The 2021 National Charter Schools Conference (June 20-23) will feature remarkable speakers, from Dr. Priscilla Chan, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, to Sharif El-Mekki, founder & CEO of the Center for Black Educator Development. Most notably, U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona will be speaking.
This virtual event offers tons of value to anyone involved in the charter school movement. There will be tracks appealing to any role in education, from remote learning to equity and inclusion, from leveraging ESSER funds to facility financing, from teacher recruitment to board succession.
The conference kicks off Monday, June 21st, with a session on culturally responsive teaching, a session on building and sustaining community, and an intriguing panel challenging the one-teacher-one-classroom model of schooling.
There’s also a panel aimed at closing the education gap affecting middle-schoolers due to COVID-19 and a great breakout session on seizing the opportunities digital teaching has shown us during the pandemic.
We’ll be engaging in a spirited conversation about charter school facility financing at 8:00 am-8:45 am on Monday.
Also, on Monday morning, there’ll be a breakout session on the ways schools can foster a sense of belonging in students and ways to prioritize students with disabilities. Other breakouts will focus on student engagement and on the future of online learning.
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Charter School Capital sessions:
At 9:00 am, Dr. Priscilla Chan will deliver the opening keynote, focusing on student and teacher needs post-COVID-19.
Throughout Monday, several exciting panels and breakouts will follow, from the role of Black institutions in the charter school movement to solutions for reaching homeless students. In addition, there will be a breakout session on teaching computer science and an intriguing panel called ‘Moral Courage: The No-Shaming Approach to Antiracism and Inclusion.’
On Monday afternoon, a breakout on charter schools as true community anchors has our attention. We at Charter School Capital have long believed in the role of charter schools as hubs of stability and support for families.
Also on Monday afternoon, there will be a showing of the film ‘Girl Rising‘ – featuring powerful stories about courageous girls around the world.
On Tuesday, there will be a panel on learning loss prevention, a breakout on opening a new charter, tackling COVID-related depression in kids, a panel on LGBTQ+ students and allies, a breakout on charter school marketing, and a great panel called “Not Going Back to Normal.”
Additionally, Kairos Academies will lead a panel on personalized learning, two panels on Social-Emotional Learning, a panel on raising money for your school, and a breakout on enrollment marketing.
Dr. Miguel Cardona is scheduled to speak on Tuesday at 11:00 am. His speech is titled ‘Celebrating Educator Excellence.’
On Tuesday afternoon there will be a session on parent engagement, a breakout for startup charter schools, a breakout on online tutoring, a celebration on 30 years of charter schools.
These are just some of the exciting sessions we’re looking forward to attending. The 2021 National Conference promises to be an information-packed event with something for everyone. We hope to see you there!
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