2021 Virtual Charles Butt Scholar® Symposium
June 10-12, 2021

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The Charles Butt Scholarship Team is thrilled to invite you to the 2021 Virtual Charles Butt Scholar® Symposium on June 10th, 11th, and 12th. The symposium will feature knowledgeable and passionate keynote speakers, engaging professional development opportunities, and fun community-building activities!

This year’s symposium theme, This is Where We Shine, offers a message to current and future teachers of daring leadership, leaning into the uncertainty and the vulnerability, and bringing light to students, their communities, and themselves. We know this has been a difficult year for many, and hope this year’s Symposium will be an uplifting and inspiring experience.

In the uncertainty, in the gap, in the not knowing. This is where we shine.

In the emptiness, the disconnection, the misunderstanding. This is where we shine.

In the fear, in the confusion, in the past, present, and future. This is where we shine.

This is a preliminary agenda. Session information and times are subject to change.

5:30 – 6:00 PM
Symposium Kick Off!

6:00 – 7:30 PM
Keynote: Gloria Ladson-Billings

7:30 – 8:30 PM
Late Night Activities

9:00 – 9:15 AM

9:15 – 11:15 AM
Peer Networking

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

12:00 – 1:00 PM

1:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Breakout Sessions

3:15 – 4:30 PM
Keynote: Glenn Singleton

4:30 – 5:00 PM
Journaling Questions

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Evening Activity

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions

12:00 – 1:00 PM
Lunch and Roll Call

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Keynote: Rep. James Talarico

Thursday Keynote
Gloria Ladson-Billings

Friday Keynote
Glenn Singleton

Saturday Keynote
Rep. James Talarico

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Charles Butt Scholar Graduates

I felt like it helped me understand what it meant to be a Charles Butt Scholar, and I would love to build more relationships with my mentors and peers.”

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To engage more with this amazing scholarship program and become a better student and teacher!”

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To continue growing as an educator and become involved. I attended last year and it helped me significantly and I was more than excited to attend this year.”

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I’m excited to be in a community of educators.”

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– 2020 Symposium Attendees


For any questions about the event, please reach out to [email protected]