Nov. 14, 2011
The Southeast Ohio Teacher Development Collaborative presents "Appalachia from an Assets Perspective Conference" at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 and Monday, Nov. 21 at Shawnee State University.
Dave Todt, Ph.D. provost of SSU, and Paul Madden, Ph.D., interim associate provost and chairperson, Department of Teacher Education will provide the welcome and introductions.
In a video address, Stan L. Heffner, Ph.D., state superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio Department of Education will provide a video address. The keynote speaker is Dr. James Gifford, CEO and senior editor, The Jesse Stuart Foundation.
Monday, several concurrent sessions will be available, including storytelling, teacher quality and standards, small school assets, creative thinking, using technology, cultural competency, identifying Appalachian children's literature, meeting student needs in Appalachia and how a grumpy thought became a book that can be used in the classroom are just a few of the offerings.
The cost is $60 per person, students $35 each. Graduate workshop credit is available. For more information or to register, contact Gail Chinn (740) 351-3451 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.