Release Date: Nov. 13, 2009
ASU Professors, Santa Rita Teacher to Speak at National Convention
Angelo State University education professors Dr. Marilyn Eisenwine and Dr. Judith Hakes will make a joint presentation during the 2009 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention Nov. 20 in Philadelphia.
They will be joined in their session by Santa Rita third-grade teacher and ASU alumna Sandy Pedersen during the panel discussion, “Classic Literature Inspires Children’s Use of Knowledge, Ideas and Technology (CLICKIT): Learning Between and Beyond the Lines.” The session will address specific techniques for creating reading and writing projects using classical literature and technology, including field trial examples from elementary classrooms.
Teachers from the area, along with both graduate and undergraduate ASU students, have collected student samples in the field for years by doing lessons and projects related to classic literature and technology. Their findings will be included in the presentation for the convention.
The NCTE convention draws thousands of K-12 teachers, college faculty, administrators and other educational professionals from around the world. They hear a wide range of speakers, attend sessions addressing educational issues, share their best practices, participate in workshops and test the latest teaching materials.