Stockton, CA / Bilingual Weekly
Are math word problems killing your students’ test scores? Can’t find how to inspire uninspired kids? Are you inadvertently alienating your students of color?
Educational consultant and award-winning author Larry Bell may have the answer this coming Thursday, January 27, 2011, during the third Teachers College of San Joaquin’s “A Conversation with…” series. Previous invitees have been both California Superintendent of Education candidates in the 2010 election —Larry Aceves and now-elected Tom Torlakson.
A Citadel graduate, Larry Bell has spent 25 years in education, and taught at Garfield High School—a school with over 3,000 students speaking 36 different languages. There, he was recognized for his innovative classroom strategies that allowed his so called “tough kids” as well as his “gifted and talented” to excel.
As Supervisor of Multicultural Education for Prince William County in Virginia, Bell directed hands-on workshops for teachers and students in 67 schools with 3000+ teachers and 50,000 students. His success earned a $550,000 federal grant to pilot his ideas, the Virginia Education Association’s Mary Hatwood Futrell Award, and an invitation to South Africa to share ideas.
San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools Mick Founts will moderate the event. All San Joaquin County teachers and administrators are invited to attend.
The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the San Joaquin County Office of Education’s Wentworth Education Center, located at 2707 Transworld Drive, Stockton.
The Teachers College currently serves nearly 150 graduate students and teachers from across Northern California.
For more information about this free event, please contact SJCOE Public Information Specialist Shelly Reilly at 373.6060 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org