Upcoming Events

2018 Fall Conference on Teaching and Learning

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Date and Time

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Eberhard Center » 215-All


Wednesday, August 22

  • Continental Breakfast: 8:30 - 9 am
  • Keynote: 9 - 10:30 am
  • Faculty-led Concurrent Sessions: 11 - noon
  • Lunch: noon - 1 pm
  • Faculty-led Concurrent Sessions: 1 - 2 pm 
  • Faculty Collaboration Networking Reception: 2 - 3 pm 



Listening to Many Voices: Teacher Identity and Personal Narrative Performance

In this engaging keynote presentation, Moth’s Director of Education and Community Programs, Micaela Blei, PhD, draws on her own research, as well as her seven years of experience as a Moth educator, curriculum designer and GrandSLAM champion storyteller, to discuss Moth storytelling as an innovative strategy for teacher development.

Researchers and policy makers alike have acknowledged the need for teachers to reflect on experience and to experience agency in and out of the classroom (Beauchamp, 2015; Chen et al., 2012; Elbaz-Lewisch, 2010). How can personal narrative performance contribute to the personal and professional development of teachers? While stories are not always the answer, the reflection on and crafting of stories can create a powerful context in which to explore together the emotional and critical work of teaching and life. This talk is intended for teachers, teacher educators, storytellers, and all those who wish to help teachers listen to, and lift, their many voices.

Continental breakfast will be available at 8:30am.


Please visit our Fall Conference Webpage for more information.

Open to faculty and staff.  Register in Sprout by August 17th.




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