Teach the Future 2021: Engaging Future teachers
Featuring the Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year, Mr. Joseph Welch and Break Out Sessions for High School Students
WHEN: Thursday, November 4, 2021
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Outside participants, click here to access the event information: education.stvincent.edu/teach-the-future-2021-engaging-our-future-teachers.html
Saint Vincent undergraduate, graduate and faculty
Register here to attend the morning session to listen to the PA Teacher of the Year, Mr. Joseph Welch, speaker event from 8:45-9:30 a.m.
Feel free to stay and listen to a Breakout session presented by Mr. Welch from 9:40 to 10:30 a.m.:
Innovative Strategies to Cultivate Creativity and Literacy
Educators consistently explore new pathways to engage students when teaching. Throughout the last 15 months, innovation has undergone continued transformation as technology continues to become more accessible to teachers and learners. Within this session, let’s examine methods that we can use to enhance both student creativity as well as their literacy skills as we put students in positions to collaborate, innovate, and personalize their experience as young learners. From creating graphic novels, to leveraging music, to creating animations and documentaries we will discuss how everyone can create while still cultivating literacy skills.
About Mr. Welch
Joe Welch, an American History teacher from suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, currently serves as the 2020-21 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year and was previously honored as 2019 National Middle Level Educator of the Year and Pennsylvania Social Studies Teacher of the Year. He is also recognized as a Gilder Lehrman Institute Master Teacher and was recognized as Gilder Lehrman's National History Teacher of the Year in 2018. An Apple Distinguished Educator and National Board Certified Teacher, Joe is a strong believer in bringing diverse stories, personal emotions, and community connections into his lessons as well as fostering excitement for quality and engaging educational opportunities.