We are excited to invite you and your students to the 2020 Youth Voices Conference at Buffalo State College on Thursday, May 7th from 4:00PM to 8:00PM!
The Youth Voices Conference showcases the work young people have created in middle school and high school English classrooms throughout Western New York and beyond. We are excited to announce that this year, the conference will also include innovative presentations developed in local social studies, science, and math classrooms. The conference seeks to reclaim space for the voices of youth and their teachers, and to reposition classrooms as learning spaces of meaning, purpose, and power.
This year's event features a keynote address from Adam Zyglis, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist from The Buffalo News. Additionally, Sage Edgerton, local spoken word artist and published poet, will perform her original poetry. We are also showcasing local student musicians and student artwork created in art classrooms across the Buffalo-Niagara region. Dinner will be provided for all attendees.
We would love for you and your students to participate. See below for presentation and registration information:
Our 45-minute sessions typically feature three, 10-12 minute student presentations, with a few minutes built in for questions and discussion. In previous years, we have had teachers organize six shorter presentations into one session, one 45-minute presentation with many students, or any mix in between.
If you have questions about the format or would like to discuss specifics about the presentations, we have a professional development event coming up TOMORROW - Thursday, February 27th, from 4:00PM to 6:00PM in Ketchum 118.
Please submit student presentation proposals using this Google Form:
Registration must be completed by Friday, April 10th.
Please register for tomorrow’s professional development event here:
Please contact us with any questions. For more information about the event, please visit our website here:
Feel free to share this event with other teachers, departments, and other community members!