|Contact:||Kim Jarigese, 277-1176 or
Laurie Mellas-Ramirez, 277-5915
February 26, 2001
'OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE' TOPIC OF UNM SPEAKERS SERIES
National experts on children and youth are featured lecturers at the University
of New Mexico's 21st Century Speakers Series "Our Children's Future: Issues
on Health, Education, Literacy and Technology" held Friday evenings in
March and April at the UNM Continuing Education Conference Center, 1634 University
On Friday, March 9, family psychologist John Rosemond presents "Bringing
out the Best in Children" drawn both from personal experience as a parent
and more than 20 years of counseling parents concerning school performance and
classroom behavior. Rosemond's acclaimed parenting column is syndicated in approximately
200 newspapers nationwide. He is the author of nine best-selling books.
On Friday, March 30, child advocate Kati Haycock presents "Learning to
Learn: Strategies and Models for Educational Reform." Haycock will highlight
communities and states that are improving student achievement and closing gaps
between groups, focusing on the importance of good teaching. Haycock serves
as director of the Education Trust in Washington, D.C. She has served as executive
vice president of the Children's Defense Fund, the nation's largest child advocacy
On Friday, April 6, Herman D'Hooge of the Intel Smart Toy Lab presents "Exploring
New Uses of Technology for Learning and Playing." D'Hooge notes that the
debate has shifted from whether technology should be used in toys and education
to how it will transform the way children play and learn. D'Hooge is one of
the founding fathers of the Smart Toy Lab, which began in 1998. During his 19
years with Intel he has held positions as developer, architect, engineering
manager and research director.
On Friday, April 20, education correspondent for National Public Radio Claudio
Sanchez presents "Our Changing Schools: A Reporter's Perspective."
Sanchez has written and produced award-winning work on local and national issues.
A former elementary and middle school teacher, Sanchez today focuses on the
"three p's" of education reform: politics, policy and pedagogy.
On Friday, April 27, nationally recognized motivational speaker Ann Forts presents
"A Brave New World: New Opportunities for Children with DisABILITIES."
Forts will discuss how her "Up" syndrome philosophy on life has enabled
her to live a happy and satisfying life not generally expected of someone with
Down Syndrome. Forts was recently appointed to her 3rd term as a member of the
President's Committee on Retardation. She is the recipient of numerous awards.
Tickets are $10 general and $5 for students (with identification). For advance
tickets call 277-0077. Receive a 10 percent discount if registering for all
Tickets will be sold at the door 30 minutes prior to the presentations, which
begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by question and answer periods and/or book signings.
UNM introduced the 21st Century Speakers Series to serve the community and to welcome the new millennium. The series began during the spring 2000 semester with a theme of peace and featured three Nobel Peace Laureates: Betty Williams, Oscar Arias and Adolfo Perez Esquivel.
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