TWC education department to premiere monthly open house

Posted on: March 4, 2013

New programs, technology and facilities will be featured at the premiere of Tennessee Wesleyan College's Department of Education Monthly Open House.

New programs, technology and facilities will be featured at the premiere of Tennessee Wesleyan College’s Department of Education Monthly Open House. Premiering March 14 in Sherman Hall from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., TWC’s education department’s new monthly open house series will provide information to the community about the current changes affecting Tennessee education as well as offer an overview of its newly developed Master of Science in Curriculum Leadership, a program that produces academic leaders that meet the ever-changing needs of education in Tennessee.

“Tennessee’s educational system is experiencing a tremendous amount of change and the monthly TWC Open House events will provide opportunities for our students and the community to learn about all aspects of these changes,” said Dr. Nancy Gregg, TWC assistant professor of education and psychology and coordinator of the Master of Science in Curriculum Leadership program.

“From new standards and evaluation methods to use of updated technology, Tennessee Wesleyan’s education department works continuously to make sure that our students are trained in the most current instructional methods, policies and procedures. The newly-launched Master of Science in Curriculum Leadership reflects this same dedication to updated training. Our initial Open House will give those who are considering advancing their education through this program an opportunity to see firsthand use of updated instructional technology.”

Held on the second Thursday of every month, TWC’s Monthly Open House will help answer local teachers’ questions about educational changes and will cover topics such as Common Core standards, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and new models for teacher evaluation.

“We are proud to play a role in the continuing preparation of educators throughout this region,” said Dr. Harley Knowles, TWC president. “The Open House events will allow educators a chance to learn about new teaching technologies as well as receive detailed information on Tennessee Wesleyan’s Master of Science in Curriculum Leadership.”

The premiere event on March 14 will showcase new technological updates that TWC’s future teachers are learning to utilize, including the Gass Suite, an educational suite funded by the Gass family that has advanced TWC classroom technology for enhanced student learning from kindergarten to high school.

For more information about the Master of Science in Curriculum Leadership or the Open House premiere, contact Dr. Nancy Gregg at 423-746-5259 or ngregg@twcnet.edu or Lacey Stewart at 423-746-5288 or at lstewart@twcnet.edu.