ALER 2020- Educate to Liberate
Educate to liberate ourselves and others, particularly the students we serve. Education is an opportunity to empower students with different backgrounds. Educate to liberate means including the voices of those we serve in the conversation and
challenging dominant paradigms. It is about validating our students’ experiences and perspectives. Students should investigate the world and critically think about it in way that informs how they navigate the world and impact change in the
The 2020 Conference will explore ways to empower students and teachers to take initiative, solve problems, and formulate ideas while developing skills in language, learning, and leadership.
This years Conference Chair, Tammy C. Francis and Conference Co-Chair, Robin Johnson, invite you to join ALER's 2020 Annual Meeting in stunning Santa Fe, New Mexico.This years conference features some dynamic keynote speakers as well as conference
sessions and meaningful dialogue.
Dawn Quigley, Ph.D. and citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe, ND, is an assistant professor in the Education Department at St. Catherine University. She taught English and reading for 18+ years in the K-12 schools
along with being an Indian Education program co-director. In addition to her debut coming-of-age Young Adult novel, Apple in the Middle (NDSU Press), Dawn has over 28 published articles, essays and poems. Dawn lives in
Minnesota with her family.
A graduate of Hampton University, Dr. Shaun Woodly obtained his Bachelor’s degree in 2004, Master’s degree in 2005, followed by his Ph.D. is 2014. Dr. Woodly has dedicated his professional career to education. He is a decorated
K-12 teacher, University professor and author whose deep passion and research have allowed him great success as an educator and entrepreneur. Dr. Woodly has received multiple honors including being named teacher of the
year, receiving a district inspiration award, and several commendations of distinction for outstanding teaching and leadership. He is the architect behind the educator movement “Teach Hustle Inspire”, and has written the
best-selling book “MC Means Move the Class: How to Spark Engagement and Motivation in Urban and Culturally Diverse Classrooms”. His session is titled: How to Spark Engagement and Motivation in Urban and Culturally Diverse
Schools Each day in the classroom, it is all about getting the students from where they are to where they need to be. When it comes to teaching learners from diverse backgrounds, we understand there’s a disconnect somewhere
- but how do we solve this issue? Dr. Woodly offers strategies educators can put in place to transform learning objectives into genuinely interesting and engaging experiences by making learning culturally responsive, relevant
Patrick Camangian is an associate professor in the Teacher Education Department at the University of San Francisco. He has been an English teacher since 1999, beginning in the Los Angeles Unified School District where he was
awarded "Most Inspirational Teacher" by former mayor Richard Riordan and the school's student body. Professor Camangian currently volunteers in the Oakland Unified School District teaching English. He has collaborated with
groups such as California's People’s Education Movement, the Education for Liberation national network, and San Francisco's Teachers 4 Social Justice.
- Conference Registration is available online through November 5, 2020.
- Please login to the ALER website. If you are an ALER Member, this will ensure you get your ALER Member discounted conference rate.
- Not an ALER member? Consider ALER Membership prior to registration! Not only does it offer you a significant discount on registration, almost paying for itself, but it also provides membership to a forward thinking, vibrant organization
with high caliber journals included.
- Register HERE
The Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder is ALER's 2020 conference hotel. This beautiful resort property features numerous amenities in addition to our conference.
ALER 2020 Educate to Liberate Conference Proposals are being accepted through May 8, 11:59pm CST.
- ALER uses CVent as its conference app as well as submission portal.
- Individuals will be asked to create a CVent username and password to submit a proposal; the ALER website username and password will not work.
- Submit Proposals HERE
- Additional Program Information-Coming Soon
More information coming Late Summer 2020.
Check here in the future for additional details.