Teacher Success Panel on Sept. 28, 2017 – Summary

SumMARy of Teacher Success Panel on September 28, 2017

The SEA at GSU hosted a Teacher Success Panel on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in the E-lounge at GSU. The event was paid for in part by a National Education Association (NEA) Create Grant awarded to SEA for use during the Fall 2017 semester.  Stephanie Henning and Jessica Dunahoo, the President and Vice-President of SEA respectively, wrote the grant with Dr. Katy Hisrich as the P.I.; they also planned and hosted the event.

Guest speakers on the panel were current teachers ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade, as well as an edTPA expert: Ms. Samantha Allen, Ms. Gwen Medrano, Mr. Michael Flood, Mr. Charles Robinson, Ms. Laroi Sykes, Mr. Steve Borchert, Mr. Joseph Slawinski, and Ms. Teresa Spesia.  Five of these professional were GSU graduates within the last two years; 3 of them were former SEA leaders. The professionals on the panel provided interesting and valuable insights to the more than 45 students who attended the event. Several first year teachers were able to share insights on student teaching and staying motivated. Veteran teachers also described their best classroom management strategies and how to create a successful classroom atmosphere. Ms. Teresa Spesia, the edTPA coordinator at St. Francis University, discussed edTPA tips and strategies.  Those who attended the event gained a wealth of knowledge to use throughout their education and career. The SEA would like to thank the panelist volunteers for their valuable time and expertise.


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