|New Teacher Center Symposium Will Be March 31
For release: Feb. 23, 2006
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The New Teacher Center at the University of Memphis will hold its third annual Induction and Mentoring Symposium Friday, March 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Fogelman Executive Center and the FedEx Institute of Technology. The event will focus on the use of student-centered teaching practices to improve student achievement in diverse school environments. It is open to classroom teachers, principals, parents, policy makers and others interested in the quality of P-12 education.
Workshops will include successful teaching strategies for English language learners, equitable learning for special needs students, effective mentoring, and making science come alive in the classroom.
The keynote speaker will be Enid Lee, director of EnidLee Consultants, Inc. She will discuss "When Discipline is Nourishment, Not Punishment." Lee began her career as a classroom teacher 35 years ago. Today she is an accomplished "front line" teacher, teacher educator, facilitator, and speaker. She has taught in the in the Caribbean, Canada and the United States, and she has been involved in teacher development for two decades. She consults internationally on anti-racist, inclusionary, and equitable education. Lee pioneered the equity-centered initiative Putting Race on the Table.
To register for the symposium, or for more information – including a downloadable conference brochure – call 901-678-5646 or visit the New Teacher Center's Web site at http://ntc.memphis.edu.
The NTC staff works with new teachers, providing hands-on assistance from experienced mentor teachers to help make their first years of teaching in the Memphis City Schools successful.
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