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VIP Reception and Luncheon
12.06.2012 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Alliant Energy Center
Our Children. Our Schools. Our Future. A Conversation with...
Attend a special VIP luncheon with nine-time Grammy Award winning singer, musician and education advocate John Legend and world-renowned education leader and founder of Harlem Children's Zone Geoffrey Canada. You'll enjoy an intimate conversation about what the Greater Madison area can do to close its achievement gap and prepare our children to contribute, strive and thrive in a diverse and global community. VIPs will also enjoy a special reception with Mr. Canada.
12.06.2012 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Alliant Energy Center
Join John Legend, Geoffrey Canada and Madison's own education luminaries, Gloria Ladson-Billings and Sal Carranza as they discuss what our children need to succeed in school and life, and answer questions from the audience.
Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and former president of the American Education Research Association.
Salvadore Carranza is a Senior Academic Planner in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Wisconsin System and co-founder and Chair of the Latino Education Council of Dane County.
Education Innovation Summit
12.07.2012 | 8:00 am - 2:00 pm | Monona Terrace
Join us for an inspiring, informative and important learning experience featuring some of the most innovative and high performing K-12 schools in Wisconsin, and from across the country, that are closing the achievement gap. Also learn about programs and strategies that are increasing parent and student engagement in school, and successfully bringing communities together to have a positive, collective impact on kids. Click here for the Summit Agenda. Speakers include:
Dr. Howard L. Fuller is Distinguished Professor of Education and Founder/Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University, and former Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools.
Dr. Patrick Murphy is the Superintendent of Arlington, Virginia Public Schools. His school system is very similar in student demographics and outcomes as Madison. He will share his plans for leading a high performing school system for all kids.
Sponsorship packages are still available. Act now, support the Urban League's gap closing education initiatives and make sure your company is included in the events. Contact Mark Richardson at 608-729-1265 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Easy online registration at www.educatetoelevateulgm.org.