Area high schoolers learn leadership skills
Auroraâ€”Thirty-five students and 15 teachers from 15 area high schools attended Aurora Universityâ€™s (AU) annual Future Educators Association (FEA) leadership and officer training conference Aug. 12 in the University Banquet Hall.
Sponsored by AUâ€™s College of Education, the conference was designed to teach students classroom-management skills, activities and responsibilities of teachers, and how to effectively lead FEA chapters at their home schools. The first part of the two-part workshop was held in June.
Co-instructors were Pam Ferdinand and Judy Maxwell, AU FEA coordinators.
The guest speaker was Sugar Grove resident Walt Duy, a retired Kaneland School District principal, who presented his â€œCool Carlâ€ anti-bullying program.
Since 1998, AUâ€™s College of Education has helped establish and maintain FEA chapters serving about 300 students at 15 area high schools. They are Batavia, East Aurora, Geneva, Hinckley-Big Rock, Kaneland, Neuqua Valley, Oswego, Oswego East, Plano, St. Charles East, St. Charles North, Sandwich, Waubonsie Valley, West Aurora and Yorkville.
Students and advisors who attended Aug. 12 included Sarah Kitz of Kaneland High School.