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Local College Instructors Present at Closing the Gap Conference

Shawnee Community College instructors Ed Billingsley, Zachary Garrett and Marilyn Uehle presented at the Closing the Gap conference held on April 26th, 2017.

Billingsley, a full-time agriculture instructor at the college, presented alongside student Brandon Cummins How Drones are used in Agriculture. The duo overviewed the utilization of drones in agriculture, as well as for recreational use.

Garrett, an adjunct English instructor, presented Better Together: Facing Student Challenges in First-Year Composition which covered the challenges facing students within their first year of college, recommendations for changes in high school assignments, and the importance of collaboration between high school and college educators.

Uehle, an adjunct adult education instructor, presented Itís Never Too Soon: Integrating Geometry into Beginning Math which suggested introducing geometry terminology and formulas while teaching basic arithmetic operations. Uehle also focused on utilizing real world problems to show how math can relate to life experiences.

The Closing the Gap conference was presented by The Southern Illinois P-20 Education Alliance.



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