In response to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and in compliance with CDC recommendations, the College of Education is cancelling the following events through May 1, 2020. Please visit this page for future updates:
The Reason I am a Teacher Conference – April 3, 2020
College of Education Honors Banquet – April 3, 2020
There’s A Reason I’m A Teacher Conference 2020
Learn | Teach | Lead
“Elevate the Future”
Friday, April 3, 2020 | 8:00am – 3:00pm
High Country Conference Center
& Eastburn Education Building
Featuring Keynote presenters:
2019 National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson,
Social Studies, Virgie Binford Education Center, Richmond, VA.
2020 Arizona Teacher of the Year Lynette Stant,
Third Grade, Salt River Elementary School – Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Scottsdale, AZ.
Emcee: 2019 Arizona Teacher of the Year Kareem Neal,
9th-12th Grade Self-Contained Special Education Teacher, Maryvale High School Phoenix Union High School District.
Breakout presenters include:
- The four 2020 Arizona Teacher of the Year Ambassadors for Excellence
- Dean Pederson, K-8 Physical Education 2020 Arizona Rural Teacher of the Year, Pine-Strawberry Elementary School of Pine-Strawberry School District, Pine.
- Elizabeth Schley, AP Government and Politics & Teacher Development Coordinator, Basha High School, Chandler Unified School District, Chandler
- Eriann Roberts, 5th Grade, Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary School, Chandler Unified School District, Chandler
Northern Arizona University’s TARIAT conference provides professional development opportunities for our teacher candidates as they interact with recognized outstanding teachers through keynote addresses and breakout sessions. NAU’s College of Education teacher candidates come away from this conference with information on best practices that they will soon use daily in their classrooms as they enter the teaching profession. The College of Education is grateful and proud to present this conference in partnership with Bob and Claudia Bement, the Arizona K-12 Center, Arizona Educational Foundation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.
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