Trine education students attend Rising Educators conference

Twelve members of the Trine University Student Education Association (SEA) attended the Rising Educators Conference, sponsored by the Indiana State Teachers Association, Oct. 18-19 in Noblesville.

Students attending were:

  • Cameron Brown, a senior from Taylor, Michigan, majoring in social studies education;
  • Taylor Drake, a freshman from LaPorte, Indiana, majoring in English education;
  • Savannah Harrison, a senior from Milroy, Indiana, majoring in elementary education;
  • Madeline Hollinden, a junior from Greenwood, Indiana, majoring in elementary education;
  • Gabby Hylton-Jimenez, a freshman from Plymouth, Indiana, majoring in social studies education;
  • Kyle Long, a senior from Edon, Ohio, majoring in social studies education;
  • Olivia Marsh, a freshman from Auburn, Indiana, majoring in elementary education;
  • MaKenzie Oatley, a sophomore from Mendon, Michigan, majoring in elementary education/special education;
  • Emily Quick, a sophomore from Shipshwana, Indiana, majoring in elementary education/special education;
  • Alexa Ratkowski, a senior from Bronson, Michigan, majoring in elementary education;
  • Jamie Slaughterbeck, a sophomore from Roanoke, Indiana, majoring in elementary education/special education; and
  • Brylin Toll, a junior from Greenfield, Indiana, majoring in elementary education/special education.

Ashley Overton, Ph.D., faculty advisor for SEA, accompanied the group and attended sessions alongside the students.

“I am extremely proud of our education students and their willingness to learn more about the education profession,” Overton said. “This weekend proved their commitment in wanting to enhance their teaching pedagogy, and I take pride in knowing that they will be teaching the next generation of students.”

The ISTA Rising Educators conference supports the classroom preparedness and professional development needs of new teachers and college students planning to enter the education field. The weekend provided students an opportunity to connect with new educators as well as college students across the state majoring in education, and attend professional development session.

Students attended sessions including creating formative assessments using technology, and creating rockets and satellites with STEM. They also had the opportunity to talk with administrators across the state about difficult interview questions and response tips.

Photo: From left, Gabby Hylton-Jimenez, Brylin Toll, Taylor Drake, Kyle Long, Cameron Brown, Alexa Ratkowski, Emily Quick, MaKenzie Oatley, Olivia Marsh and Jamie Slaughterbeck. Not pictured: Savannah Harrison and Madeline Hollinden.