During the summer of 2019, I was fortunate enough to attend and present at a conference sponsored by The Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar. This conference took place in Maryland, and I was one of two Longwood students presenting among a sea of professionals in that field. I designed a presentation focused on kinesthetic methods of grammar instruction with the help of my faculty mentor Sean Ruday. This was by far one of the highlights of my college career. Attending this conference allowed me to connect with others in my field and learn about grammar instruction from an entirely new perspective. It was also my first introduction to academic presentations on a larger scale, and I greatly enjoyed being pushed out of my comfort zone. Working on this presentation made me more passionate about grammar instruction, more confident in my abilities as an educator, and more knowledgeable about my field.
My presentation powerpoint can be found here.