 16, 2012

FRIday, November 16, 2012

9:30 A.m. – 11:00 A.m.

10:00 A.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Presidential Boardroom B

Washington B

Session #3

Common Core State Standards Forum


“The Game Factor” Students’ self-identity, attitude, and decision making skills impact their ability to learn in the classroom. Examine causes for the educational condition, climate and culture of the black male learner and the prospects for improvement. Learn strategies to motivate your black male students to strive for academic excellence. Presenter:

Dr. Rosalind “Roz” LaRocque is a nationally known professional developer and course designer and author of Reform Versus Dreams; Preventing Student Failure “Gamification” and game based learning has proven to be beneficial for increasing student retention and a strong predictor of student creativity. More stimulation, focusing and concentration are evident with videogames and game based learning.

This experienced panel of professional development professionals will help participants visualize the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in classroom instruction. The team will explode myths and clear up misconceptions about such things as the meaning of text complexity. They will take educators inside the CCSS and offer strategies for adapting instruction to new content and more effective learning. They will illustrate approaches that can be used to translate the CCSS into effective learning tasks. They will also explore ways educators will be able to increase their own efficacy in translating the Common Core standards into performance task lessons and formative assessments. Panelists:

Dr. Michael Lowe, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Shelby County Schools, Memphis, TN Ms. Denette Kolbe, Assistant Director of Schools - Teaching and Learning, Putnam County School System, TN Dr. Deborah Cotton, Educational Consultant, Evans Newton, Inc. Chenai Okammor, Vice-President, Pearson Education Moderator:

Ms. Patricia Wicks, Project Manager, Evans Newton, Inc.


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Higher EducationStrand FRIday, November 16, 2012 Canal D

Presented by: NABSE Higher Education Commission, Dr. Betty Goyens, Chairperson 9:00 A.M. –10:00 A.M.

“Culturally Responsive Teaching”


Dr. Richard Milner, IV is an Associate Professor of Education and Director, Graduate Program of Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies, Department of Teaching and Learning, Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, Nashville, TN. Mr. Alvin Pearman is a doctoral student in the Development, Learning, and Diversity Program in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, Nashville, TN. 10:15 a.m. –11:45 a.m.

“The Urban Teacher Residency Model: Implications for Redefining and Transforming Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Teacher Preparation Programs to Recruit, Prepare, and Retain Effective Teachers in High-Needs School Districts”

Presenters will provide state and national perspectives regarding current challenges and demands being placed on teacher preparation providers, including HBCUs; and the need for graduates to be “day one ready.” Partnership efforts and challenges associated with establishing residencies in Tennessee will be examined. Presenters:

Dr. Kandi Hill-Clarke is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Tennessee Board of Regents, Nashville, TN.

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


There will be a discussion around the critical issue in educator preparation: the need to prepare pre-service and in-service teachers adequately for racially diverse student populations; and showcase some features from Dr. Richard Milner’s recently published book, “Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There: Understanding Diversity, Opportunity Gaps, and Teaching in Today’s Classrooms, Harvard Education Press.

Dr. Mary E. Dilworth is Consultant for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), Teacher Residency Academy Alliance (TRA2), Arlington, VA. Dr. Rosalind Pijeaux Hale is Chair and NCATE Coordinator, Division of Education, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA.

University Faculty Panel Presentation

“Power and Privilege: Barriers to Culturally Responsive Teaching”

The presenters will discuss steps teacher educators, and other faculty can take to examine power and privilege in order to foster environments that increase cultural competence and inclusion. Issues of power and privilege will be addressed, and participants will be presented with a teaching approach that can serve as an alternative to power and privilege. Presenters:

Dr. Judith Presley is the Coordinator, Special Education Program and Associate Professor of Special Education, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN. Dr. Celeste Williams is an Associate Professor, undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation, Department of Teaching and Learning, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN. Dr. Blanche Jackson Glimps is a Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN. 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council of Presidents Forum

The leaders of the nine historically Black Greek letter organizations that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council will speak on a variety of education issues.

NABSE 40th Annual Conference ~ November 2012


SuperintendentsStrand Presented by: Lovelady School Leadership Consulting, Dr. Fannie Lovelady-Spain, Chief Consulting Officer Friday, November 16, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Canal C 9:15 A.M. –10:30 A.M.

Using the Curriculum Audit to Develop a School District Improvement Plan Case Study: Asbury Park Public Schools



Denise M. Lowe, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Asbury Park School District This workshop will describe the Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) audit process for change and how it can be used as a process for change to increase student achievement. The Asbury Park School District, after the audit was complete, took recommendations from the audit to develop a three-year action plan to make the audit operational. The workshop will explain the PDK audit process and the training for administration to be able to implement the recommendations effectively. •  Standards • Linking Audit and •  Definitions •  Recommendations Action Plan •  Audit Reality •  Data Gathering •  Next Steps •  Three Year Action Plan •  Audit Report •  Follow-up •  Superintendent’s •  Discrepancy Report 10:45 a.m. –12:15 P.M.

Student Voices and Relationships: The Gateway to Enhanced Cognition and Self-Direction

This presentation will focus on the importance of promoting student voices and productive adult-to-student (plus student-to-student relationships) in promoting life-long and self-directed learning for pre-adolescents and teens. The presentation will draw upon the research and writings of: Dr. Ronald Edmonds, pertaining to the importance of expectations and the struggle schools continue to have in consistently manifesting high expectations; Dr. James Comer, regarding the connection between relationships and enhancing cognition; Dr. Reuven Feuerstein, concerning the modifiability of intelligence; Dr. Yvette Jackson, of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education,


respecting the importance of emphasizing and building upon student strengths, while reversing the counter-productive focus on “weaknesses;” and Dr. Jabari Mahiri, of UC Berkeley, stressing the importance of youth culture and peer relationships in shaping curricula and effectively engaging students. The primary text for the presentation is Coming of Age in the Hip Hop Generation: Warrior of the Void, a recently released father-son memoir co-authored by Dr. Askia Davis (the presenter) and his teen son, Askia Akhenaton Davis. What do you get when a superintendent of schools, who came of age as a revolutionary student leader in the Black Power and Black is Beautiful Generation, attempts to raise a son who is coming of age in the Hip Hop (and video-gaming and social media) Generation? You get two views of reality, psychological warfare, harmony and disharmony, missed opportunities, hope and ongoing transformation. Coming of Age in the Hip Hop Generation offers profound insight into the lives of an American family and American history, education, culture, sports, technology, law enforcement, sociology, media and social media. It is rare in its real-world and personal examination of the relationship between families and schools. It is unique in its presentation of the coming of age experiences of an adolescent, interwoven with the coming of age experiences of his father as an adolescent. It creatively uses oral history, spoken word, lyricism, humor and introspection to present more than 60 short stories embedded in 37 chapters. The entire book, with the exception of a brief introduction, is written in the voice of the 17 year-old son to enhance its appeal to pre-adolescents and adolescents, and the teachers, counselors, coaches, parents, grandparents and mentors seeking to guide them through the “American maze of life.” The world-renowned Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has recognized the importance and quality of the content of Coming of Age in the Hip Hop Generation: Warrior of the Void with a widely regarded and coveted invitation to the father and son to present their work before a live audience of scholars and the general public this school year.

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SuperintendentsStrand The NABSE presentation will emphasize interaction among superintendents and their own examination and reflection upon the important topics covered. Participants will have ample opportunities to ask questions. Suggestions will be offered regarding use of the book as a curricular tool and a tool for professional development. 1:30 P.M. – 2:45 P.M.

When Good is Not Enough: Why and How a District is Seeking Excellence

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3:00 P.M. –  4:00 P.M.

The Principal is the Instructional Leader Presenters:

Lois L. Johnson, Time/Task Analysis and Principal Coach, National SAM Innovation Project Mark Shellinger, Former Superintendent and Director, National SAM Innovation Project

with philosophy, policy, curriculum, instruction and assessment shifts.



