Some of the nations finest prospective public school teachers will present the culmination of three-year research projects from 9 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. Friday, April 19, in West Virginia Universitys Allen Hall.

More than 30 senior WVU students in the College of Human Resource and Educations five-year teacher education program will present poster displays and research results on an impressive array of topics including enhancing logical thinking, correlations between relaxing and learning, and integrating creative arts into social studies classes, to name a few.

“This second annual research conference concludes three years of work,”said Dean William Deaton.”The ability of these students to reflect upon what is happening in their classrooms and to use that for analysis for positive changes in instruction will create better schools for all of our children.”

Jeanne Gren, West Virginias Teacher of the Year and a teacher at Morgantowns Woodburn Elementary School, will give opening remarks at 8:30 a.m. in 406 Allen Hall. The sessions, scheduled in classrooms throughout Allen Hall, begin immediately afterward at 9 a.m.

A registration table and information desk will be set up in the 4th floor lobby throughout the day for those requesting specific information on the sessions and students.

WVU s five-year teacher education program is one of only a few nationally which offers a five-year combined bachelors and masters teaching degree, field specialities and uniquely tailored teaching experiences at designated professional schools statewide.

For more information, contact Jaci Webb-Dempsey, 304-293-3049, ext. 1712, or the Benedum Collaborative, 304-293-3983.