Teaching conference for educators at CSUSB May 5


A teaching conference designed for teachers and those who plan to pursue a teaching career will be held at Cal State San Bernardino on Saturday, May 5.

Classroom illustration“Journey to Teaching ” will include speakers, workshops that will provide information about careers in teaching.

The event, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the College of Education building atrium on campus. Cost is $15 per person and includes lunch. Sponsored by CSUSB’s Department of Liberal Studies and the College of Education, the conference partners include Riverside Community College, Mt. San Jacinto College and the College of the Desert.

Keynote speakers will be Michael and Michele Tacchia, educators and concert performers who will present “Teaching Music, Teaching Joy,” sharing their passion for children, music and teaching. The Tacchias have brought their music experience to Inland Empire students since 1991.

Breakout sessions include a presentation by CSUSB’s English department adjunct faculty and author of children’s picture books, Diane Adams. The sessions will cover “Writing and Publishing Children’s Books,” “Teaching Contracts: What You Need to Know,” “Kaiser Hospital Child-Life Specialists,” “Use of Children’s Books in the Classroom for Science and Math,” “Teaching Off the Wall,” “Teaching in Alternative and Correctional Settings” and “Children Can’t Vote – But You Can Help,” presented by Crystal Coleman Neal from the Riverside County Child Care Consortium.

Three short documentaries will be shown throughout the day: “From August to June,” which follows an innovative Central California teacher in the classroom; “Where do Children Play?” about the disappearance of nature and play in children’s lives; and “The American Teacher,” which takes a powerful look at education in America.

To register, visit the CSUSB liberal studies website. For more information about the conference, contact Katherine Thomerson, at (909) 537-3865 or by e-mail at kthomers@csusb.edu.

For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.