Teacher Presents at National Conference

Teacher Presents at National Conference
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Ward Melville High School and R.C. Murphy Junior High School English teacher Julie Gerver was selected to present during this year’s National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. She was selected for this honor based on a proposal she submitted to the organization, collaborating with several colleagues from surrounding districts.

The presentation was called, "I Store My Knowledge in My Friends: Creating a Community of Advocacy." The presentation focused on the work of a group of early-career teachers and their former college professor who created a “community of advocates” and promoted the importance of freely shared ideas, resources, questions and reflections. This included how to use tools like Voxer and Google Drive to collaborate with colleagues, reflect on practice and advocate for one another.

 “As a new teacher, I was honored to have been chosen, and I had such an incredible experience that I will be submitting another proposal for next year's convention,” said Ms. Gerver.