According to the U.S. Department of Education, the demand for teachers nationwide will outpace the supply by more than 100,000 in the next three years. An estimated 3,000 new teachers are needed each year to fill Colorado’s classrooms.

This fall, Regis University’s Division of Education, is bringing together educators of all types for an innovative discussion about equipping teachers to teach these diverse student populations. In partnership with the Colorado Education Association (CEA), Regis is proud to present the conference Hidden in Plain Sight: The Power of Diversity. 

Christopher Emdin, an educator and associate professor at Columbia University will be the conference’s keynote speaker. He is the creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement, and the author of the award-winning “Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation” and the New York Times bestseller “For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Y’all Too.”Breakout sessions include topics like immigration, implicit bias and principal licensure.

All educators are encouraged to attend the conference hosted on Regis’ Northwest Denver Campus in Claver Hall on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. Register today.