Roane State hosts Symposium on Powerful Teaching

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Roane State Community College will host the 2014 Symposium on Powerful Teaching on Saturday, March 1 at the main campus in Harriman.

The symposium is for educators from all grade levels and will be held from 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Topics will include technology, teaching apps, co-teaching, advising secondary students for a successful transition to college, and content-specific sessions in art, math and additional subjects.

The keynote speaker is Darlene Smith, assistant professor of education at Walters State Community College. She will discuss “General Knowledge + PBL = Effective Learning.”

Smith has a bachelor's degree in K-8 education from Carson-Newman College and a master's degree in supervision and administration from East Tennessee State University.

Smith has taught second, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades and served as a preschool director. She has received Walter State’s Distinguished Faculty Award and was recognized as one of the first two Mobile Learning Fellows at the college.

Registration is $15 and is open until the day of the event. Registration forms have been provided to area schools. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The Symposium on Powerful Teaching has been made possible with the help of the following sponsors: Roane State Foundation, Rockwood Civitan Club, Jake’s Tavern and Grill, Pelican Enterprises, as well as individual donors.

For more information, contact Cody Villarreal at (865) 354-3000 ext. 5312 or

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