Conference Information - 2019

Dates: March 8-9, 2019 

Location: Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Conference Theme:
The Challenge to Diversify Teachers in Classrooms and on Campuses

Friday, March 8
10:00 am – 12:00 pm: PreConference Sessions (TBD)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch and Welcome Address
1:45 – 2:45 pm: Concurrent Session A
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Concurrent Session B
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Reception and Poster Session
Dinner on your own

Saturday, March 9
9:00 am - 9:30 am: Continental Breakfast and Welcome
9:45 am – 10:45 am: Concurrent Session C
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Concurrent Session D
12:15 pm – 1:45pm: Lunch and Keynote Address
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Concurrent Session E
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm: Concurrent Session F
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Reflection Circle and Closing Remarks

Dr. Ed Brockenbrough is an Associate Professor and Calvin Bland Fellow in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. As Penn GSE’s inaugural Calvin Bland Fellow, he receives the distinction that recognizes and funds his scholarly work on the educational experiences of young men of color.


Charles Rojzman, a renowned French social psychologist, author, and international consultant, invented Transformational Social Therapy over twenty years ago as a method for transforming institutions by helping people address the hatred and violence that separate them and prevent them from working together. Charles Rojzman will facilitate a pre-conference workshop, Transforming Race Relations in the U.S.: Building Trust, Forming Relationships and Solving Problems through Transformational Social Therapy, on Friday, March 8 from 9am-11am. 
Description of Workshop by Charles Rojzman - Download

Tour of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center Friday, March 8 from 9am-11am
The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University is an open-air folklife museum and research center dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Pennsylvania German heritage. Located on the historic Sharadin Farmstead on the Kutztown Campus, the Heritage Center offers access for both the public and KU students to historic buildings and exhibits, a world-class research library collection, as well as seasonal events, conferences, lectures and classes in Pennsylvania German dialect through the KU modern language department. Center Website Link

The costs of the conference is as follows:
  • Student registration - $60
  • Early Bird registration - $80 (now – through January 20)
  • Regular Registration - $90 (January 21 – February 24)
  • Late Registration - $100 (February 25 – March 9)
  • Pre-Conference Workshop - Charles Rojzman - $35
  • Pre-Conference Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center Tour - $10
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