CLARION — Seven Clarion University students presented their research at the National Council for Social Studies Conference Nov. 16-19 in San Francisco.
“This professional learning opportunity, which my students have taken part in over the past four years, separates the social studies education program at Clarion University from others throughout the state, and even the country,” said Dr. Jesse Haight, associate professor of education and the students’ advisor.
A small number of undergraduate students were among the 3,300 conference attendees, and even fewer were selected to present, Haight said. Of the more than 900 presentations, six were given by Clarion undergraduates.
“The impact on my students is immense,” he said. “They learn the ‘nuts and bolts’ of conference presenting. They learn how to write and submit a proposal. They learn how to research and to properly articulate their research in an easy-to-understand way.”
The benefits to students extend further. Haight said the students learn are how to search, write and submit grants for funding and how to network with individuals that are at the very top of the social studies education field.
“Ultimately, they learn the importance of belonging to a professional learning community,” Haight said. “These students are not just part of social studies education, they are leading it.”
Clarion’s undergraduate presenters and their research topics are:
This was the third national conference presentation for Deen, Hilbert and Elias.
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