Education Day - A Whole New World: Teaching in 2022 and Beyond

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Date: November 18, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Education, College of | Map
Category: Conference

Join us for a free day-long symposium geared toward teacher education majors from around the state. Workshop topics will include: social justice and equity, teaching post-COVID, education labor movements, play & learning, best practices for transfer students, technology in teaching, graduate education programs and much, much more! See the full list of sessions below. Up to 3 SCECHs can be awarded to educators in attendance. 

Space is limited, RSVP today! Education Day Registration Form


Breakout Session #1

10:30am – 11:15am


Name of Session


Session Description


Educators Virtually Prepared for the 4IR

Kecia Waddell, Ph.D.

CEO/ Founder

Waddell Instructional Design and Training LLC

Learn how to navigate K-12 academic and social-emotional opportunity gaps in the control of educators presented by a peri-post pandemic period. Learn how to engage learners, gather and analyze data as well as market your own transferable skills.





Teacher Unions in Detroit and Michigan: Teaching with Dignity

Daniel Golodner

AFT Archivist

Wayne State University - Walter P. Reuther Library

For over 100 years there have been teachers’ unions representing the needs of teachers, whether it is better pay or shared governance, teacher unions have been a voice that brings dignity to the workplace. But what is their history in Detroit metro area? How did they start? What have they done? And why are they still relevant today. This session will give an overview of all these questions and more.



Your Future as a School Administrator

Carla Harting

Associate Professor of Teaching

Wayne State University

Have you thought about becoming an administrator? Information will be provided on the requirements to become a Principal or Special Education Administrator. 


Transfer Tips -- Set yourself up for a smooth transfer experience!

Eve Crandall

Academic Services Officer II

WSU Transfer Student Success Center

Nicole Saez, Academic Services Officer II, WSU Transfer Student Success Center

Shawntae Mintline, Academic Advisor II, WSU College of Education




Join Eve Crandall and Nicole Saez from WSU's Transfer Student Success Center and Shawntae Mintline from WSU's College of Education to learn how to set yourself up for a smooth transfer experience to WSU. We will discuss the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), transfer plans and articulation agreements, reverse transfer, and the Michigan Transfer Network, among other topics.











Breakout Session #2

11:30am – 12:15pm


Name of Session




Developing Children’s Self-Regulation Skills: Strategies to Support with Challenging Behaviors

Lisa Keiper

Assistant Professor

Wayne State University

There is a rising concern over the number of young children who exhibit challenging behaviors in early childhood classrooms. This workshop will strengthen practitioners’ self-efficacy through learning effective strategies to build children’s self-regulation skills and mitigating children’s challenging behaviors.



School Abolition and the Possibilities of Educational Justice

Aja Reynolds

Assistant Professor

Wayne State University

This session will engage participates in a concise and critical understanding of school abolition, the school to prison nexus and radical imagining of schools built on care and affirming our children.



How to become a substitute teacher with Edustaff?

Tim Coulter

Jeremy Toomey


Quick explanation of who Edustaff is and how to get started!



Math Corps: Loving and Believing in Kids

Steve Kahn


Center for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics


Since 1992, the WSU Math Corps has been working to provide Detroit's children with the kinds of educational and lifetime opportunities that all children should have. Placing "loving and believing in kids" at its center, the Math Corps has become an award-winning, nationally recognized program, producing outstanding results.


This session will describe the Math Corps' "kids teaching kids" model and its commitment to "kindness" as its prime directive - and it will present the educational principles that have guided its success. Finally, examples of the Math Corps' many unique and powerful practices will be shared as well.



Turning your passion into profit

LaTashia Perry


Kids Like Mine

I will be discussing what inspired me to write and how I became a bestselling author. I’ll also discuss how to turn your “passion into profit”. After writing 6 books I created a brand that I call Kids Like Mine. I’ll be sharing with the students all the ends and out of entrepreneurship and how I run my thriving businesses.



Breakout Session #3

1:15pm – 2:00pm


Name of Session




What's Math Got To Do With It?: Tips for Increasing Math Confidence and Decreasing Math Anxiety in the Classroom and in Life

Brittany Rhodes,

Founder and General MATHager

Veneda Fox Sanders, Outreach Coordinator

If we had a penny for every time we heard someone say, “I’m not a math person,” we’d be sad (and rich)! In a survey of U.S. teachers in 2020, 67% told Education Week that math anxiety was a challenge for their students. Basic math is a critical life skill, and the classroom is one of the main places where we can stop math anxiety before it starts. In this session, we’ll dig deep into the factors that contribute to math anxiety and share tips and tricks for increasing math confidence and decreasing math anxiety in your students!



Health and Physical Education Teaching (HPET)

Samantha Miller

Graduate Teaching Assistant/PhD Student

Wayne State University- Kinesiology, Health, and Sports Studies

We will cover the Health and Physical Education Teaching (HPET) program offered at Wayne State, including scholarships available, job placements after graduation, program experiences and opportunities, and graduation requirements. Additionally, we will discuss a "day in the life" of a physical education, adapted physical education, and health teacher. 



Mental Wellness in the Classroom

Kimberly Twarowski

School Counselor

Utica Community Schools

Maintaining mental wellness in the classroom for educators and students has become more important over the past few years.  This presentation will review practical ways that teachers can support their students, each other and themselves. 


Going for the Job-

Interviewing Best Practices

Ms. Melissa Baker, Ed.S., Executive Director Metro Bureau

Dr. Nancy Campbell, Ed.D., Associate Executive Director Metro Bureau

Mr. Michael Van Camp, Ed.S., Associate Executive Director Metro Bureau

Join the Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies for a conversation with HR professionals about navigating the school interview process. We will discuss what applicants can expect to experience in their job search and share insight into what school leaders look for in their candidates.



Keynote Speakers

Room 10/30

Morning Keynote

10:00 – 10:30am

Annette Christiansen – Michigan Education Association

Lunch Keynote

12:30 – 1:00pm

Silver Moore – Classroom Clapback

Closing Keynote

  2:15 – 2:45pm

Brittany Rhodes – Black Girl MATHgic

November 2022