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WCE Hosts Professional Learning Day for Partnership Teachers

Monday, November 18, 2013

On Oct. 16, more than 80 partnership teachers gathered at the Watson College to participate in a professional learning day, hosted by WCE’s Professional Development System Office. The event, titled “Learn, Lead, Create, Inspire: Advocating for the Best Practices in the Classroom,” featured a keynote address by Lisa Delpit on diversity and education and an update on recent North Carolina legislative action in education by lunch speaker Mark Jewell, vice president of the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE). During concurrent sessions in the morning and afternoon, WCE faculty teamed with PDS Partnership Director Donyell Roseboro to provide presentations on a wide range of topics:

  • Communication and De-Escalation Techniques to Help Manage Student Behavior, Alicia Brophy
  • Inquiry-Making It Happen in Your Classroom, Brian Brinkley
  • Lights…Camera…Music! Enhance Your Classroom Teaching with Drama and Music, Dan Johnson
  • Apps for Integration into the Common Core, Jeff Ertzberger
  • Connecting Traditional and Authentic Assessments, Amy Garrett Dikkers
  • Visual Arts Integration Across the Curriculum, Christine Liao
  • Developing a Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy, Kosta Kyriacopoulos
  • Teachers Pay Teachers – An Overview, Jeff Ertzberger
  • Things We Put on Fred – Strategies to Engage Reluctant Writers, David Gill
  • Building Windmills to Get Students Excited About Engineering, Chris Gordon
  • STEM-Teaching Four Disciplines within One Unifying Theme (Elementary), Dennis Kubasko

Presentations can be viewed on the PDS websitehttps://uncw.edu/ed/pds/documents/October16ProfessionalLearningDay.pdf