Pittsburgh Assistance Center for Educators and Students

Emily Lilly assists Pitt students as they work through a classroom scenario.

  • "Very informative! I loved learning about different possible teaching scenarios. This opened my eyes to all of the different factors that go into lesson planning.”       
  • “Thanks so much for taking the time to talk to us! I really liked the group activity and how you made us focus on areas that are not necessarily our discipline. It forced me to think in different ways about learning and how learning happens at all ages.”
  • “I found the entire presentation to be helpful. I liked the scenarios for different types of classes—very informative. Thank you!”



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    Programs - Colloquium

    On February 23, 2016, PACES board president Emily Lilly spoke to the student organization of Future Educators of America (FEA) at the University of Pittsburgh. This presentation/colloquium on “Multiculturalism in the Classroom” provided an overview of various interpretations of multiculturalism and offered students a chance to explore how they would respond to a variety of scenarios in their future classrooms. This was the third workshop provided to FEA by PACES. The first two sessions were in the 2013-2014 school year, with the initial program focusing on “Developing Engaging Lessons”. This workshop included an overview of the lesson planning process, challenges in the classroom, and techniques and strategies on how to engage students. PACES was very pleased to see such enthusiasm among a group of future teachers and thanks FEA for welcoming us. The response from the Pitt club members was very positive, with students saying after the session:


    If you would like PACES to provide a colloquium for your organization or club, please contact us at info@pittsburghaces.org. Potential topics include Developing Engaging Lessons, Multiculturalism in the Classroom, Behavior Management, Differentiation, and Connecting Communities to the Classroom.