Teacher Education Students Attend MLA Conference

On Thursday November 2, 2017, many of our Middle Childhood Education majors attended the Ohio Middle Level Association Conference in Columbus, Ohio. The annual conference is held for Ohio teachers of grades 4-9. Ohio Christian University Professor of Social Studies and Language Arts Methods, Jayne Stevenson, and Professor of Science and Math Methods, Rolanda Hurtt, organized and invited their students to attend the conference as pre-service educators for networking and learning more about this always changing, and ever more important profession.

OCU students attended workshops and sessions such as Writing to Learn, Tips and Tricks for New Teachers, Pedagogy for the 21st Century, Teaming to Increase Achievement, Writing Across All Content Areas, Making Google Tools Work for You, and Teaching Science with Pizzazz. Junior Shay Adkins said, “Attending the conference today allowed me to not only learn more about my profession, but it also gave me a glimpse into my future. It was awesome to network with other established and aspiring educators.” Senior Kyle Farrell added “It was eye opening! It helped prepare me even more!” Senior Dakota Farmer agreed saying “This conference was an eye opener for the part of the education world not found sitting in a classroom or a school building.”

The Teacher Education program at OCU believes in preparing students to become teachers in every way possible. If you are interested in learning more about our program, please contact Department Head, Dr. Valerie Jones by email: vjones3@ohiochristian.edu or by phone 740-477-7834. 

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