UW–Platteville will send about 12 students and two faculty members to attend Kappa Delta Pi’s 49th Biennial Convocation in Dallas from Thursday to Saturday.
UW–Platteville students who will be attending the conference include Kevyn Webb of Platteville; Jessica Pearce of Hazel Green; Michelle Mauerman of Albany; Lynea Axelson of Oregon, Ill.; Abby Swanson of Winnebago, Ill.; Patrick Ralph of Harlingen, Texas; Michelle Leverentz of Oak Creek; Kendra Haug of Monroe; and Kelly Provancher of Yorkeville, Ill.
Kappa Delta Pi is an education honor society founded in 1911 at the University of Northern Illinois. There are 600 chapters and more than 4,000 members worldwide.
This year’s convocation theme is “Connecting in a Big Way.” Members of the conference will have the opportunity to network with professionals in the field of education through speakers, breakout sessions and meals.
UW–Platteville’s Iota Rho chapter has received the honor of being selected to do four separate presentations at the conference.
“It is a very competitive process,” said Dr. Rea Kirk, UWP education professor. “Many more presentations are submitted than accepted and I am so happy that we had a couple that were chosen.”
Subjects that students will be presenting on include response to intervention, infusing the arts into all areas of curriculum and the process of writing a manuscript for publication. All students attending the conference from UW-Platteville will be involved in at least one of the presentations.
Faculty members who will be attending the conference, along with UW–Platteville students, include Kirk and Dr. John Nkemnji, education professor. Both will be a part of the student presentations.
“Nkemnji has also been selected to be in the honor chapter, which is the best of the best,” said Kirk.