Watson College to Host 2018 NCPTA Convention May 18-19

The 2018 NCPTA Convention will be held at UNCW’s Watson College of Education on Friday, May 18, from 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additional information

The conference will feature a series of workshops and presentations, including an open discussion on school safety facilitated by WCE professor Janna Robertson that is free to the public.

Presentation Summary: What Makes a School Safe? 

Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m., Education Building Room 162

After the Parkland Florida tragedy, there are grassroots and policy movements to make sure our children are safe in schools. During this presentation hear research and stories on what has worked well and what has not after incidents at Columbine and Sandy Hook. Metal detectors, police in school, even teaching students what to do in the event of an active shooting may make us feel safer, but may also have negative consequences for our children and schools. We will discuss the concerns that the audience has and focus on what would make sure schools are a safe place for us to send our children.

Conference Exhibitors

Stop by the convention exhibition in the atrium of the Education Building on Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. or Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  View the convention exhibitors here

For more information or to register see the event website.