NABSE 40th Annual Conference ~ November 2012



It has always been said that the principal is the instructional leader. However, when really looking at the data, principals spend most of their Presenters: time on management duties. SAM is a professional development process Luvelle Brown, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Ithaca City School District using a unique set of tools to change a principal’s focus from school Sean Eversley Bradwell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Center for the Study of management tasks to instructional leadership. The SAM process is a nonCulture, Race, and Ethnicity, Ithaca College profit corporation providing support services and implementation in 500+ schools, 78 districts, 16 states and the District of Columbia. The presentation The Ithaca City School District is engaged with systemic change efforts. will be inSTANDING the form of the key elements of theWITH process along with AUDIO are VISUAL CO-OPERATIVE LLC IS PROUD OF format OUR LONG PARTNERSHIP Learn how district educators transforming teaching and learning practices, external and independent research evidence that proves that principals gain THEand NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF BLACK SCHOOL EDUCATORS realigning priorities, engaging the community, overcoming situational the equivalent of 27 extra days of instructional leadership time in their first constraints to shift the district culture while producing dramatic achievement year using the SAM process. gains. The session will provide examples of structures and artifacts associated

Keynote Speaker

Founding MembersLuncheon friday, November 16, 2012 12:00 P.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Delta A Ballroom Dr. Melba Beals’ life is defined by her commitment to equality for all human beings. She holds this country’s highest medal—The Congressional Gold Medal of Honor—previously held by only 381 civilian Americans in U.S. history.


Members of Congress voted to give her and eight other African American teenagers this country’s highest award for risking their lives to integrate Central High School, Little Rock Arkansas.

Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals Educator, Journalist, Author, Member of the Little Rock Nine

As a 16-year old teenager, Dr. Beals was caught up in a life-threatening battle, which compelled the president of the United States to call in the elite 101st Airborne Division of the armed forces to guard the nine. Having made it through the year, she opened doors to integration across the south—doors to opportunity for African Americans that were formerly slammed shut by the traditions of segregation. Today, Dr. Beals serves as Executive Director of Dominican University’s Student Success Program. She earned her doctorate degree in International Multicultural Education. She is also founder and Chair Emeritus of the Communication Department at Dominican University, having been the first African American Female to sit as a Department Chair in the University’s 122 year history. She holds more than 150 awards for heroism and courage. The United States post office issued a stamp in honor of the nine in 2006 while at the same time a life-sized statue was erected on the lawn of the Arkansas’s state capitol. They are the first African Americans to be depicted as statues on a state capitol site. That same year the U.S. mint issued a silver coin in honor of the Nine. Prior to her career in education, Dr. Beals was a print journalist—a radio broadcaster, and an award winning on-air, NBC television News reporter. She has published several award winning books including ‘”Warriors Don’t Cry,” The Searing Battle to Integrate Little Rock Central High School, and more than 50 fifty articles. Today, her book Warriors is being presented as a play around the country and remains a text book in some 37 states. Dr. Beals Community Service includes 18-years on AASK—Aid to adoption of Special Kids whereby she assisted in the adoption of some 10,075 children. She resides in San Francisco, California and is the mother of three, male twins (aged 21) and a daughter who holds a doctorate degree in psychology.


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National Pan-Hellenic Council of PresidentsForum Friday, November 16, 2012 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Delta Ballroom A

The National Pan-Hellenic Council

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

Aaron Crutison, Sr., President Founded 1906, Cornell University

Dr. Andrew Ray, Grand Basileus Founded 1911, Howard University

Mary Breaux Wright, Grand Basileus Founded 1920, Howard University

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority

Carolyn House Stewart, Esq., President Founded 1908, Howard University

Cynthia Butler-McIntyre, President Founded 1913, Howard University

Bonita Herring, Grand Basileus Founded 1922, Butler University

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity

William “Randy” Bates, Jr. Esq., Grand Polemarch Founded 1911, Indiana University

Jimmy Hammock, President Founded 1914, Howard University

Karl Price, Esq., Grand Polaris Founded 1963, Morgan State University NABSE 40th Annual Conference ~ November 2012


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity


School BoardStrand Session #2 Friday, November 16, 2012 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Canal B

Making a Difference for Kids? Vision Then and Now Michael Hall, Director and Chief Marketing Officer, Fanning Howley


Part One – Then (The Rosenwald School Initiative) In 1912, Julius Rosenwald, President of Sears, Roebuck and Company, and Booker T. Washington of the Tuskegee Institute, initiated a school building program that was to have a dramatic impact on the face of the rural South and the lives of its African American children. Through the Rosenwald Foundation, more than 5300 schools, shop buildings, and teachers’ houses were built by, and for, African American children across the South. These schools became centers of their communities and were in the vanguard of educational facility design. We will document the educational and societal issues prevalent at that time, and illustrate the impact of this initiative and the dramatic changes in society that a few individuals can make. We will inspire hope in those who have committed themselves to the educational arena today—that they can make a difference in society and in individual lives. Part Two – Now (Trends in Learning Environments) As we move into the future, education demands a new vision that allows for engaged, project-based learning, collaboration, interdisciplinary research and exploration, and community involvement in the educational process. The facilities must accommodate this vision, and a flexible student-centered environment is necessary. This part of the presentation illustrates current and future trends in planning educational delivery, global connectivity, and the requisite supporting environments. We will present solutions to technology—rich learning environments in existing, remodeled, and new facilities, and will use illustrations from recent building programs, including the District of Columbia, Detroit, and New Orleans. Our purpose is to help today’s leaders make a difference for tomorrow’s children.


Christina Winters Gears is one of the leading authorities in retirement planning and financial services. With 32 years of experience, her firm Creating & Managing Wealth, LLC assists Superintendents and school district administrators across the country in meeting their unique needs when planning their financial futures. (972) 831-8866

“Teaching & Learning: What is Working in America’s Classrooms that Impacts the Success of Children of African Descent”

ConferenceSchedule SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012 7:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. NABSE Office Presidential Chamber B 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Conference Registration Ryman Hall C2 8:00 a.m.– 9:30 a.m. Cultural Tour Check In Ryman Hall C2

Delegate Assembly (Second of Two)

8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.������������������������������������������ Delta Ballroom D

Roll Call Marietta English, Secretary, NABSE Board of Directors Filing of the Minutes Marietta English, Secretary, NABSE Board of Directors Committee Reports • Nominations and Elections: Cynthia Butler McIntyre, Chairperson, NABSE Nominations Committee • By-laws: Dr. Bernard Hamilton, NABSE President-Elect • Membership: Dr. Betty Howell Gray, Co-Chairperson, NABSE Membership Committee • Legal Matters • Foundation

(Lovelady School Leadership Consulting)

Presenter: Dr. Fannie Lovelady-Spain, Chief Consulting Officer

9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Concurrent Workshop Series V Various Locations 9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.���������������������������������������������������Jackson A/B Special Session “From The Mouths of Students and Educators – Strategies for Instilling Achievement” Sponsored by: National Education Association (NEA)

9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.������������������������������������������������������������� Canal E Educators Strand Session #4 “Technology in the Classroom: Empowering Educators to Prepare 21st Century Learners”

10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Opens Ryman Hall C2

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.���������������������������������������� Delta Ballroom D NABSE Superintendents Forum: Best Practices and Trends from Urban School District Leaders Panelists: Robert Runcie, Superintendent, Broward County Public Schools Barbara Byrd-Bennett, CEO, Chicago Public Schools Dr. Gregory Thornton, Superintendent, Milwaukee Public Schools Kaya Henderson, Chancellor, Washington DC Public Schools Dwight Jones, Superintendent, Clark County Public Schools, Las Vegas, NV Dr. Eugene White, Superintendent, Indianapolis Public Schools

12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Commission Meetings (optional)


Presiding: Dr. Carrol A. Thomas, NABSE President

8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.������������������������������������������������������� Jackson E/F Principals’ Strand

12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Superintendents/Governance in Education Luncheon Canal B/C (Invitation Only)

Presiding: Dr. Fadhilika Atiba-Weza, Chairperson, NABSE Superintendents Commission 1:45 p.m.– 3:15 p.m. Concurrent Workshop Series VI Various Locations


2:30 p.m.– 3:30 p.m. Foundation Annual Business Meeting Washington B

NABSE 40th Annual Conference ~ November 2012


ConferenceSchedule 7:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m. The Dr. Deborah Partridge Wolfe Annual Awards Banquet Delta Ballroom A

The W.E.B. DuBois Higher Education Award Recipient: Black Educators Association Accepting Award: Ken Fells, President, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Presiding: Dr. Carrol A. Thomas, NABSE President

The Joseph E. Hill Superintendent of the Year Award Recipient: Dr. Eric J. Becoats, Superintendent, Durham Public Schools, Durham, NC

Invocation Rev. Enoch Fuzz, Pastor, Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, Nashville, TN Greetings Mr. Henry Flenory and Mr. Steve McCrary Musical Selection Nashville School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble, Nashville, TN


Presentation of Awards Dr. Carrol Thomas, NABSE President Dr. Bernard Hamilton, NABSE President-Elect The Mary McLeod Bethune Outstanding Teacher Award Recipient: Andrea Whitfield, Educator, Council Elementary School, Birmingham, AL

