Renowned educator Nancy Hoffman from Jobs For the Future (JFF) will be the keynote speaker at MCNC’s annual Summer Professional Development Institute which will be held from June 29th-July 2nd at the Jersey City Hyatt in Jersey City, NJ. Ms. Hoffman works with JFF’s Early College High School initiative, a network of over 270 schools in 28 states, to expand opportunities for high school students to take college level courses and receive an Associate’s degree.
New York, New York (PRWEB) April 24, 2012
Middle College National Consortium is excited to announce that Nancy Hoffman, Vice President and Senior Advisor at Jobs for the Future, will be the keynote speaker at MCNC’s annual Summer Professional Development Institute to be held from June 29th- July 2nd at the Jersey City Hyatt in Jersey City, NJ. Jobs for the Future (JFF) is a Boston based national non-profit focused on improving educational and workforce outcomes for young people and adults. Ms. Hoffman works with JFF’s Early College High School initiative, a network of over 270 schools in 28 states, to expand opportunities for high school students to take college level courses and receive an Associate’s degree.
Dr. Hoffman’s book, Minding the Gap: Why Integrating High School With College Makes Sense and How to Do It (Harvard Education Press) is considered a classic in the field. Ms. Hoffman has held teaching and administrative posts at Brown, Temple, Harvard, FIPSE, MIT and elsewhere. She holds a B.A. and PhD in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkley. Dr. Hoffman’s most recent book Schooling in the Work Place makes the case for the necessity of work experience tied to college readiness for all high school students.
The theme of this year’s MCNC Summer Professional Development Institute is “Building for the Future: College and Career Readiness”. There will be a strong focus on the Common Core State Standards and how to align them with the work already being done in the schools. Other themes to be explored through workshops will be:
● Opening a Middle/Early College High School
● Expanding Middle/Early College Opportunities to Districts and States
● Peer Review
● Data is Our Friend
● Student Support and College and Career Readiness
● Subject Area Workshops
● The MCNC Student Leadership Initiative
According to Dr. Cecilia L. Cunningham, founder and Director of MCNC, “This year’s Summer Institute is a must for all educators interested in increasing their knowledge on how to improve student performance in college classes while in high school and beyond.” To learn more about the MCNC Summer Professional Development Institute and/or register go to the MCNC website at: http://www.mcnc.us/professional-development/conference/summer-professional-development-institute/.
Middle College National Consortium is a pioneer in developing small schools on college campuses where high school students, especially those who have been previously underserved by their former schools, can earn both a high school diploma and either an Associate’s degree or transferable college credits upon graduation. MCNC, headquartered in New York City, is a leader in the movement to establish and sustain dual enrollment in high school as a viable and necessary college readiness educational model.
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