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6th Annual Dr. Barbara A. Sizemore Summer Conference

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, May 27 & Thursday, May 28, 2015

Duquesne University Power Center
1015 Forbes Avenue, Fifth Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

 

Day 1 · Wednesday, May 27, 2015

9:00 am - 1 p.m. Youth Conference - Dr. Chris Emdin & Mr. Jabari Jackson (Invitation only - flyer attached)
1-4:30 p.m. Break
4:30-5 p.m. Registration & Reception
5-5:30 p.m. Prayer:  Rev. Jocelyn Gregoire and Sizemore Pipeline Student Presentations
5:30-6 p.m. Presentation:  Barbara A. Sizemore Urban Initiative Award
6 - 7 pm Opening Plenary Speaker:  Mr. Paul Gorski, George Mason University
7 - 7:30 pm Pittsburgh Public Schools - Teen Block Panel - Facilitator:  Mrs. Pam Littlepoole, Teen Block Coordinator
7:30-7:45 pm Comments, Q & A, Closing

Day 2 · Thursday, May 28, 2015

8:00- 8:15 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15-9:00 a.m.

Welcome

  • Timothy Austin, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Olga M. Welch, Ed.D., Dean of the School of Education
  • Launcelot Brown, Ph.D., Current Barbara A. Sizemore Distinguished Professor of Urban Education at Duquesne University
9:00-10:15 a.m. Morning Plenary Speaker: Dr. Gloria Ladson Billings, University of Wisconsin
10:30-12:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshops in Canevin Hall
12-1 p.m. Lunch
1- 2 p.m. Keynote Speaker:  Dr. John Hodge, President, Urban Learning and Leadership Center
2- 3 p.m. "What Does Excellence Mean to You?" Panel includes Superintendent Thomas Washington, Penn Hills School District, Dr. John Hodge, President, Urban Learning and Leadership Center, Mrs. Debra Smallwood, Parent/Advocate & Superintendent Linda Lane, Pittsburgh Public School District - Panel Facilitator:  Dr. Jason Margolis, Duquesne University, Chair Department of Instruction and Leadership
3- 3:30 p.m. Remarks & Closing - Dr. Launcelot Brown, Sizemore Distinguished Professor of Urban Education at Duquesne University