Educate2Act research conference
Join us as we engage in critical dialogue about current demands in public education and how future teachers can enact positive change.
Share your research with the College of Education
Educate2Act is an undergraduate research conference hosted every spring by the College of Education to provide undergrads with an opportunity to develop their interest and voice in research and creative inquiry. Many students consider submitting their work to the Undergraduate Symposium after having a chance to present to their peers and faculty mentors in the College of Education.
Teacher candidates are encouraged to develop existing assignments into a presentation. Faculty can encourage teacher candidates by talking through how assignments can be made relevant for the conference, mentoring their students in research and presentation skills, and offering extra credit to participate in the event–both as presenters and attendees. We also welcome new student and faculty steering committee members; if you are interested or have students who may be interested, please encourage them to reach out.
If you have questions, would like to participate, or have students who you think would be a good fit for this leadership opportunity, please reach out to Associate Professor Gerald Wood.
Through the Looking Glass: Rewriting Collective Stories of Truth and Healing
The theme for 2023 is “Through the Looking Glass: Rewriting Collective Stories of Truth and Healing.” A looking glass is most commonly used as a tool to reflect the many truths of the world. However, much like Alice’s journey through Wonderland, we find that our world has been turned upside down. In a time so topsy turvy, harnessing our diverse stories and guiding our students to do the same is key. What’s your truth and how can you inspire students to find their own truths? How can rewriting these stories together help us heal and reimagine our worlds anew?
Date: April 6, 2023
Time: 12–5 p.m. MST
Location: College of Education
Proposal deadline: February 24, 2023
We usually work quickly to get feedback to presenters. Submit a proposal here.
What issues in education are important to you?
This informative and energizing student conference offers opportunities for personal development and constructive conversations.