FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2013
Contact: Debra Polak 468-3137
MENDOCINO COLLEGE TO HOST CONFERENCE FOR TEACHERS MARCH 9
"Teachers on Teaching: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments," a 1-day conference for local and regional educators, will be presented at the Mendocino College campus in Ukiah on Saturday, March 9. Beginning Saturday morning with check-in at 8:30-9 a.m. and ending at 3:30p.m., the low-cost conference is designed to explore a variety of topics of interest to teachers across disciplines from Pre -K – college.
"The Foundation Skills Teaching and Learning Community" of Mendocino College is hosting this important local event to bring educators together to share ideas, build collaboration, and learn about current practices and projects in our community," says conference coordinator and Mendocino College English Professor Debra Polak. "If you are a current or prospective teacher or school counselor, this conference is for you," Polak explains. "We collaborate with Dominican University to offer Continuing Education Units for participants.
It may also meet criteria for professional development 'buy back' days for some teachers. K-12 participants should check with their district office about potential credit. It will also qualify as a college flex activity, and we can provide proof of your attendance," Polak adds.
Building on four previous annual conferences, topics for this year's sessions include Learning Styles, Cultural Competence, Scaffolding to Reach Varied Learners, and Building Bridges from K-12 to College Learning.
A morning panel will explore the changing expectations of learning and institutional structures occurring in K-12 and College with a range of local educators representing primary school through postsecondary perspectives. Break-out sessions will also emphasize collaborative communication among local college educators at all levels and strengthening partnerships in the community.
"The conference is organized for a Saturday so busy local educators will have the opportunity to participate," says conference co-chair Virginia Guleff, Mendocino College Vice President , Education and Student Services. "Based on past years' successful format, we're offering this year's activities in a central location and at a low cost to help support local educators and their schools. Cost for the conference is just $18 and includes a fabulous lunch," Guleff explains. If participants choose to register for units through Dominican University, there is an additional cost.
Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, please contact the Mendocino College Foundation Skills email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Debra Polak at 707.468.3137.
Created: February 26, 2013 @ 06:49 AM
Last Modified: September 30, 2013 @ 01:38 PM