High School teachers sampled College programs at ENGAGE event

Larry Feist led an exercise on “Light and Lasers” for a group of high school teachers during ENGAGE | Faculty.

On June 19, 2019, Cincinnati State hosted 26 teachers and counselors, representing 16 area high schools, for the annual ENGAGE | Faculty professional development day held on Clifton Campus.

Each teacher selected three sessions to attend, choosing from 11 options that encompassed all of the College’s academic divisions. Participants earned five professional development hours.

Program sessions included:

  • The Trauma–Informed Classroom – Dr. Heather Hatchett
  • How to be Successful While Diagnosed with ADHD – Sarajane Blatt
  • The Benefits of American Sign Language in Your Classroom With or Without Deaf Students – Kristin Bowen
  • Light, Lasers, and Balloons – Larry Feist
  • Understanding Your Conflict Orientation – Geoffrey Woolf
  • Muscles in 3D – Using Clay to Teach Anatomy – Mindy Piles
  • Jeopardy U (Business concepts learning game) – Paula Kirch-Smith & David Hensley
  • It’s All About (Computer) Connectivity – Jeff Vetter
  • Let the Sunshine In (Math/science lab concepts) – Terry Endres
  • Interactive Teaching Strategies: Engaging Students Today – Dr. Connie Rose
  • Applying Trigonometric Functions with Lasers – Dr. Ralph Whaley

The day included lunch, and ended with an optional “Sweet Success” cupcake decorating session led by Chef Betsy LaSorella and others from the Pastry Arts program.

Sponsors for ENGAGE | Faculty 2019 included the Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology Laser Major and the Midwest Photonics Education Center.

ENGAGE | Faculty is part of the series of annual ENGAGE events that help introduce Cincinnati State to prospective students and “influencers” of student choices about college.