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Educational Leadership Program announces 2011 conference

By T.C. Sprencel
University News Service
December 17, 2010

The Educational Leadership Program in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology at Texas State University-San Marcos will host the 2011 Education and Community Leadership Conference (ECLC) — formerly the Assistant Principals and Aspiring School Leaders Conference — Feb. 11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the LBJ Student Center Ballroom.

The conference theme will be “Crossing Borders for Equitable and Sustainable Leadership,” with sessions designed for the unique needs and roles of school and community leaders, pre-service teachers and PK-12 educators. Participants may receive six credit hours toward State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) professional development.

Pedro Noguera, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development at New York University, will be the conference’s keynote speaker. Noguera is an urban sociologist who focuses on how schools are affected by social and economic conditions. The author of numerous books, Noguera is featured regularly on CNN and National Public Radio for commentary on educational issues.

Founded in 2001, the conference provides opportunities for educators, scholars and students to network and share information and research. Topics for the 2011 ECLC will include:

  • Cultural Responsiveness
  • Social Justice
  • Teacher Empowerment
  • Parents as Educational Leaders
  • Partnerships for Leaders in Education
  • Family Literacy
  • Diversity in the Classroom and Communities
  • LGBT and Racial Identity
  • Academic Achievement
  • Social Engagement
  • Community in Schools
  • Creating P-16 Pipelines
  • Other Instructional and Leadership Topics

Registration is $45 for students, $55 for non-student early registration and $80 for regular registration, and includes breakfast and lunch. Registration is available online at

For more information, please visit the ECLC’s FAQ page at