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Celebration of Teaching

Featuring:

Richard Milner IV

Vanderbilt University & President-Elect, AERA

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Virtual Zoom Event

Registration is free and required

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The UCI Celebration of Teaching, presented by the UCI School of Education’s Teacher Academy, is held annually during National Teacher Appreciation Week. The event honors teachers and educators for their commitment to educating, mentoring, and inspiring future generations of students, and engages the community in a thought-provoking conversation that challenges attendees to consider ways to create more equitable and just educational systems.

 

This year’s featured speaker is H. Richard Milner IV, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair of Education and Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and President-Elect of the American Educational Research Association. Dr. Milner will present “Opportunity Centered Teaching,” which focuses on the imperatives necessary to build and cultivate justice and equity through Opportunity Centered Practices in classrooms, schools, and districts.

 

On the heels of an incredibly difficult year, the Celebration of Teaching will provide a special venue to recognize the incredible efforts of our teachers, administrators, school staff and more. Register today and come celebrate with your fellow teachers!


FEATURED SPEAKER: H. RICHARD MILNER IV

Opportunity Centered Teaching

Students tend to succeed when mechanism are in place to support them. Opportunity gaps, particularly for Black and Brown students, those who live below the poverty line, Muslim students, those whose first language is not English, and those who have a learning disability can result in students’ lack of academic and social success. Educators tend to have good intentions and work overtime to meet the needs of their students. However, in order to meet the complex needs of students during these challenging times, they must build knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, mindsets and dispositions to support students and with work communities. With an explicit focus on disrupting inequity inside and outside of education, this keynote will focus on imperatives necessary to build and cultivate justice and equity through Opportunity Centered Practices in classrooms, schools, and districts.

 

H. Richard Milner IV (also known as Rich) is Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair of Education and Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. His research, teaching and policy interests concern urban education, teacher education, African American literature, and the social context of education. Professor Milner’s research examines practices and policies that support teacher effectiveness in urban schools. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Education and President-Elect of the American Educational Research Association. Professor Milner’s work has appeared in numerous journals, and he has published seven books. His most recent are: Start where you are but don’t stay there: Understanding diversity, opportunity gaps, and teaching in today’s classrooms (Harvard Education Press, 2010 and 2020, Second Edition), Rac(e)ing to class: Confronting poverty and race in schools and classrooms (Harvard Education Press, 2015) and These kids are out of control: Why we must reimagine classroom management for equity (Corwin Press, 2018).

Books by Dr. Richard Milner

Dr. Milner has authored several books to advance equity in education and schooling. Up to 15 Celebration of Teaching attendees will be randomly selected to win a copy of one of his three books: Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There: Understanding Diversity, Opportunity Gaps, and Teaching in Today’s Classrooms; “These Kids Are Out of Control”: Why We Must Reimagine “Classroom Management” for Equity; and Rac(e)ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classroom. Must attend to win.