Kappa Delta Pi’s Stevenson chapter, Psi Omicron, presented at the 2019 annual KDP Convocation held from October 24-26 in Norfolk, VA.  Savannah Maisel (chapter president), Beth Kunert (chapter recruitment chair), Cassandra Kopasek (chapter historian), and Dr. Clotile Galbraith (chapter counselor) attended and presented.

Savannah Maisel presented a round-table discussion, “Bringing Restorative Justice Into Your Classroom,” focused on using restorative practices to prevent relationships from deteriorating, limiting time outside of the classroom for consequences, and valuing each student. These teaching practices can help ensure safe learning environments, establish comradery, and keep peace.

Beth Kunert and Dr. Clotile Galbraith presented a PowerTalk called, “Sketch to Success: How Visual Note-Taking Will Transform Your Classroom.” This presentation explored how integrating sketch notes into all content areas is valuable in organizing information to build connections. Visual aids provided examples of visual note-taking and opportunities to practice the skill.

Cassandra Kopasek conducted a PowerTalk, “Music in the Classroom: Increasing Engagement, Community, and Focus,” on how community music therapy can positively affect the classroom. Casey incorporated activities to engage participants as well as practical applications to use in the classroom.

The Psi Omicron Chapter wrapped up their presentations with the Chapter Poster Session, presenting two posters: one on their chapter’s organization and one about various chapter events. Other chapters asked the presenters questions, discussed differences, and shared ideas. This was a great time to collaborate with various KDP members, and discover possible chapter events!

Overall, those who attended soaked up knowledge about education and positive classroom practices. The experience was influential to the Psi Omicron attendees, who cannot wait to implement ideas into their school environments. In addition, the chapter brought home four awards: ACE (Achieving Chapter Excellence) award for the 2018-19 year, “Distinguished Chapter Officer Award” for De'Asia Winder (past chapter vice president), and Program Awards in Community Service and Membership. We are proud of our Psi Omicron Chapter and Stevenson University representatives!

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Pictured: Beth Kunert (Recruitment Chair), Savannah Maisel (President), Cassandra Kopasek (Historian)