Reaching Teachers Nationwide at Education Conferences

While One World Education’s Writing Program is improving the writing at 17 DC public and charter schools this fall, the organization routinely receives interest from teachers and schools across the nation. With the help of our partner, the Global Good Fund, of which OWEd’s Executive Director Eric Goldstein is a 2014 Fellow, this fall we will be presenting our model for education reform at two national education conferences.

The first conference is the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference in Boston in early November. As a former Social Studies teacher himself, Eric’s teacher session was accepted from a competitive field and he’ll be leading a presentation titled, “Incorporating Common Core Writing Projects in Social Studies.” The NCSS Conference attracts 3,000 educators to discuss the most current knowledge, ideas, and research, and expertise in social studies education. One of the keynote speakers we’re most excited about is Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times.

That same weekend, members of OWEd’s Program Leadership and local teachers will be exhibiting at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Conference in DC.  At the NCTE Conference educators will examine the power of storytelling and its connections to building knowledge. We’re particularly excited about this conference because of the data we’ve accumulated from ELA teachers through our partnership with two local universities. 

One World Education also applied to present at the SXSWedu conference in Austin, Texas, in 2015 (a big thank you to everyone who voted for our panel). This conference includes keynote speeches, interactive workshops, film screenings, socials, and opportunities to hear about innovations in education.

These three conferences are tremendous opportunities to reach thousands of teachers and share our model with them. “We wouldn’t have been able to pursue these opportunities without the support of the Global Good Fund,” said Eric, “We are grateful to them for helping us expand our work nationally in this way.”  

We hope to meet many teachers nationwide who can adopt the model and see the same gains our teachers in DC have seen through using the program in their classrooms.  If you plan to attend these events, please stop by our workshop or exhibit booth.  We look forward to meeting you.

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