Ethics in Education Conference: Miami

ethicsI am looking forward to attending this conference on May 1-2, not just because I am a panelist.  The conference is sponsored by the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust.  Co-sponsors are the University of Miami and Miami-Dade Public Schools.  My panel is:

School Choice And Public Resources: What Are The Limits For Charter Schools And Private School Subsidies?

The other panels are very interesting as well.  They cover everything from teaching to the test,  social issues e.g. immigration, bullying, policing as well as oversight and accountability.

Details on the program and location follow.  If possible, join us.

FRIDAY MAY 1, 2015 (5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.)

University of Miami School of Business, Storer Auditorium

Main Campus, Coral Gables, FL

5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.    Registration and Welcoming Reception

6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.   WELCOME and INTRODUCTORY SPEAKERS

Joseph Centorino, Executive Director and General Counsel, Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust

Marilyn Neff, Associate Dean of Planning, Communications and External Relations, University of Miami School of Education

Hon. Lawrence Feldman, Vice-Chair, Miami-Dade County School Board, District 9

Kenneth Goodman, Director Bioethics Program, University of Miami; Co-Director, UM Ethics Programs and Arsht Ethics Initiatives

PRESENTATION OF LIFETIME ETHICS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR ETHICS IN PUBLIC SERVICE

Recipient: Hon. Gerald Kogan, former Chief Justice, Florida Supreme Court; Member, Miami-Dade Public Schools Ethics Advisory Committee; former President, Miami-Dade County Alliance for Ethical Government

7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.   Keynote Address: “The Intentionality of Ethics in Education”

Speaker: Principal Baruti Kafele, former high school and middle school principal and elementary school teacher in East Orange, N.J.; recipient of the National Alliance of Black School Educators Hall of Fame Award, the New Jersey Education Association Award of Excellence, and the Milken National Educator Award; author of Closing the Attitude Gap, Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life, and The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring School-wide Excellence

8:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.     Q and A

8:30 p.m.                       CLOSING

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015  Miami Senior High School (7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) 2450 S.W. 1st Street, Miami, FL 33135

 7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.    REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

 8:15 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.   WELCOME

Joseph Centorino, Executive Director, Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust

Hon. Raquel Regalado, Miami-Dade County School Board, Dist. 6

PLENARY SESSIONS

8:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.  Fit, Fitness, And Fairness In Education

Speaker: Isaac Prilleltensky, Dean, University of Miami School of Education and Human Development; Professor of Educational and Psychological Studies

 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.  Teaching To The Test: When Does It Cross The Ethical Line?

Moderator: Marilyn Neff, Associate Dean of Planning, Communications and External Relations, University of Miami School of Education; former Deputy Superintendent, Miami-Dade Public Schools

Panelists:

Cristal Cole, Director of Community Engagement, Foundation for Excellence in Education

Gisella Feild, Director of Assessment and Research, Miami-Dade Public Schools

Joe Gebara, President, Miami-Dade County PTA; former Special Education Teacher, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

 9:55 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  School Choice And Public Resources: What Are The Limits For Charter Schools And Private  School Subsidies?

Moderator: David Lawrence, Jr., President, The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation; “Education and Community Leadership Scholar,” University of Miami School of Education and Human Development; former Publisher, The Miami Herald

Panelists:

Andres Alonso, Professor of Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education; former CEO, Baltimore City Public Schools; former Deputy Chancellor, New York City Department of Education

Sue M. Legg, Director Emerita, Office of Instructional Resources, University of Florida; Chair, Florida League of Women Voters Project on School Choice

Octavio Visiedo, Chairman of the Board and Executive Vice President, Imagine Schools, Inc.; former Superintendent, Miami-Dade Public School

 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.     BREAK

 10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.  The Immigrant Influx In Public Schools: What Are Our Ethical Obligations?

Moderator: Glenna Milberg, Anchor/Reporter, WPLG Local 10 News, Miami

Speakers:

Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade Public Schools; 2014 National Superintendent of the Year;

Andres Alonso, Professor of Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education; former CEO, Baltimore City Public Schools; former Deputy Chancellor, New York City Department of Education

 11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.  Civics Education: The Road To Ethical, Effective Government

Moderator: Hon. Gerald Kogan, former Chief Justice, Florida Supreme Court; Member, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Ethics Advisory Committee

Speakers:

Annette Boyd Pitts, founding Executive Director, The Florida Law Related Education

Association, Inc.; state director for numerous national civic and law-focused initiatives, including iCivics, the Citizen and Constitution Program, and Project Citizen

Elizabeth Washington, Professor, University of Florida College of Education;      faculty member, Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government, Bob Graham Center for Public Service

