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Teachers Tell Amazing Stories. Share Yours With EdSurge!

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Listen and learn : Lecture

Monday, November 30, 11:30 am–12:15 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Torre Mills  
Donna M. Neary  
Stephen Noonoo  

EdSurge hosts a vibrant community of educators and thought leaders shaping the future of education. But we can't do it alone. More than 1,500 educators and others have shared essays and op-eds with EdSurge. Learn from them about the value and amazing reach of publishing your story!

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

EdSurge publishes opinion articles written by educators. Attendees learn what our editors look for in op-eds, how to pitch us successfully, what the editing process is like, etc.
Attendees hear educators who have contributed about the process and the aftermath and opportunities that can result.
Attendees get an inside look at what makes a good story great and how to refine their ideas.


-Introduction slides (5 minutes)
-Brief presentation about contributing writers and EdSurge from K-12 editor Stephen Noonoo (5 minutes)
-Contributors share their stories and of the writing and editing process (20 minutes)
-Details on editing & submission process (5 minutes)
-Q&A with contributors. (10 minutes)

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Torre Mills, Early County High School

Torre’ is high school math educator with more than 20 years of experience. He has taught in three different school districts in Southwest Georgia, being named Teacher of the Year twice at the school level and in 2017 was a district finalist for Dougherty County TOTY. Torre’ received his B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Georgia and Master’s Degree from Albany State University in Secondary Mathematics Education. He is currently math department chair, teaching Foundations of Algebra and Algebra 2 at Early County High School in Blakely, where he also provides test prep tutoring.

Donna M. Neary, Jefferson County Public Schools

Donna M. Neary, Ed.S. is a National Geographic Certified Educator and Public Historian. She was awarded a Covid-19 Remote Learning Emergency Fund for Educators Grant from the National Geographic Society to design curriculum exploring and examing human migration to the United States. She serves as a 2020-21 Re-imagining Migration Fellow, a program of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero. With fellow ESL educators she innovated the Accelerate to Graduate pilot program, personalized learning for at-risk immigrant-origin students and English learners. She was recognized as Outstanding Social Studies Teacher for Kentucky in 2018.

Stephen Noonoo, EdSurge

Stephen Noonoo is the K-12 Editor at EdSurge where he frequently works with contributing writers.

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