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Erin Wilson Shares Expertise with ENHP Students and Faculty

Erin Wilson is a literacy and math coach at the Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School in Hartford. Her visit to assistant professor Theresa Abodeeb-Gentile's class, EDR 344 - Language, Literacy, and Linguistic Diversity, is one example of the strength of the partnership with the Hartford Public School System that benefits ENHP students and one example of Wilson's collaborative nature.  

Erin Wilson and ENHP Education Students

In this instance, she is teaching juniors enrolled in elementary/special education programs how to teach in interactive read aloud. These lessons are in preparation for the junior field work experience students will soon begin.

Teamed with colleagues from Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School, the Connecticut Science Center, and ENHP (in the person of Department of Rehabilitation Sciences' assistant professor, Mike Wininger), Wilson brings her expertise to an even larger audience of area teachers and administrators through her participation in the 2013 Connecticut STEM Conference. The conference, an initiative of ENHP's Institute for Translational Research in collaboration with anchor partners Hartford Public Schools and Saint Francis Care, is in its second year.  Wilson's group presentation, No Bones About It: Engineering is Elementary supports the conference strand focusing on Elementary Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education. The conference brings teachers, administrators, college faculty, and students together to facilitate STEM teaching and learning and interest in STEM careers.

Wilson is also connected to ENHP in a more formal way.  She serves as an adjunct professor in the graduate program in elementary education.