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Mr. W. Philip McLaurin, Educator, Bowie, MD The Living Legend Award Recipient: Dr. Emma L. Marshall Epps, Superintendent, Ecorse Public Schools, Ecorse, MI Dinner Is Served Musical Selection Nashville School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble, Nashville, TN Introduction of Speaker Garnett Hyde, 4th Grade Student, Bordeaux Elementary School, Nashville, TN

The Principal of the Year Award Recipient: Dr. Christopher Pichon, Principal, Landis Elementary School, Houston, TX


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Keynote Speaker Se7en, Educator, Spoken Word Artist, Actor Presentation to Speaker Jacqueline Herriott, NABSE Board of Directors Presentation to Departing NABSE Board Member Dr. Carrol A. Thomas, NABSE President Dr. Bernard Hamilton, NABSE President-Elect Installation of New NABSE Board of Directors Judge Angelita Blackshear Dalton, Division III, Davidson County General Sessions Court Passing of the Gavel Dr. Carrol A. Thomas, NABSE President Inaugural Address Dr. Bernard Hamilton, NABSE President Benediction Rev. Enoch Fuzz, Pastor, Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, Nashville, TN

9:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. Inaugural Celebration Delta Ballroom B

Immediately following the Banquet

ConferenceWorkshops SATURday, November 17, 2012 Workshop Series V — 9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. The Great Debate: Urban School Reform and African American Learners With or Suspected of Disabilities Dr. Brenda L. Townsend Walker, J.D., Dr. Gwendolyn Webb-Hasan

Lincoln A

Patterned after a modified Oxford debate style, the presenters will debate the proposition, “NCLB and its reauthorization is closing achievement gaps between African American students and their White and Asian Peers.” The presenters will involve the audience in a powerful debate regarding NCLB’s impact, or lack thereof. Both sides of the issue will be dramatically examined and discussed. The format includes opening arguments, rebuttals, and closing arguments. This debate is highly engaging and interactive. The presenters are long-time urban teacher-educators and researchers who will underscore issues of equity and social justice in African American learners’ schooling processes.

Lincoln C

In 2006, a report, released by ACT Inc., found that when looking at achievement success in Reading, it isn’t a student’s ability to infer or answer questions about main ideas that’s most important, rather it is the student’s ability to answer questions about complex texts that more positively influence achievement. This research points to the need to not only engage in pedagogy that focuses on critical thinking skills, but to do so with complex texts. Learn how the text, teacher and learner come together to create the rigor necessary for career and college readiness. Text complexity and thought complexity MATTER! Teaching Metacognition Reading Skills to Enhance Elementary Students’ Solving of Math Word Problems Charles Flowers

Lincoln D

There has been a growing interest in interdisciplinary teaching and learning in the elementary grades. Teachers are increasingly looking for ways to help their students integrate literacy instruction with content area learning. This workshop highlights some of the similarities between reading comprehension

“I Am Starting With the Man in the Mirror”: Black Educators of Special Education Students “Modeling “Evidence Based Knowledge of the “New Look” in the Classroom Dr. Vergie Matthews Brannon

Lincoln E

At no other time in history have Black classroom educators been held accountable for culturally responsible teaching. There are important variables that have resulted in a paradigm shift with identifying the learning disabled student. Factors that affect the shift include: growth in informational technology, food additives, changes in the role of the parents/families, grandparents being parents, drug use and abuse at earlier ages, and the ever increasing population of children that occupy the foster care system. These factors are among a few topics to consider as the special educator juggles the emotional, social, psychological and physical issues associated with students with learning disabilities and misdirected aggressive behaviors. Eliminating Parent/Teacher Math Anxiety/ Avoidance for Student Empowerment Gloria Watts Allen

Jackson C/D

“I was never good in Mathematics”—too often felt and stated by American adults. Repeatedly hearing this from role models, parents and teachers often translates into discomfort with Mathematics and subsequent low performance— factors that limit students’ career path options. After discussion of the causes, consequences and possible remedies for this problem, participants will sample the interactive computer video program Free Your Mathematical Mind. This non-traditional constructivist model builds adults’ Math confidence by leading them to discover the “logic” in Mathematics. The teachers who attain comfort with Mathematics are enabled to move beyond computation based instruction.

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Text Complexity/Thought Complexity Carletha Shaw, Dr. Leontine J. Butler

and mathematical problem-solving strategies. It provides examples of ways that teachers can use common language to promote learning across subject areas and emphasizes the importance of having teachers understand pedagogical connections between reading and mathematics.

ConferenceWorkshops Seven Secrets Which Engage African American Students with Text Dr. Jelani Jabari Bayou A Diminishing student engagement remains a challenge as students matriculate from elementary to middle school, and throughout high-school. Moreover, more than two-thirds of bored students cite irrelevant content and lack of interactions with the teacher. In this highly interactive session, participants will explore strategies for emotionally, intellectually, and behaviorally engaging students with text. Furthermore, they will examine a process for preparing, planning and presenting highly engaging literacy lessons. Additionally, attendees will walk away with specific names, reading level, and brief description of several texts which have been known to be highly engaging for African American students and additional literacy enhancing resources.


A Potpourri of Protocols for Analyzing Student Work Rachel Addison, Dr. Tishsha Hopson, Cheryl Ross-Williams

Bayou B

If you’ve never experienced a protocol for looking at student work, you may wonder what one really looks and sounds like. In this session, the presenters will share literacy strategies, best practices and problem-solving protocols related to analyzing student work. Participants will experience one discussion protocol that will include structured conversations, student literacy work samples, interpretation of student work, and implications for the classroom which can assist teachers with assessing literacy skills. How a Mentoring Program Builds Background Knowledge to Improve Reading Timothy W. Roberts, Dr. Renee Willis

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The B.R.I.C.K. Program is a mentoring program for minority male students and it has been in existence for over 15 years in the Cleveland area. One of the cornerstones of the program is building background knowledge through exposure trips, speakers and focus groups. A requirement for each of these components is the proven technique of journaling before, during and after each activity. Researcher Marzano (2004) indicates that academic background knowledge is acquired and enhanced through “direct experiences.” Structured reflection and journaling, beginning with pre-writing and ending with an edited final document increases background knowledge and literacy with at-risk minority males.


Dramatic Discovery: Using Theater as a Gateway to Achievement Wendell Ramsey, Chris Williams, Bayou D Greg Shamie, Lucille Rivin This interactive workshop demonstrates the power of theater-based or mediabased presentations to engage students in learning and curriculum. Participants will learn strategies for creating a safe space where students can bring literature to life, or any subject, through performance and interpretation. Through a theatrical adaptation, students can employ theater skills to build confidence, make strong academic connections, foster peer support and develop academic proficiencies. Participants will also learn how theater supports social-emotional learning and address critical school climate issues such as bullying by playing out consequences of choices and actions as well as showing alternative social responses to challenging situations. Driving Achievement Through Action (D.A.T.A.) Quinhon N. Goodlowe, William Honablew, Jr., Esq.

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The presentation will examine how instructional leaders can develop and utilize data effectively to drive student achievement in math and science. The presenters will describe how the Academy for College and Career Exploration (ACCE), a Baltimore, MD public school, has utilized substantive testing data, student level grade data, and institution-wide authentic academic data to deploy resources and direct faculty activities. By the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to effectively utilize data to create a predictive model for determining students’ aptitude for extended learning options (e.g., AP, IB, dual enrollment, etc.). A School/Community-Based Approach to Microsoft Certification Dr. Antoinette Mitchell, Tony D. Johnson Canal A Based in a struggling high school in Washington, D.C., the IT Academy was a pilot program that provided technology courses leading to Microsoft certification to students during regular school hours and to parents and community members in the evenings. Against all odds, 80% of the students and almost 40% of the adults achieved Microsoft certification. Through an exploration of the pilot’s challenges and successes, this session will share the story of how a few determined educators and a group of dedicated students beat the odds, achieved their personal and professional goals, and made history in the process.

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ConferenceWorkshops Do I Matter to You? Relationships, Rigor and Results Dr. Sylinda G. Banks

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Do your students feel like they matter to someone in your building? This interactive session will explore the correlation between “mattering/belonging” and student achievement. Participants will learn strategies to help students make connections with peers and teachers so they can be successful in the school environment. Attend this workshop and understand the importance of “mattering” how to improve achievement and behavior in your classroom and building by learning how to create a “needs satisfying” environment. Title SOLO 6 – A Computer Literacy Suite Melissa Massey

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Knox County Schools Students was determined to expand upon our traditional resource classroom instruction, to make it more accessible and enjoyable for all students, particularly those who did not respond well to customary teaching methods. Knoxville County Schools began to look at technology as way to

support a variety of students and to be mindful not to use technology for skill drill only. Let’s give students a variety of ways to access their curriculum materials. Knox County began looking at technology as one way to support students and purchased district wide piece of software called SOLO 6. SOLO 6 is a computer literacy suite that includes four accommodation tools to improve reading and writing: 1) a digital graphic organizer, 2) a text reader, 3) a talking word processor and 4) a word prediction writing tool. When Failure is Not an Option: Arts Are the Answer Rory Pullens, Alan Blankstein

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Pullens shares innovative practices and strategies employed at the Duke Ellington School; Blankstein aligns those strategies with the six principles presented in his award winning book “Failure is Not an Option.” This session is intended to assist administrators with moving their schools toward ensuring student success and transforming young people’s lives by tapping into their innate artistry.


