Al-Jarrah and Daughter to Present Session at NCTE Convention


Susan Al-Jarrah, instructor in the Department of Language & Literature at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, will be a speaker at the upcoming National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) convention in New York, N.Y.

Al-Jarrah will present a poster session, "Easy as Pi:  Addressing Math Literacy in the English/Literature Classroom."  She will be assisted by her daughter, Summer Bateiha, who is currently working on her doctorate in math education at the University of Oklahoma. Bateiha earned her bachelor’s degree in math from SWOSU in 2003.

This year NCTE actively sought poster sessions as a conference format. Each year the NCTE annual convention draws thousands of K-12 teachers, college faculty, administrators, and other educational professionals from around the world. They gather to hear award-winning speakers, attend idea-packed sessions, share best practices, participate in workshops, and test the latest teaching materials.