Engage East

Nestled right in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, right in the middle of all the sights and sounds and just minutes from the airport, the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Center for Educational Leadership strives to be a catalyst for excellence in leadership in the field of education.  They embrace equity and believe in the achievement of all children.   They have developed, designed and delivered programs that improve instruction, diversity, the school, and the district.   We are honored to have them host ENGAGE East, May 4-6, 2018.

Time To Engage!

News

Students Will Only Go Where
You Are Willing To Lead Them.

Get Ready To ENGAGE

Come to listen, experience and learn.
Discover

Discover

Come and discover new ways to improve your programs and connect with students through student engagement best practices and researched techniques.
Explore

Explore

Begin to understand your students, by first beginning to understand yourself. Explore your motivations and reconnect with the reasons you became and educator.
Discuss

Discuss

A great opportunity to meet with other educators and youth-serving professionals to discuss youth engagement issues, concerns, problems and solutions.
Ask the Experts

Ask the Experts

With a collective 30 years of experience inspiring students and proven track record of engaging and empowering them to reach their full potential, we are here to serve you.

speakers

Meet the confirmed speakers and presenters for ENGAGE East 2018. These individuals will be sharing their knowledge and experiences. Check back for updates.
keynote Carlos Ojeda Jr. President & CEO, CoolSpeak
keynote Ernesto Mejia Vice President, CoolSpeak
keynote Tim Stafford Poet, Author & English Teacher
keynote Natasha Carrizosa Teacher & Poet
keynote Terri Lomax Blogger, CoolSpeaker and Facilitator
keynote Brandon Brown Founder of BRAINSTEM
keynote Nicholas Bell Founder of BRAINSTEM

schedule

A general overview of the sessions that will be taking place will be update in the coming weeks. Check back for updates.
08:30 - 09:00 AM
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Arrival & Registration

Arrive, register and get everything you need to be ready to ENGAGE.
09:00 - 9:30 AM
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Opening General Session

Welcome and Introductions: Who are you and why are you here?
09:30 - 10:30 AM
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Getting Ready To ENGAGE!

This is not your normal professional development event. This is the best youth engagement conference in America and as such we have to prepare you for what's in store. This session will be an overview of the purpose, structure, pace and expected outcomes of ENGAGE. ...
10:30 - 12:00PM
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ENGAGE Students Through Self Expression Breakout Sessions

These sessions will be about utilizing writing and storytelling to help students develop positive forms of self-expression while improving the verbal and communication skills needed for educational success.
12:00 - 12:45PM

Lunch

Time to connect with other participants and refuel.
09:20 - 12:00 PM
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ENGAGE Students Through Communication

In order to connect with your students, you must understand them and learn how best to communicate with them.  You have to leverage the tools, resources, and mediums they feel most comfortable with. as well as find ways to connect with their parents and families.  These sessions will be about understanding your ...
12:00 - 12:45 PM

Lunch

Time to connect with other participants and refuel.
12:45 - 5:00 PM
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Engaging Students Through STEM

This session is designed to share with participants techniques and approaches to expose students to the wonderful world of STEM. Exposing students to science provides them with experiences to develop an ability to persevere through challenges and realize academic opportunities. The BRAIN STEM team will demonstrate how ...
08:00 - 08:15 AM

For ENGAGE CA & ENGAGE PA Only

This third day and the respective sessions will only take place at ENGAGE California and ENGAGE Pennsylvania.
09:20 - 12:00 PM
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ENGAGE Students Through Self Development Breakout Session

As youth-serving professionals, we have a bad habit of putting everyone’s needs before our own.  This can lead to burnout.  These sessions will be about focusing on yourself, your self-maintenance and your development.   In order to ENGAGE your students,  you have to first be able to ENGAGE yourself.
12:00 - 12:45 PM

Lunch

Time to connect with other participants and refuel.
12:45 - 2:30 PM
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ENGAGE Closing Session

Time to wrap up, review what we learned and plan what we will change to ENGAGE your students.

Hosts & Supporters

These are our conference partners.

pricing

Buy your ticket and register

ENGAGE Training Participant

$450.00

Three day access
Full-access to all sessions & keynotes
Full-access to all activities
Free lunch & coffee
Available after December 1, 2017
* your tickets will come via email.

Early ENGAGE Training Group (5+ Participants)

$350.00

Three day access
Full-access to all sessions, keynotes
Full-access to all activities
Free lunch & coffee
Available until December 1, 2017
* your tickets will come via email.

ENGAGE Training Group (5+ Participants)

$400.00

Three day access
Full-access to all sessions & keynotes
Full-access to all activities
Free lunch & coffee
Available after December 1, 2017
* your tickets will come via email.

location

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