SATURday, November 17, 2012 Workshop Series VI — 1:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Developing Mathematical Understanding Without Using Traditional Algorithms Christine King, Imani King

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Helping struggling learners become flexible and fluent with computing calculations, but also understanding operations is a challenge that faces many educators regardless of educational setting. This session focuses on the big mathematical ideas of place value, equivalence, comparison and decomposition as related to operations with whole numbers and fractions. We aim to provide educators with alternative strategies and math models that can help students see, access and understand what’s behind mathematics’ traditional algorithms. These strategies may not have been the way that we were taught growing up, but they might be the way to reach our struggling learners today.

You Can’t Build A House on Sand: Literacy the Underpinning of Student Achievement Dr. Nicole P. Allain, Dr. Peter A. Thompson

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Literacy, the quality or state of being literate especially the ability to read and write is the foundation for student achievement. However, many school districts grapple with how to effectively improve student literacy, while meeting the demands of the No Child Left Behind legislation. This interactive workshop will provide participants with research and application based strategies to address literacy on both an elementary and secondary level from the perspective of a building administrator. Participants will leave with strategies and resources for implementing a literacy-based instructional model, designing relevant professional development, and creating a school wide culture of literacy.

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ConferenceWorkshops Globalism: International Study Abroad and Web Curriculums for African American Students Eugene Adams, Stephanie Nails-Kane

This workshop uses interactive media and discussion to examine the importance of developing multi discipline classroom learning and field curriculums that promote a global perspective and understanding for African American students. In a shrinking global arena how African American students see themselves as participants on the world stage has a tremendous impact on their learning, career goals and motivation to succeed. This workshop will present strategies for connecting classroom instruction to global learning through Internet ‘skype’, foreign language acquisition, and providing the life long rewards gained through international educational tour and study abroad initiatives.


We Can’t Read: The Underengagement of African American Readers Latosha Guy Lincoln E The Interactive Worksession “We Can’t Read” explores an unspoken culprit of the Black Achievement Gap: the post-elementary school absence of reading instruction for African American students, and lack of Professional Develop­ ment in reading instruction for secondary teachers. Participants will examine reading achievement data for African American students; examine culturally embedded beliefs about reading and learn how these undermine instruction. Through viewing and reflection on a demonstration lesson, participants will learn reading strategies that engage the often underserved African American reader. Participants also will leave with a toolkit of culturally relevant best practices to embed reading instruction into any content area classroom. Jumpstarting Reading, Math & Science Early On: Language Essentials Dr. Anita Pandey, Dr. Craig Scott Jackson A/B Research shows that early childhood professionals knowledgeable in linguistics (the science of language) are more successful teaching young children, as they periodically segment and compare sounds, words, and sentences. This session will demonstrate that training in linguistics is essential for early childhood professionals today, given the critical role language plays in critical thinking, collaboration, literacy and content development; changing demographics and technological advancements; and the need to prepare children for success in an increasingly competitive global world. It will then demonstrate how to incorporate language essentials—through strategic and engaging best practices—in the early years’ curriculum, as well as in assessment.


WORK in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Clark County School District, the fifth largest school district in the United States, is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

- Autism and Specialized Programs - Mathematics and Science Teachers, Grades 7-12 Competitive Compensation Package • Competitive salaries • Excellent retirement benefits Las Vegas: A Family Community • New schools, award-winning parks, recreation, and cultural activities (golfing, hiking, skiing, boating, museums, art fairs, community theatre, and more) • Proximity to major cities in the Southwest Apply online at: For more information call the Human Resources Division: 702.799.5427

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Sponsored by: National Education Association (NEA), Gerri H. Bohanan, Chairperson

FRIday, November 16, 2012 9:30 A.m. – 11:00 A.m.

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Session #4

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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From the Mouths of Students and Educators – Strategies for Instilling Achievement

“Technology in the Classroom: Empowering Educators to Prepare 21st Century Learners Avatars…Infographics…Mindmaps…Oh my! The World Wide Web has a copious amount of websites and resources that educators can use to enrich and personalize student learning. Workshop participants will explore free Web 2.0 tools and mobile technologies that can engage learners and extend learning beyond the classroom. In addition, participants will identify techniques for integrating such tools in differentiation and the Common Core curriculum while reflecting upon 21st Century Skill Framework, Bloom’s Taxonomy, TIMS (Technology Integration Matrix) and November’s Digital Learning Farm when using technology in instruction.


Mrs. Tiffany Thompson is a former elementary school teacher and is currently an Instructional Technologist for Coppin State University’s faculty and staff.

Tori Parker Washington, 9th Grade English Literature Teacher, Beechcroft High School Teacher, Columbus, Ohio Anthony Alston, Principal, Beechcroft High School, Columbus, Ohio Four Beechcroft High School Students Marguerite Foster-Franklin, Kindergarten Teacher, Sumner Avenue Elementary School and Parent-Teacher Home Visit Project Trainer, Springfield, Massachusetts Mr. Paul Lumpkin, Parent and Trainer, Parent-Teacher Home Visit Project, Springfield, Massachusetts


This workshop presents an opportunity to hear directly from students, teachers, a parent and school principal presenters. Keeping our students engaged in school and ensuring that they reach their potential in academics and in life requires effective and research-based strategies. Presenters will discuss their experiences with two different programs: service-learning and parent-teacher home visits. Learn how personal resilience and leadership skills become instilled when students learn to serve their communities in ways tied to their curriculum and listen to what happens when parents and teachers work together as a team—with the support of the local teachers’ association—around the needs of students. You will leave this workshop with resources and new ideas.


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PrincipalsStrand Presented by: Lovelady School Leadership Consulting, Dr. Fannie Lovelady-Spain, Chief Consulting Officer SATURday, November 17, 2012 — Day 2 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Jackson E/F The Principals’ Strand is a 2-Day series of 8 training modules powered by Lovelady School Leadership Consulting. The Principals’ Strand, or Institute, will be led by Dr. Fannie Lovelady-Spain, a veteran practicing principal. Participants will learn the research supporting the best practices in instructional leadership and apply those strategies through powerful hands-on experiences. Participants will also learn specific strategies to create a collaborative and culturally relevant school culture. Attendees will leave with a follow-up Principal’s Action Plan for implementing strategies and techniques learned.


NABSE members will have the option to attend one or several training modules during the course of the 2-Day Institute. The modules are as follows: Module 5: The Principal’s Role in Providing Effective Instruction and Interventions This session will provide participants with six (6) powerful instructional practices that affect learning for all students. Participants will engage in a hands-on exercise that will enable them to link teacher attributes to these instructional practices.

Module 7: Taking Corrective Action: Implications for Professional Development This session will provide participants with the opportunity to examine a Case Study and engage in an exercise designed to meet the professional development needs of the teacher in the case study. Participants can apply the methods to similar professional development needs in their schools. Module 8: How to Achieve School Wide Commitment This session will provide participants with a comprehensive curriculum designed to increase parent involvement that is connected to the classroom. The 2-Day Institute will conclude with an introduction to the #1 professional development that improves leadership performance, Coaching. Research that supports this claim will be shared and we will show how the services provided by Lovelady School Leadership Consulting can benefit the efforts to improve student and school performance.

Module 6: Formal and Informal Observations and Feedback This session will provide participants with eight (8) different ways in which to provide teachers with instructional feedback after observing a teaching episode. Participants will also apply the ‘A-E Messaging Method’ adapted from research done by Madeline Hunter.


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Keynote Speaker

AnnualBanquet saturday, November 17, 2012 7:00 P.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Delta Ballroom A Originating from Houston’s Southside, Se7en’s prominent and prolific voice has established this gifted entertainer as Houston’s Premier Spoken Word Artist. Se7en’s phenomenal talent has taken the world of poetry by storm. “I didn’t choose Poetry,” he explains, “Poetry chose me.” His versatility, humility and fierce stage presence allows him to deliver inspirational pieces like “Love” and “The Jesus Piece” as well as raw, edgy, uncut pieces like “I’ll Do Me” and “Poetry is In” with a dynamic, undeniable flow.

