Watson Chronicle

WATSON COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Support for Educators in the Field

70 Beginning Teachers Attend Professional Development Day at WCE

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Seventy teachers from WCE’s Professional Development System (PDS) partnership schools participated in a professional development day for beginning teachers on Feb. 26.

Keana Triplet, North Carolina’s 2015-16 Teacher of the Year, was keynote speaker at the event. She delivered an inspirational presentation titled “You’re a What?!? Overcoming the Negative Perceptions of the Education Profession.”

Watson College faculty and community partners partnered with WCE PDS director Somer Lewis to offer a series of breakout sessions for the teachers during the full-day event, one of a series of professional learning days that the Watson College offers each year for beginning teachers through the First Years of Teaching Support Program.

For information on the First Years of Teaching Program, visit www.uncw.edu/ed/teach1.