Registration is open for the 2021 College of Education New Teacher Webinar Series, scheduled for Tuesdays at noon (ET) in July. This virtual professional development opportunity is designed to engage Penn State alumni who have held any teaching position in the past one to five academic years. The series aims to help retain talent in the teaching profession.

Registration is free, but attendees must register for each webinar they wish to attend. Presenters and topics include:

  • July 6, “Work-life balance”; Amy Meisinger (1996g, 2009g), Principal, Conestoga High School in Berwyn, PA, and Robert Barrett, Senior Executive and Senior Consultant, CVS Health.
  • July 13, “Back to school after COVID 19: social and emotional strategies to support students in the classroom ”; Katie Kolbe-Holden (2005 health and human development), school psychologist, State College Area School District.
  • July 20, “Breathe and Build”; Keonna Knight (2018), educator and founder, Heal with Keonna.
  • July 27, “Identifying Education Gaps to Create Classroom Opportunities”; Mary Lou Heron (1973), Training and Advisory Team Member, Northeast Educational Intermediate Unit, and Douglas Womelsdorf (2003, 2005g), Director of Programs and Education and Director of Federal Programs, Mountain View School District , northeastern Pennsylvania.

For more information and to register for webinars, visit the College of Education New Teacher Webinar Series page at https://sites.psu.edu/coenewteacherwebinar/ online. Webinars will be recorded and uploaded to the site when available.

This year’s New Teacher Webinar Series is hosted by the Academic and Professional Enrichment Committee of the Society of Alumni Council. Questions about the series can be directed to Stefanie Tomlinson, Deputy Director of Alumni Relations, at [email protected]

Last updated on 06 July 2021