Se7en Spoken Word Artist and Inspirational Speaker

In 2005, Se7en solidified his standing as a powerhouse in the spoken word arena with his debut album, “Make Me Laugh, Make Me Cry.” After 5 years of prolific writing, he released “The Power in the Word” album in 2010, which masterfully illustrates words of redemption, affirmation and inspiration, followed by the “Live at St. John’s” DVD in January 2011.


Se7en’s outstanding ability as an energetic emcee has created the opportunity to share the stage with recording artists John Legend, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Lyfe, Floetry and Anthony Hamilton, as well as BET’s Platinum Mic Award Winner Rickey Smiley and noted intellectual, Dr. Cornel West. Se7en has been commissioned to perform spoken word pieces for special occasions including tributes to Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Hurricane Katrina survivors, as well as touring the country as the Featured Poet in I’m Ready Productions’ hit stage play, “Cheaters” featuring Brian McKnight, Syleena Johnson, James Avery, Carl Payne, and Wendy Robinson. Se7en has also performed on Radio One’s “One Love Gospel Cruise,” the Houston House of Blues Local Inaugural Ball for President Barack Obama and the Texas Alliance of Black School Educators (TABSE) “Education is a Civil Right” conference. Se7en continues to receive a phenomenal response to his poetry and his fan base is ever-increasing. Se7en’s infectious stage presence coupled with his intellect has positioned him to change the way that people experience poetry.

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75 Individuals 75 Perspectives 1Solution

The true strength of our diversity is found in our people. Individuals from various educational, professional, and ethnic backgrounds coming together to form a team that is solely focused on addressing your challenge. Experience: DIVERSITY









ConferenceSchedule SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2012 8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Ecumenical Services Delta Ballroom D

Special Praise Ms. Latricia Randolph, Born Again Church, Antioch, TN

Order of Service

Introduction of Speaker Robert Blair, Chaplain, GNABSE

Presiding: Dr. Lloyd Sain, Director of Professional Development, Little Rock, Arkansas School District, and Former Member, NABSE Board of Directors

Gospel Message: Reverend Howard Jones, Pastor, Fairfield Missionary Baptist Church, Goodletsville, TN

Prayer Rev. Tyronda Burgess, Pastor, Shorter Chapel A.M.E.

Musical/Dance Selection Malone Dance Troupe, Nashville, TN

Musical/Dance Selection Malone Dance Troupe, Nashville, TN

Presentation to Speaker Henry Flenory, 2012 NABSE Conference Local Host Chairperson

Memorial Tribute Dr. Lloyd Sain

Musical Selection Ms. Latricia Randolph Benediction Rev. Tyronda Burgess

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. NABSE Board of Directors Meeting Presidential Chamber B See You Next Year In DETROIT, MI


International Exchanges and Research Opportunities for U.S. Classroom Teachers The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program and Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program provide U.S. primary and secondary teachers with opportunities to exchange teaching positions with an international teacher or participate in an independent study abroad. U.S. teachers may apply for programs during the 2013-2014 school year in Argentina, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hungary, India, Mexico, Morocco, Singapore, South Africa and the United Kingdom. FULBRIGHT CLASSROOM TEACHER EXCHANGE PROGRAM


Application Deadline | December 15, 2012

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PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION OF EDUCATION LEADERS For 125 years, Teachers College has prepared its students to conduct meaningful research, influence education policy, and make an impact on organizational change. Whether you plan to teach, conduct research, serve as an administrator - or even if you are already in one of these fields – connect with a community committed to academic achievement. Discover one of our top-ranked degree programs designed to help you build your knowledge and enhance its influence in education and leadership.


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40th Annual Conference November 14–18, 2012  •  Nashville, Tennessee

Exhibit Hall Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center Hall C-1 & 2


Exhibitors ACT, Inc. 702 Non-Profit

Aramark Education 300 Education

ACT, Inc., best known for the ACT® exam, is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides a broad array of solutions in the areas of education and workforce development.

ARAMARK Education provides a complete range of food, facility, uniform and other support services to more than 500 K–12 school districts across the country. We offer on-site and off-site breakfast and lunch meal programs, after-school snacks, catering, nutrition education, and facilities management services, including maintenance, custodial, grounds, and energy management. Our programs are designed to encourage healthy eating habits, increase meal participation, and create safe, clean, comfortable learning environments for your students and district community.

AFT, Inc. 207 Education The American Federation of Teachers champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education. Visit our booth to learn more about a free resource educators can turn to for new ideas and classroom strategies. Alcoholics Anonymous 729 Non-Profit A fellowship of sober alcoholics; no dues or fees, self-supporting, no outside funds; unaffiliated; primary purpose: carry the A.A. message to alcoholic who still suffers. ALEKS Corporation 423 Education ALEKS is a web-based math program that provides personalized learning and assessment for grades 3–12. Using Artificial Intelligence, ALEKS identifies what each student knows and most is ready to learn. Apperson Datalink 406 Education

Austin ISD is a diverse, urban district that is making great progress in student academic achievement. AISD is the fifth largest school district in Texas, and services 86,000 students. AXA Equitable 503 Education AXA Equitable specializes in Retirement Planning and Life Insurance for school business administrators and all educators alike. As a full financial service provider and leader in the industry, we are dedicated to helping make your future easier. Backpack Gear, Inc. 400 Education Backpack Gear, Inc. is leading wholesaler for backpacks, bulk school/office supplies and school uniforms. Specializing in custom or prepackaged educational kits for students and teachers, including hygiene and disaster Kits. Distributors for general merchandise, HBA, Textiles, Food Pack, and more. Our Products are designer name and quality at an affordable price.

Reaching for the Stars! Are you a star teacher with certified special skills in math and science? BISD is looking for YOU! Apply online today at Ben’s House of Music 440 Retail Jazz every way you like it….hot, soft, sexy, soulful, sultry and even gospel! 13 titles to treat your every mood. CJ’s Men’s Wear & Accessories 735 Retail Featuring the finest in men’s silk ties. Cambium Learning Group/ Voyager 307/309/311 Education Dedicated to the success of every student, Voyager is the nation’s most comprehensive provider of preK–12 research-based intervention and online learning solutions—including curriculum products, personalized professional development, and school improvement/turnaround services. Voyager Learning is a member of Cambium Learning® Group. Cerese D. Jewelry 634/636 Retail Woman’s handcrafted semi-precious stone jewelry. Clark County School District 601

Non Profit

The Clark County School District is the fifth largest nationwide. We offer excellent teaching, career advancement opportunities and competitive salaries. For more information visit

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DataLink is the most complete, affordable solution for digitally capturing and reporting data from paper assessments. Apperson’s DataLink test scanners, answer sheets and reporting software feature time-saving and reliable technology to deliver immediately useful, relevant information for instruction. DataLink easily connects paper to digital in every classroom.

Austin Independent School District 510 Non-Profit

Beaumont Independent School District 600/602 Non-Profit

Exhibitors Charleston County School District 603

Non Profit

Charleston County School District (CCSD), the second largest school system in South Carolina, represents a unique blend of urban, suburban, and rural schools that spans 1,000 square miles in the coastal low country. CCSD serves over 45,000 students in 80 schools and has approximately 5,500 employees. Charlottesville City Schools 721 Non-Profit Charlottesville (VA) City School division serves approximately 4000 students and has nine schools. Charlottesville is a diverse community that values education and the rich opportunities in our schools reflect that commitment. The mission of our school is “Personal and Academic Excellence Inspired by a Collaborative and Innovative Learning Environment.” Please visit our booth to find out more about opportunities for employment in our school division. College Campus Tours 213 Education College Campus Tours helps school staff, students, and parents simplify the college admission process, by providing college tours and seminars. Seminars are centered on college readiness, life skills and leadership development.


Council on African Canadian Education 723 Non-Profit When Blacks migrated to Nova Scotia, Canada in the 1700 and 1800’s they were in search of a promised land. Visit the CACE booth. Learn about the African Canadian educational experience.


Denton Independent School District 606 Non-Profit

Dr. Bill Cook’s – The Cambriam Group 518 Education

Denton, TX is located 30 miles north of DallasFt. Worth. DISD is accepting applications for all teaching areas and offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

STRATEGICS® includes the original and authentic Strategic Thinking, Strategic Planning and Strategic Action for schools. The Cambrian Group offers training programs as well as on-site facilitation services.

