#ECC16 Workshop Materials: The Power of Storytelling: Maximize Your Ability to Reach and Teach More

The Power of Storytelling: Maximize Your Ability to Reach and Teach More
Edward WalkerPresident, Independent Consultants in Education (I.C.E.)
Storytelling taps into our imagination, engages those around us, and inspires amazing achievement. This workshop encourages educators to utilize the power of storytelling and make a connection with their students that marries the personal, social, and professional levels – humanizing the educator-student relationship! In this workshop, the presenter will demonstrate the power of storytelling, illustrate the possibilities of connectivity, and arm audience members with helpful tidbits to take with them back into the classroom.

The Power of Storytelling

#ECC16 Workshop Materials: Embracing and Cultivating Diverse Voices in the Classroom: What Allies Can Do

Embracing and Cultivating Diverse Voices in the Classroom: What Allies Can Do
Beth Herman-Davis, Mind the Gaps, Jake Sugerman
Teachers must change their practices to meet the needs of diverse students who experience a reality that is different from that of the culture, language, and beliefs of their instructor, school, and mainstream society. Through the presentation, participants will gain valuable insight in the ways that critical pedagogy and the inclusion of student voice can guide curriculum planning.  Additionally, participants will briefly dialogue about teaching (and learning) from diverse students, engage in individual and small-group activities, which highlight critical pedagogy and culturally responsive teaching, and reaffirm the value of repositioning themselves as learners in the classroom to elevate students’ voices.

Materials: Iceberg



Twas the Night Before the #ECC16

Hello everyone: This is it! We are looking forward to being affirmed and sustained with you tomorrow at the conference.

Some friendly reminders:

  • Remember to take public transportation or car pool.
  • Remember to bring a water bottle (we have fountains aplenty).
  • Remember that even if you happened not to register, you can register on-site for the morning conference (but not for Chris Emdin, unfortunately).
  • Remember to use social media: ‪#‎ECC16‬.
  • Remember to bring any biz/calling cards so folks can keep in touch.
  • Remember to select your workshops on-site.
  • Remember to be patient with us and to have a sense of humor, as we are new to this, too.
  • Remember to relax and simply enjoy being in a space that values who you are and what you bring.We cannot wait to see you.

Educators of Color Conference: Save the Date

The Educators of Color Conference
Affirming and Sustaining Our Excellence

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Cambridge, Rindge and Latin High School

Cambridge, MA


“The obligation of anyone who thinks of himself as responsible is to examine society and try to change it and to fight it–at no matter what risk. This is the only hope society has. This is the only way societies change.” James Baldwin, A Talk to Teachers

Call For Proposals:

It is a pleasure to invite you to the first annual Educators of Color Conference. The conference is organized by a grassroots group of Cambridge, Rindge and Latin educators of color and will take place at CRLS on June 11, 2016 from 8:00-1:00.

The Educators of Color Group was re-started at CRLS (after a period of dormancy) in 2014 to address issues related to the recruitment, retention and long-term flourishing of educators of color. We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal that will address issues relevant to this audience. The theme of the Educators of Color Conference is “Affirming and Sustaining Our Excellence.”

This year’s conference will feature a keynote by Dr. Theresa Perry, author of Young, Gifted and Black: Promoting High Achievement among African-American Students and workshops from expert educators of color from the greater Boston area.

Please join us for this important event, spread the word and bring colleagues with you. Also, please consider submitting a proposal to share your own excellent work. The deadline to submit proposals is April 1, 2016.

Please bookmark this website and check back often for exciting updates and information!

The link for proposal submission is forthcoming.