RF 2010 Schedule

All conference activities will take place on the campus of George Williams College of Aurora University. The GWC Conference Center is located on the shore of Geneva Lake in Williams Bay, WI and features access to a wide variety of activities.

Download updated schedule here [pdf].

Rouge Forum Conference 2010

Education in the Public Interest:  Teaching & Learning for a Democratic Society

August 2-5, 2010

George Williams College, Aurora University

Williams Bay, WI

Monday, August 2

You do not need to purchase a dinner ticket since the cookout and reception is being hosted by the Rouge Forum.  All meal tickets and room reservations are handled by the conference facilities department at the main desk.  

Conference registration begins at 4:00 p.m. (Main Lobby)

Early arrivals can check into their rooms and pick up their meal tickets starting at 3:00 p.m.

Cookout Dinner & Social Reception hosted by The Rouge Forum- 6:00 p.m. (Beasley Patio)

Tuesday, August 3

Purchase breakfast and lunch tickets at the Main Lobby ahead of time (only a few on-site meal tickets will be available the day of). All meal tickets and room reservations are handled by the conference facilities department at the main desk. 

 If you are going to the ball game, you will not need to purchase a dinner ticket since it is included with the game.  

Breakfast & Opening Announcements 7:00-9:00 a.m. (Beasley Dining Hall)

Morning Dialectic Activity 9:00-10:00 a.m. (Beasley Dining Hall)

Rich Gibson (San Diego State University) – Why Have School?

AM Paper/Panel Sessions 1 (10:15 a.m.-noon)

Emery A Paper Session

Discussant: Dr. Cynthia Armendariz Maxwell, Title I Coordinator for Community Unit School District 300-Carpentersville, Illinois

Patrick Tinning (Aurora University) – Challenges of Bilingual &  Immersion Education

Arthi Rao (DePaul University) – Native Language Instruction & the Impact on the Identity of Spanish-Speaking English Language Learners

Yoko Mogi-Hein (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh) – The Hmong Diasporic Community In the United States: Opportunities & Challenges

Emery B Panel Session

Discussant: Dr. Gail Zieman (Aurora University)

Wayne Ross (University of British Columbia), Rich Gibson (San Diego State University), Brad Porfilio (Lewis University), Steve Fleury (LeMoyne College) – Critical Theories, RadicalPedagogies, & Social Education: New Perspectives for Social Studies Education

Emery C Panel Session – Discussant: TBA

Maribel Bird, Connie Fossen, Michael Smuksta (Viterbo University) – Teaching Issues of Social Justice through a Latin American Studies Minor

Lunch & Keynote Speaker noon-2:00 p.m. (Beasley Dining Hall)

Richard Brosio (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee) – Marxist Thought: Still Primus Inter Pares for Understanding and Opposing the Capitalist System

PM Paper/Panel Sessions 2 (2:15-4:00 p.m.)

Emery A Paper Session

Discussant: Dr. Jasey A. Kolarik, teacher, New Tech High School, Zion-Benton East, IL

Katy Swalwell (University of Wisconsin Madison) – Interrupting Privilege: Libratory  EducationIn Suburban & Private Schools

Gail Zieman (Aurora University) – Hidden Curriculum, Technology, and Literacy Acquisition

Paper: Dr. Jill Pinkney Pastrana (UW Eau Claire) – Neoliberal Education Reform and the End of Public Education: Lessons from Chile

Emery B Performance Session

Discussant: Dr. Sue DeRoche (Aurora University)- tentative

Diane Worobec-Serrato (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Megan Pahmier (Chicago Public Schools), Kate Thomas (Illinois Public Schools) – Can the Current System be Reformed in Order to Better Serve Children, Families, & Citizens?