Detroit Metro CVB 322 Education The Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau markets and sells metro Detroit worldwide as a leisure and business destination, including conventions, trade shows corporate meetings, tours, incentive travel and film. Discount Uniforms & Greek Wear 237/239 Retail Discount Uniforms is the #1 Charter School Uniforms provider in Memphis, Tennessee. We will custom design your logo and manufacture your school uniform choice. We also provide Custom Greek Wear for all Sororities. Contact our friendly staff for a quote of Screen Print and Embroidery 901-743-9150 Divine Destiny Accessories 341 Retail Divine Destiny Accessories, markets fashion accessories for women and men in the United States. Its product line includes leather handbags, jewelry, clothes, gift accessories, and other fashion accessories. Our customers range from the business woman or man to the young women just starting her professional career. Our product line ranges from the classics look to the contemporary style. Your bound to find a product for the divine woman in you.

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ECRA Group, Inc. 303 Education For more than 30 years, ECRA Group and Hazard, Young and Attea have empowered leaders with systemic solutions in planning, executive searches, and growth models to improve school performance. eCybermission 706 Non-Profit eCYBERMISSION is a web-based STEM competition for 6th–9th grade teams. Teams will propose a solution to a real problem in the community and compete for State, Regional and National Awards. The Education Trust 623 Non-Profit The Education Trust is an education advocacy organization promoting policy designed to work for all students at all levels by researching and analyzing what works to close achievement gaps. eTrak 402 Education eTrak is a small lightweight device used to track the location of your loved ones, pets, or assets on a Google map from any smartphone or computer. Always Know.

Exhibitors Family-Friendly Money Recipe$ for Kids 639 Retail

generating knowledge and preparing future leaders in education practice, policy, and research.

Activities are designed to engage pre-school through high school students in real-life learning experiences. Topics include earning, budgeting, spending, saving, charitable giving, borrowing, and protecting. Resources and online tools provided.

Hazelwood School District 619 Non-Profit

Fashion & Art For The Elite 234/236 Retail Wearable art clothing, shea butter products, custom made jewelry and gift items. Follett Educational Services 409 Education FES stocks over 5 million pre-owned K–12 textbooks and workbooks at savings up to 75% off publisher net prices. Plus, turn surplus books into credit or cash. Fort Wayne Community Schools 703 Non-Profit The mission of Fort Wayne Community Schools, a premier school system embracing change and striving for excellence, is to guarantee that all students are prepared to lead responsible, compassionate, productive lives.

Hazelwood is the second largest school district in St. Louis. We grow 20,000 geniuses per year, with more than 2,300 faculty and staff members to move the effort forward. Board paid insurance. Hobsons 500 Education Hobsons helps educators, administrators, students, and families maximize success through every stage of the learning lifecycle. Hobsons’ personalized learning, academic planning, post-secondary enrollment, and student support solutions serve millions of students across more than 7,500 schools, colleges, and universities worldwide. Hustle University 638 Retail Hustle University is a self-help organization that focuses on education, entrepreneurship and personal development. We offer a wide range of multimedia motivational tools including: Books, Tshirts, Posters, CDs and DVDs. Imagine Learning 420 Education

Harvard Graduate School of Education 613 Non-Profit

Integrative Clinical Resources, Inc. 441 Retail

Offering thirteen master’s programs and two doctoral programs, HGSE aims to improve student opportunity, achievement, and success by

Integrative Clinical Resources, Inc. is dedicated to public wellness, health literacy, the elimination of health disparities, and the welfare of the community at large through health education.

iStation is a leading provider of engaging, webbased reading interventions and computer adaptive, on-demand, formative assessments for pre-K–10. Assessments are completely automated, taking less than 20 minutes to complete. Jamali Fashion 235 Retail Women clothing, jewelry, hats and handbags for the woman that loves to be different and unique. We also specialize in plus sizes. Jefferson Parish Public School System 512 Non-Profit The Jefferson Parish Public School System is the second largest district in the state of Louisiana with 87 schools, almost 46,000 students, and 3,000 teachers. 97% of the district’s teachers are state certified and 176 teachers are nationally board certified, which is the highest in the state. Jerre’s Ethnic Accessories 534/536 Retail We specialize in ladies clothing sizes 14–26 (special orders for plus sizes). Our company offers jewelry, ladies suits, knit wear, scarves, custom ladies coats with matching scarves and assorted hats, knitted mink ponchos, wraps, handbags, pantsuits, etc. All are availabele for fashion shows, personal shopping, private parties, conventions, conferences, bridal showers, etc.

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Founded as a teacher’s college in 1949, Grand Canyon University has been helping teachers find their purpose and achieve their potential. For more information visit

Imagine Learning is a literacy software program designed to help students master essential reading and speaking skills. The program adapts to each student’s needs, providing individualized instruction through engaging, multi-modal activities.

Grand Canyon University 712 Non-Profit

iStation 501 Education

Exhibitors Jostens 308/310 Education

Kids by Carter 637 Retail

Minneapolis-based Jostens provides products, programs, and services that help people inspire achievement and preserve memories. The company’s products include school yearbooks and memory books, photo books, scholastic products such as class rings and graduation products, and products for athletic champions and their fans. Ask us about Commitment 2 Graduate and Jostens Renaissance for your school.

Kids by Carter is a distinct research and evidencebased educational ecosystem that supports student mastery of Common Core Standards.

Kendalls 334/336 Retail The hottest fashion in Greek apparel. Jackets. Sweaters, totes, luggage, hats, gloves, scarfs, wraps, aprons, duffle bags, shawls and more. Kenosha Unified School District 621 Non-Profit Kenosha Unified School District, the third largest school district in the State of Wisconsin, serves 23,000 students. Located on Lake Michigan approximately 30 miles south of Milwaukee and 70 miles north of Chicago.


Kentucky Department of Education 720 Non-Profit

Knox County Schools 608 Non-Profit Knox County Schools is the fourth largest school district in Tennessee. Our strategic plan, Excellence for All Children, is a progressive, ambitious vision for our 55,000 students and 8,000 employees. The Leadership Program 509 Education Tested in over 18,000 classrooms, The Leadership Program’s NREPP-evaluated Violence Prevention curriculum develops students’ innate leadership skills enabling them to effectively manage conflicts and build resilience to violence and bullying. Lula’s Closet 335/337/339 Retail Lula’s Closet specializes in discounted St. John suits, dresses and evening apparel. We also sell designer fashions, vintage jewelry, handbags, accessories and more. We sell clothing from sizes 2 to 26. McGraw Hill 302 Education

The Kentucky Department of Education is a state government agency recruiting teachers and education administrators to work for our agency.

McGraw-Hill Education is the nation’s leading curriculum publisher of textbooks and multimedia resources for grades K–12.

Kenya’s Kloset 435/437 Retail

McNeil Educational Foundation 611 Non-Profit

Upscale ladies fashion including clothes, hats, shoes, jewelry, etc.


The McNeil Educational Foundation offers services that train educational leaders in all aspects of school administration, emphasizing ethical leadership and the principle of Equity in Excellence for All.

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Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools 707/709 Non-Profit Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools serves more than 79,000 students from over 100 countries and employs more than 10,000 certificated and support staff. With competitive pay, extensive professional development, and opportunities to grow as a leader, our district is one of the best places to work in the country! MIND Research Institute 202 Education The MIND Research Institute is a neuroscience and education research-based non-profit. MIND applies its distinctive visual approach to illustrating math concepts and building problem-solving skills as the basis for innovative, research-proven math education programs for elementary and secondary schools. MIND is committed to helping all children achieve success in school and life. MIND’s ST (Spatial Temporal) Math® programs currently reach 475,000 students and 16,000 teachers in 1,375 schools in 26 states. For more information, visit National Board for Professional Teaching Standards 718 Non-Profit The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards advances student learning and achievement by certifying accomplished educators and by providing programs and advocating policies that support improvement in America’s schools.

Exhibitors National Education Association 414 Non-Profit

Professional Educational Services Group (PESG) 411 Education

The National Education Association (NEA) is the nation’s largest professional employee organization and is committed to advancing the cause of public education, advocating for its members, America’s children, and public schools.

PESG provides educational staffing solutions through collaborative partnership. We recruit, screen, train, pay, discipline and recognize all employees. PESG’s only business is education, our system was built by educators for education.

National Library of Medicine 620

Prince William County Public Schools 607 Non-Profit

Non Profit

The National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, is committed to improving access to health information. Through its office of education and outreach liaison, NLM addresses issues of health and education disparities. NLM participates in minority conferences and exhibits to provide information about NLM online resources. Pearson 301 Education Pearson, the global leader in Pre-K–12 education solutions, transforms education by connecting personalized, assessment-driven programs, services, and technology that deliver improved outcomes in student performance and classroom instruction. People to People Ambassador Programs 212 Education

Pretty Brown Girl 734 Retail The mission of Pretty Brown Girl is to encourage girls to celebrate the beautiful shades of brown all over the world through our products, programs, and curriculum; while inspiring positive self-esteem and confidence.

