All are welcome to Smith Institute for Applied Research’s fifth annual Invitational Symposium November 13th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm and Friday, November 14th from 8:30am – 2:30 pm in Johnson C. Smith University’s Grimes Lounge.
In partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, JCSU has developed a schedule of events centered around the theme Promoting Family, School and Community Engagement in Charlotte’s Northwest Corridor: Promising Practices for Success. Thursday is focused on professional development for Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, and Friday addresses the community The presentations will include an open discussion with CMS parents, CMS’s family engagement liaisons, teachers, and the community, the findings from the survey of local parent and community engagement survey, and how community members can further their involvement.
Speakers will include:
- Dr. Zollie Stevenson, Howard University’s Associate Professor of Education Leadership and Policy Studies
- Gloria Funches-Noland of the Parents Commission, National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE)
- Carrie Jasper, Family Engagement Specialist of the Department of Education