Members of Stevenson University’s Psi Omicron chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), a national education honor society, attended the 2018 convocation, “Design the Future.”  The event, held on November 1-3 in Indianapolis, Indiana, brought together pre-service educators, current educators, and keynote speakers from around the country and across the world to provide professional networking and learning opportunities. All seven elective officers participated, presented on four topics, and accept three awards on behalf of the chapter.

The conference began with opening remarks from Dr. Jemelleh Coes, 2014 Georgia State Teacher of the Year, on the importance of weaving equity into education. In the following days, KDP officers had the opportunity to present their experiences in the educational field. Emily Janssen and Lince Quintanilla presented on “International Experience” in Hungary and Ecuador, Emily engaged attendees with a session on “Literacy Centers in the Elementary Classroom,” and Tabby Lansinger and Lince captivated the audience with their presentation on “Spontaneously Subitizing.” The poster session concluded the presentations as “Our Chapter’s Secret Recipes” were displayed in the lending library and at the fundraising events, mentoring program, and family program. Lastly, awards were accepted for membership, fundraising, and the Achieving Chapter Excellence Award for another year.

As the conference came to a close, Kappa Delta Pi attendees heard from Yong Zhao presenting the John Dewey Memorial Lecture. A trip to Indianapolis would not be complete without exploring the city, and the Kappa Delta Pi convocation is truly a great experience to connect with other education professionals. All are excited for next year’s convocation in Norfolk, Virginia.

Pictured (top row, left to right): De’Asia Winder (Vice President), Caroline Baron (President), Tijuana Jordan (Historian), Emily Janssen (Professional Development), Tabby Lansinger (Secretary); (bottom row, left to right): McKenna Nartatez (Fundraising), Lince Quintanilla (Recruitment), faculty co-sponsor Jill Suffel (not pictured, faculty co-sponsor Dr. Clotile Galbraith).

(Submitted by Tijuana Jordan, KDP Historian)