 12:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. – Lunch – School Cafeteria

 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.    Student Ethics Bowl Demonstration and Discussion

Introduction: Hon. Marta Perez, Miami-Dade County School Board, District 8

Moderator: Anita Cava, Professor of Business Law, University of Miami School of Business; Co-Director, UM Ethics Programs

Presenters: Six UM Students

 2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.   BREAKOUT SESSIONS

A. Bullying: Why It Is Everyone’s Business 

Moderator: Javier Gonzalez, Professor, Early and Middle Childhood Education, Barry University Adrian Dominican School of Education

Panelists:

Lily Medina, Education Project Director, Anti-Defamation League, Miami-Dade County; former K-12 School Counselor

 

Deborah Montilla, Executive Director, Division of Student Services, Miami-Dade Public Schools

Philip Lazarus, Associate Professor and Director of the School Psychology Training Program, Florida International University College of Education (Invited)

B. The Ethics of School Policing: Distinguishing Law Enforcement From Social Work

Moderator: Jose Arrojo, Chief Assistant for Special Prosecutions, Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office

Panelists:

Hector Garcia, Major, Miami-Dade County Schools Police Department; Chair of Training, Social Media and Academy Curriculum Committees, Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police

Benjamin Guerrero, Assistant Chief in Charge of Internal Affairs, Standards and Compliance, Florida International University Police Department; former Miami-Dade Police Detective

Ian Moffett, Chief, Miami-Dade County Schools Police Department; former Major, City of Miami Police Department Training & Personnel Development Section and Training Center Director

David Rivero, Chief, University of Miami Police Department; former Major, City of Miami Police Department

C. Social Media and Public Schools: The Price Of Privacy

Moderator: Rhonda Victor Sibilia, Communications Director, Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust

Panelists: Denise Landman, Director of Public and Media Relations, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

 

Howard Simon, Executive Director, Florida ACLU

Paul Angelo, Sergeant, Miami-Dade Police Department; founder of MDPD’s “Real-Time Crime Center

2:50 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. BREAK

3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m   BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

A. Oversight And Accountability From Cheating To Contracting: Who Guards The Guardians?

Moderator: Walter Harvey, School Board Attorney, Miami-Dade Public Schools

Panelists:

Mary Cagle, Inspector General, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Joyce Castro, Administrative Director, Office of Professional Standards, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Oscar Gelpi, Assistant Statewide Prosecutor, Fort Lauderdale Office of the Statewide Prosecutor; Special Counsel and Assistant Legal Adviser, Nineteenth Statewide Grand Jury of Florida, examining the functioning of the Broward County School Board and Broward County School District (2011) (Invited)

Dave Rhodes, Investigator, Broward County Office of Inspector General; former Investigator/Senior Auditor 1, Palm Beach County Public Schools Inspector General; former Director, Facility/Construction Audits, Broward County Public Sc

B. Parental Involvement And The “Tiger Mother”: How Much Is Healthy?

Moderator: Jan Jacobowitz, Lecturer in Law and Associate Director of Center for Ethics and Public Service, University of Miami School of Law; former teacher, Coral Reef Senior High School

Panelists:

Katy Sorenson, CEO, Good Government Initiative, University of Miami; former Miami-Dade County Commissioner; former PTA President, Palmetto Elementary

Laurie Futterman, Chair of Science Department, David Lawrence, Jr. K-8 Center, Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Miami Herald columnist, “Beyond the Classroom”

Javier Gonzalez, Professor, Early and Middle Childhood Education, Barry University Adrian Dominican School of Education

C. Beyond Ferguson: A Candid Student Discussion On Race And Justice

 

Moderator: Robert Steinback, Investigator, Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust; former Deputy Editor, Intelligence Report Magazine and Hatewatch blog, Southern Poverty Law Center; former editorial columnist, Miami Herald

       Panelists: 10 Miami-Dade Public School Students

CLOSING PLENARY SESSION

4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Touchdown! Balancing Education With The Allure And Power Of School Sports

Moderator: Susan Mullane, Clinical Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director for Sport Administration, Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, University of Miami

       Panelists:

Al Golden, Head Football Coach, University of Miami

Michelle Kaufman, Sports Reporter and Columnist, Miami Herald; Soccer Mom (Invited)

Hon. Edward Newman, Miami-Dade County Court Judge, Criminal Division; former

NFL Player (Miami Dolphins)

 

 5:00 p.m. – CLOSING REMARKS – DISTRIBUTION OF CERTIFICATES

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3 Comments

  1. Sue, you’re more than a motivational speaker you inspire people to do the right thing! Good luck in Miami.

    • One of the most satisfying things about the LWV is that people work together to sort out the issues and help others to be better informed.

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