Breakout Session I 9:30AM – 10:20AM
Speaker Presentation: Resilience in Teaching: Make Your Comebacks Exceed Your Setbacks
Presented by Ms. Teresa E. Murphy
2022 Teacher of the Year, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
This presentation will focus on ways to help teachers become effective leaders that allow them to be assets in moving their organizations forward. Not fear the inevitable setbacks, but rather embrace their comebacks.
Speaker Presentation: What do we Read? Making Equitable Choices in the Classroom
Presented by Ms. Ana Prado
Doctoral Student in Teaching and Learning: Language, Literature, Literacy and Culture, Florida International University
Building on the theme of Social Justice in the classroom, Ana will discuss how selection of reading materials should be diverse, authentic, and engage students in thoughtful and critical discussions, regardless of grade level. What can and should future teachers consider when developing curricula and planning out classroom explorations of big ideas? Can and should we use multiple modes of text (video, online, images, sound, music) to create a more equitable classroom, where diverse approaches to texts and ideas help us broaden our perspectives?
Speaker Presentation: What's the Problem? Teaching Mathematics Through A Problem-Solving Approach
Presented by Ms. Elizabeth Forde
Ph.D. Candidate in Teaching and Learning: STEM Education, Florida International University
Having students solve problems for themselves can foster conceptual understanding and promote a growth mindset. Teachers need to shift from the procedural approach in which they ‘show’ students how to solve problems using step-by-step procedures, to one which is centered on students’ own mathematical thinking. Throughout this session, participants will be given an insight into teaching mathematics through problem solving. They will engage in an approach to assist them, as future teachers, to facilitate understanding of mathematical concepts by exploring problem situations.
Panel Discussion: Exploring Careers in Teaching and Education Roundtable
Presented by the FIU Education Faculty and Career Advisors
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.
Breakout Session II 10:30AM – 11:20AM
Speaker Presentation: Teaching Outside the Box: How to Engage, Empower and Transform Teaching and Learning for All Students Through a Variety of Interdisciplinary and Student-Centered Experiences Elevating Student Voice
Presented by Ms. Monika Moorman
2022 Broward County Public Schools Teacher of the Year
This presentation will explore strategies and pedagogical approaches that make teaching and learning engaging, interactive, and relevant. Participants will walk away with unconventional strategies that engage students of ALL abilities in exciting educational experiences including game-based learning, citizen science projects, document-based questioning, student curated content, project-based learning involving real world experiences, computer science integration and more.
Speaker Presentation: Beyond the Lesson Plan: Strategies for Sustainable Success
Presented by Ms. Nerissa Manela
2022 Rookie Teacher of the Year, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Being a teacher is one of the most rewarding careers you can choose, but it can also be extremely overwhelming. With demands inside your classroom, at your school, and in your personal life, it is important to develop systems that help you stay organized and set boundaries. This will make your time in the classroom a success for you and your students. In this session, Nerissa Manela will share tips for success that she has learned from her experiences in her early career.
Panel Discussion: FEA Roundtable
Presented by FIU FEA Members
What is it like to be an education major? 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 about what you should be doing while in high school to make sure you succeed in college.
Breakout Session I & II 9:30AM – 11:20AM
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
Breakout Session III 12:00PM – 12:50PM
Speaker Presentation: Find Joy
Presented by Ms. Sarah Painter
2022 Florida Teacher of the Year, Pinellas County Public Schools
As an educator of 18 years, Sarah has been inspired by the moments when her students find joy, whether that be learning through a global pandemic, engaging with rigorous standards, or completing complex tasks as a second language learner. During this keynote, Sarah will share stories from her classroom focused on how joining with others, owning your data, and holding on to the power of yet can lead you to view challenges as opportunities for growth. Join Sarah as she inspires you to Find Joy.