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Symposium on Powerful Teaching

Symposium on Powerful Teaching

Welcome to the Symposium on Powerful Teaching!

This year's Symposium will be held on Saturday, February 24th at our Roane County Campus in Harriman, TN. Registration and check-in begins at 8:15am in the O'Brien Theatre lobby. The cost is $17 and covers breakfast, lunch, and materials. The Symposium is open to all K-12 educators. Keynote presentation starts at 8:50am in the O'Brien Theatre. After the keynote address, breakout sessions will be held in the second floor O'Brien building classrooms. Breakout session topics will be announced as soon as the program is coordinated. Participants can get 6 hours of PD credit with a certificate of completion at the end of the event.

For questions or updates, please contact Cody Miller at 865.354.3000 ext. 5312 or email

Keynote: Mr. Danny Satterfield, Ms. Loretta Williams, and Ms. Martha Brown, Union County Schools

"STEM Initiatives in the Elementary, Middle, and High Schools"

This presentation will show how a comprehensive STEM initiative was implemented in elementary, middle, and high schools. Participants will be able to see how these initiatives can be utilized across the curriculum and applicable to all educators.

The following breakout sessions have been scheduled for the symposium following the keynote:
"'Escape' Traditional with Digital Breakout Games
"Spies, Lies, and the Greater Good: Exploring the Manhattan Project"
"Independent Reading in a Box"
"Weaving New Threads into Current Curriculum: Tennessee's New Literacy Standards"
"Learning with Language: Using the Harkness Method and Socratic Seminars in the Mathmatics Classroom"
"Read like a Historian"
"Learning in 3D: Promoting Student Engagement through the Utilization of Immersive Technologies"
"Incorporating Reading, Speaking, and Writing into Your Science Lessons"
"A Cultural Journey in my Jeans/Genes!"
"Promote Active Learning with Classroom Tested Stategies"

More session topics to come!



Cody Miller • (865) 354-3000 ext. 5312 • Click name for email address

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