2015 Wright State University Network for Educational Renewal – April 25, 2015

by NNER Partnerships

Wright State University Network for Educational Renewal Plans 3rd Annual Conference

The third annual Wright State University Network for Educational Renewal (WSUNER) Conference is scheduled for April 25, 2015. Wright Patterson Air Force Base commander Colonel John Devillier will open the conference with a keynote address focusing on the importance of partnership. Thirty-two proposals to present have been accepted. These examples of best practices will be presented during three forty-five minute sessions by teachers from WSU’s nine partnership school districts and the Dayton Regional STEM School. Community organization partners will also participate by highlighting the advantages of their programs to PK-12.

Once again this year the conference will include a two hour NNER training workshop for twenty to thirty partnership district administrators and WSU faculty. This session affords an opportunity to expose those in leadership positions to the mission of NNER encouraging continued commitment to the concepts of “simultaneous renewal” and “democratic engagement.” Ann Foster and Greg Bernhardt, Co-executive Directors of NNER, along with D. James Tomlin, WSU Chair of Teacher Education, will lead the session.

New the 2015 will be the addition of a Curriculum/Technology Forum. The forum will include a session on Microsoft 365 conducted by Microsoft and a panel discussion focusing on various educational learning platforms focusing on Google and Microsoft 365. Curriculum and technology administrators from approximately 25 local school districts will participate.

Up to 280 professionals are expected to attend the conference including teachers, administrators, community organization members, WSU faculty and student teachers. The event will be held in Allyn Hall, the home of the College of Education and Human Services, on the WSU campus. WSUNER is very appreciative of the $3000 Setting Renewal Grant awarded by the National Network for Educational Renewal in support of the 2015 conference.