The James Center sponsors professional development seminars given throughout the semester on various topics in education. These seminars are led by alumni, current teachers, administrators, and other professionals who provide invaluable insight on the education profession. All students are encouraged to attend!
Did you know? In order to keep teacher licensure in North Carolina, you are required to attend professional development. So attending seminars while at Appalachain is great practice!
Questions? Contact Dr. Alicia Muhammad at email@example.com.
Past Seminar Topics
Cooperative Learning Strategies (K-6, applied to K-12)
Working in a Title I School
National Alliance on Mental Illness "In Your Own Voice"
The Differences that Teachers Make
Family Involvement 101
The Impact of Education Policy on the Classroom
Making Science Engaging for All Learners (Elem.)
Become a Global Educator Through International Student Teaching
Classroom Management-Setting the Stage for Learning
Break Out of the Norm: Using Breakout Boxes to Increase Engagement and Teach Content
Recent Trends and Issues
I See You: Instructional and Behavioral Practices that Promote Inclusive Practices
Flexible Seating and Whole Brain Teaching in the Classroom
Creating an Inclusive Classroom Library
Engaging the 21st Century Student (Secondary 9-12)
What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Teaching
Teacher as a Parent: Seeing School in a Different Lens
Brain Based Learning
Becoming a True Professional
Toxic Stress + Your Legacy = Making a Difference
Trauma in Our Schools: How it Affects Us and What to Do About It..."Playing Chess in a Hurricane"
At Appalachian we find great value in staying in touch with our alumni. We are always looking for alumni to come back and present seminars. If you are interested, please contact Trisha Caviness at firstname.lastname@example.org.