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English Education majors attend NCETA conference

Seven English (Teacher Licensure) majors attended the NC English Teachers Association conference in Wilmington, N.C., on Oct. 11 to learn new approaches to the classroom and join others in the local professional community.

English (Teacher Licensure) majors take advantage of a break between conference sessions to try out the school bus display. Pictured: Becky Hackney, Sarah Worley, Megan Justice (2011 graduate), Molly Spessert, Kendall Crouther, Katherine Bain, Allie, Hylton, and Mike Hall.

Teaching is a challenging profession, relying on deep professional knowledge of both subject matter and of adolescent students. In order to pick up new approaches to the English classroom and meet other professionals in the field, seven senior teachers-to-be attended the annual conference of the North Carolina English Teacher Association.

Katherine Bain, Kendall Crouther, Becky Hackney, Mike Hall, Allie Hylton, Molly Spessert, and Sarah Worley, along with English Education Assistant Professor Kim Pyne, participated in sessions about integrating current young adult literature, cutting edge technology, primary source documents, and critical reading  strategies into their lessons in order to better reach students of all levels and backgrounds.

Megan Justice '11 presented at the conference alongside School of Education Assistant Professor Jeff Carpenter, who showcased a number of collaborative technology solutions for supporting the writing process.

School bus for teachers and professors! Pictured:  Kendall Crouther, Molly Spessert, Katherine Bain, Megan Justice (2010 graduate), Allie Hylton, Molly Spessert, Mike Hall, Becky Hackney, Dr. Jeff Carpenter (Education), and Dr. Kim Pyne (English & Education).
NCETA is the primary professional organization for English teachers of all levels in North Carolina and offers grants, writing contests, a journal, as well as the annual conference for members. The seniors' expedition was supported by funds from the School of Education and the Department of English.


Kim Pyne,
10/14/2013 11:50 AM