~Guest Blog Post by Tracie Sweet, CERRA Program Facilitator
Over 200 students and educators were seen tweeting their way through this year’s Upstate Teacher Cadet Conference hosted by Limestone College on March 11th. Students came dressed to “Surf the Seas of Possibilities on the Technology Wave,” and learn about the future of teaching in a technological age. Teacher Cadets, teachers, and principals were encouraged to invite other students in their school to participate in the conference in an effort to recruit talented young people into the teaching profession. Participants included students in grades 9-12 from 10 upstate high schools. Many of the participants indicated that they were sure that they wanted to become teachers. Some were still undecided, and a there were some who said they did not want to become teachers during the morning activities. However, as a result of the conference, hearts and minds were changed. One student tweeted, “This morning I raised my hand to say I didn’t want to become a teacher, but now I am thinking about it.”
Read more about the conference, view a picture slideshow, and view the conference booklet at http://www.teachercadets.com/2013upstate.aspx
Be on the lookout for information regarding next year's Upstate Teacher Cadet conference date and location.