Troy Dothan Holds Wiregrass Education Conference

By: Rhiana Huckins Email
By: Rhiana Huckins Email

Sunday, at Troy's Dothan campus, teachers from across the Wiregrass came together for the Wiregrass Education Conference.

The main theme of the conference is teaching the whole child.

Troy University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr. said, "What we're doing through Troy University is developing the concept of K-16 and I think in order to do that, we have to know each other, we have to be able to work with each other."

The two-day conference allows university professors to work with elementary and high school teachers, to help prepare students for college.

Troy College of Education Dean, Lance Tatum said, "It’s important for us to get the professionals into the environment where our students can interact with them, so they can get a real world idea of what career path they're going into."

There are several sessions offered, all focusing on different topics including building a curriculum and technology in the classroom.

One local teacher is interested on crisis counseling in schools.

Northview High School Algebra Teacher Belinda Jeffcohe said, "In a crisis situation, it’s good to be informed on how to handle it best and sometimes, we academic teachers aren't informed about that."

It is the first year for the conference, and university officials hope to make it a yearly event.

For those teachers that are interested in the conference, walk in registration is accepted for Monday’s sessions.

You can register Monday at 8AM in the Rotunda of the Library Technology Building.

The conference runs until 3PM and the cost is $85 dollars. Lunch will be served.

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