CHICAGO and PETERBOROUGH, N.H., May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Staff Development for Educators (SDE) has announced that education expert and best-selling author Baruti Kafele and Dr. Danny Brassell will be the keynotes at their third annual National Conference on Reading, Writing, Math & More! taking place July 6-8, 2016 in Chicago, IL. Kafele and Brassell will welcome more than 500 teachers and administrators of grades K-5 from across the U.S. at the inspiring keynote events.
Kafele is a highly sought-after professional development speaker and is America's leading authority for providing effective classroom and school leadership strategies toward closing the "attitude gap." As a middle and high school principal in East Orange, Plainfield, and Newark, NJ, he led the transformation of four different schools, including Newark Tech H.S., which went from a low-performing school in need of improvement to recognition by U.S. News and World Report Magazine as one of America's best high schools. Kafele is the author of many books on school change and leadership, including the popular Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success and the newly released, THE PRINCIPAL 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence.
Also presenting a motivational keynote session at the conference is author, teacher trainer, and reading ambassador Dr. Danny Brassell. Affectionately known as "Jim Carrey with a Ph.D.," Brassell is a tenured professor in the Teacher Education Department at California State University. He is a best-selling author of 15 books, including Leadership Begins with Motivation. Brassell is a recognized authority on leadership development, motivation and communication skills. His 2012 TEDx talk "The Reading Makeover" has been singled-out as one of the funniest and most inspirational education speeches of the past five years.
Heading to Chicago for the first time, the Reading, Writing, Math & More! conference for K-5 educators provides an opportunity for teachers and administrators to discover new ways to drive success in the classroom by providing hundreds of impactful, proven strategies that can be implemented into all content areas immediately.
The conference's subtitle, "Powerful Strategies for Maximizing Student Learning," appropriately reflects the rigor, teachable moments, and transformational teaching tactics illustrated within the event to elevate students' academic achievement and keep educators energized, motivated, and ready to face the challenges of a new school year. Expert presenters will guide educators through up close and personal learning, taking a deep dive into grade-specific content, and ready to ensure that solutions can be delivered confidently upon return to the classroom.
The Reading, Writing, Math & More! conference is one of eight national conferences that SDE hosts each summer, divided between Las Vegas, Chicago, and Orlando.
SDE is one of America's leading providers of professional development for PreK through Grade 12 educators. Through Onsite PD, PD Events, Web-Based PD, and PD Resources, the company empowers teachers and administrators across the country with ongoing professional development that is not only research-based, innovative, and rigorous, but also practical, motivating, and fun. All SDE training is presented by the nation's top authors and educational experts, with the goal of creating extraordinary classrooms that prepare students for the evolving demands of the 21st century.
For more information about SDE, educators are encouraged to visit www.sde.com, or to call 1-800-462-1478.
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