Dr. Chiquita Howard-Bostic has prepared several seminars for students, educators, and community members including training, panel discussions, and mini conferences.
Teach-In on Human Trafficking
In 2017, to highlight January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Howard-Bostic, the Anti-Human Trafficking Task force, and multiple community partners organized a "Teach In on Human Trafficking". The local community was invited to campus to learn about the dangers of human trafficking and ways to prevent and eliminate this worldwide problem. Stakeholders from law enforcement, legislative representatives and attorneys, healthcare advocates, and social workers educated the campus community. Howard-Bostic facilitated the panel discussion and Q & A session. The event also included a ted talk video and dynamic spoken word poetry as digital tools for empowerment. Following the panel, there were four breakout sessions to engage participants. There was a panel about law enforcement, a group discussion about legislation, a study circle about community, and a mini conference about health care workers responses to human trafficking situations. Eastern Panhandle HEAT, Aglow, Bethany Christian Services, Blue Campaign, and Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking were partnering organizations. There were approximately 120 participants in attendance.
Great Teachers Lecture
In April of 2016, Howard-Bostic presented at a Focus on Student Learning (FOSL) workshop to showcase her experience at the West Virginia Great Teachers Seminar at North Bend State Park in Cairo, West Virginia. She discussed the sociological imagination and one's the ability to perceive situations and circumstances in a wide social context. She taught the audience to observe how interactions and actions influence other individuals/situations. "Teaching provides an excellent context to explore the world," she explained. "Great teachers are always looking for opportunities to increase their own knowledge and passionate teachers understand that educators must become guides to learning."
The "Great Teachers" learning community is student focused and reveals a variety of learning experiences that find meaning and solidify new knowledge and skills. From June 15-18, 2015, Howard-Bostic engaged the thinking, perspectives, research, and vision presented at a 2015 Great Teaching Seminar. She was exposed to teaching and learning skills including interdisciplinary and multicultural collaborative strategies. CLICK HERE to download information about the next Great Teacher's Seminar, which will be held from Monday, June 20 to Thursday, June 23, 2016 at North Bend State Park in Cairo, West Virginia.
GREAT TEACHER'S SEMINAR PRESENTATION
Dr. Howard-Bostic created a presentation for faculty to share the thinking, perspectives, research and vision presented at a 2015 Great Teaching Seminar. Examples include interdisciplinary, multicultural collaborative strategies. Great ideas, daily successes, problems, helpful practices, and teaching techniques improve learning and engage students. CLICK HERE to download the presentation in PDF format.
Please find samples of innovation papers from the 2015 West Virginia Great Teachers Seminar. CLICK HERE to download the content in PDF format.
PROBLEMS IN THE CLASSROOM
Please find samples of problem papers from the 2015 West Virginia Great Teachers Seminar. CLICK HERE to download the content in PDF format.
Tricks of the Trade Teaching Tools
Please find samples of tricks of the trades papers from the 2015 West Virginia Great Teachers Seminar. CLICK HERE to download the content in PDF format.