Eastern's Department of Education hosted its 16th Annual Connecticut Future Teachers Conference on May 16. More than 300 middle and high school students and their mentor teachers attended the conference from across the state. This year, students hailed from Bristol, East Hartford, Glastonbury, Groton, Ledyard, Middletown, Montville, New Britain, New London, Mystic, Norwich, South Windsor, Thomaston, Waterbury, Waterford and West artford.
At the conference, Future Teachers Clubs, the Education Club at Eastern, high school teachers, community educators and university faculty members offered presentations and workshops that focused on team building, making first impressions, storytelling, math magic, public speaking, sustainability, music and dance, chemistry, foreign language, college planning and educational philosophy.
The conference was designed to prepare students to be future teachers, as well as give them a way to experience life at Eastern. The conference was sponsored by the YES Clubs of the Capitol Region Educational Council (CREC), LEARN and Eastern, with assistance from the Connecticut State Department of Education.