Bridge Conference 2014
About Bridge Conference 2014: Making Learning Personal
We hope for a world in which all youth are accessing quality services both in and out of school that help them succeed in school and in life. We believe this can only be achieved through strong partnerships between schools and afterschool and youth development (AYD) programs. The Bridge Conference brings together education and community leaders serving youth both in and out of school to come together to strengthen these partnerships between our formal education system and AYD programs.
This year's theme is Making Learning Personal, emphasizing how meaningful learning is ignited by personal passion, supports social-emotional learning all the while building competency in academics. Sessions will focus on how educators can connect to students as individuals, nurture their interests, and support cognitive and social-emotional development.
Keynotes and Major Speakers
Dennis Littky, co-founder and co-director of Big Picture Learning and the Met Center, will be the Bridge 2014 keynote speaker. Littky advocates for a non-traditional approach to education that delivers concrete results. He believes that children need to be engaged on a personal basis, their interests and passions need to be incorporated into a learning environment so that the education they receive is applicable to their own unique personalities. He is nationally known for his extensive work in secondary education in urban, suburban, and rural settings.
How to register
Groups of 10+
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This year, if 10 people from the same organization register, we will offer an additional registration free!
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- Check out the details from 2013 Bridge Conference for a better idea of what to expect from the Conference.