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Adolescent and Young Adult Program to Honor Student Work at Portfolio Event

Posted Apr. 21, 2014

Education faculty, students and community members will gather and network at this year’s spring portfolio event, hosted by the Adolescent and Young Adult program in the College of Education, Health and Human Services on April 28. The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Kent Student Center, with a buffet at 6 p.m. in Room 306 at the Kent Student Center.

The event will honor graduating seniors’ portfolio pieces through student presentations of lesson plans, “aha moments” and classroom research and observations.

“It’s meant to be a celebration of what these students have accomplished,” says Lisa Testa, a lecturer with Kent State’s School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies and coordinator of Partnerships, Adolescent and Young Adult Education. “It’s also a way to thank the cooperating teachers who have invested time and energy in the final part of the students’ educations.”

The annual event has always highlighted students’ work, but this year the department is adding a networking element. In-service teachers, local administrators and university faculty will be given time to socialize at the end of the program.

“We’re hoping that it will be something that helps people connect with what’s happening in education regionally since these are people coming from across the area,” Testa says. “We’re excited to recognize our students and teachers while connecting with the community beyond Kent State.”

For more information about the Spring Portfolio event, email Testa at