Agenda: 7th Annual Gathering of Leaders

Click here to download a PDF of the 2013 Agenda (Revised March 20, 2013)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013  |  Pre-Conference

Time

Event / Location

10:00am – 1:30pm

 

COSEBOC Community Service Project 

Advance registration required – Maximum: 20 Gathering Attendees

An  Opportunity to be in the Service of Young Men
Through a conceptual process aptly named “Writing to Heal”, young males will participate in a half- day experience creating poetry and prose which allows opportunities to define themselves and share their hopes and dreams for the future.

“Writing to Heal” explores the power of developing personal narratives to reflect on the experiences of adolescent males of color navigating the streets of Chicago.   The young men will engage in a series of mini writing activities designed around three survival domains: alternatives to violence, promotion of healthy decision making and redefining manhood/masculinity.

Committed participants, who have registered for this project and will be attending the Gathering, will serve as writing coaches to assist the young men with visioning, editing and shaping narratives that will be used in a forthcoming eBook.

3:30 – 7:30pm

COSEBOC Board of Directors Meeting

5:00 – 10:00pm

COSEBOC Members Only Hospitality Room

Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL

COSEBOC Members will refresh from their travels, meet each other and pre-register for the Gathering.

Day 1: Thursday, April 25, 2013  |  Convening of the Gathering

Time Event / Location

7:30 –  10:00am

~ Please note that only lunch will be provided on this day. ~

Urban Prep School Tour 

Pre-registered participants will tour the Englewood, West and Bronzeville campuses of Urban Prep Academies to observe and learn about the Urban Prep approach to education.  

School tours will include:

  • witnessing “Community”, one of Urban Prep’s most sacred rituals
  • a high level presentation detailing the history, mission and vision of Urban Prep Academies
  • classroom walkthrough where participants will observe Urban Prep teachers and students in action
  • debrief of classroom walkthroughs
  • a question and answer opportunity to dive deeply into the practices of Urban Prep

Transportation will be provided.

7:30  – 10:15am

Registration

University of Illinois at Chicago Forum – 725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL

Registration will be open early for your convenience.

8:15 – 9:30am

Shuttle

Shuttle from Hyatt Regency Chicago to University of Illinois at Chicago Forum

10:30 –11:00am

Greetings

Dr. Victoria Chou, Dean of Education
College of Education
University of Illinois at Chicago

Ronald Walker, Executive Director
COSEBOC

Video Presentation | Voices of Young Men

11:00 am – 12:30pm

Young, Gifted and Literate: What’s Social and Emotional Competence Got To Do With It?

Social and Emotional Competence: A Critical Literacy for the Positive Development for Boys and Young Men of Color 

Dr. Carl Bell, Director of the Institute for Juvenile Research, University of Illinois at Chicago, Roberto Rivera, President/ Co-Founder, The Good Life Organization David Miller, Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of the Urban Leadership Institute, David McGhee, Professor of Leadership Development, Mott Community College and Dr. Olga Acosta Price, Director of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and Associate Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health, George Washington University, as panelists, will explore perspectives of social and emotional competence and its role in the development of boys and young men of color.

12:30 – 12:45pm

Creating the Network - Individual Learning Reflections and Conversations

Participants will set goals for their learning during the Gathering, select workshops, and engage in reflective dialogue with one or two others to get feedback.

12:45 – 1:30pm

Lunch 

Courtesy of University of Illinois at Chicago – CHANCE Program – College of Education

The Office of School Relations and the CHANCE Learning Center (CLC) in collaboration with both on and off campus partners provides access for its students to the following: Academic Skills Builders courses, tutoring services (face-to-face and web-based), peer-to-peer mentors, specialized seminars and workshops. We also offer access to professionals who provide programs tailored to improve and enhance students’ academic and professional profiles, technology training and assistance, and cultural enrichment opportunities.

1:30– 4:15pm

“For Principals Only” Work Session

Participants will engage in shared conversations that provide a way for principals to better understand social and emotional competence, contemplate their own social and emotional competence, and bring dilemmas of practice to their colleagues for feedback.  

1:30– 4:00pm

In-Depth Workshops – A Continued Exploration of Social and Emotional Competence and Other Critical Literacies

Workshops led by practitioners on a broad range of literacies – print, oral, language, media, mathematics / science, technological and civic engagement.

4:15pm

Shuttle

Shuttle from University of Illinois at Chicago Forum to the  Hyatt Regency Chicago

5:00 – 7:00pm

Welcome to Chicago Reception

COSEBOC and the National Council on Educating Black Children (NCEBC) will jointly host a welcome reception at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Day 2: Friday, April 26, 2013

Time

Event / Location

6:45 – 7:45am

Shuttle

Shuttle from Hyatt Regency Chicago to University of Illinois at Chicago Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL

7:00 – 7:45am

 

Continental Breakfast 

Courtesy of University of Illinois at Chicago – CHANCE Program – College of Education

Registration

University of Illinois at Chicago Forum

8:00 – 8:20am

Greetings and Announcements

8:20 – 9:45am

COSEBOC Video Presentation: Mississippi Project Documentary

Sixteen McComb students rolled up their sleeves as researchers, historians, and filmmakers to shed light on their local history. In particular, the students decided to focus on the situations and conditions that caused the walkout at Burglund High School in the 1960s – one of the pivotal moments in the history of the Civil Rights Movement. The students compiled a video using oral history interviews performed in the Local Cultures class, documents from the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, and newspaper articles from the period.  Thanks to the efforts of these motivated students, McComb’s history and its importance during the Civil Rights Movement will be preserved for future generations.

The Young Men of COSEBOC

In continuing with our custom to include the significant student voice in our conference, the boys and young men in our schools will have an opportunity to present their rendition of the theme and demonstrate how mastering literacy will help position them to make major contributions to their family, community, nation and world. 

9:45 – 10:00am

Break and Transition

10:00 am – 12:00pm

Promising Practices in 21st Century Literacies for Boys and Young Men of Color – Session One

Workshops will be led by practitioners on a broad range of literacies – print, oral, language, media, mathematics /science, technological and civic engagement.

12:00 – 1:00pm

Lunch 

Courtesy of University of Illinois at Chicago – CHANCE Program

American Promise - A Documentary Trailer Screening 

American Promise spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys’ divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation at Manhattan’s Dalton School, this provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity.   An Official Selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary is a co-production of Rada Film Group, ITVS and POV’s Diverse Voices Project. It is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, made possible by CPB. 

Bring American Promise to your community. Learn more at www.americanpromise.org

1:00 – 2:15pm

Keynote Plenary - Drs. Alfred Tatum and Danny B. Martin

Drs. Danny B. Martin and Alfred W. Tatum, both of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will address the Gathering's theme - Young, Gifted and Literate: Boys and Young Men of Color Prepared for the Future. They will address critical literacies for boys and young men of color by drawing on various perspectives to begin crafting a solution-focused agenda. They will also address how competency in reading and mathematics shapes one's identity. Drawing from sociohistorical and sociopolitical perspectives, they will argue that we expand the notion of the Common Core State Standards if we are serious about tapping into the brilliance of Black and Latino/a  children in the areas of reading and mathematics. They will offer recommendations for school leaders to consider.

2:30 – 4:30pm

Promising Practices in 21st Century Literacies for Boys and Young Men of Color - Session Two

Workshops led by practitioners on a broad range of literacies – print, oral, language, media, mathematics / science, technological and civic engagement

4:30pm

Gathering adjournes for the day

Shuttle

Shuttle from  University of Illinois at Chicago Forum to the  Hyatt Regency Chicago

~ If not attending the School Award Celebration, dinner is on your won. ~

6:30pm

The COSEBOC School Award Celebration

Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive  Chicago, IL

The COSEBOC School Awards will be given to schools that consistently generate male students of color with academic outcomes that rival statewide average sand demonstrate to the public that schools can successfully educate boys and young men of color.

Day 3: Saturday, April 27, 2013

Time

Event / Location

7:45 – 8:30am

Shuttle

Shuttle from Hyatt Regency Chicago to University of Illinois at Chicago Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL

8:00 – 8:45am

Continental Breakfast

Courtesy of University of Illinois at Chicago – CHANCE Program

9:00 -11:00am

COSEBOC Award School Workshops

Gathering participants will have opportunity to attend workshop sessions conducted by members of the newly announced COSEBOC 2013 Award Schools and the 2012 Award Schools.  Each school will share exemplary and practical literacy practices that have been successfully implemented in service of the boys and young men of color.

11:00 – 11:15am

Break

11:15 – 12:00pm

Reflections and Final Conversations – The Gathering of Leaders World Cafe

All participants will engage in conversations initiated by powerful questions designed to help them synthesize their learning, make connections with each other, create an on-going network, and commit to specific actions as they return to our schools and communities.

12:00 – 12:30pm

The Young Men of COSEBOC

Return Home Charge to Gathering Participants

Gathering Adjourns

12:30pm

Shuttle

Shuttle from University of Illinois at Chicago Forum to the  Hyatt Regency Chicago

 

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