Submitted by Teaching Fellows and Campus Directors
It was so wonderful being able to meet other future teachers who have the same passion as I do. I learned so much during Sophomore Conference, including how to better myself as a future teacher leader.
Loved learning about how to better myself as a teacher. Seeing my favorite animal at the aquarium was just a plus to the conference.
My favorite part of the conference was being able to spend time with my cohort, and learning about the diversity between all the other cohorts. I also enjoyed the workshops and finding ways to incorporate some of the ideas into my future classroom.
Sophomore Conference was amazing! The workshops were fun and informative and the food great (All hail Chik-Fil-A)! Not only did I get to spend the weekend with my best friends, but I also got learn about how to be a more well-rounded teacher. It was hands down the best thing we've done together as a cohort this semester!
- Sophomore conference was a great opportunity to bond within our cohort! With such busy schedules, it is sometimes hard to find time to be around each other in a relaxed environment. The conference gave us a chance to reconnect with these great people!
- It was great to meet people from different universities and see how our programs differ and what others are doing!
- Great break out session topics and speakers! Many of our fellows enjoyed Clay Cook’s session, the breakout Edu session, and the Leader in Me session.
- Fun ice breakers from both of the institutions and great bonding was done at the aquarium!
- Good food was provided throughout the whole weekend.
Our CSU Sophomore Fellows enjoyed a great CERRA Sophomore Conference. We are so appreciative of the many hours of planning and all the hard work put in by Dr. Michael Fleming, Dr. Jenna Hallman, Mrs. Katie Gibson, and Mr. Todd Scholl! Thank you for a great weekend!
“Wow, oh wow, am I excited to become a teacher!! Going to the Sophomore Teaching Fellow Conference reassured me of my call to teach. I made many new friends from other universities, sat in seminars with teachers who have taught 25+ years, and talked and talked about what I am undoubtedly passionate about = becoming a teacher!”
"I don't teach for the income, I teach for the outcome!" - Kayla Klimpel
Shoutout to Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention & Advancement for an awesome Sophomore Conference! I received great insight and encouragement from every speaker and from other students. Everything flowed really well (and the food was good :). I feel inspired and revamped to finish out this semester. What a wonderful conference weekend! - Emily Baxley
The Sophomore cohort had an excellent experience at Sophomore conference. The aquarium was so much fun and everyone enjoyed being able to grow professionally through the many breakout sessions offered! It was great being able to network with so many other Fellows at other Teaching Fellows institutions.
"It was so nice to go to the Teaching Fellows Sophomore Conference and see familiar faces! I had such a great time and enjoyed catching up with some awesome friends." - Savannah Malphrus
The Sophomore conference was extremely informative and fun. The speakers were very knowledgeable of their topics. I gained from the conference new materials to imply in the classroom. I also left with an enlightened mindset, excited and more prepared for my future career as an educator. - Haley Giles
(Left) Newberry Fellows enjoying the Aquarium.
(Right) Newberry Fellows Chandler Keith and Luke caraway present at the Unconference.
Tierra S. Griffin - I wanted to let you know that I truly enjoyed the conference. From the moment we got off the buses at the aquarium, I had an amazing learning experience from meeting new people to networking to becoming a better individual that would one day become an awesome teacher. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this experience.
Jordan Welch- I personally thought the conference went really well. It wasn't over jammed with things to do, and kept everyone just the right amount of busy. I really enjoyed the unconference, this was probably the first time I've ever participated in one of these and I loved it! I really enjoyed the conference.