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CAS Community Schools Practicum 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
CAS Community Schools Practicum 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 6:00 PM -
Friday, October 28, 2011 1:00 PM (Eastern Time)
CAS National Center for Community Schools
The Interchurch Center
475 Riverside Drive (Enter on Claremont Ave)
New York, New York 10115
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Every School a Community School:
Focus on Results
We all know that we live in an evidence-based world, and nowhere is that statement more true than in the world of education. The community schools strategy is powerful because it is rooted in two kinds of evidence—a strong underlying body of research about what it takes to promote the learning and development of all our young people; and, increasingly, a wide array of empirical evidence coming from evaluations of community school initiatives that documents important positive results for students, families, schools and communities.
A focus on these results will form the basis for our work at The Children's Aid Society's ninth
Community Schools Practicum
, to be held
October 26-28, 2011 in New York City
. We will have an opportunity to learn about the results from community school evaluations across the country and to explore some of the challenges faced by leaders in the field as they seek to document the impact of their comprehensive, integrated efforts. And, as always, will hear from several education, policy and philanthropic leaders from around the country.
We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting opportunity to refresh our knowledge, rekindle our hopes and renew our professional relationships.
What's on the Agenda?
A detailed agenda is available
, but highlights include:
Opening Reception & Dinner on Wednesday, October 26, featuring speaker
, New York University
Welcoming Remarks from
, NYC Department of Education
Dialogue with a distinguished panel of cross-sector leaders, including
, Harlem Children's Zone
, US Department of Education
, National Assembly on School-Based Health Care
, NYS Board of Regents
Reflections on community school results from notable thought leaders, including
, UC Berkeley
, Annie E. Casey Foundation
Plenary sessions and concurrent workshops highlighting exemplary community schools research and addressing related technical issues
Formal and informal networking and peer learning opportunities with national and international community school colleagues
Who should attend?
Given the focus of the Practicum and the limited space, we ask that broader initiatives (not individual school sites) assemble dynamic teams of four to ten members that represent the major partners involved in leading and documenting their impact (i.e., leaders from non-profit, education, community, government, research and philanthropic organizations). Given the nature of the conference, we do not advise that site-level staff attend.
If you would like to discuss the composition or size of your team with us, please do not hesitate to
-- ideally before you register.
Registration & Fee
The Community Schools Practicum is an invitation-only conference with limited space, so we encourage you to register immediately by
clicking on the link in your email invitation
. Please note that participants are responsible for covering their transportation and per diem expenses. Included in the registration fee is the opening reception/dinner on Wednesday evening, breakfast and lunch on Thursday, and breakfast on Friday.
As you may know, hotel rates in New York City can be quite high. We have searched high and low for hotel accommodations with reasonable rates and easy access to the Columbia University area. As a courtesy, we are pleased to provide a list of hotels that meet these criteria (click on the "Hotel Information" tab at top, or click
Because of the scarcity of affordable hotel rooms, we urge you to MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS IMMEDIATELY.
The sooner you reserve a room, the more likely you are to get a good rate.
COMMUNITY SCHOOL FUNDAMENTALS CONFERENCE
Due to popular demand, we are also hosting a separate
Schools Fundamentals Conference on October 25-26,
that is open to the
general public. Designed
new or relatively new
to community schools, the Fundamentals
will share CAS’s lessons learned from
years of implementation and 17 years of nationwide
. In addition to conducting a study visit
a mature CAS community school, participants will delve into a
range of topics on the “nuts and bolts” of the strategy, including the
Elements of Systemic
Initiatives and more.
for more information.
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$425 - Standard Registration
$500 - Late Registration (after 10/15)
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