Promethean 201/300 Education Promethean (LSE: PRW) is a global education company. We create, develop, supply and support interactive education and training solutions for schools, businesses and governments. Our products and services are raising learning standards, revolutionizing the way people learn and collaborate, making them more engaged, empowered and successful and thereby unleashing human potential. Headquartered in the UK, Promethean World Plc is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. More information about Promethean is available at:

Puyallup School District – Excellence in Education in Partnership with our community. Ninth largest district in Washington State. 2,200 + staff, 20,000 + students. or (253) 841-8605 Quackenworth Inc. 412 Education Quackenworth is a children’s education and media company that specializes in publishing apps, children’s books, educational curriculum, teacher management software, and online educational materials. The company also assists K–12 schools with developing programs and instructional strategies that integrate technology into the daily curriculum. Read Naturally 321 Education Read Naturally provides reading solutions for struggling readers which focus on fluency, comprehension, phonics, vocabulary, and assessment. The flagship program has been used nationwide for 20 years. Read Right Systems, Inc. 306 Education Ground-breaking RTI for all aspects of reading (Grades 3–12) verified to be highly effective for comprehension by independent gold-standard research rated highly by the National Center on RTI. Reasoning Mind 506 Education Reasoning Mind is a nonprofit changing the paradigm of math education. Using our 2nd–6th grade web-based program, students take an individualized path of learning and teachers receive extensive support.

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Our programs provide students the opportunity to discover history and government in Washington D.C., or experience college life at America’s top universities, while enhancing their leadership skills, and fostering world citizenship.

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS), located approximately 35 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., is one of the country’s largest and fastest growing school systems. PWCS is the second largest school division in Virginia with over 80,000 students, 93 schools, and approximately 10,000 employees. Prince William County is recognized among 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance and ING.

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Exhibitors Reignmakers Apparel 443 Retail Reignmakers Apparel was founded with the sole purpose of showing the youth what successful ­African American professionals look like, the designs give the consumer and opportunity to wear their passion.” Proceeds from the sale of ­Reignmakers Apparel go to support youth development. Renaissance Learning 508 Education Renaissance Learning™ educational software provides daily formative assessment and periodic progress monitoring technology to enhance curriculum, support differentiated instruction, and personalize practice. Sankore Educational Resources, LLC 511 Education “Addressing Challenges of Urban Education.” Sankore Consultation Services addresses schools’ specific concerns: • Parent Involvement • Bullying Rates • Attendance Rates • Dropout Rates • Graduation Rates


School Mate 407 Education Choose from many different Student Planners and School Folders for grades Pre-K to 12. Plus, learn about our NO RISK fundraising products that earn 50% profit. Visit us for FREE samples! School Specialty 313 Education School Specialty is a leading education company that provides innovative products, programs, and services to help PreK–12 educators engage and inspire students of all ages and abilities to learn.


Shurley Instructional Materials, Inc. 408 Education Shurley English is a comprehensive K–8 program that builds a strong grammar and writing foundation. Fun, repetition, and student participation are the key ingredients to turning students on to learning. Sodexo 200 Education Sodexo develops and implements comprehensive solutions tailored to your district’s needs and goals enhancing learning environments for improved student well-being – nutritious meals, safe, clean and comfortable environments and more. St. Charles Parish Public School System 714 Non-Profit Education is a top priority for citizens of St. Charles Parish in Louisiana. The St. Charles Parish Public School District is Advanced accredited and offers excellent benefits and growth opportunities. Superkids by Rowland Reading Foundation 622 Non-Profit Rowland Reading Foundation publishes Superkids, a core K–2 reading program, and Happily Ever After, a reading readiness program. TCPN 708 Non-Profit TCPN is a national governmental purchasing cooperative that has been assisting educational, state and local government entities. Optimizing their efficiency and staying compliant since 1997. See what we can do for you!

“Teaching & Learning: What is Working in America’s Classrooms that Impacts the Success of Children of African Descent”

Telluride Association 701 Non-Profit Since 1954, Telluride Association’s free academic summer programs for sophomores and juniors have inspired thousands of future leaders through their unique emphasis on self-government, service, and intellectual exchange. The Gold Connection 235 Retail We specialize in making platinum, gold, SS, brass jewelry set with and without precious stones. Thinking Maps 206 Education Thinking Maps are visual teaching tools that foster and encourage lifelong learning. Thinking Maps are the one common instructional thread that binds together all teachers, from prekindergarten through postgraduate. They all teach the same thought process. Tourette Syndrome Association 710 Non-Profit TSA is the only national non-profit organization serving individuals affected by Tourette Syndrome. Free educational resources on TS, including articles, CDs and DVDs for professionals, families and patients will be available. Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry 338 Retail Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry sells high quality, affordable fashion jewelry. We have been helping women look and feel good since 1989. People represent our brand because they love our style!”

Exhibitors Troops To Teachers 609 Non-Profit

U.S. Census Bureau 618 Non-Profit

Visionary Leaders Institute 439 Retail

The primary objective of TTT is to recruit eligible military personnel to become highly qualified teachers in schools that serve students from lowincome families. For additional information contact a mentor from the state(s) you have an interest in by using the mentor connection at http://www. mentor/mentor1.asp?graphic=1.

Introduction to the Census Bureau’s new Statistics in Schools Program: Increasing Statistical Literacy in our Nation’s Schools by providing teachers content that assists teaching complex matter simply and more understandably.

Our posters and “college Greek wear” broaden horizons and heighten creativity of children 2–6 years of age. The primary focus of these images is to allow children to “See and Be” the image shown.

U.S. Navy Recruiting Command 209/211 Education

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University has received accreditation by NCATE, the standard of excellence in professional preK–12 education.

Tullahoma City Schools 722 Non-Profit Tullahoma City Schools, located in an aerospace center of excellence community in middle Tennessee, recruits and develops educators to provide our students with the opportunity to obtain an ­excellent education. Union Institute & University 719 Non-Profit Union Institute & University empowers adults to acquire, apply, and create knowledge through interdisciplinary, flexible, and collaborative programs focusing on social relevance, personal enrichment, and professional advancement.

A U.S. Navy career can put you in command of cutting-edge technology, advanced systems, billions of dollars in aviation, submarine and surface ship equipment. Contact or 1-800-USA-NAVY. Verse 9 442 Retail Verse 9 manufactures of fine mens neckwear and accessories, visit us at Virginia Beach City Public Schools 730 Non-Profit Virginia Beach City Public Schools—a great place to learn—a great place to teach—a great place to live! Please visit our web site at to find out more.

Walden University 422 Education

Western Governors University 410 Education Western Governors University is a nonprofit online university offering, regionally, nationally, and NCATE accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education and proudly partnered with the National Urban League to offer special ­discounts to members. “Worldwide Origins 242 Retail Worldwide Origins offering unique fraternity and sorority accessories designed for distinction as well as custom promotional products for school fundraisers conferences and other programs.


