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Mini-Plenary Sessions

NOTE: We have posted all the presentations from the sessions to make the information available to all the attendees. However, the materials do not necessarily represent AFT's position.

Tuesday, July 12
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

‘The Bully Project’
Presenter: Lee Hirsch, director
Track: Ensuring Safe and Orderly Schools

The Critical Role of Attendance in Student Learning
Presenter: Hedy Chang, director, Attendance Works
Track: Promising Models

Damaging Legislative Proposals and What You Can Do to Fight Them!
Presenters: Jennifer Berigan, legislative advocate, AFT Connecticut; Fedrick Ingram, secretary-treasurer, United Teachers of Dade (Florida)
Track: Engaging with the Community

NOTE:  We have posted all the presentations from the sessions to make the information available to all the attendees. However, we have received complaints about these materials and have removed them because they do not represent AFT's position.

Innovative Contracts: Breaking the Mold
Presenters: Marietta English, president, Baltimore Teachers Union; David Cicarella, president, New Haven (Conn.) Federation of Teachers; Mary Cathryn Ricker, president, St. Paul (Minn.) Federation of Teachers
Track: Working Together to Improve Schools

Making STEM Come Alive in High School
Presenter: Peggy Brookins, NBCT, director EMIT Academy, NBPTS board member, Thinking Math national trainer
Tracks: High Schools and Adolescent Learners, Investigating Mathematics

The Measures of Effective Teaching Project
Presenters: Jeff Archer, communications consultant, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Danni Resnick, supervisor, Hillsborough County Public Schools; Kelly Zunkiewicz, math educator, Lennard High School; Darryl Webb Jr., language arts teacher, McLane Middle School
Track: Teacher Development and Evaluation Systems

Meet the Maker of the Documentary ‘Including Samuel’
Presenter: Dan Habib, filmmaker in residence, Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire
Track: Supporting Special Education Students

Reclaiming the Promise of Charter Schools with the AFT Innovation Fund
Presenters: Lynn Nordgren, president, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers; Louis Malfaro, secretary-treasurer, Texas AFT and AFT vice president; Shelly Potter, president, San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel; Frank Pesce, counselor, Chicago Talent Development High School
Track: Schools to Watch

Successful Transitions from Pre-K to the Early Grades
Presenters: Kristie Kauerz, program director, PreK-3 Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Betty Robinson-Harris, chair, Child Development Committee, United Educators of San Francisco
Track: Early Childhood Education