Symposium Proceedings

WIELS sponsors an annual symposium held at Appalachian State University to provide networks of mentors, colleagues, and role models to assist women in achieving their career goals. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  1. Learn from and interact with scholars and leaders in education 
  2. Select concurrent sessions involving best practices and research 
  3. Engage in critical conversations about issues affecting women 
  4. Meet with mentors to develop action plans 
  5. Participate in or observe role plays related to real world job scenarios.

All conference events will be held in the College of Education on the campus of Appalachian State University. Conference check-in will be Friday from 4:00-6:00 pm in the College of Education Rotunda. 

Below is the proceedings schedule, or you can download a pdf of the proceedings. 

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Friday, September 22, 2017

College of Education Rotunda

TimeEvent
4:00 - 6:30 pmRegistration and Reception
4:00 - 5:00 pmReceptioin:
Compliments of Chancellor Sheri N Everts, Appalachain State University

Music: The Mountain Laurels
Greeting Old Friends and Meeting New Ones
5:00 - 5:45 pmConference Welcome
Precious Mudiwa, Executive Director, WIELS
Roma Angel, Associate Director, WIELS

Keynote Address: Dr Melba Spooner
Reich College of Education
Appalachian State University 

Music Provided by The Mountain Laurels.
We wish to thank Chancellor Everts for providing the reception for the WIELS Opening meeting.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Location: Reich College of Education

TimeEvent
7:45 - 8:45 amBreakfast and Networking (COE Room 124)
Registration (COE Room 124)
8:50 - 10:00 amConference Welcome (COE Room 124)
Introduction to Dr. Melba Spooner, Dean
Reich College of Education
Keynote Address: Dr. Jane K. Fernandez, President, 
Guilford College
Followed by Announcements and Reminders
10:10 - 11:10 amConcurrent Sessions #1 
11:15 - 11:30 amBreak (Mezzanine, 2nd Floor)
11:40 - 12:40 pmConcurrent Sessions #2 
12:45 - 2:00 pmLunch (COE 124)
Keynote Address: Dr. Sharon L. Contreras, Superintendent
Guilford County Schools
Conference Recognitions and Announcements
2:10 - 3:10 pmConcurrent Sessions #3 
3:15 - 3:30 pmBreak (Mezzanine, 2nd Floor)
3:40 - 4:40 pmConcurrent Sessions #4 
 Break
4:50 - 6:00 pmWalk-in Coaching Sessions: 
6:00 pmDinner: Enjoy Area Restaurants

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Time

Event

8:00 - 9:00 amBreakfast and Networking (COE Room 124)
9:05 - 9:15 amGreetings and Announcements (COE Room 124)
9:25 - 10:25 amConcurrent Sessions #5                         
10:35 - 11:35 amConcurrent Sessions #6              
11:45 - NoonClosing Remarks and Drawing (COE Room 124)
Farewell Until Next Year!