Calling all educators! Are you seeking a low-pressure development opportunity that will strengthen your professional network and provide insight and solidarity with others who share the challenges of the classroom?
Penn State Lehigh Valley is hosting a series of hour-long conversations that will be conducted using tools from the National Writing Project’s College, Career, and Community Writer’s Program. Three articles will be provided prior to each discussion in order to anchor the conversation. Join our group of dedicated instructors in conversations that hone our craft and personal development!
The “Teacher Shortage”
Is there a shortage of qualified teachers in Pennsylvania, or is the issue more complicated than it seems on the surface? Why are tenured teachers leaving the profession? Who will fill the vacant positions? Come discuss the future of the teaching profession with colleagues from across the Commonwealth.
Thursday, October 6, 2022
The Power of Classroom Libraries
How has your classroom library impacted your students? What books from your shelves have been read the most? Why is a diverse classroom library essential for students? Engage in a timely conversation around the power of classroom libraries and the importance of representation on our shelves.
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Personal Technology in the Classroom
How are student phones & smartwatches impacting your classroom? Do you have a management plan? Does your school have a management policy for student-owned technology? Share your successes and struggles with teachers from across the Commonwealth.
Thursday, December 8, 2022
For more information, including the Zoom link for participation, please contact: