Susan Groenke tries to figure out how to motivate adolescents to read and write—and then shares that knowledge with current and future teachers. Groenke teaches a variety of courses that allow her students to hone their teaching skills in true classroom settings. Angela Wozencroft’s career is an ongoing exercise in experiential learning. She oversees UT students who work at Camp Koinonia, Camp Oginali, Koinonia Retreat, Vision Camp, and Project TRiPS—all camps for youth with a variety of disabilities.
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Students interested in researching past and current trends in children’s and young adult literature now can do so at UT, thanks to a new doctoral specialization that will be offered starting this fall.
Three faculty members have been appointed by the Tennessee State Board of Education to serve on Governor Bill Haslam’s panel to review the state’s K-12 academic standards in English language arts and math.
A Newbery Honor–winning author will visit UT on October 6 to discuss his young adult nonfiction book about the development of the atomic bomb.
Parent-teacher conferences should be a learning experience, for both parents and teachers. The meetings provide an ideal venue for parents and teachers to share information and get to know each other a little better, according to experts from UT Knoxville. Read advice from two faculty members from the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences who suggest five topics you’ll want to cover at your next parent-teacher conference.