Education Symposium

A student-lead professional development day…

Teaching and Learning in a Crisis

This event was held online on October 8, 2020

Teaching and Learning in a Crisis with three people in caps and gowns and face masks

Since 1988, students representing the College of Education have organized and held an exceptionally well-received symposium as a major professional development activity.

If you have any questions regarding the 2020 Education Symposium please contact Ana Lucia Mendonca, Symposium Coordinator by e-mail at

2020 Symposium Program

8:30-9:00 a.m. – Opening Session

9:00-10:00 a.m. – Track A: Beginning Teacher Success

  • Who Are You and What Would You Be as a Teacher?
  • First Year Teaching with First Year Teachers (PANEL)
  • Icebreakers and Getting to Know Your Students

10:00-11:00 a.m. – Track B: Teaching with Educational Technology

  • Issues Regarding Digital Equity
  • Gamification in the Learning Environment
  • Strategies for Effective Online Learning (PANEL)

11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Hause Creativity Lecture (KTOY)

12:30-1:30 p.m. – LUNCH

1:30-2:20 p.m. – BESITOS Documentary

2:20-3:20 p.m. – Track C: Wellness During and After Crisis

  • Emotional Supports for Children, Parents and Teachers (PANEL)
  • Behavior Issues After Long Periods Without School (PANEL)
  • Dealing with Food Insecurity (PANEL)

3:20-4:20 p.m. – Track D: Crisis Management and Communication

  • Connecting with Your Students Through Social Media
  • Change Management: How to Work Effectively
  • Creativity to Foster Online Engagement

4:20-4:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks