Video Highlights from the 2013 National PTA Annual Convention and Exhibition
Thanks to the generous support of Boosterville, National PTA is able to share these video highlights from the 117th Annual National PTA Convention (June 20-23, 2013) held in Cincinnati, Ohio. We invite you to enjoy these informative and inspirational sessions, and encourage you to share them widely with your fellow parents, teachers, and friends.
- Mike Donahue speaks at 2013 National PTA Youth Summit
- Making it Better: Summit to Foster a Positive School Environment and Prevent Bullying
- NFL, National PTA Join Forces on Youth Health and Fitness
- Erin Gruwell: Keynote address at 2013 National PTA Convention
- Jeffrey Charbonneau: Teacher of the Year speaks at 2013 National PTA Convention
- Otha Thornton installed as first African-American Male National PTA President
Mike Donahue, founder of “Walk a Mile,” gives the keynote address at the 2013 National PTA Youth Leadership Summit, June 20, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, and Kari Byron of Discovery Channel’s MythBusters, lead a town hall discussion on bullying at the 2013 National PTA Youth Leadership Summit, June 20, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Special video message from Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces the “Back to Sports”—a youth health and fitness initiative—at the 2013 National PTA Convention, June 20, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The partnership announcement was made by Goodell and outgoing National PTA President Betsy Landers. Panelists included Dr. Elizabeth M. Pieroth, Psy-D., ABPP-CN, consulting clinical neuropsychologist at Chicago area’s NorthShore University HealthSystem and LaVar Arrington, former NFL player.
Erin Gruwell, educator and founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation, gives the keynote address at the 2013 National PTA Convention, June 21, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jeffrey Charbonneau, 2013 Teacher of the Year, gives the keynote address at the 2013 National PTA Convention, June 21, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Otha Thornton is installed as president of the National PTA, June 23, 2013 at the annual Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. Thornton made history as the first African-American chosen to lead the association.
Get to Know Boosterville, Sponsor of the 2013 PTA Convention Video Highlights
Boosterville’s founder Pam Cooper believes that “as a parent, my priority is my children's education. As a member of my local community, I care about my neighbors and my local economy. I see Boosterville as a community-minded fundraising option that benefits parents and local businesses as much as it does your school. Supporting the PTA is a reflection of these personal values. So we are thrilled that Boosterville is helping the millions of PTA members gain access to some of the best convention moments and key takeaways." To learn more about how Boosterville can help your PTA, please visit www.boosterville.com.