Events & Reservations


The David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching hosts multiple events throughout the year that contribute to the professional development and advancement of educators.


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Talking to Learn: Supporting Oral Language Development in Early Childhood Classrooms

Thursday, January 30, 2020
College of Education, TECO Hall

Keynote Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Hadley, Assistant Professor of Literacy at the USF College of Education

Children's oral language is the foundation for their future success as readers. Dr. Hadley and a panel of literacy professionals and scholars will share research on how teachers and parents can nurture children's language development and prepare them to be lifelong readers through language-building conversation.

A reception will be held from 5:00-6:00 p.m., followed by a presentation from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
and a 30-minute Q&A session. This event is free and open to the public.

To RSVP and receive a complimentary parking pass, please contact us at


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"Turnaround" Schools: State Policies and Promising Practices

Tuesday, April 2, 2020
College of Education, TECO Hall

Keynote Presenter: Dr. William Black, Association Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the USF College of Education

Dr. Black will share insights from a study of school "turnaround" policies enacted by states since the passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), with a special emphasis on implications for local districts and university partnerships. He and a panel of educational leaders will address enduring challenges to school improvement and present promising district and school-based practices. 

For more information, please contact Howard Johnston, PhD, at or by phone at 813-974-5959.

For more information about upcoming events at the Anchin Center, please contact us.


The TECO Conference Hall at the David C. Anchin Center is available for rental Monday through Saturday. Learn more about reservations and our policies.