Jennifer Eidum and student to co-host English Language Teaching Symposium

The first English Language Teaching Symposium at Elon will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16. Elon faculty, students, alumni and members of the community are invited to join us in sharing culturally-diverse pedagogies for working with English language learners under the symposium theme “Bridging Divides | Creating Community.”

On Saturday, Feb. 16,  the first English Language Teaching Symposium at Elon University will be held in Moseley Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Co-hosted by Jennifer Eidum, assistant professor of English, her research mentee Courtney Kobos and the Elon Teaching Fellows program, the symposium aims to bring together educators in the local community, Elon faculty and staff, and Elon students to share techniques for creating inclusive spaces, develop culturally-diverse pedagogies, and build our communities of practice.

Elon’s English Language Teaching Symposium will feature two renowned experts in English language pedagogy, Suhanthie Motha, visiting from the University of Washington, and Mandy Stewart, visiting from Texas Woman’s University.

Registration for the symposium is still open, and details can be found on the English Department website . All attendees will be provided with lunch, coffee, and snacks, as well as documentation to attain CEU credit with their district. At the symposium, participants will have opportunities to learn alongside other educators through group discussions, presentations by educators within the community, and interactive keynote presentations.

Eidum and Kobos would like to thank Elon University’s Leadership Prize, the Elon University Teaching Fellows, the Intellectual Climate Award Committee and the Fund for Excellence Committee for making this event possible.