Fourteen Waynesburg University early childhood education majors who are members of the University’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), an international honor society in education, will travel to Dallas, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 24 through Saturday, Oct. 26 to attend the 49th Biennial Convocation of KDP.
Educators and teacher candidates from across the United States and around the world will attend the conference’s professional development activities.
The conference will offer more than 150 educational sessions aimed for professional development and will include workshops on leadership or policy, research or action research and practice or instructional strategies.
Debra Clarke, chair of the Department of Education and assistant professor of education, and Yvonne Weaver, education department field placement coordinator and certification officer at the University, will accompany the students.
Clarke will present a workshop, “Capes aren’t just for super heroes: Using the teacher CAPE to support all learners.”
“During the workshop, I will introduce the participants to CAPE, a strategy that gives 21st century teachers the super powers to effectively plan instruction that supports the needs of all learners in the inclusive classroom,” Clarke said.
Students attending the conference include:
- Jena Blissman, Chapter President a senior from Greensburg, Pa. (Greater Latrobe)
- Morgan Brumbaugh, Chapter Vice President, a senior from Williamsburg, Pa. (Central High School)
- Makalah Beazell, Chapter Secretary, a senior from Waynesburg, Pa. (West Greene High School)
- Lauren Boscaljon, Chapter Treasurer, a senior from Waynesburg, Pa. (home school)
- Kaitlyn Berkebile, Chapter Fundraising Co-Chair, a senior from Friedens, Pa. (Somerset Area Senior High School)
- Shannon Falleroni, Chapter Fundraising Co-Chair, a senior from Washington, Pa. (Trinity High School)
- Tanya Aul, a senior from Kane, Pa. (Kane Area High School)
- Alyssa Crile, a senior from Washington, Pa. (Trinity High School)
- Angele Hagy, a senior from Pittsburgh, Pa. (Mount Lebanon High School)
- Ali Hulsey, a senior from Bakersfield, Calif. (Garces Memorial High School)
- Stephanie Sapic, a senior from Washington, Pa. (Trinity High School)
- Stephanie Stancliffe, a senior from Lower Burrell, Pa. (Burrell High School)
- Hannah Szymanik, a senior from Mount Holly Springs, Pa. (Boiling Springs High School)
- Chelsea Watson, a senior from Jeannette, Pa. (Jeannette High School)
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