Urban Teaching and Leadership Forum

"Becoming Part of the Community Development Process:
The Rochester Children’s Zone"

Jana Carlisle, RCSD Chief Planning Officer
December 7, 2005 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The Gowen Room - Wilson Commons

"Becoming Part of the Community Development Process: The Rochester Children's Zone" with Jana Carlisle, chief planning officer for the Rochester City School District. is the second in a series of Urban Teaching and Leadership Forums.

Rochester Children's Zone is an initiative for northeast Rochester where Schools 6, 8, 9, 22, 36, and 45 are located. The area is home to more than 2,600 children and has the city's highest rates of poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, and crime.

All UTL Forums are open to the public and free of charge, but registration is required. Please call (585) 275-9929 to confirm your attendance and for further information.

The Urban Teaching and Leadership Program (UTL) is a comprehensive approach to recruiting, preparing, and providing professional development for teachers and administrators in the RCSD through programs offered at the Warner School.

UTL prepares educators to work in high needs urban schools and classrooms, and to build on research, innovative practice, and the expertise of mentors to help all students reach their fullest potential. The importance of collaboration between these constituents is emphasized in the work of the program, as is the need for educators to engage in social action for the improvement of public education.

The purpose of the UTL Forums is to provide a space to engage in a dialogue with students, district personnel, unions, teachers, administrators, community stakeholders and university faculty about education in the RCSD. They are also intended to encourage urban educators to think broadly about their roles and the goals that they should be striving to realize as educational leaders able to foster and respond to change while remaining focused on the promotion of student growth and learning.

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