Community School of Davidson
Fresh Take: Strategies for Student Success will gather educators throughout the state and beyond. The plenary speaker is international speaker and author Alfie Kohn plus an additional 40 professional development workshops will be offered. Yearly, Community School of Davidson hosts the conference to bolster educators and learn from one another.
The conference began in 2011 in Davidson, NC as affordable professional development for educators and it continues to bring together the brightest minds to participate and collaborate. Over 500 K-12 educators will come together from private, charter, and traditional public schools. This is one of the few conferences where attendees leave with applicable ideas to implement in their classrooms because it is for educators by educators.
Armour Street Theatre
Disney's Newsies JR. is a 60-minute version of the 2012 Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film. Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies JR. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.
When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right.
Including the now-classic songs "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," and "Santa Fe," Newsies JR. is a timeless story full of spirit and heart.