Teacher Education Students At Concord University Presenting ‘Global Collaboration Symposium’

For Immediate Release: 
May 02 2013

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Office of Advancement May 3, 2013
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu



ATHENS, W.Va. - Concord University teacher education students have collaborated with peers at Australia’s Victoria University during the Spring 2013 semester. They have shared information on school systems, types of diversity, teaching methodologies, large-scale assessments, issues in education and other topics.

The students will present their findings at the “Global Collaboration Symposium” being held Monday, May 6 on Concord’s Athens campus. Poster presentation sessions are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Pais Fellowship Hall at University Point.

During the symposium, students will showcase the variety of technologies they utilized in the collaboration (Skype, Google Docs, Voice Thread, Wikis, etc.) while underlining cultural awareness and acceptance.

The presenters are students in the University’s innovative EPAT (Educational Psychology, Assessment, and Technology) which is an integrated course incorporating several upper level education courses. EPAT is taught by Dr. Anita Reynolds, Dr. Terry Mullins and Dr. Mark Angle.

To enrich the global symposium, students from Sun Valley School will be visiting Concord University on the same day for a Global Diversity event. EPAT students will share technology and school differences with the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, while conducting small group interactive lessons on history, math, science, and diversity. The lessons will center on the Australian theme.

Dr. Lauri Reidmiller, associate professor of art, and her education students will take the Sun Valley students on a safari to the Jerry and Jean Beasley Student Center where they will participate in an interactive art lesson.


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if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.