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2015 National Council on Educating Black Children Convention


The Evolution of Hope: Success of Urban Education

For America, the African American experience is the lens that both illuminates the promise of America and clouds it with the continued and lingering effects of structural and institutional racism affecting the lives of too many Black children. Young African American males are often stereotyped early and herded into education programs with labels of “emotionally disturbed”, “intellectually deficient”, “socially incompetent”, and “mentally retarded.” This is further compounded by acts of excessive and disproportionate school discipline (suspensions and expulsions) that results in additional labeling. However, there is reason for hope. Hope engendered by heroic educators and stakeholders who know the prerequisites, administrative and organizational arrangements necessary for educating all school children. Hope sustained by impressive academic performance by urban students who have succeeded because of caring teachers who applied best practices and advocated for their students. Urban educators who reflect the spirit of hope, recognize that academic data strips ideology of its influence over public policies. View the convention brochure >>

Convention Objectives

The 2015 Convention Objectives are to INTRODUCE, SHOWCASE, and PROVIDE access to: proven programs, materials, and strategies throughout the country that are successfully increasing African American male achievement and development. 

NCEBC Host Hotel

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
One South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Ph: 1-800-233-1234

 

To reserve a room, CLICK HERE or please call the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis at 317-632-1234 or 1-800-233-1234 and reference the NCEBC Convention. Host hotel rates are $159.00 per night per single/ double occupancy, plus state and local taxes.  Reservation  cut-off date is March 21, 2015 by 5:00 pm.  After the cut-off date, rooms will be subject to availability and will be sold at hotel prevailing rates.

Registration

Registration includes 2 breakfasts, 3 luncheons and a reception!

2015 NCEBC Convention EARLY Registration

To register for the NCEBC 2015 Convention, please complete the fields on the corresponding page and checkout with your payment. Upon completing your registration form, please be prepared to complete your registration with payment. You will receive a confirmation page upon completion and a follow-up email from NCEBC. Thank you!

SCHOOL TOUR REGISTRATION (AFTER you register for the convention, signup to join us on the 2015 School Tour.  View the brochure for more information on featured schools).

Convention-at-a-Glance

TUESDAY, APRIL 14

PRE-CONVENTION LEADERSHIP TRAINING
10:00 am - 6:00 pm | Registration Opens
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm | Luncheon featuring Dr. Wendy Robinson & Superintendent Panel Discussion
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm | Principal and Superintendant Leadership Trainings
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Sponsor and Vendor Exhibits Open
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm | Community Forum: School Reform in The Era of the New Jim Crow

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15: SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE

7:00 am - 6:00 pm | Registration Opens
7:30 am - 8:30 am | Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 11:30 am | Guided K-12 School Tours
8:30 am - 10:00 am | Opening Plenary Session: The Elders Call for Unifying, Planning, and Elevating the Education of African American Students: School to Prison Pipeline
8:30 am - 1:30 pm | Youth Summit/College Fair
10:15 am - 11:45 am | Concurrent Seminars and Workshops
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Luncheon “School to Prison Pipeline”
1:50 pm - 3:00 pm | Facilitated Table Talk/Action Plan Development
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm | Welcome Reception

THURSDAY, APRIL 16: PROVEN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

7:30am - 6:00pm | Registration Opens
7:30am - 8:30am | Continental Breakfast
8:30am - 10:00am | Plenary Session II: Featuring Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond
10:15 am - 11:45 am | Concurrent Seminars and Workshops
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Luncheon
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Continuation of Seminars and Workshops

FRIDAY, APRIL 17: SOCIAL JUSTICE: EDUCATION IS A CIVIL RIGHT

8:30 am - 9:45 am | Concurrent Seminars and Workshops
10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Plenary Session III: Special Guest Speaker
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Luncheon and Conference Closeout