E1T1 Executive Director, Chris L. Hickey, Sr.
Each One – Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success is proud to announce that it’s Executive Director, Chris L. Hickey, Sr. will be participating in the College Board’s 2012 Dream Deferred Conference as a member of a distinguished panel on STEM Education.
The 2012 conference will be held in Los Angeles on April 26-27. The conference theme is: “Highlighting Opportunities and Addressing Challenges to Improve Education for African American Students.”
Titled, “Preparing African American Students for STEM Fields” the plenary description is “Reaffirming and strengthening the United States’ place as an innovator in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is vital, and meeting the needs of the workforce requires advancing STEM education. Research indicates that there is a dearth of African American undergraduates who are entering STEM academic fields and professions. Due to the shifting nature of industry needs, it is important to excite African American students toward STEM studies, and prepare African American students to fulfill new and growing fields in the 21st century. In this session, representatives from STEM industries, researchers and educators convene to discuss the state of STEM education in the U.S. and the importance of educating African American students from STEM careers.” The moderators of the session are Jan Cuny, Program Director of the National Science Foundation and Robert (Bob) Shepherd, Founding Executive Director, Science and Engineering Alliance, Inc.
In addition to Mr. Hickey’s participation on this panel, he will also conducting a workshop on, “Understanding the iGeneration: The New Science of Learning.” In this workshop school administrators and teachers will explore and share perspectives relevant to the new science of the brain, learning and cognition. The focus of this workshop will be on how classroom instruction can be strategically aligned with how iGeneration students learn. Participants will be presented with ground breaking research that challenge traditional notions of how students spend their (multi-tasking) time, direct their (creative) attention, and are inspired (motivated) to learn. Specific attention will be given to how the staggering global proliferation of cell phones, IPads, digital social networks, eBooks, video games, Wikis, Wiis, email, texting, IMing, MP3 players, IPods, PS3s, personal computers, Xboxes, etc., are affecting the nature and cognitive process of learning.
The participants will leave the workshop with specific strategies, best practices, and examples for effectively connecting with the iGeneration. Particular emphasis will be given to the effective utilization of various digital deliver systems integrated into a college preparatory strategy. Handouts that include website references will be made available for participant follow-up. Participants will also share information and experience they have relevant connecting to the iGeneration.
More information on the 2012 College Board Dream Deferred Conference visit: http://dreamdeferred.collegeboard.org/
Each One - Teach One Alliance Executive Director
On June 4th, 2011 Chris L. Hickey, Sr., the Executive Director of Each One – Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success will be presenting a workshop at the Council of Black Administrators’ (COBA) 36th Annual Black Child Conference/Scholarship Luncheon, in Los Angeles. The Conference Theme is: “Quality First Teaching: The Key to Academic Success for the African-American Child.” My presentation topic is, “Understanding the iGeneration: The New Science of Learning.” In the workshop teachers, parents and caretakers explore and share perspectives relevant to the new science of the brain, learning and cognition. The focus of this workshop is on how classroom instruction can be strategically aligned, at home, with how iGeneration students learn. Participants are presented with ground breaking research that challenge traditional notions of how students spend their (multi-tasking) time, direct their (creative) attention, and are inspired (motivated) to learn. Specific attention is given to how the staggering global proliferation of cell phones, IPads, digital social networks, eBooks, video games, Wikis, Wiis, email, texting, IMing, MP3 players, IPods, PS3s, personal computers, Xboxes, etc., are affecting the nature and cognitive process of learning.
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On Saturday April 24, 2010, Chris L. Hickey, the Executive Director of Each One – Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success had the great honor and privilege of being among the over 40 workshop presenters at the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) 14th Annual Parent Summit & Infotech. The impressive event was organized by the district’s School, Family & Parent/Community Services and Parent Community Services Branch. The Summit theme was “Education in Everyone’s homework” and was impressively attended. For additional information regarding the summit log onto: http://parentsummit.lausd.net.
The Western Regional Council on Educating Black Children (WRCEBC), in collaboration with the Council of Black Administrators (COBA), the Urban League, the NAACP, and the Education is A Civil Right Committee (ECRC) will host the 14th Annual Leadership Summit on Thursday, March 4 through Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the Westin Hotel & Resorts, 5400 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90045. The theme of the 2010 Leadership Summit is:
Demanding Excellence for African American Children…
Through a Leadership Summit for Change:
“Implementing the Blueprint for Action – Phase XIII”
More than 50 years after Brown v. Board of Education equal educational opportunities are still denied. The object of this Summit is to produce a comprehensive, sustainable PLAN OF ACTION that all individuals, organization, and stakeholder groups will implement in their local schools, districts, states and nationally to prevent the calamity resulting from failing to educate Black youth.
Parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, policymakers, members of the religious community, business leaders and support service providers will conduct workshops and engage in developing action plans for implementing the Blueprint for Action – Phase XIII, with particular emphasis on the conference theme.
Colleagues from the nine states of the Western Region (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington) are teaming with us in planning and coordinating this event.
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Chris L. Hickey, Sr.
Together, we will make a difference!
Recently there have been no shortage of conversation regarding why and how to prepare children for the Twenty-First Century. In President Barack Obama’s February Address to Congress he stated, “In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity — it is a pre-requisite.” He elaborates, “Right now, three-quarters of the fastest-growing occupations require more than a high school diploma. And yet, just over half of our citizens have that level of education. We have one of the highest high school dropout rates of any industrialized nation. And half of the students who begin college never finish.”