Milwaukee, Wisconsin Community Summit
Schools and Communities Connected Education Summit
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
333 W. Kilbourn Ave.
The Schools and Communities Connected Education Summit is designed to connect educators, youth workers, community members and students to learn how we can better coordinated in school and out of school opportunities to ensure higher graduation rates and student performance.
The Summit will include sessions facilitated by community members and academic leaders covering how after school programs, post-secondary opportunities, technology, creative arts, social emotional health and caring adults impact student success towards better graduation rates.
All presentations will include an interactive format using hands-on and/or group learning activities. Each 75-minute workshop will include information and or resources for the participants to keep.
Local Sponsors & Co-Conveners
- Beyond the Bell
- Cardinal Stritch University
- City Year Milwaukee
- Derute Consulting
- Milwaukee Public Schools
- Pro Trade
- Public Allies Milwaukee
- Running Rebels Community Organization
- United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Urban Underground
- We Grow Greens
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Drame
Dr. Elizabeth Drame is a professor in the Department of Exceptional Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She directs the Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate Program and is Department Chair. Dr. Drame's research centers on fostering positive educational outcomes for students with disabilities in inclusive schools, and social justice and equity issues in special education locally, regionally and internationally with a focus on the African Diaspora.
- After School and Post-Secondary Opportunities
- Mentorship and Parental Involvement
- Youth Voice and Social Emotional Health
- Technology and Creative Expression
ABOUT GRADNATION SUMMITS
Held nationwide throughout 2016, GradNation Community Summits support and fuel collaborative, community-based efforts to increase high school graduation rates and provide an array of holistic supports that young people need to succeed.
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