Students present at statewide conference

March 4, 2010

Seniors Leila Shamsuddin, Katlyn Mueller, and Cassie Belter worked with Dr. Cecile Arquette in November 2009 to develop and present “Hands-on Language Arts Activities” at the Illinois Education Association Student Conference in Bloomington.

The four presented a number of activities for a variety of learner ages that were participatory in nature.

The group’s fast-thinking skills were put to use two days before the presentation when they learned that four times the amount of people they expected at their program had signed up for their session. The co-presenters were able to adapt their activities from the anticipated 20 people up to the 80-plus who came to the presentation. Despite the large number, everyone in the audience was able to participate in this lively, engaging session.