Come learn, connect, and be inspired by educator and poet Clint Smith III. Everyone is welcome! Our keynote starts at 6pm.
5pm – 6pm: #EducationWithout Limits PD session for local Educators and Priority Seating for the Keynote
If you’re an educator, come experience professional development in a whole new way. Current P-12 educators in Allegheny County are encouraged to join us as we mix hors-d’oevres and hands-on STEAM programming with mini-sessions on Virtual Reality, Hip Hop Lyric Analysis, Protest Art, and a few more exciting subjects. Our kickoff event is like speed-dating for educators and in less than an hour you’ll network with other colleagues and leave with handy implementation guides that will allow you to incorporate our featured learning activities in your own classrooms!
Register NOW! The first 25 educators through the door will receive Clint Smith’s book as a part of their Education Uncontained grab bag.
About our Featured Speaker:
Clint Smith is a writer, teacher, and doctoral candidate in Education at Harvard University with a concentration in Culture, Institutions, and Society. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship with research interests that include mass incarceration, the sociology of race, and the history of U.S. inequality. Previously, he taught high school English in Prince George’s County, Maryland where, in 2013, he was named the Christine D. Sarbanes Teacher of the Year by the Maryland Humanities Council. He has spoken at the 2015 TED Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, the U.S. Department of Education, the IB Conference of the Americas, and the Aspen Summit on Inequality and Opportunity. He has been profiled in The Washington Post, NPR’s Here & Now, Vox, The Huffington Post, The Root, NBC News, PBS Newshour, and The Boston Globe. His two TED Talks, The Danger of Silence and How to Raise a Black Son in America, collectively have been viewed more than 5 million times.
Clint is a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion, an Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist, a Cave Canem Fellow, a Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop Fellow, and has served as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. Department of State. His writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Guardian, Boston Review, American Poetry Review, Harvard Educational Review and elsewhere. His first full-length collection of poetry, Counting Descent, was published by Write Bloody Publishing in 2016 and is a finalist for an NAACP Image Award.
Clint earned a BA in English from Davidson College and is an alumnus of the New Orleans Public School System.