TEACHER EDUCATION STUDENTS AT CONCORD UNIVERSITY
PRESENTING ‘GLOBAL COLLABORATION SYMPOSIUM’
ATHENS, W.Va. - Concord University teacher education students have collaborated with peers at Australia’s Victoria University during the fall 2012 semester. They have shared information on school systems, types of diversity, teaching methodologies, large-scale assessments, issues in education and other topics.
The students will present their findings at the “Global Collaboration Symposium” being held Monday, Oct. 29 on Concord’s Athens campus. Poster presentation sessions are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Pais Fellowship Hall at University Point.
During the symposium, students will showcase the variety of technologies they utilized in the collaboration (Skype, Google Docs, Voice Thread, Wikis, etc.) while underlining cultural awareness and acceptance.
The presenters are students in the University’s innovative EPAT which is an integrated course incorporating several upper level education courses.
Earlier in the day, Concord students in the elementary methods block will conduct small and whole group activities for fourth graders from Athens Elementary School. This session begins at 11:45 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Activities for art, reading, social studies, math, science, and diversity will be conducted. Each will be centered on Australia.