Helping students to achieve their career goals while ensuring that America will have great teachers for tomorrow is central to the Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) mission to support education as the cornerstone of democracy. The PDK, Flint Hills Chapter outstanding, involvement with future and current educators makes clear our determination to promote high-quality education. Through leadership, research and service, we have throughout the 2010-11 year again hosted and co-hosting special events, supported and encouraged PDK conference participation, encouraged future educators, and much more.
|This picture (right) captures the “heart” of the success of the local 2010 Jumpstart’s Read for the Record event on October 7 in which 905 local pre-school children participated by listening to high school – college students read the book, The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Student members of the Future Educators Association ® of Emporia High School and their sponsor, Ms. Carmaine Ternes, as well as Emporia State University students, faculty, and other area students and teachers set a new local record number of pre-school children participating. By encouraging a single, common day of reading engagement where participants read the same book, Jumpstart attempts each year to set a new world record and raise awareness about the importance of early childhood education.
There are a variety of on-going opportunities to get involved. Won’t you make plans to join us? We hope you will keep your postal mail and e-mail addresses current and watch for announcements of upcoming activities. Please do contact me, or any of the chapter officers, to update your address information, or if you have suggestions or questions. We look forward to hearing from you.
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