Alumni Association hosts Excellence in Teaching conference



TheUniversityofNotre Dame Alumni Associationwill host the 11th annual Excellence in Teaching conference Friday to Sunday (Oct. 27 to 29) in McKenna Hall.

Fridays keynote address,Can Teachers Go to Heaven? Spirituality for Teachers,will be offered by Rev. Ronald J. Nuzzi, director of Notre DamesAlliancefor Catholic (ACE) Leadership Program.

The weekend workshop beginning on Saturday and continuing through Sunday will center on a presentation by Ann Anzalone, a teacher of graduate courses atWrightStateandAntiochUniversities.TitledThe Brain Rewired: Teaching at its Best,the workshop will focus on understanding the changes in student learning over the past few years and developing teaching strategies to complement these developments.

The Notre Dame Outstanding Educator Award also will be presented on Friday to Dennis Gleason, a 1975 Notre Dame graduate who also earned his masters degree in aerospace engineering from the University in 1976.Gleason is a teacher in the mathematics department atMaldenCatholicHigh School, a Xaverian Brothers school inMalden,Mass.The award honors a Notre Dame graduate in elementary or secondary education who has distinguished his or herself in educating students.

The Excellence in Teaching conference is open to teachers, principals and counselors from kindergarten through high school.Participants do not need to be Notre Dame graduates to attend and may be educators from public, Catholic or private schools.This year, more than 100 teachers are sponsored by 57 Notre Dame alumni clubs from across the country.In addition, two teachers are sponsored by the Class of 1952 and seven teachers are sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

* Contact: * _Mirella Riley or Jan Miller, Alumni Association, 574-631-5940 or 574-631-8693

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