Agenda: 2015 Gathering of Leaders

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time

Event / Location

Wednesday
1:00 – 8:00 pm

Registration – Pick up Gathering Materials
University of Memphis Holiday Inn

Wednesday
1:00 – 4:00 pm 

For Principals Only 

Pre-registration and advanced preparation required 

Principals engage in shared conversations that support them as they make a link between their beliefs and values and their work in schools.  They will also have the opportunity to bring dilemmas of practice related to the affirmative development of the boys and young men of color in their schools for feedback from their colleagues

Wednesday
4:30-6:30 pm 

For Members Only 

Pre-registration and COSEBOC membership required

  • Dr. Jonathon Saphier, Founder and President, Research for Better Teaching
  • Demonstration of new Member communications platform
  • The Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel

Wednesday
6:30 - 8:00 pm

A Touch of Memphis – A Special Event for COSEBOC Members Only 

The Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel 
Pre-registration required

Thursday, April 23, 2015  |  Convening of the Gathering

Time Event / Location

Thursday
6:45 and 7:15 am

Shuttle busses bring participants from the Doubletree Hotel to the plenary venue

University of Memphis Holiday Inn

Thursday
7:00am – 8:00 pm

Registration/Information – Pick up Gathering Materials 

University of Memphis Holiday Inn

Thursday
7:00 – 8:15 am

Continental Breakfast / Registration

University of Memphis Holiday Inn

Thursday
8:30 – 8:45 am

Processional of Young Men – The Walk of Integrity

Thursday
8:45 – 9:05 am

Welcome - COSEBOC Board Chair; introduction of David Miller, Emcee

  • Provost Dr. Karen Weddle-West
  • Superintendent, Shelby County Public Schools Mr. Dorsey Hopson
  • Memphis Design Team
  • Welcome and Setting of the Theme – Ron Walker, Director, COSEBOC

Thursday
9:05 – 10:30 am

Plenary Session

  • Masculinity in the School Setting: What must we know and understand to support the transformation of our boys and young men? Dr. Pedro Noguera, NYU
  • Young Men Share Interpretations of the Gathering Theme
  • Introduction of the 2015 COSEBOC Award Schools 

Thursday
10:30 am – 11:00 am 

Break

Thursday
11:00-12:15

Dr. Howard Stevenson - Interactive Workshop

Barbershop Dialogue: Framework for Addressing Racial Trauma in Boys of Color

Thursday
12:15-2:15

Lunch 

University of Memphis Holiday Inn

Thursday
2:15-4:15

COSEBOC Workshops   

University of Memphis Holiday Inn and the University of Memphis Student Center

Thursday
4:30

Shuttle Busses back to Hotels

Thursday
6:30 – 10:00 pm

The COSEBOC School Awards Dinner (including speaker and local entertainment)

Attendees must register and pay separately for the Awards Dinner via our online registration.

On campus of University of Memphis

Friday, April 24, 2015

Time

Event / Location

Friday
6:45 am until...

Shuttle busses bring participants from the Doubletree Hotel to the plenary venue

University of Memphis Holiday Inn

Friday
7:00 am – 4 pm

 

Registration/Information – Pick up Gathering Materials 

University of Memphis Holiday Inn

Friday
7:00 – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast / Registration

University of Memphis Holiday Inn

Friday
8:15 – 8:30 am

The Spirit of Memphis– Jazz and Spoken Word  

Friday
8:45 – 9:45 am

Plenary Session featuring COSEBOC Talks 

Dr. Pedro Noguera, NYU
Responses from school leaders, teachers, students (?)

Friday
9:00 – 10:30am

COSEBOC Workshops 

University of Memphis Holiday Inn and University of Memphis Student Center

Friday
10:45 am – 12:15 pm

COSEBOC Workshops 

University of Memphis Holiday Inn and University of Memphis Student Center

Friday
12:15 – 2:00 pm

Lunch

University of Memphis Holiday Inn

Friday
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Plenary Session – Schoolin’ Youngboys Schoolin’ OldheadsBarbershop Dialogues

The Barbershop Project: Dr. Howard Stephenson, Kamau Ptah, and Barbers from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Memphis, Tennessee

University of Memphis Holiday Inn

Friday
3:00pm

Young Men Deliver their Oaths

Participant Commitments and Testimonials

Closing Charge from Ron Walker

Evaluations

Conference Sponsors

American Reading Company SRI - School Reform Initiative