The Social Responsibility Corporation, a nonprofit organization whose primary goal is to connect nonprofits with the resources they need to succeed, today announced the speakers for “Learning About Learning Dallas 2009: Zero to Five,” a conference for those interested in early childhood that will be held February 26-27, 2009 in Dallas, Texas.
“The Learning About Learning: Zero to Five Conference is a great opportunity to hear and learn from the top experts in early childhood development,” said Jackie Beretta, Executive Producer of Learning About Learning and CEO of the Social Responsibility Corporation. “In Texas, there were a total of 3,454,889 families in 2006, with 6,374,365 children. Of that number, 51% (1,169,290) of all children under age 6, live in low-income families. We owe all of these children a good future in Texas.”
Education is a cornerstone for transforming society. The Learning About Learning (LAL) Conference exists to inform and stimulate new solutions for education with a creative and engaging flair. LAL makes education exciting to talk about through attendance at conferences and via it’s creative website full of online media about some of fine ideas and programs on education. Conferences address themes such as: how children learn, how effective school professionals can be trained, how schools and classrooms can be engineered to support learning, how social services can be integrated with academic instruction, how students of different cultures can enhance each other’s learning experience, and how parents can better parent.
For conference registration information, go to www.learningaboutlearning.org or call 1-210-805-9505.
Kicking off the Dallas conference will be Mel Levine, M.D. Levine is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Medical School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Levine is best known for translating the latest research on learning differences from scientist-speak into a user-friendly format for teachers and families. Dr. Levine is also the co-founder of All Kinds of Minds, a non-profit Institute for the study of differences in learning, with financier Charles R. Schwab. Dr. Levine's groundbreaking framework for understanding why children struggle in school provides a straightforward, practical system for recognizing variations in the way children learn and uses their strengths to help them become more successful students. Properly executed, this model can change lives by radically improving prospects for success in and out of school. Dr. Levine is author of many books including A Mind at a Time and Ready or Not, Here Life Comes.
A second presentation will be delivered by Bruce Perry, M.D, and Ph.D. As Senior Fellow at the Child Trauma Academy, Dr. Perry is an internationally-recognized authority on brain development and children in crisis who has been consulted on many high-profile incidents involving traumatized children, including the Columbine, Colorado school shootings, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Branch Davidian siege, the September 11th attacks, and the Katrina and Rita hurricanes, Perry co-authored the book The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog; What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love and Healing. Dr. Perry has been featured in a wide range of media including National Public Radio, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Nightline, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC and CBS News and the Oprah Winfrey Show. His work has been featured in documentaries produced by Dateline NBC, 20/20, the BBC, Nightline, CBC, PBS, as well as dozen international documentaries. Many print media have highlighted the clinical and research activities of Dr. Perry including a Pulitzer-prize winning series in the Chicago Tribune, US News and World Report, Time, Newsweek, Forbes ASAP, Washington Post, the New York Times and Rolling Stone.
A third presentation will be delivered by Ruby Payne, Ph.D. Founder and CEO of the aha! Process. Author, speaker, publisher of over 100 books and videos, business owner and career educator, Dr. Payne is an expert on the mindsets of economic classes and on crossing socioeconomic lines in education, work, and for social change. Her book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty presents strategies for successfully raising student achievement and negotiating economic barriers.
The final presentation will be delivered by Ron Clark. Ron Clark has been called "America's Educator." In 2000, Ron Clark was named Disney's American Teacher of the Year. He is a New York Times Best Selling author, and his classes have been honored at the White House on three separate occasions. He has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, and Oprah, and Ms. Winfrey has even named him as her first "Phenomenal Man." Ron's teaching experiences in New York City are the subject of the uplifting film, The Ron Clark Story, starring Matthew Perry, better known as Chandler from Friends. His first teaching job was in rural North Carolina working with minority students in a low wealth area where he conducted innovative projects with his students that garnered worldwide attention. Ron Clark involved his students in projects around the city and state, and his "low achievers" soon began to excel; and by the end of the year, their scores were higher than the “gifted” classes in his district. His first book, New York Times best seller The Essential 55 includes the 55 expectations he has of his students, as well as all individuals, young and old.
"Learning About Learning Dallas 2009" will be held at the Charles W. Eisemann Center in Richardson. All nonprofit executives, educators, social and innovative change agents, philanthropists, strategic planners, city economic planners, government officials, parents and media are invited to attend. For more information about "LAL Dallas 2009" or any other Learning About Learning conference, visit www.learningaboutlearning.org or call 1-210-805-9505.
About the Social Responsibility Corporation
The Social Responsibility Corporation (SRC) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation. Our primary goal is to connect nonprofits with the resources they need to succeed. Two major projects make up SRC including TexasNonprofits (www.txnp.org) and Learning About Learning Conference (www.learningaboutlearning.org). To learn more call 210-805-9505 or email email@example.com.