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At a Glance

8:00 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. - CHECK-IN/LIGHT BREAKFAST (GC Ballrooms – Lobby)

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. - OPENING CEREMONY/KEYNOTE REMARKS (GC Ballrooms)

9:50 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. - BREAKOUT SESSION I

Competitive Events

Job Interview Competition (GC 241A)
Public Speaking Competition (GC 316)
Spotlight on Education Competition (GC 355)
Writing Creative Non-Fiction Competition (GC 305)
Ethical Dilemma Competition (GC 150)
Researching Learning Challenges Competition (GC 314)
Chapter Display Competition (GC 243)

Education Expo (GC 243)



Workshop I (Panther Suite Dining)
Early Childhood Education: The Right Foundation
Presenter: Dr. Andrea Adelman, Instructor-Early Childhood Education, FIU



Workshop II (Panther Suite Lounge)

Building a Teaching Career in Earth Science

Presenter: Dr. Rene Price, Department Chair, Earth and Environment, FIU

Campus Tour

10:40 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. - BREAKOUT SESSION II

Competitive Events

Job Interview Competition (GC 241A)

Spotlight on Education Competition (GC 355)
Writing Creative Non-Fiction Competition (GC 305)
Ethical Dilemma Competition (GC 150)
Researching Learning Challenges Competition (GC 314)
Chapter Display Competition (GC 243)

Education Expo (GC 243)

Workshop III (Panther Suite Dining)
What’s so Special about Special Education?
Presenter: Melanie Morales, Instructor and Special Education Instructor, FIU

Workshop IV (Panther Suite Lounge)
When No Place is Home: Culture, Identity and Othering
Presenter: Dr. Aixa Perez-Prado, Senior Instructor/TESOL, FIU

Campus Tour

11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. - LUNCH (GC Ballrooms)

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. - BREAKOUT SESSION III

Speaker Presentation (GC 355)
Traversing STEM: Creating Pathways for Social Justice

Presenter: Dr. Remy Dou, Assistant Professor, FIU

Speaker Presentation (GC Ballrooms)
Those Who Can Teach!
Presenter: Rudy Diaz, 2018 M-DCPS Teacher of the Year



FEA Student Roundtable (GC 150)

FEA Advisor Networking Meeting (GC 241A)
Careers in Education Presentation (GC 314)

Admissions Presentation (GC 305)

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. - CLOSING CEREMONY/AWARDS (GC Ballrooms)

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - CAMPUS TOUR

Competitive Events

Competitive events at the FEA Conference provide aspiring teachers opportunities to explore careers in education and demonstrate their knowledge, skills and leadership in the field. Competitive events fall into two categories: individual and chapter.

Click on individual event titles to download specific guidelines.

Individual Competitions

Job Interview 
Public Speaking 
Spotlight on Education
Writing Creative Non-Fiction
Leadership in Education Essay 

Chapter Competitions

Ethical Dilemma
Researching Learning Challenges
Chapter Display 

View general information about the competitions. 

Breakout Sessions and Workshops

 

BREAKOUT SESSION 1 - 9:50AM – 10:35AM

COMPETITIVE EVENTS

Job Interview Competition
Public Speaking Competition
Spotlight on Education Competition
Writing Creative Non-Fiction Competition
Ethical Dilemma Competition
Researching Learning Challenges Competition
Chapter Display Competition

WORKSHOP I: Early Childhood Education: The Right Foundation
Presenter: Dr. Andrea Adelman

Have an interest in Early Childhood Education? This workshop will help students learn more about the field, its benefits and the careers that you can pursue with an early childhood education degree.

WORKSHOP II: Building a Teaching Career in Earth Science
Presenter: Dr. Rene Price

This workshop will introduce students to a career as an Earth/Space science teacher. You will participate in hands-on learning experiences designed to build an understanding of science concepts and skills for teaching science in ways that support active inquiry and conceptual understanding.

EDUCATION EXPO

Our fully accredited School of Education and Human Development at FIU offers a leading-edge curriculum of traditional, online and blended courses. Our state-approved teacher preparation programs reach thousands of students from all over the world in their communities, classrooms and on our campus. Visit our exhibit to learn about our unique education program offerings and interact with FIU students currently in the programs.

CAMPUS TOUR

BREAKOUT SESSION II - 10:40AM – 11:25AM

COMPETITIVE EVENTS

Job Interview Competition
Public Speaking Competition
Spotlight on Education Competition
Writing Creative Non-Fiction Competition
Ethical Dilemma Competition
Researching Learning Challenges Competition
Chapter Display Competition

WORKSHOP III: What’s so Special About Special Education? 
Presenter: Melanie Morales

Have you ever thought about working with children with special learning needs but wasn’t sure what that would be like? Let’s take a look from a student perspective. Join us for simulated activities that will put you in the shoes of a student with special learning needs!

WORKSHOP IV: When No Place is Home: Culture, Identity and Othering
Presenter: Dr. Aixa Perez-Prado

The session will explore cross cultural communication and the immigrant experience. Students will explore the concept of 'home' by participating in a critical thinking interactive activity that highlights how language and communication influence our identities.

EDUCATION EXPO

Our fully accredited School of Education and Human Development at FIU offers a leading-edge curriculum of traditional, online and blended courses. Our state-approved teacher preparation programs reach thousands of students from all over the world in their communities, classrooms and on our campus. Visit our exhibit to learn about our unique education program offerings and interact with FIU students currently in the programs.

CAMPUS TOUR

BREAKOUT SESSION III - 12:15PM – 1:00PM

Speaker Presentation - Traversing STEM: Creating Pathways for Social Justice Presentation
Presenter: Remy Dou

The idea that scientists are geniuses who work alone pervades society. Breaking old stereotypes is crucial to inspire future scientists, and the power to inspire young people to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math careers lies in the hands of our future educators. This interactive talk will present some of the most pressing social issues faced in STEM education and how those interested in teaching K-12 STEM can make a difference.

Speaker Presentation - Those Who Can Teach!
Presenter: Rudy Diaz

Hear Miami-Dade County Public School's Teacher of the Year, Rudy Diaz share his journey into the field of Education. He will share his passion for his work and the rewards of his teaching profession. Hear about the important role of technology and relationships in his class. He will also share insight straight from the field as you hear from other teacher colleagues on their rewards and challenges of teaching in the 21st century in Miami-Dade County.

FEA ROUNDTABLE

What’s it like to be an education major? Come and join the conversation with current college students in this interactive session where you can learn about the many things that you can do to prepare for life as an education major. Our current students will give you the inside scoop one what you should be doing while in high school to make sure you succeed in college.

CAREER IN EDUCATION INFORMATION SESSION

Do you want to teach? This session will help you plan for a career in the field of education. You will learn about the most popular and in-demand education and teaching careers, as well as the different types of teaching degree programs that will prepare you to pursue the career of your dream.

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION SESSION

If you are ready to put your future in motion at one of the nation’s largest, most internationally diverse, and most highly recognized public research universities, this presentation will give you an opportunity to interact with FIU Admissions representatives and Education academic advisors and learn about admission requirements and scholarship opportunities available.

FEA ADVISORS NETWORKING MEETING

FEA Advisors can use this session as an opportunity to network with their fellow educators. This session will be the perfect forum for advisors to share information, resources, and experiences as we work to build a strong community of future educators.