BC Teacher Education Students Attend Regional Teacher Education Conference
Four Bluefield College students from the Teacher Education Program recently attended the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) Southwest Regional Conference in Abingdon, Virginia, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Todd Whitaker, author of the book What Great Teachers Do Differently.
October 19, 2009
Dr. Whitaker's book is actually the textbook used by BC education students in their first field experience class. In addition to hearing him speak, the BC students were able to meet and speak to the critically acclaimed education professional.
The four Teacher Education students who attended the VASCD Regional Conference included Kim Carroll of Pearisburg, Virginia; Sarah Mota of Brownsville, Texas; Whitney O'Quinn of Tazewell, Virginia; and Courtney Willard of Archdale, North Carolina.
Other speakers for the conference included Paula Brown, author of The Great Equalizers: Practices Designed to Close the Achievement Gap This Year. Through Brown, the BC students learned ways teachers can provide training to prepare students to be successful on standardized tests.
An affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the VASCD is an organization committed to excellence in education by providing programs and services to promote quality instruction for lifelong learning.