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Dr. Chris Emdin to be Bridge Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Chris Emdin

Dr. Chris Emdin

School’s Out is thrilled to welcome Dr. Chris Emdin to Seattle as a Bridge keynote speaker this October! Dr. Emdin is is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University; where he also serves as Director of Science Education at the Center for Health Equity and Urban Science Education.

As a social critic, public intellectual and science advocate, Dr. Emdin speaks on a range of topics that include hip-hop education, STEM education, politics, race, class, diversity and youth empowerment.

Dr. Emdin will discuss his vision of What is at the heart of learning: helping young people become themselves. Grounded in what he calls reality pedagogy, Chris highlights the need to focus on young people’s realities and personal experiences to support their learning and development.

Check out Dr. Emdin’s website to learn more about his work to empower and inspire youth.

Now in its 13th year, School’s Out’s Bridge Conference is the premier conference for afterschool and youth development professionals in the Northwest. During this year’s conference, participants will explore the big question, What is at the heart of learning? Rather than focusing on getting the “right answer,” educators should develop good questions, support children and youth in the process of learning, and inspire curiosity. The conference will be at the HUB on the University of Washington campus, October 19 and 20. You can learn more about the conference, or you can register now.


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