The Springfield City School District will host a symposium for teachers and other educators so that they can learn from each other and teach their students better.
The symposium will be a two-day event on June 1 and 2. Both days will take place at CareerConnectED Center in The Dome. The events are for anyone who is responsible for teaching youth. The registration deadline for the event is Friday.
Teachers who work in Clark County and attend both days will be eligible for a $150 stipend. But anyone is welcome to join the symposium to learn more about educating.
“We want everyone to be able to collaborate,” Springfield district spokeswoman Kim Fish said. “We want teachers to be able to learn from each other that way our community teachers get the best that we can offer them.”
The first day will feature speakers who are nationally known, as well as speakers from the local area. Connie Yowell, former director of the education practice at the MacArthur Foundation and now CEO of LRNG by Collective Shift, will speak about new methods of teaching.
The second day of the event will be time for teachers to work together to figure out how to implement new ideas into their classroom or work space.
“Often teachers crave time to sit and plan and to be able to do that together and collaborate,” she said. “That is our mission here. With those experts still around to be their mentors and helpers, the teachers will be able to bounce ideas off them and to figure out, ‘How do I take this great idea and how to put it in practice?’” Fish said.
One of the goals of CareerConnectED Center is to make sure teachers have an opportunity to explore new ideas so students get the best education possible, she said.
Go online to www.getcareerconnected.org/inspire-2017-symposium to register or for more information.
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