2013 Educators Conference & Career Summit

Covenant’s education department will host its annual Educators Conference on Thursday, February 28, 2013, with guest speaker Dr. Ellen Lowrie Black.


Ellen Lowrie BlackDr. Black currently serves as graduate professor of education at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Her post-doctorate work has been at Harvard Graduate School of Education. The title of her presentation is Common Core Standards: What They Are and What They Mean for Your School. The morning presentation will be followed by a panel discussion, Q&A sessions, and an emphasis on practical application for educators in public, private, and Christian schools.


“Our annual Educators Conference is designed to bring educators in our region to campus to engage in meaningful learning and discussion around specific educational issues,” said Dr. Jim Drexler, chair of the education department.


The Career Summit will coincide with the Educators Conference, with administrators coming to campus to meet with juniors, seniors, and master of arts in teaching (MAT) students Thursday evening, followed by regular interview times with the seniors and MAT students on Friday, March 1.


Click here for more information and to register for the Educators Conference.
Click here for more information on the Career Summit.

"My favorite class so far has definitely been T.I.P.S. (Teaching In a Pluralistic Society)...It was such a hard semester enduring the readings, projects, and papers for that class, but through homework, the lectures, and the challenging discussions, I learned so much about how to be diversity-minded while teaching. Though the class is focused on educating children, the topics that were raised really encouraged me to broaden my worldview and place aside hidden biases within myself. "
 - interdisciplinary studies major Daniel Sluis '16