The School of Education, led by a committee of teacher candidates, offered a Professional Development Workshop on April 12.  

Nearly 40 participants attended a series of six “power talks” on practical topics for beginning teachers presented by local teachers, Education faculty, and Stevenson University Alumni:

  • Preparing for the First Week of School - Taylor McCaffrey, School Mentor (Baltimore County Public Schools, Newtown Elementary, 4th grade)
  • Professional Responsibilities - Sean Kelley, School Mentor and Class of ’15 (Carroll County Public Schools, East Middle School, 8th grade Social Studies)
  • The Referral Process - Sara F., Class of ’17 (Woodholme Elementary, 2nd grade)
  • Communicating with Families - Emma Harris, School Mentor and Class of ’11 (Carroll County Public Schools, East Middle School, 8th grade Social Studies)
  • Community Outreach - Melissa Pinkney, Class of ’15 (Prince George’s County Public Schools, Magnolia Elementary, 1st grade)
  • Open Educational Resources - Joseph Carr, Adjunct Faculty (Carroll County Public Schools, Social Studies Coordinator)

A committee of teacher candidates organized and conducted the event, assisted by David Nicholson, Professor of Education:

  • De’Asia Winder (junior, Middle School English/Language Arts and Social Studies major)
  • Tabitha Lansinger (junior, Elementary Education major)
  • Taylor Browne (junior, Middle School English/Language Arts and Social Studies major)
  • McKenna Nartatez (junior, Middle School English/Language Arts and Social Studies major)
  • Brittany Sharpe (junior, Middle School English/Language Arts and Social Studies major)
  • Shelby Wright (junior, Middle School English/Language Arts and Social Studies major)
  • Tijuana Jordan (junior, Middle School Mathematics and Science major)

The event was so successful that attendees requested another workshop be scheduled for the fall. Congratulations and thank you to all organizers and presenters.