This event is for high school students interested in a career in education.

Summit for Teaching Professions

September 28, 1:00 - 3:00 MT

Being an Education Major: What does a typical day look like for an education major? What is it like to be in college? What is it like the first time being on the other side of the classroom, as a future educator? These and other questions will be answered in this breakout session by a group of current students who are majoring in education.

Creating Culturally Competent Classroom Communities: Participants will learn how to incorporate the key teaching practices used by culturally competent educations. The includes growing one’s knowledge of cultural contexts, building trust with students, helping students grow in their knowledge of how culture interacts with learning, and creating a safe learning environment where everyone belongs.

How the Arts Improve Chances for Student Success:  Hear form the amazing MSJ Arts and Humanities faculty on how the arts can improve signal engagement and help children learn and experience a growth mindset. Additionally, they will discuss how creative and performing arts can sharpen intellectual skills such as observation, interpretation, perspective taking, analyzing, and synthesizing! Lastly, ideas for using the arts for teaching children non-academic skills like teamwork and collaboration will be shared.

Powerful Advocacy & Collaboration with Brian Neal: Brian is the CEO of Accelerate Great Schools, a multi-million dollar fund to increase access to high-quality schools for underserved students across Cincinnati. Brain will discuss how we can all advocate for causes that promote educational opportunities for children and adolescence living in under resourced areas. Brian will share about his efforts which have led to statewide policy changes, Ohio-specific public-private partnerships, and strong local and statewide community collaborations.

Reading as a Fundamental Civil Right!: Every child should have access to evidence based reading instruction. This session, from MSJ’s nationally ranked program will discuss The Science of Reading and how by using structured literacy practices teachers can close the opportunity gap and advance educational equity. Academic success leads to informed decision-making, improved self-confidence and a path to economic prosperity. Reading is a Fundamental Civil Right!

The Relationship Between Athletic Coaching and Teaching: Great coaches and teachers have much in common. They encourage students to try new things and value productive struggle. Both teachers and coaches support students in rethinking how learning from one’s mistakes can turn into even greater, more meaningful successes. They acknowledge individual progress and affirm the power of hard work in order to encourage continued growth.

Working in Schools Alternatives to Teaching Educators: serve a variety of roles in today’s schools, working together to meet students’ needs. Interested in education, but not sure if leading a classroom is your vision? Join us at this session to hear from a panel of educators with a vast professional experience across different roles. Learn about the work of speech and language pathologists, school psychologists, and social workers.