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Northern Tier Educators Hold Informative In-Service Day at College


Roy H. Klinger (right), instructor of collision repair, provides a hands-on lesson on the louver press, used to make hood vents.
Roy H. Klinger (right), instructor of collision repair, provides a hands-on lesson on the louver press, used to make hood vents.
Watson talks about motivating students by proving that the high school subjects they’re learning are important.
Watson talks about motivating students by proving that the high school subjects they’re learning are important.
The president discusses hands-on education at Penn College, the role of industry partnerships, graduate placement rates, and the need to close the skills gap in many technology-related fields that lack qualified employees.
The president discusses hands-on education at Penn College, the role of industry partnerships, graduate placement rates, and the need to close the skills gap in many technology-related fields that lack qualified employees.
In the Machining Technologies Center, a group talks with a member of the Baja team, which is putting the final touches on the off-road vehicle it has manufactured from the ground up. The team will enter the first of two collegiate competitions in 18 days, he said.
In the Machining Technologies Center, a group talks with a member of the Baja team, which is putting the final touches on the off-road vehicle it has manufactured from the ground up. The team will enter the first of two collegiate competitions in 18 days, he said.
Reed helps to lead a group discussion.
Reed helps to lead a group discussion.

Seventy-two educators from the Northern Tioga School District spent their scheduled in-service day at Penn College on Friday. The College Transitions Office scheduled a full day of professional development for the group, including tours of the college’s six academic schools, a keynote by President Davie Jane Gilmour on applied technology in the 21st century, and a conversation about how the college and school district can work together to face the challenges in educating students, led by Paul R. Watson, dean of academic services and college transitions, and Michael J. Reed, dean of sciences, humanities and visual communications. The school district reached out to the college to arrange the professional development opportunity for its teachers, said Tanya Berfield, manager of college transitions. “They wanted to look beyond the Northern Tier and see what other postsecondary institutions they can be in collaboration with,” she said.

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