The University of Houston College of Education prepares to host nearly 2,000 high school students interested in becoming educators. The Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE) is holding the 2016 Teach Tomorrow Summit from Saturday, Jan. 30 through Monday, Feb. 1 at UH and Crowne Plaza Hotel Near NRG-Medical.
For a tentative listing of workshops, visit the summit schedule site.
TAFE is a nonprofit organization that encourages students to learn about careers in education and teaching. The conference will feature workshops on leadership, college readiness and competitions for scholarships. There are 31 competitive events. Winners of some of those events move on to a national competition.
“This conference gives us a chance to highlight education as a desirable career and provides students with a chance to meet peers from across the state with similar interest,” said Robert McPherson, dean of the college. “They have the opportunity to attend sessions to help them learn what it takes to be successful in college, and to learn skills necessary to becoming a successful educator. We hope that this conference will inspire students to continue to pursue a career in education.”
Dave Burgess, author of ‘Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity and Transform Your Life as an Educator,’ is a keynote speaker. He will talk to students about creating classroom experiences that are life changing. Additionally, motivational speakers and educators Danny Ciamarra and Nick Jackson will talk about how teachers inspire students.
“It is my hope that the students leave the conference with a greater understanding of the education field, a clear vision of how to get into college to pursue their dreams, and knowledge of what it takes to be a successful college student,” said Donita Garza, TAFE State Program Director.
WHAT: Texas Association of Future Educators Teach Tomorrow Summit, Hosted by the University of Houston College of Education
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 30 – Monday, Feb. 1
WHERE: The University of Houston College of Education and the Crowne Plaza Hotel-Near NRG-Medical, 8686 Kirby Dr, 77054.