Ohio Alliance of Public Charter Schools Annual Conference: Charter the Course to Quality (OAPCS Annual Confere)
|Event Date/Time: Oct 14, 2008||End Date/Time: Oct 15, 2008|
|Registration Date: Oct 09, 2008|
|Early Registration Date: Sep 23, 2008|
Dr. Rita Pierson will kick off the two-day event on Tuesday, October 14 by presenting, â€œSuccess Against the Oddsâ€. This session will address how educators can address the social and academic needs of students who seem to be faced with overwhelming circumstances, without sacrificing their own sanity to do so. Dr. Pierson has been a professional educator since 1974, and is a member of Ruby Payneâ€™s aha! Process programs. Joe Williams, executive director of Democrats for Education Reform will present, â€œMoral Obligations of Education Reform: Whereâ€™s the Democratic Party?,â€ during Tuesday afternoonâ€™s session.
On Wednesday, October 15, Nelson Smith, president of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, will share a session with Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives Jon Husted. Mr. Smith will provide an update on the National Allianceâ€™s efforts within the charter school movement, while Speaker Husted will provide his viewpoint of Ohioâ€™s charter schools. The OAPCS conference will close with â€œA Celebration of Excellence.â€ This will be the perfect opportunity for the charter school community to come together and recognize one another for outstanding contributions to the movement. Contact the OAPCS if you are interested obtaining a nomination form.
Additional conference information can be found on the OAPCSâ€™ Web site, www.oapcs.org, by clicking the conference image on the homepage.