The Southern University System’s Office
of Academic and Student Affairs is hosting the Sixth Annual J.K. Haynes Teacher
Preparation Conference, Tuesday, Oct. 6.
This one-day conference will feature
exciting and informative sessions and workshops addressing important issues in
enhancing educational delivery in Louisiana. The conference seeks to improve
teacher education efforts for minorities by bringing together university
faculty and the elementary and secondary education community.
This year’s conference theme is:
“Creating High Performing Schools for Underserved Populations: The Role of
HBCUs”. Louisiana Superintendent of Education, Paul Pastorek, Esq., will share
his vision for education in Louisiana during the opening session.
“I am delighted to see the Southern
University System bring together stakeholders, decision makers and policy
experts in a concerted effort to strengthen opportunities for the young people
in our state,” said System President, Kassie Freeman. “This conference, in
addition to honoring the legendary work of J. K. Haynes, demonstrates Southern’s
role as an institution that identifies issues and seeks to address them. Our
dialogue will focus on education reform, teacher preparation, teacher quality
and curriculum development, which are all essential components for creating
high performing schools for underserved populations.”
Several distinguished educators with be
featured as speakers and panelists, such as Obama Advisor and Howard University
Dean of Education, Dr. Leslie T. Fenwick. Current, former, and future educators
are invited to attend. Registration is free!
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