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Student education association presents professional development seminar

October 14, 2003

Austin Peays Student Tennessee Education Association chapter will hold a seminar for future educators from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20 in the Morgan University Center ballroom.

The speakers were chosen by students to address matters we consider important to our professional development, says Julia Reed, STEA member. It's a good example of ‘owning our education."

Though developed by APSU students, the program is free and open to the public.
October 14, 2003

Austin Peay's Student Tennessee Education Association chapter will hold a seminar for future educators from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 20 in the Morgan University Center ballroom.

“The speakers were chosen by students to address matters we consider important to our professional development,” says Julia Reed, STEA member. “It's a good example of ‘owning' our education."

Though developed by APSU students, the program is free and open to the public.

“This seminar provides the opportunity for anyone interested in the teaching profession to converse with leading professionals in the education field,” says STEA vice president and project coordinator Martin Golson.

Lectures will begin shortly after 9 a.m. with keynote speaker John Scott, assistant commissioner of education. Betty Davis, Montgomery County's K-4 Teacher of the Year, will follow at 10 a.m. with “How to be a Successful Teacher.”

At 11 a.m., TEA President Judy Beasley will present “Education Issues in Tennessee.” Susan Young's “Special Education Concerns in the Classroom” will begin at 11:30 a.m.

The APSU STEA will provide a light lunch at no charge from 12:20-1:20 p.m., followed by Kenwood Middle School Principal Rosalind Evans' “Expectations of and Support for First Year Teachers.”

Guy Fischer, Clarksville-Montgomery County School System director of human resources, will discuss the screening process for new teachers from 2:10- 3 p.m.

From 3-6 p.m., student teachers will take part in training activities with Dr. Betty Barrett, director of field experience for APSU's School of Education.

For further information regarding the seminar, telephone 551-8928.
Terry Stringer