sumcon logo_313The 2012 Martin Institute Summer Conference will be in Memphis, TN on June 13 and 14. The conference will be hosted at the Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence on the campus of Presbyterian Day School as well as the University of Memphis.

The conference is a unique opportunity to connect, educate and innovate with colleagues from a variety of school types and geographic regions. Coming together to teach and learn from one another helps each of us develop to our highest potential so that we are giving our best to our students.

2012 Conference Sponsors:

Room Room:
Clock Session:
Session 7, Session 8

Come learn how to use Lapbooks in science and social studies! Help your students with organizational skills while they are in total control of their learning as they use lapbooks to store all of the materials for a unit of study. Assessment is a breeze because all of their materials are right there in their lapbooks.


Ms. Regina Bodiford
  • Who's Who, Elementary Teacher of the Year, Fulbright Scholar
  • Harding Academy
    Memphis , TN
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    I am a graduate of the University of Memphis and currently a sixth grade teacher at Harding Academy of Memphis.  I have forty years of teaching behind me and still love getting up each morning and starting a new day of learning for my students.

    I enjoy traveling and have been able to travel to China, Japan, England, France, and Spain on Fulbright-Hayes or NCTA grants.  My travels have made me a much better teacher of social studies because I can talk to my students from first hand experience.

    My passion is Asian Studies, and being an alumnus of the National Consortium for Teaching Asia has given me many opportunities to learn about this part of the world and its culture through seminars and webinars. 

    Workshop Type:
    60 minute workshop

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    Attendee Requirements
    Attendee Requirements:
    2 file folders

    Grade Range:
  • Kindergarten
  • Lower Elementary
  • Upper Elementary
  • Middle School
  • High School

  • Content Area:
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Music

  • Target Audience
  • Teachers

  • Quotes from Martin Institute Conference Attendees

    "I loved learning about ideas at the conference that I can use with my students!"

    "Thank you so much for the last two days!! It was great and I have already told every teacher I have talked to!!

    "Lots of information to share. Excellent resources. Phenomenal workshop!"