Trine education professors presenting at national conference

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ANGOLA (02/27/2018) Two faculty members from Trine University's Franks School of Education will give a presentation at a national conference for educators who work with students considering a teaching career.

Ashley Overton, Ph.D., assistant professor, and Anthony Kline, Ph.D., dean, will discuss "5 Ways Educators Overlook the Needs of Introverted Students (And What We Can Do Instead)" at the 2018 Educators Rising National Conference, held June 21-24 in Orlando, Florida.

"Our desire for this presentation is to provide attendees a hands-on session where we will engage in an interactive experience to identify how introversion impacts today's classroom," said Overton. "We will explore the misconceptions and learning differences between introverted and extroverted students."

Overton said the session will include hands-on experience with instructional strategies, and lesson plans and technology designed to meet the needs and specific learning profiles of introverted students.

The session was approved through a peer-review process. Trine University students from the Franks School of Education Living Learning Community also will attend the conference.

Educators Rising serves more than 45,000 members across the country who lead or participate in school-based programs to help young people explore teaching.

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Trine University, an internationally recognized, private, co-educational, residential institution, offers associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in the Allen School of Engineering & Technology, Ketner School of Business, College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Franks School of Education, Jannen School of Arts & Sciences and Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences. Trine is a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and offers 23 varsity sports. Its golf program includes the university-owned 18-hole championship Zollner Golf Course. Founded in 1884 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (, Trine operates a 450-acre main campus in Angola, Indiana, and education resource centers throughout Indiana and Michigan.