Press release from the Professional Educators of Tennessee; May 23, 2012:
FRANKLIN, TN-–Professional Educators of Tennessee will host their 22nd annual convention, “LeaderU” on Saturday June 23, 2012 at the Embassy Suites in Franklin (Cool Springs), Tennessee. The convention will offer professional development opportunities for educators in a variety of workshops.
Emceed by radio personality Steve Gill, the event will begin with a musical performance by Grammy and Dove Award winner Regie Hamm, followed by Tennessee Commissioner of Education Kevin Huffman as keynote speaker. Workshop presenters throughout the day will include Dr. Sharon Roberts, Chief Operating Officer of SCORE, presenting “Data Driven Instruction”; PET General Counsel Mike Sheppard and Perry Craft, with Bill Gemmill, PET’s Director of Membership, will present “Law Talk”; Steve Gill and Noelle Federico of Gill Media are presenting “The Marketing Shift, Branding Your Success”; Presenters for “Postsecondary Awareness with Success (PAWS): An Elementary College Access Program” are Sandy Cole and Jillian Pennyman from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Jeff Strickland, PET Attorney, and Chuck Cagle, General Counsel for the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents (TOSS), will be presenting the very timely “Collaborative Conferencing workshop; Tim Childers, Bradley County Schools Technology Coach, will be presenting two classes, “Writing a 5 Lesson Plan in 45 minutes or Less”, and “Somersaulting the Classroom: For Those Afraid To Do A Total Flip”; Cathy Kolb, PET state president and Montgomery County teacher, will present “Being a Change Agent”; and from the Institute for School Innovation in Tallahassee, Florida, “Project Child” will be presented by Winky Jenkins-Rice, Vice-President for Ed Programs.
Many school districts have pre-approved LeaderU courses for professional development credit, and all attendees will receive a certificate verifying their participation in the classes. The conference and all workshops are open to Professional Educators of Tennessee members and non-members alike. Registration can be completed online at www.ProEdTN.org, or by calling the office at 615-778-0803.