College of Education to host conference to help new teachers thrive
By Jennifer Berghom, Public Affairs Representative
Posted: 01/24/2014
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The University of Texas-Pan American College of Education wants to make sure new teachers not only survive their first few years in their careers, but thrive as successful educators.

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So, on Saturday, Feb. 8, the college is hosting its "From Surviving to Thriving: The Eighth-Annual New Teacher Conference" to support teachers who have between one and five years of experience and those preparing to become educators. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UTPA College of Education Complex.

This year, Sonia Nieto, a renowned author, researcher and professor emerita of language, literacy and culture at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will be the keynote speaker. A meet-and-greet and book signing will follow her talk.

Educators will also have the opportunity to earn five hours of continuing education credits or professional development and attend workshop sessions on: classroom management, preventing teacher burnout, bullying and cyberbullying, differentiated instruction, promoting health and wellness, teaching with technology, preparing your first teaching position, effective teaching strategies, among many others.

The conference registration deadline is Feb. 3. The costs are $25 for students and $50 for professional educators.

For more information, visit the conference website.