Location: Halstead, Kansas, United States

This is my seventh year at Halstead which is also where I live with my wife and my soon to be two year old daughter.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

My Next Conference

Next week I start another conference. Here is the write up from the Topeka Capital Journal
Conference to focus on legacy of Brown

A seminar for educators will be held next week in Topeka titled "American Rights and Race Relations: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education."

The conference will be Monday through Friday at Washburn University. It is sponsored by the Educational Services and Staff Development Association of Central Kansas and the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center.

The keynote address, "Studying Whiteness and Learning About Race," will be given at 7 p.m. Monday by University of Illinois professor David Roediger in the Kansas Room of Washburn's Memorial Union. The Kansas Room is on the south end of the union's upper level. The event is open to the public.

Roediger's research focuses on race and class in the United States, the history of U.S. radicalism, immigration and racial formation in the United States. He is the author of "Our Own Time: A History of American Labor and the Working Day," "The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class," and "Towards the Abolition of Whiteness."

Other speakers will include Johnson County Community College's Jim Leiker, The University of Kansas' Deborah Dandridge and Keil Hileman, 2004 Kansas Teacher of the Year.

The five-day event is designed to prepare teachers to use research-based instructional strategies and enhance their historical knowledge.

It should be worthwhile and provide a lot of time for me to interact with other teachers and gain even more content information. It's fun to hear all of the different opinions and techniques from the other teachers at teh conference.


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