August 28, 2007
For immediate release
UC Santa Barbara’s “Careers in Education” Conference Provides Invaluable Resource for Future Teachers on October 13
The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Alumni Association presents the “Careers in Education Conference: Making a Difference” on Saturday, October 13 from 9 am – 1 pm in Phelps Hall, UC Santa Barbara campus. The fact-filled conference is an excellent opportunity for those contemplating a career in education to get the information they need to prepare themselves for their future. Question and Answer periods will follow each presentation. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jane Close Conoley, Dean of the Gevirtz School, and other session leaders include area superintendents, principals, and teachers plus faculty from the Teacher Education Program at UCSB.
Ann Carlyle, long-time lecturer in the Teacher Education Program, nationally known math educator, and one of the organizers of the event, says, “Many young teachers have joined the teaching ranks because they have had a significant teacher in their own lives. By attending the conference, people will hear stories of inspiration as well as practical advice about this rewarding field.”
Sessions for the conference include: Preparing and Enrolling in a Credential Program; California Science/Math Initiative; 1st-Year Teachers Panel; Building a Culture of Excellence – Principal Panel; Visions in Education – Superintendent Panel; Perspectives & Insights from Teachers of the Year; Integrating Environmental Education Science Into Other Content Areas; Working with Very Young Children, and more.
This conference costs $5 for UCSB students and Alumni Association members and $10 for community members. To RSVP or for more information, contact Lauren Linn at 805.893.4775 or chapter.eventATia.ucsn.edu
[Ann Carlyle is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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