Emery C Panel Session

Discussant: Dr. Linda Nortier (Aurora University)

Brad Porfilio (Lewis University) and Adam Renner (Bellarmine University) panelists, with special presentation on critical service learning partnership by Gina Stiens, Sonya Burton, Holly Lewis and Camila Aramburu – Critical Service  Learning: Case Studies of Promoting Social Justice and Critical Engagement in Teacher Education and in the Wider Society

Social Event- Trip to Lake County Fielders ballgame with picnic (4:15-10:00 p.m.)

Meet in front of lower level Winston Paul at 4:15 p.m. to catch the shuttle to the Lake County Fielders ballgame and picnic dinner at the ballpark (purchase tickets ahead of time from Faith Wilson, fwilson@aurora.edu, or there might be some available the day of the game from Faith).

Wednesday, August 4

Purchase breakfast, lunch, and dinner tickets at the Main Lobby ahead of time (only a few on-site meal tickets will be available the day of).

Breakfast & Opening Announcements: 7:00-9:00 a.m. (Beasley Dining Hall)

Morning Dialectic Activity- 9:00-10:00 a.m. (Beasley Dining Hall)

Karin Sconzert (Carthage College) – Who Chooses, Who  Loses?  A Simulation of a School Choice Market

AM Paper/Panel Sessions 3 (10:15 a.m.-noon)

Emery A Paper Session –

Discussant: Dr. Mary Grom (Aurora University)

Mia Sosa-Provencio (Rio Grande High School, New Mexico) – South Valley Reading Rally

Hilary Pollack (University of Wisconsin River Falls) – Community Outreach Through Children’s Literature 

Blanca Chumbes (Boise State) – Use of Multicultural Children’s Books & Narratives in Teacher Preparation: Unlearning to Learn

Cathleen Haskins (Teaching for Peace) – Montessori Education and Peace:  Early Childhood Education for Liberation & Peace

Emery B Panel Session

Discussant: Greg Queen, Social Studies Educator (Fitzgerald High School)

Combined Panel:  Joe Wegwert (Northern Arizona University), Joe Cronin (Antioch University), Adam Renner (Bellarmine University) – Academic Capitalism, Higher Education, and the Common Good: Teacher Education in the Belly of the Corporation

Lunch & Keynote Speaker noon-2:00 p.m. (Beasley Dining Hall)

Alan Spector (Purdue University, Calumet)

PM Paper/Panel Sessions 4 (2:15-4:00 p.m.)

Emery A Paper Session

Discussant: Adam Renner (Bellarmine University)

Elishia Smith (DePaul University) – The Need for Morality in Democratic Education

Elizabeth Meadows (Roosevelt University) – Learning to Listen to Differences: Democracy, Dewey, & Interpretive Discussion

Colette Thelemaque-Collier (DePaul University) – Curriculum as Protest: Learning to Live

Emery B Panel Session

Discussant: Faith Agostinone-Wilson (Aurora University)

Combined Panel: Nathan Taylor, Katie Gaebel, James Crowsley (Ohio State University) – Otherness & Social Justice: Whose Voices are not Heard? along with Carolyn Vander Schee (Northern Illinois University) – The Social Democratic Implications of School-Based Anti-Obesity Policies

Dinner & Teacher Education Plenary 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Beasley Dining Hall)

Open Mike Talent Night 8:00-11:00 p.m. (Beasley Patio)

Thursday, August 5

Purchase breakfast tickets at the Main Lobby ahead of time  (only a few on-site meal tickets will be available the day of).

Breakfast & Closing Remarks 7:00-9:00 a.m. (Beasley Dining Hall)

Concluding Speaker 9:00-10:00 a.m. (Beasley Dining Hall)

Adam Renner (Bellarmine University) – To Distill a Different Democracy: Creating an Education in the Public Interest

Rouge Forum Steering Committee Meeting 10:00 a.m.-noon (Beasley Dining Hall)

Lunch at Lucke’s Cantina Noon-2:00 p.m. (2 miles from campus, we’ll caravan out together. Back room reserved.)

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