Every year in the week before Thanksgiving, the National Education Association celebrates American Education Week. At William & Mary, we take this opportunity to celebrate the people, projects and ideas that are driving the future of education. We'll be highlighting alumni teachers and educational leaders, as well as the students who will become the next generation of educators. Join us for virtual events and share your own messages on social media as we celebrate educators all across the country whose heroic efforts are helping students and families thrive during the pandemic.
Saturday, Nov. 14: Kickoff Day
We'll be kicking off the week on Saturday with a virtual event to introduce our new dean.
Virtual Coffee Break:
Join us for a Meet the Dean Coffee Break on 11/14 at 10:00 a.m. This will be an informal time to get to know the new dean of the W&M School of Education, Rob Knoeppel.
Monday, Nov. 16: Celebrating Teachers & Education Leaders
Join us as we highlight alumni teachers and educational leaders serving across Virginia and the country. Download social media graphics and share your #ProudEducator message. Be sure to tag @WMSOE and use #WMEducationWeek in your post!
Tuesday, Nov. 17: Beyond K-12: Higher Education
On Tuesday, we'll be celebrating higher education professionals who have gone above and beyond in supporting their university communities during a challenging fall semester.
Higher Education faculty Dr. Pamela Eddy and Dr. Jim Barber will be host a Book Talk at noon. Join them for a conversation about their recent books, with a focus on leadership and student support during the pandemic.
Wednesday, Nov. 18: The Next Generation of Teachers
Our preservice teachers are learning, teaching and preparing to lead in the unique circumstances of the pandemic. They have shown tremendous resilience and innovative thinking—qualities they are also fostering in their students. Join us in celebrating these future educators.
Lessons from the Pandemic: Advancing Education through Technology
Spring 2020 found most educators scrambling to deliver remote instruction to primary, secondary and higher education students when school buildings were closed due to the pandemic. This pivot brought many challenges for teachers, students and families, including access to technology, a gap in digital literacy and the integration of technology into instruction. Hear from a panel of K-12 and university educators how they have navigated these issues and discovered opportunities for effective online learning.
Thursday, Nov. 19: Supporting Students at School and at Home
With the many challenges of remote learning, the services of school counselors, school psychologists and other support professionals have been critical in serving our students. Join us in celebrating their efforts.
Ph.D. in Counselor Education
Dr. Natoya Haskins, associate professor and director of the Counselor Education program, will host a webinar at noon for prospective students.
Virtual Happy Hour:
Join Dean Knoeppel for a Virtual Happy Hour at 5:30 p.m.
*The format and program of this event will be the same as our kickoff coffee event on 11/14. Please choose the event that best suits your schedule.
Friday, Nov. 20: Gratitude: Thanking educators
On Friday, our focus will be on gratitude for the educators who have made a difference in our lives. Join us on social media as we #ThankanEducator.