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TLEC Preparing for International Conference

Dr. Rod Paige and Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee to Serve as Honorary Chairs

Texas Southern University’s Teaching and Learning Excellence Center (TLEC) and  National Science Foundation (NSF)- Center for Research on Complex Networks (CRCN) has announced that former United States Secretary of Education Dr. Rod Paige and his wife Stephanie Nellons-Paige along with The Honorable Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee will serve as honorary chairpersons for their “International Conference on Teaching and Learning.”

The conference is slated for June 16-19 at the Marriot Westchase in Houston, TX., keynote speakers include Dr. Rod Paige, Dr. Anthony Maddox, professor of Clinical Education and Engineering at University of Southern California, and Dr. Reagan Flowers, founder of C-STEM and recent recipient of The White House STEM Access Champions of Change Award. Leadership Institute speakers include Dr. Terry Grier, HISD Superintendent and Dr. LaTanya Goffney, Lufkin ISD Superintendent.  The Legislative Symposium will be led by Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee and Representative Sylvester Turner. Distinguished keynote panel guests include Professor AbdulRasheed Na’Allah, Vice- Chancellor and Chief Executive, Kwara State University, Nigeria, Professor Jacob Opadeyi, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Guyana and Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, Vice Chancellor, Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State Nigeria.

The theme for the conference is: International Trends in Evidence- Based Research Teaching and Learning.”  This International Conference is a refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of theory and practice in education.  This conference will provide a forum for scholars, researchers, education practitioners and elected and board officials from the USA and abroad, across various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to collaborate on similar interests, promote research esteem and the evolution of new pedagogy, as well as discuss the future of education.

Additionally, the conference will address effective and innovative teaching and learning models.  It will also explore broad themes in current research and values in all disciplines in education–especially the scholarship of teaching, research, and learning in public schools and higher education classrooms (P-16).

The program for the four days will also include numerous concurrent sessions with a NSF-CRCN STEM Series, poster sessions, round table discussions, and a distinguished panel. TLEC/CRCN invites you to participate either as a presenter, exhibitor, advertiser in the conference’s program book, and/or sponsor.  Visit  or contact Desa Dow at 713-313-6690 for more information.

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