Association for Constructivist Teaching Conference 2020
A Curated Event
October 24, 2020
Join us in a day of conversations about the meaning and role of "peace", "justice", "equity" and "equality" in the classroom.
A portion of the conference fee from the event will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Dr. Christopher Emdin
Dr. Christopher Emdin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University; where he also serves as Director of the Science Education program and Associate Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education. He is the author of the book For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education.
Dr. Martin Nalls
Dr. Nalls has more than seventeen years of public education experience. As a leader in education, Dr. Nalls has served on several state boards and task forces including the Alabama Association of Middle School Principals.
He currently serves as the head of I3 Academy, a charter school whose mission is the encourage children to imagine, investigate and innovate.
One of the signature features of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was to provide for the integration of schools. Our country has been struggling to actualize the spirit of that law for many years. Perhaps the revitalized social justice movement of 2020 can help us all finally reach the law's goals.
The Association for Constructivist Teaching has chosen a conference fee of $19.64 to remind the membership and conference attendees of our pledge to uphold social justice principles in every setting in and out of school. $19.64 also represents our commitment to offer an affordable opportunity for all to participate. No one will be turned away due to hardship.
A portion of each fee will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center, founded in 1971 to work toward the promise of the civil rights movement, with headquarters in Alabama, the state of the originally planned 2020 ACT conference.
2019 Conference Photos
Take a look at our photos from the 2019 Conference. Hope to see you there next year!