Area educators convene at UMES
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(August 8, 2012)-Today, Dr. Juliette B. Bell, president of the University of Maryland EasternShore, welcomed a group of 75 public school teachers, counselors, administrators and university faculty to the 11th annual Professional Development School Summer Institute.
The group represents a variety of teaching disciplines across Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Caroline and Queen Anne county schools—school systems that UMES partners with to train student teachers.
This year’s theme, “Am I Making a Difference,” emphasizes state and national reform initiatives designed to improve P-12 student performance, said Dr. Patricia Goslee, coordinator of professional development schools and school-based experiences at UMES. “As the demands grow at the state and national levels, we want to make sure that our mentor teachers and university supervisors are prepared in all areas so that they are well equipped to mentor the teacher and counselor candidates that we are placing in the schools.”
Funded by UMES’ Title III program, the University System of Maryland and the Maryland State Department of Education, the Summer Institute offers participants two days of informational sessions on the latest instructional trends and developments by presenters from the university and area public schools.
Caption: UMES faculty and administrators (from left), Dr. Ray Davis, dean of the School of Arts and Professions; Dr. Patricia Goslee, coordinator of professional development schools and school-based experiences; Dr. Juliette B. Bell, president of UMES; and Dr. Karen Verbeke, chair and director of teacher education; welcome Summer Insitute participants.
Gail Stephens, assistant director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580, email@example.com.