Lock Haven University holds panel of experts seminar

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently welcomed teachers, administrators, behavior support professionals, law enforcement, parents and LHU students to participate in a home-school-community panel of experts on Dec. 5 on the LHU campus.

Panel members talked with students about course special topics presentations such as friends and feelings, self-esteem and the moral self, stress and resilience in young children, aggression and bullying, and minimizing challenging behavior. Participants shared their professional experiences and knowledge of community resources with students. Such professional collaboration will be very beneficial to LHU students who will soon be novice teachers.

Participants included Dr. Kyoko Amano, Olivia Allegrucci, Alexandra Condi, Robin Davis, Debbie Geist, Trooper Troy Hendershot, Denise Lorson, Melissa Mabus, Kimber Patti, Trooper Lauren Pohlig, Dr. Christine Remley, Caleb Swartz, Barb Stopper, Mike Strickler, Susan Strickler, and Chris Sweigard.

LHU Department of PreK-Grade 8 and Professional Studies prepares highly effective teachers to make a difference in the lives of children and their families. ECED 326 child guidance and classroom management is an undergraduate course that offers pre-service teacher candidates the opportunity to build deep content knowledge, support children and their families, and make valuable home-school-community connections.

The course is taught by Dr. Suzanne E. Swartz, assistant professor of PreK-Grade 8 Education and Professional Studies.

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit www.lockhaven.edu, email admissions@lockhaven.edu, or call 570-484-2011.