FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ARLINGTON, MA—Todd Rose, author of the forthcoming Square Peg (March, 2013), and Taylor Mali, a slam poet and author of What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World will be keynote speakers at INSPIRE 2013: The First NISCE Conference on Student-Centered Education.
The one-day event hosted by the National Institute for Student-Centered Education (NISCE) is open to education professionals and others interested in effective schools and curricula and will offer the latest thinking from many perspectives and disciplines on the challenges and benefits of student-centered education.
A one-time high school drop-out, Todd Rose, is today a widely regarded educational neuroscientist and member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he is considered on the forefront of innovation in learning science and education.His research focuses on learning variability and education technologies that support all students in reaching their full potential. His new book Square Peg (Hyperion) draws on his own story, exploring what it suggests for ‘raising innovators, visionaries, and out-of-the-box thinkers’. The book has already been acclaimed as “game-changing manifesto for education.”
Taylor Mali is the author of two collections of poetry and a book of essays What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World. A true advocate for teachers, Mali recently completed a 12-year project of convincing 1,000 people to become teachers through “poetry, persuasion and perseverance.”
“NISCE is honored to bring two such distinguished and thought-provoking speakers to Boston for our first conference.” said Dr. Ted Wilson, Executive Director of NISCE. “They represent two different perspectives on student-centered education and are good examples of the diversity of ideas this conference will offer attendees.”
Early bird registration for the April 5, 2013 conference in Boston, MA will begin online on November 8, but pre-registration is already available at the NISCE website.
ABOUT INSPIRE 2013
The National Institute for Student-Centered Education (NISCE) will host INSPIRE 2013: The First NISCE Conference on Student-Centered Education in Boston, MA on April 5, 2013 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport. This is a one-day conference that offers the latest thinking on the challenges and benefits of student-centered education. For more details please visit nisce.org
Founded in 2012 by the Massachusetts nonprofit Schools for Children, Inc., The National Institute for Student-Centered Education (NISCE) seeks to to catalyze grassroots support for a vision of education where students—not politics, not tests, not expediency—are at the center of learning, and where all students have the opportunities and resources they need to succeed. For more information visit www.nisce.org.