Sunday, November 14, 2010

Promising Practices Conference

             Promising practices conference was an interesting experience. Many people attended it was a mixture of  students and teachers.  My first session was A.L.L.I.E.D which stands for Advanced Learning Leadership Initiative for Education Diversity.  In this session I was a presenter. We had to state our major, how long we have been attending A.L.L.I.E.D and why we continue coming back.  I felt extremely nervous. We spoke about what would you do scenarios having to do with racism ways we as teachers could deal with it. We also had people read about why they like A.L.L.I.E.D and . One of the scenarios that stuck out to me was about a girl who i believe was black had to do a group project with a kid and he happened to be white and they both got different grades if he got a B+ she would get a B- even thought they did the same amount of work. She never said anything because she was afraid of how the teacher would react.  Another was about a girl who was gonna get a placement to teach and made a comment saying "I hope they don't place me in Providence because I just got a new car." On a positive people love A.L.L.I.E.D because we can be who we are. I enjoy A.L.L.I.E.D because its like a second family to me i can express myself and not be judged.
       My second session was confusing I dont know what it has to do with teaching. It was called Learning with a Difference. The lady made us look at objects memorize them than after write what we remember on paper. then after we had to make a map of  RIC which i did but would confuse a stranger. I didnt get that one. The keynote speaker i felt really wasnt talking to the younger crowd  just the older people. H also spoke to much to be honest he lost me after a while i couldnt focus anymore.
   heres a video i found interesting.

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