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I’ll Teach: Exploring the Power and Possibilities of Teaching 

March 2, 2021

 FREE, online conference (Saturday, 3/6, noon-130pm) for HS students interested in becoming a teacher. I’ll Teach: Exploring the Power and Possibilities of Teaching (see attached and below) is for anyone who might be interested in teaching.

Registration https://sce.eiu.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=21TEACH

Our featured speaker—Dwayne Reed—is an educator, speaker, author, and rapper. Catapulted by his blockbuster video Welcome to the Fourth Grade, Mr. Reed has been featured on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, BBC News, The Jimmy Kimmel Live Show, and in The Washington Post and Time Magazine. Mr. Reed, an EIU graduate, will share about his teaching journey to guide you on yours.


o Michael Arrigoni, a special education teacher at Cary Grove High School  

o Sara Consdorf, a teacher at Geneva High School  

o Alicia Henning, a special education teacher (6-8th) at ALAH District 305  

o Charity Huwe, a Dupo CUSD 196 middle level teacher  

o Asia Patterson, a 2nd grade teacher in Bloomington  

o Ashley Richardson, senior majoring in special education  

o Reneesha Sanders, a middle level teacher in St. Louis classrooms

o Tessa Stadnik, a senior earning a secondary license in foreign languages  

o Shannon Watkins, a future elementary teacher  


• Introduction (12-1230): Welcome (12-12:15) followed by featured speaker video (12:15-12:25)

• Breakout session 1 (1230-12:55pm)  

• Breakout session 2 (1-1:25pm) (repeated)

• Closing (1:30-1:45)