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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Keynote Address – Grant Wiggins
6:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Welcome and Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Keynote Address - Betty Overton Adkins
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
Panel Presentation and Discussion
10:00 – 11:30
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Closing Keynote Speaker
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

$20 Conference Registration Only
$30 Conference Registration with .6 SB-CEU
Michigan .6 SB-CEU will be available to participants who attend both days of the conference.

How to Register- Deadline Feb. 23, 2011

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Phone: (313) 927-1459

Mail: Download and complete Registration Form below.
 Registration Form

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We invite you to participate in this compelling conference by submitting a proposal to present during a breakout or small group session. Suggested topics include assessment of teaching and learning, student success, instructional technology.


Presentations will be reviewed for:

  • Innovative, unique, or thought-provoking subjects, topics and/or strategies;
  • Relevance to the needs and challenges of authentic performance assessment in urban, Pre K-12 schools, colleges and universities and ther institutions of education;
  • Potential for engaging participants in substantive discussions;
  • Evaluation and follow-up information where appropriate; and
  • Appeal to a broad cross-section of education professionals or to a clearly defined program or discipline

Proposals are due February 23, 2011 and should be no longer than one page in length and include:

  • Title of presentation or workshop
  • Contact information of presenter(s) including names, departments, mailing and email addresses, phone numbers
  • Preferred presentation type
  • Abstract
  • Equipment needs, if any

For submission instructions, see  Proposal for Participation Form

Co-Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Platinum $5,000 and above
    Exhibit Space + 50 Registrations
  • Gold $2,500 to $4,999
    Exhibit Space + 25 Registrations
  • Silver $1,000 to $2,499
    10 Registrations
  • Supporter $500 to $999
    5 Registrations
Additional Benefits for Sponsors Who Pay Prior to Deadline
  • Listing in Conference program and on posters at conference
    (Note: Co-sponsors will be listed in order of donation amount. In cases where amounts are equal, co-sponsors will be listed in order of commitment date)
  • Listing on conference Web Site
    Within 10 working days of co-sponsor commitment (not before January 2011)
Payment Deadline February 23, 2011

 Sponsorship Reply Form

What do classroom teachers and school leaders need to know about assessment?

How can institutions of higher education help prepare them?

Amy Bernstein ColtonAmy B. Colton, Co-director of Colton, Langer &  Associates, LLC.  Amy is co-author of Collaborative Analysis of Student Work: Improving Teaching and Learning, (CASL) an ASCD publication. Developed with over 100 teachers, CASL combines action research, study groups, standards-based learning, student assessment and teacher reflections.


Patricia DrakePatricia Drake, Data Consultant, Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency. She works with districts to use data as a focus for their decisions to improve educational quality.  Patricia was the Assessment Consultant in the curriculum department for the Warren Consolidated Schools.


Chukwunyere E OkezieChukwunyere E. Okezie, Director of the Griot Program, Marygrove’s African American Male Career Changers. Chuk is also the Coordinator of Secondary Education and a member of the Board of Examiners (BOE) of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).


Karen P. RidgewayKaren P. Ridgeway, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Research, Evaluation, Assessment and Accountability, Detroit Public Schools. Karen is a former Detroit Public Schools teacher, a special instructor at Wayne County Youth Home and a school-wide testing coordinator.


Hakim ShahidHakim Shahid, Assistant Professor of Education, Madonna University. He is President of the Wayne County Reading Council and a strong advocate for content area reading and critical literacy. Hakim supports the charge for authentic instruction for all children to foster a more literate citizenry.


Darwin K. ShortersDarwin K. Shorters, Marygrove College Student Teacher. Darwin was a math instructor in Pontiac Public Schools. He taught algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus and physics. Darwin was a participant in the Technology Enhancement & Assessment Grant through Oakland Schools.