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Education professors welcomed high school students to the 3rd annual Educators Rising event


Siovahn Williams

March 24, 2020

2020 Educators' RisingProfessor Jacqueline Easley and Professor Karin Sconzert welcomed Racine Unified School District (RUSD) juniors and seniors to the third annual Educators Rising conference. The event, which took place on Feb. 13, is designed to attract future educators to Carthage. 

During the conference, Professor Michele Hancock introduced keynote speaker Sharmain Harris ’20, who discussed perseverance in education. In addition, Prof. Sconzert presented Carthage’s education programs, majors, and minors. A variety of sessions also took place with student panels: 

  • College Entry 101
    This session included everything students need to know about going to college and being successful.
  • Teaching and Learning 
    Answered the questions: What is the magic in teaching? What does a great lesson plan look like? Lesson plan contest winners were revealed, and the Carthage student panel worked with students to explain the lesson planning process and demonstrated an interactive lesson with students.
  • Art/Creative Writing 
    Students participated in interactive activities with an overview of the programs and a Q&A with the Carthage student panel.
  • STEM Teaching 
    RUSD students looked at STEM lesson plans and participated in hands-on activities. 
  • Urban Education
    Current teacher candidates discussed cultural and linguistic teaching strategies as well as the urban education minor and Urban Teacher Preparation Program. (Urban Teacher Prep candidates Maryellen McCaw ’20 and Cassandra Millard ’20 also led students during Science Night at the Apple School in Racine, Wis. View pictures from the Red Apple STEM Fair)

2020 Educators' Rising

2020 Educators' Rising

2020 Educators' Rising

2020 Educators' Rising


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