Hawkins, TX – Jarvis Christian College professors, Dr. Preston Robinson III, and Dr. Lecia Robinson, presented at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference March 31-April 2 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dave Washington, of Jackson Public Schools in Jackson, Mississippi, attended and presented with the team as well. Their presentation, “Implementing Pathways to Student Success in Science Education” was held in conjunction with the Association for Multicultural Science Education (AMSE) and discussed best practices for enhancing the teaching and learning experience for science education. Practices such as increasing time periods for instruction; increase budgets decreasing class sizes, increasing hands-on activities and labs; and enhancing professional development seminars for teachers were at the top of the list for achieving this goal. Participants were impressed with the content and gained guidelines to assist in developing plans to attain this end for their respective instructions of learning.
Dr. Preston Robinson was also elected to serve on the board of directors for AMSE. Entering his fifth year with the organization, Dr. Robinson has served on committees, conducted presentations, recruited members and assisted in carrying out the mission and goals of the organization. This position comes with a two-year commitment. For more information about AMSE, visit www.amsek16.org.
Sherry P. Shephard
Director of Public Relations
Jarvis Christian College