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“Advocacy in Education: Where Do I Belong?” presentation tonight



The FSU English Education program is hosting a presentation by Susan Houser, vice president of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) tonight, Monday, April 13th, G103 Stone Building, 7:00 p.m.

Houser, a Florida resident and teacher, will share NCTE’s vision for legislative advocacy, designed to help teachers, parents, and students advocate for best literacy and teaching practices. Federal and state issues will be addressed as well as how professional networking can guide teachers through a rocky climate.

The presentation will center around the following questions: In trying to find our place in advocacy for our profession, what do we need to know? How can we approach legislators and decision makers in a way that will help our causes and not hurt our chances of making change? These concerns and others will be discussed in this session as well as how to form advocacy groups, talking points about literacy, and other issues to help you find where you can fit in.

Another part of this session will deal with professionalism and belonging to professional organizations that can aid you in keeping your sanity in a time when teachers are on the firing line almost every single day. Networking, building relationships and finding support groups are essential in being a well-rounded, successful professional in today’s educational world.

Question and answer period will follow. For information, contact Dr. Shelbie Witte, program coordinator and associate professor in English Education, at switte@fsu.edu or (850) 644-6738.

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