Tuesday, April 4, 2017

JDS Emerging Scholars Working Group Session Announcement

ESWG Session Announcement

The John Dewey Society invites emerging scholars (whether inside or outside of the academy) to attend a special session at the JDS annual meeting, held in conjunction with AERA (Friday April 28, 2017, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 5). At the session, emerging scholars will discuss their interests in the society and learn about opportunities available for them within JDS, and its affiliate organizations. For those interested, they may join the emerging scholars working group. The session will be led by ESWG member Melissa Bradford, whose biography is included at the end of announcement.

The Emerging Scholars Working was established at the John Dewey Society in Philadelphia on April 3, 2014, which was held in conjunction with the Annual Meetings of the John Dewey Society and American Education and Research Association.

Over the last 3 years, the ESWG has:

      Recruited new student members
      Significantly expanded the network of emerging scholars, through events, online communication, and academic opportunities.
      Helped coordinate a panel on Dewey, Higher Education, and Anti-Colonialism at the Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy and Education.
      Helped develop the new format for the Journal of School & Society. Many members are now on the editorial board of S&S.
      Helped develop the new journal Dewey Studies, the only journal solely devoted to Dewey’s philosophy.
      Jared Kemling, the ESWG Publications Officer, has continued his work helping emerging scholars find publishing opportunities and editorial experience. He is also currently an associate editor of the Dewey Society Journals S&S and Dewey Studies.
      Initiated and organized the Dewey Through Generations panel at the annual meeting for 3 years.
      Helped prepare and coordinate the Centennial Celebration of D&E Conference.
      Helped create and coordinate the Editors Roundtable Session at the annual meeting in 2016.

Melissa Bradford Biography:
Melissa Riley Bradford is a founder of Tallgrass Sudbury School in Riverside, IL and an adjunct science and math instructor at Joliet Junior College. She also conducts STEM and student-centered education workshops in Beijing, China on behalf of DePaul University. Her research interests include soka (value-creating) pedagogy, Makiguchi and Ikeda Studies, dialogue, democratic education, and alternative education models. Bradford is currently working on her doctoral dissertation in curriculum studies at DePaul University, focusing on the role of dialogue in value creating education. She is a recipient of the 2015-17 Ikeda Center Education Fellowship.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Why XY? Leveraging Positive Role Models to Empower At-Risk, Young Minority Males to Aim High

The John Dewey Society for the Study of Education and Culture
& Communities In Schools San Antonio
Cordially invite you to join in the

7th Annual School & Society Forum

Why XY?
Leveraging Positive Role Models to Empower At-Risk, Young Minority Males to Aim High

Intent: The forum is a public space embracing dialogue, interaction, and deliberation concerning school and society issues across multiple stakeholders—P-16 teachers, policymakers, administrators, scholars, parents, community educators, & interest groups—drawing upon John Dewey’s commitments to democratic schooling. Students, parents,
and CIS-SA organizers will lead a panel discussion about issues facing the San Antonio community.

Panel Presentation: The panel discussion at the AERA Conference will focus on the Communities In Schools-San Antonio model, the XY-Zone Site Coordinators and XY-Zone students from local high schools

Jessica Weaver – President and CEO, 
Tara Lazaro – Field Manager, 
Gustavo Gonzalez – XY Zone Site Coordinator, 
Christian Guerra – XY Zone Site Coordinator 
and students from local high schools and the XY Zone participants

When: Thursday, April 27, 2:00pm-3:45pm

Where: River Level, Room 5, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 E. Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Organized by:
Kyle Greenwalt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Teacher Education
Michigan State University

Lauren Geraghty
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Communities In Schools
San Antonio, TX

John Vasquez
Ph.D. Student
Educational Administration
Michigan State University

Jessica Landgraf
Ph.D. Student
Education Policy
Michigan State University

                                                 Communities In Schools of San Antonio
Communities In Schools of San Antonio (CIS-SA) is part of the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, empowering students to succeed in school and achieve in life. Operating in 99 schools in 11 school districts, CIS-SA serves thousands of young people and their families each year. Based directly inside schools, Communities in Schools of San Antonio connects students and their families to basic and critical educational and community-based resources, tailored to each student’s specific needs. Learn more about Communities in Schools of San Antonio at www.cissa.org.

About the XY-Zone:
The XY-Zone was created in response to the troubling and persistent trend of academic disengagement and underachievement among young minority males. Serving adolescent males in grades 9-12 who are at-risk of dropping out, the XY-Zone aims to address these issues through a comprehensive program that imparts responsibility, leadership, and character, while providing critical social, academic, and behavioral support.