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Message 1: 1st Annual Conference on Challenges and Trends in 21st Century Education
Date: 24-Jan-2008
From: Alfred Griffin <agriffini-e-institute.org>
Subject: 1st Annual Conference on Challenges and Trends in 21st Century Education
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1st Annual Conference on Challenges and Trends in 21st Century Education

Date: 08-Mar-2008 - 08-Mar-2008
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Contact: Alfred Griffin
Contact Email: k_16confc4twi.org
Meeting URL: http://www.c4twi.org

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Meeting Description:

The 1st Annual Conference on Challenges and Trends in 21st Century Education:
Conversations in Integrating K-16 focuses on integrating language instruction
int the K-16 education pipeline.

1st Annual Conference on Challenges and Trends in 21st Century Education:
Conversations in Integrating K-16

Saturday, March 8, 2008
Burkshire Marriott Conference Hotel, Towson, MD

The Center for Transnational Women's Issues (www.c4twi.org) and The
International Exchange Institute (www.i-e-instiute.org) are pleased to announce
the 1st Annual Conference on Challenges and Trends in 21st Century Education:
Conversations in Integrating K-16. The theme of this year's conference is
Integrating Gender, Culture and Technology into K-16 Education.

Our main goal for this conference is to bring all the community stakeholders of
K-16 Education together to meet, network, and exchange ideas and perspectives
about the K-16 education pipeline.

We are inviting college and university professors; linguists, teachers and
administrators of high, middle and elementary schools in the public,
independent, charter and home school sectors; students; parents, businesses;
local, state and federal government officials and community based organizations
in Maryland and other states.

It is our hope for every participant to not only hear from others about
challenges and trends for K-16 education but to create a forum to begin
developing solutions and actions and to determine the issues to work and follow
up on at the next annual conference in March 2009.

Please go to the www.c4twi.org/events web site for further information about the
program, registration, and to join our pre-conference discussion groups.

Speakers and Keynote addresses:

''Crossing Boundaries: P-16 Partnerships Under the Microscope'' Nancy S.
Shapiro, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor, University System of Maryland

''Critical Literacy and Educational Technology: Visions for the New Information
Age'', Panayota Gounari, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Applied
Linguistics, University of Massachusetts Boston.

''Mentoring Latinas: A School-University Collaborative Project on the Impact of
Gender and Culture in the lives of Adolescent Hispanic Girls'' Ellen S. Silber,
Ph.D., Program Director, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

''Transnationalizing Online: The Women's Studies International Joint Exchange
Competition Project'' Ayse Dayi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Women's Studies,
Towson University, & Arda Arikan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of
English Language Teaching, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

Keynote address: ''Integrating K-16: Experiences from the Past, Recommendations
for the Future'', Alfred Griffin, President, The International Exchange Institute.


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