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Tentative Schedule

Confirmed speakers as of July 15, 2013.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Local Presidents Conference (Invitation Only)

Mini-Institutes (Invitation Only)

Professional Development Network Conference (Agenda)

8:00 p.m.

Movie Night: Special Screening of Brother Outsider

Monday, July 22, 2013

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Local Presidents Conference (Invitation Only)

Mini-Institutes (Invitation Only)

Professional Development Network Conference

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Registration
11:00 a.m. - noon Orientations for Teams and New Attendees
Noon - 8:00 p.m. Exposition Area open
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Opening Session:
Reclaiming the Promise

  • "Home," Andrew Jackson School Band
  • Francine Lawrence, AFT executive vice president
  • Maria Neira, AFT vice president
  • Marco Antonio Quiroga, DREAMer and national grass-roots organizer, Immigration Equality
  • Lorretta Johnson, AFT secretary-treasurer
  • Randi Weingarten, AFT president
2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Workshops
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

General Session:
Common Core: The Good, the Bad, the Promise and the Politics (Town hall)

  • Mary Cathryn Ricker, AFT vice president
  • Peggy Brookins, NBCT, Marion (Fla.) Education Association
  • Teresa Fedor, Ohio State Representative
  • Stuart Kahl, founding principal, Measured Progress
  • Cynthia Liu, founder and CEO, K-12 News Network
  • Kay Wait, elementary teacher, peer literacy coach and district instructional planner, Toledo Federation of Teachers
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Mini-Plenary Sessions

First Book Focus Group: Hispanic Community Educational Needs and Resources

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Expo Events
8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Welcome Dance Reception
10:00 p.m. - midnight Nightcap with Share My Lesson

 
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Educators Providing Healthcare for Students Focus Group (pre-register here)
8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Workshops
10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Exposition Area open
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

General Session:
Advancing Our Profession

  • Francine Lawrence, AFT executive vice president
  • Randi Weingarten, AFT president
  • Linda Darling Hammond, Stanford University
  • Ronald Thorpe, president and CEO, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Educators Providing Healthcare for Students Focus Group (pre-register here)
12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Workshops
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

General Session:
Building Our Strength Through Partnerships

  • Lorretta Johnson, AFT secretary-treasurer
  • U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)

Panel:

  • Michael Mulgrew, AFT vice president (moderator)
  • Karen Alford, vice president of elementary schools, United Federation of Teachers
  • The Rev. Dr. William Barber II
  • Andi Perez, executive director, Youth United for Change
  • Cecil Roberts, president, United Mine Workers of America
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Mini-Plenary Sessions

First Book Focus Group: Digital Resources

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Expo Events and Reception
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Making a Difference Celebration

  • Randi Weingarten, AFT president
  • Robert J. McCartney, columnist, Washington Post (moderator)
  • Ed Schultz, host of MSNBC's "The Ed Show," honoring Maury High School in Norfolk, Va., represented by Norfolk Federation of Teachers president and Maury High alumnus, Thomas Calhoun
  • Denyce Graves, internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano opera star, honoring Judith T. Grove-Allen, Graves' music teacher in elementary and middle school, and former assistant principal at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C.
  • Tony Danza, actor and former full-time English teacher at Northeast High School in Philadelphia, honoring David Cohn, Danza's co-teacher at Northeast High School

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Work and Health Fair
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Educators Providing Healthcare for Students Focus Group (pre-register here)
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Workshops
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Brunch and Closing General Session:
Safe and Welcoming Schools and Safe Communities

  • Francine Lawrence, AFT executive vice president
  • Eric Dawson, president, Peace First

Panel:

  • Marietta English, AFT vice president (moderator)
  • Roger Weissberg, president and CEO, CASEL
  • Lee Hirsch, documentary filmmaker, The Bully Project
  • Edward Fergus, deputy director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, New York University
  • Tom Kuroski, Newtown (Conn.) Federation of Teachers

  • Lorretta Johnson, AFT secretary-treasurer
  • Randi Weingarten, AFT president