Registration now is under way for PBS Channel 13’s 2009 Celebration of Teaching and Learning to be held March 6 and 7 in the Hilton New York in New York City.
The conference is designed for educators, parents and people interested in education and includes more than 100 workshops and addresses from national and international experts. It is expected to draw about 8,000 people from the tri-state area.
Among the speakers are Eric Schmidt, Google’s chairman and chief executive officer, speaking about the future of technology and preparing schools for the future; Temple Grandin, author and expert on autism, speaking about working with children diagnosed with autism-spectrum disorders; and actor Alan Alda, host of the new PBS production “The Human Spark,” who will talk about science education.
Other speakers include Sir Kenneth Robinson, author and expert on creativity, who will speak about driving innovation in the classroom; actress Danica McKellar, speaking about getting more middle school girls interested in math; Geoffrey Canada, who will talk about Harlem Children’s Zone; and a discussion of public schools’ successes and failures with New York City Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein and NYU Professor and author Pedro Noguera.
For registration and other information, visit www.thirteencelebration.org