The Department of Education hosted its 11th annual Emerging Teacher Leaders Network (ETLN) conference on January 17th/18th on the campus of Wake Forest University. Each year, the ETLN conference invites graduates—first, second, and third year teachers—back to Wake Forest to celebrate their accomplishments, visit with peers and instructors, and consider new ideas for supporting classroom teaching and school leadership. Highlights from this year’s conference include:
- An opening keynote address from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Beverly Emory
- A robust panel discussion featuring experienced Wake Forest alumni teachers
- A methods session led by departmental faculty members
- Four breakout sessions that focused on (1) encouraging new approaches to instructional technology, (2) using positive psychology to serve exceptional children, (3) engaging English language learners across multiple classroom settings, and (4) managing the classroom through a focus on educational psychology.