The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference exists to create a forum for leaders in education reform. We seek to create a constructive dialogue about how leadership skills applied to the education sector can be used to solve the most pressing and complex challenges in public education.

From its modest beginnings in 2007, The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference has grown to be a nationally recognized forum for education reform. The ELC is an annual two-day conference focused on convening the nation’s leaders in education reform. Through panels, networking, conversations, and workshops, our speakers, attendees, presenters, and keynotes create a community that helps build urgency in working toward student success and system-wide progress.

The ELC is sponsored and run by the Yale School of Management Education Club. Each year, 20+ Yale School of Management students work from early in the school year to conceptualize, plan, and realize the spring conference. The 2019 conference will mark our 13th anniversary.
Friday, April 5 • 10:15am - 11:30am
How to Engage Young People in the Civic Process

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This panel will discuss approaches to the following questions:
  • What is the role of civic education in an age where facts are seen as controversial or disputed, and reporting and analysis have been decentralized away from traditional media? 
  • How do we teach students to be critical consumers of media, especially social media, and prepare them for engagement in democracy and society? 
  • How have we already changed the way we talk about historical events and how are we changing it more in the future? 
  • How do teachers at the K-12 level insulate themselves from critiques of bias such as those leveled at higher education?  

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Jonathan Gold

History Teacher and Writer, Moses Brown School (RI)
Jon Gold is in his 13th year teaching Middle School history at Moses Brown School, an independent Quaker school in Providence, RI. In addition to teaching, Jon helps direct the school's Expert Thinking program in innovative pedagogy. Jon also writes for Teaching Tolerance, the education... Read More →
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Louise Dube

Executive Director, iCivics
Louise joined iCivics as its Executive Director in July 2014.  Louise discovered the power of education in the early 1990’s as a co-founder of CASES, a New York alternative-to-incarceration program for youthful offenders where education helped re-shape lives.  Inspired by a continuing... Read More →
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Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg

Director, The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement
Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg is the director of The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life . She manages CIRCLE’s expansive portfolio of initiatives and products, such as original research... Read More →
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Zach Mezera

Executive Director, Providence Student Union
Zack Mezera brings on-the-ground education organizing experience to his role as co-founder and executive director of the Providence Student Union (PSU), a youth-led education advocacy organization in Providence, RI. Since 2010 he has supported student leaders to create a “student... Read More →
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Ahmed Sesay

Student and Youth Organizer, Providence Student Union
Ahmed Musa Sesay grew up in the inner city of Providence, Rhode Island (where he felt he never quite fit in), and is graduating from Classical High School. He hopes to attend college for Advertising and pursue a career in Creative Direction.

Friday April 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am EDT