Register for Emerging Educators Academy at Drake University Jan. 22
Registration is under way for the 7th Emerging Educators Academy at Drake University on Jan. 22.
The conference, sponsored by the Outstanding Educators’ Academy of the Iowa Department of Education, along with the Iowa State Education Association and Drake University's School of Education, is for all pre-service and first- through third-year teachers and their mentors.
This year attendees will work on “Filling in the gaps” that students and educators are navigating after last year. The breakout sessions will focus on building classroom culture and community, mental health and fostering a love of teaching. Participants will also spend time with both student and teacher panels exploring classroom responses to the unique challenges of the last year in education.
The keynote speaker will be Juliana Urtubrey, the 2021 National Teacher of the Year.
The academy is run by outstanding teachers from across Iowa, including several Iowa Teachers of the Year.
The $30 registration fee covers lunch and materials.