Webinar series aims to develop talent, retain new teachers

July 06, 2021

Registration is open for the College of Education's 2021 New Teacher Webinar Series, scheduled for noon (ET) Tuesdays in July. This virtual professional development opportunity is designed to engage Penn State alumni who have served in any teaching position for the past one to five academic years. The series aims to help retain talent in the teaching profession. 

Registration is free but participants must register for each webinar they are interested in attending. Presenters and topics include:

  • July 6, “Work-Life Balance”; Amy Meisinger (1996g, 2009g), principal, Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, and Robert Barrett, senior executive and lead consultant, CVS Health.
  • July 13, “Return to School After COVID 19: Social Emotional Strategies for Supporting Students in the Classroom”; Katie Kolbe-Holden (2005 health and human development), school psychologist, State College Area School District.
  • July 20, “Breathe and Build”; Keonna Knight (2018), educator and founder, Heal with Keonna.
  • July 27, “Identifying Educational Gaps to Create Classroom Opportunities”; Mary Lou Heron (1973), training and consultation team member, Northeast Educational Intermediate Unit, and Douglas Womelsdorf (2003, 2005g), director of curriculum and instruction and director of federal programs, Mountain View School District, Northeastern Pennsylvania.

For more information and to register for the webinars, visit the College of Education New Teacher Webinar Series page at https://sites.psu.edu/coenewteacherwebinar/ online. Webinars will be recorded and uploaded to the site when they are available.

This year’s New Teacher Webinar Series is organized by the Alumni Society Board Academic and Career Enrichment Committee. Questions about the series can be directed to Stefanie Tomlinson, assistant director of alumni relations, at skt2@psu.edu.


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Last Updated July 06, 2021