Teachers present at conference

From News ReleaseApril 25, 2014 

From left, Johnston County educators Robin Herridge, Karen McCann and Pamela Phillips were presenters at a conference in Atlanta.

JOHNSTON COUNTY SCHOOLS

Three Johnston County educators were among the presenters at “Full Steam Ahead,” a conference of the National Alternative Education Association.

During the conference, held May 14 in Atlanta, Pamela Phillips, Karen McCann and Robin Herridge presented “On Board for Student Success: E-Learning for Student Growth.” Their presentation focused on using online classes to help students stay on target academically.

Phillips teaches science teacher at South Campus Community High School and is a doctoral student at N.C. State University, where she is studying science, technology, engineering and math education. She talked about using Edgenuity’s e2020 online instructional software, which allows students to work independently while also covering Common Core standards.

McCann, a career and technical education teacher at South Campus, presented her development of distance-learning opportunities to help South Campus students graduate with their class.

Herridge, director of at-risk schools for Johnston County, fielded questions from attendees.

Participation in the national conference highlighted work accomplished at South Campus Community High School and at alternative schools in general.

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