RALEIGH, N.C.⸺Twenty-eight Kenan Fellows will deliver professional development sessions at statewide, regional and national educational conferences this fall.
Alumni and current Kenan Fellows will lead presentations on various topics from hands-on STEM learning and grant writing to building industry connections and citizen science. Some Fellows will deliver sessions on their own, while others will lead presentations as part of a team of educators.
Many will team up with their fellow Kenan Fellow alumni to present. The following is a list of the Kenan Fellows and the conferences where they will present.
2022 Bridging the Gap Conference on Oct. 25-26 at N.C. Biotechnology Center, Research Triangle Park
- Rachael Polmanteer, director of resource development for The Center for Inquiry-Based Learning, will lead five separate sessions related to STEM education.
- Melaine Rickard, Teacher in Residence at The Center for Inquiry-Based Learning, will lead two different sessions related to STEM education.
- Pamela Lovin, Hasse and Lovin Associates, LLC, will lead sessions related to grant writing and STEM education.
- Amanda Clapp, The Catamount School, will lead a session on “STEM Bridge: Connecting Teachers and Students Across NC Through STEM Project Based Learning.”
- Carrie Horton, alum and program manager for the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership, will lead a session on STEMwork.
- Keith Burgess, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, will lead a session with Darrell Kain, assistant director of development for the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership on grant funding for STEM equity.
- Lena Deskin, Durham Public Schools, will lead a session with Rachael Polmanteer on the scientific method and citizen science.
- Kim Collazo, STEM advocate, and Carrie Robledo, NC Department of Public Instruction, will deliver a session on drones and STEM education.
A.I.M. Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center Oct. 26 – 29, 2022
- Renata Crawley, McDowell County Schools; Tiffanni Craig, Wake County Public Schools, and Dr. Vance Kite, director of Kenan Fellows Program Teacher Leadership, will lead a workshop on how to incorporate a community-based approach to education.
- Douglas Price, director of programs for WakeEd Partnership, will deliver a presentation on workforce development through project-based learning.
2022 NCSTA Professional Development Institute Nov. 3-4 at Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem
- Amanda Clapp will lead two different sessions related to STEM education.
- Andromeda Crowell, Orange County Schools; and Clare Matusevich, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools, will lead a session titled “Engaging Students in the Science of PFAS with Teacher-designed Data-interpretation Activities.”
- Beverly Owens, Cleveland County Schools, will deliver a session called “From the Field to the Classroom.”
- Rachael Polmanteer is leading three sessions one of which will be delivered along with Melaine Rickard. Another will be delivered with Lena Deskins.
- Dr. Micelle Ellis, Gaston County Schools, and Brad Rhew, Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools, will deliver a session titled “Mo’ Money, Less Problems! Learn about the Career Award in Mathematics and Science Teaching.”
- Michelle Hafey, program associate at the UNC-Wilmington Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, will lead a session titled “Engage All Students in Science Using Stations.”
- Dorothy Holley, Johnston County Schools, and Brad Rhew are delivering a session titled “K-12 Leadership Develop Your Voice.” Rhew is delivering a third session on “Supporting Middle & Secondary Science Student Teachers with the NGSS” with another educator.
- Jennifer Stalls, Pitt County Schools, is delivering a session on working with diverse learners.
- Lindsay Stalls, Pitt County Schools, will lead a session titled “Jump like no one is watching.”
- Emily Lahr, Greene County Schools, will deliver a session called, “Growing Science: Learn to Build and Blend Garden Learning Into Science Curriculum and Elevating Laboratories: Immersing Students in Audio, Video and Images.”
#AMLE22 Annual Conference Nov. 3-5 Orlando, Florida
- Paul Cancellieri will present a session titled “Activating Learning and Independence: Using Feedback to Personalize Learning.”
- Keith Burgess will participate in a roundtable session on MLER SIG Research.
Northeast Regional Education Service Alliance Fall Leadership Conference 2022
- Will Tyson, Beaufort County Schools, will present at the NERESA Fall Leadership Conference on Nov. 4, 2022.
2022 State Math Conference Nov. 10-11 at Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem
- Dr. Katie Baker, a professor at Elon University, will lead a session on math teaching as an undergraduate researcher.
- Margaret Borden, a graduate student at N.C. State University, is leading two sessions on engaging math learners.
- Samantha Haislip, Greene County Schools, will lead a session on math relevance and professional learning.