It's no secret that safe, happy and healthy children are more likely to achieve academic success. But bullying continues to be one issue standing in the way of safe and successful students. Educators are invited to attend a powerful all-day event on January 14, 2013 in New York City. The event will feature thought leaders in the education community and allow educators to learn about the best practices in how incorporating social emotional learning (SEL) into the curriculum could prevent bullying and other social issues in education. Zaner-Bloser, in partnership with the Institute for Urban and Minority Education, is hosting Beyond Bullying: Safe Schools, Successful Students at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City.
Keynote speaker Kirk Smalley, founder of Stand for the Silent, will begin the summit with an emotional story of how he lost his 11-year-old son to suicide after enduring months of bullying. Smalley says he wants educators to walk away with the knowledge of what bullying has become both on and off school grounds.
Attendees will have a chance to hear from a panel of superintendents with a proactive approach to bullying and social emotional learning. The panel includes:
American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Executive Director Daniel A. Domenech will moderate the superintendent's panel at the summit. "Creating a dialogue among educators is one of the best ways to find out what best practices are working when it comes to bullying and other issues in school that can stand in the way of successful students," Domenech said. "This summit gives us a chance to understand the research and work together toward safer schools and successful students."
Other confirmed speakers/topics include:
Marvin Berkowitz, Ph.D.
Allison Dymnicki, Ph.D.
Marc Brackett, Ph.D.; Dorothy Espelage, Ph.D.
Robert Selman, Ph.D.; Catherine Snow, Ph.D.
Ernest Morrell, Ph.D.; Jodene Morrell, Ph.D.
Ruth Cross, M.A.; Pamela Randall, Ed.D.
To view the full agenda and register for the Summit, or to learn about becoming a Beyond Bullying Alliance member, please visit www.beyondbullyingsummit.org. You can also join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
About the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME)
For almost forty years, IUME has used advocacy, demonstration, evaluation, information dissemination, research and technical assistance to study and seek to improve the quality of life chances through education in the communities of urban and minority peoples. The Institute continues to focus on the implications of population in the context of the demand for pluralistic competencies for the design and management of teaching and learning transactions in schools and other environments for education.
Zaner-Bloser, a wholly owned subsidiary of Highlights for Children with more than 120 years of experience in education, is one of the premier publishers of research-based reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, and handwriting programs. The Zaner-Bloser mission is to create dynamic, appealing, and effective educational programs and services. Zaner-Bloser focuses on distinctive programs that inspire all students to become engaged, literate participants in the global society.