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Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing James Weldon Johnson Biography Early Years Born James William Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, on 17 June 1871 – he changed his middle name to Weldon in 1913. The future teacher, poet, songwriter, and civil rights activist was the son of a headwaiter and the first female black public school teacher in Florida. College At the age of 16 he enrolled at Atlanta University, from which he graduated in 1894. In addition to his bachelor’s degree, he also completed some graduate coursework there. While attending Atlanta University, Johnson taught for two summers in rural Hampton, G ­ eorgia. During the summer before his senior year he attended the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, where, on “Colored People’s Day,” he listened to a speech by Frederick Douglass and heard poems read by Paul Laurence Dunbar, with whom he soon became friends. Educator and Songwriter After graduating from Atlanta University, Johnson became the principal of the Jacksonville school where his mother had taught, improving education there by adding ninth and tenth grades. In 1895 he founded a newspaper, the Daily American, designed to educate Jacksonville’s adult black community. While still serving as a public school principal, Johnson studied law and became the first African American to pass the bar exam in Florida since Reconstruction. When Johnson’s younger brother, John Rosamond, graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1897, the two began collaborating on a musical theater. He began writing lyrics, for which his brother composed music, including “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which subsequently came to be known as the “Negro National Anthem.” The Johnson brothers soon teamed up with Bob Cole to write songs. In 1902, Johnson resigned his post as principal in Jacksonville, and the two brothers moved to New York, where their partnership with Cole proved very successful. Diplomat and Poet Johnson, though, became dissatisfied with the racial stereotypes propagated by popular music and, in 1903, began taking graduate courses at Columbia University to expand his literary horizons. In 1906 he secured a consulship at Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. In 1909 he was transferred to Corinto, Nicaragua, where a year later he married Grace Nail, the daughter of prosperous real estate developer from New York. He became a member of Sigma Pi Phi and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. at some point after its founding in 1914.While still in Nicaragua he finished his novel, The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man, which was published anonymously in 1912 in hopes that readers might think it a factual story. Unable to secure a more desirable diplomatic post, Johnson resigned his consulship in 1913 and returned to the U.S. After a year in Jacksonville, he moved back to New York to become an editorial writer for the New York Age, in which capacity he was an ardent champion for equal rights. In 1917 he published his first collection of poetry, Fifty Years and Other Poems. In the 1930s Johnson became a Professor of Creative Literature and Writing at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee where he lectured not only on literature but also on a wide range of issues to do with the life and civil rights of black Americans. Activist and Anthologist In 1916, Joel E. Spingarn offered Johnson the post of field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. An effective organizer, Johnson became general secretary of the NAACP in 1920. Though his duties prevented him from writing as much as he would have liked, Johnson found time to assemble three ground-breaking anthologies: The Book of American Negro Poetry (1922), The Book of American Negro Spirituals (1925), and The Second Book of Negro Spirituals (1926). Johnson’s second collection of poetry, God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse, appeared in 1927 and marks his last significant creative endeavor. During his final years he wrote a history of black life in New York that focuses on Harlem ­Renaissance entitled Black Manhattan (1930), his truly autobiographical Along This Way (1933), and Negro Americans, What Now? (1934), a book that argues for integration as the only viable solution to America’s racial problems. Johnson died on 26 June 1938 near his summer home in Wiscasset, Maine, when the car in which he was driving was struck by a train. His funeral in Harlem was attended by more than 2000 people.


“Teaching & Learning: What is Working in America’s Classrooms that Impacts the Success of Children of African Descent”

LIFT EV’RY VOICE AND SING also known as “The Black National Anthem” by James Weldon Johnson Lift ev’ry voice and sing, Till earth and heaven ring. Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; Let our rejoicing rise, High as the list’ning skies, Let it resound loud as the rolling sea. Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us, Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us; Facing the rising sun of our new day begun, Let us march on till victory is won. Stony the road we trod, Bitter the chast’ning rod, Felt in the days when hope unborn had died; Yet with a steady beat, Have not our weary feet, Come to the place for which our fathers sighed? We have come over a way that with tears has been watered, We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered, Out from the gloomy past, Till now we stand at last Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast. God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, Thou who has brought us thus far on the way; Thou who has by Thy might, Led us into the light, Keep us forever in the path, we pray. Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee, Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee, Shadowed beneath thy hand, May we forever stand, True to our God, True to our native land.

Come Visit Us At Booth 402! Threats to school safety are broad and pervasive; there is no universal solution to this multi-faceted problem. The task may seem daunting, but smart devices can greatly reduce certain risk factors, aid in prevention and speed recovery. eTrak is one such technology. A superior way to find people or valuables, eTrak is a GPS+ location device which uses patented technology to exceed the performance of similar devices. Satellite, cellular and WIFI technologies work together to locate the unit, which is easily attached to a person or property.

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Accuracy is within 10 feet and vertical location is possible. Turn by turn directions to the device are constantly updated and provided by Google Maps. eTrak is about the size and weight of a domino and is easily attached to children on a field trip or expensive electronic equipment. eTrak integrates easily with district safety plans to provide an unprecedented level of security. Now, a district administrator can “always know” the location of personnel and property, saving valuable resources that are quickly expended when a safety breach becomes a catastrophe.

School Safety Applications Field Trips Any class is enhanced by taking students away from campus to sites which enhance the curriculum under study. However, field trips present highly vulnerable situations. Curious elementary students are easily distracted and may wander off to investigate something that catches their attention. They may become disoriented in strange places or crowds. Unfortunately, children are always susceptible to predators and kidnapping. Teachers and administrators handle these exposures with detailed planning and instructions for children. They also recruit adult volunteers to help. Volunteers are usually parents with little experience managing groups of students under field trip circumstances. Ultimately, teachers and school districts bear the responsibility and legal exposure. Despite all of the precautions, children still get lost -resulting in frantic searches, unnecessary angst and lost parental confidence. eTrak can take the headache out of this situation, enable teachers to focus on teaching and mitigate the risk of educating students outside a controlled, campus environment. Parents can approve use of the tracking device while signing permission slips. Concerned parents may also track their student’s location at all times, along with the responsible school staff. eTrak is the most effective and preventative technology for ensuring the safety of children.

Special Education and Vulnerable Populations Many special education students are particularly vulnerable and require constant supervision. For a challenged learner, an eTrak personal location device can be an integral part of an Individual Education Plan. Teachers and parents can track these students in real time and nearly any student can be taught to use the Emergency Alert feature when lost or in need.

Bullied Student Alert Bullying usually occurs when students are out of the sight of teachers and other adults. The Emergency Alert feature of eTrak enables a bullied student to discreetly summon help at the mere threat of physical harm. Overt knowledge of the devices in a population can also serve as a preventative measure to curtail a bullying problem.

Traveling Sports Teams and Bands Groups such as sports teams and marching bands are constantly away from campus and trips are frequently overnight. Responsible adults must be extra vigilant about student safety, as teenage students often lack the judgment to resist temptation. Despite clear rules and warnings, and after taking extra precautions to keep students where they are supposed to be, the most innovative youth will test supervision. The trouble they find may lead to public embarrassment, police involvement and harm.

Safety Officers Alert eTrak can be used by school safety officers to provide information about their location during major crisis events. This could be critical for safety. An officer in danger could also discreetly summon assistance if needed.

Disruptive and Alternative Students Students with behavior problems are often removed from regular classrooms and placed in alternative schools. Some are violent and for everyone’s safety, their location should always be known. Disciplinary procedures for certain offenses might be amended to include eTrak devices as a safety measure for other students and faculty.

Students Under Court Supervision There may be students attending school who have been charged with serious crimes, are awaiting trial or sentencing. It might be appropriate to track these students. Courts sometimes place offenders back in class, but require them to wear electronic monitoring devices. These students should be monitored by the school as well.

Vulnerable Staff Member Alert Staff members who are in dangerous areas or assignments would be able to send alerts if they felt threatened. Such staff may be alone in a classroom or facing a violent situation. The emergency alert feature could be a deciding factor in a teacher’s choice to work where he or she is needed most.

Truancy Districts with absentee issues frequently employ truant officers to track students down. Chronic truants could be required to wear the eTrak device, exponentially reducing the time required to locate them. With eTrak, a student’s location can always be known. Reversing truant patterns obviously improves attendance rates, but also retains school funding and protects a school’s ability to meet and exceed learning standards.

Students Coming Through Dangerous Neighborhoods Many students feel unsafe on the way to school and home afterward. The Emergency Alert feature of eTrak device could provide peace-of-mind for students and parents, boosting attendance and performance. Families in this situation may lack the budget for the technology, and would be reliant upon the school to provide the service.

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Monitoring bus routes Monitoring the location of school vehicles Tracking any valuable asset. Field trips

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Allison first learned of GMS from an educator at her school. She applied and won. Allison Wallace GMS Class of 2011 University of Southern California

Nearly 50 percent of students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars this year cited their schools and educators as the first source from which they learned about the Program.

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program—one of over 400 programs administered by UNCF (United Negro College Fund)—is funded by a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Established in 1999, the goal of GMS is to educate “Leaders for America’s Future”™ by providing eligible students with good-through-graduation undergraduate scholarships as well as the opportunity to continue through to a doctoral degree in seven GMS-funded fields. Eligible students:  Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian and/or Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American  Are citizens, legal permanent residents or nationals of the U.S.  Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 unweighted scale or earned a GED  Have demonstrated leadership abilities  Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria  Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited college or university in the fall of 2013  For more information, call 1-877-690-GMSP (4677) or visit

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The College Board Advocacy & Policy Center was established to help transform education in America. Guided by the College Board’s principles of excellence and equity in education, we work to ensure that students from all backgrounds have the opportunity to succeed in college and beyond. We make critical connections between policy, research and real-world practice to develop innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges in education today. Visit us at

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The American Federation of Teachers offers our full support and our thanks to the National Alliance of Black School Educators. With the rich classroom resources we offer through the Share My Lesson website, and the commitment of all our members, the AFT joins NABSE in its dedication to student success and in the belief that public education is a civil right. Congratulations on NABSE’s 40th annual conference.



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