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Fall Forum 2007, Elementary Spotlight
CES invites elementary educators to Fall Forum 2007. Join thousands of students, parents, and other leading thinkers to collaborate and inspire school transformation. This year’s Fall Forum, “A Principled Stand,” will take place November 8-10 in Denver, Colorado and features a strong and varied selection of sessions designed to address the circumstances of CES elementary schools.

These sessions include a number of authors and schools featured in this issue – authors Mary Helen Spiri, Pamela Ayres, Katherine Clunis, Deborah Meier, Laura Baker, Francie Marbury, Michael Routa, and Steve Bonchek will be facilitating workshops and interest groups. And look for the “Forming a CES Elementary School Network” interest group on Saturday, November 10.

Highlights of the 2007 Fall Forum of particular interest to elementary educators:

Additional November 8 day-long pre-conference sessions including: “Building a High Performing and Supportive Community of Learners in the Elementary Grades,” “Teaching for Authentic Intellectual Work: Rationale, Research, Rubrics, Realities” facilitated by Fred Newman, “Supporting Learners in an Inclusive Classroom,” and more.

Six Denver-area elementary and high school visits

Featured conference sessions including: CES Alumni Panel, “Authentic Practices that Promote Equitable Outcomes for English Language Learners,” “The Impact of NCLB on Communities of Color,” Deborah Meier and Jane Adrais on “Taking a Stand On Behalf of Play and Playfulness,” and Ellin Oliver Keene on “Leading for Literacy Learning: From Effective to Artistic.”

Registration is open now! Join us at Fall Forum to take a stand for the relationships, pedagogy, structures, and policies that create and sustain personalized, equitable, and intellectually challenging schools for all of our children.

Visit the CES website for all the details on registration, conference programming, and logistics: www.essentialschools.org