CSU, Chico Hosts Celebrate Teaching Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 02-28-2008

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
530-898-4260
Lynn Maurer
Department of Education
530-898-6471

One Hundred and seventy high school juniors and seniors who are interested in becoming teachers will attend the Celebrate Teaching Conference at California State University, Chico on Wednesday, March 5. The conference, sponsored by the CSU, Chico Department of Education, provides high school students from around the North State with a day to explore teaching as a career.

The working title of the conference, said Darryl Eisele, director of Integrated Teacher Core and University Connection and one of the planners of the event, is “Inspiration, Information and Perspiration.” Attendees will receive input in all of these areas, said Eisele. They will hear from an inspirational speaker and teacher, get information about college entry and hear from student teachers about what the actual work of teaching is like.

A local motivational speaker, Scott Winter from LearningChange in Chico, will lead sessions in team building at the beginning and end of the conference. Winter was a college student when he became involved with student leadership activities that ultimately took him around the world, into high schools and college campuses. He has helped develop team dynamics and service learning programs as far away as Russia.

The event is co-sponsored by Integrated Teacher Core and the University Connection, a program for local high school seniors that are interested in careers in teaching. Through University Connection, students complete their high school studies on the CSU, Chico campus and, at the same time, are enrolled as university students.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Lynn Maurer, Department of Education, at lmaurer@csuchico.edu or call 898-6421.

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