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Professional Development Opportunities for Educators

September 28, 2016

Educators are being offered opportunities to increase their skill and knowledge through workshops and conferences provided this fall through The Teachers College at Emporia State University. Some events offered have graduate credit available.

October 5, 2016 – “Active Learning through Makerspaces,” a one-day workshop with graduate credit available. This is an all day workshop focusing on why students have an increased level of motivation, success and assessment when content is presented through active learning theories. It is open to K-12 educators, K-12 librarians, public librarians, and community members. The registration deadline is Friday, September 30; learn more at

October 14 – “Welcome to Our World: Teaching and Assessing Social Studies in the Secondary Classroom,” a one-day workshop with graduate credit available.  As Kansas Social Studies teachers implement the Kansas History, Government and Social Studies (HGSS) Standards adopted in 2013, they face many issues. This workshop will address these questions and help equip teachers to effectively work with the new standards. The registration deadline is Friday, October 7; learn more at

November 3 – “What’s a School Counselor to Do?” is the topic for the 67th annual school counseling conference. This conference will provide key perspectives relating to every school district, building, and school counselor position. The registration deadline is Friday, October 21; learn more at

November 6 & 7 – Flint Hills Writing Project will hold its inaugural writing conference to offer quality professional development for writing in the classroom. Learn more at

November 11 – “Writing Across the Curriculum,” a one-day workshop with graduate credit available. This workshop provides writing strategies to demonstrate knowledge and understanding. Writing can also show a student’s mastery of a concept. The registration deadline is Wednesday, November 2; learn more at

November 14 – “Guiding Every Child to Success,” is the topic for the 19th annual Kansas Regional Reading Recovery® and Early Literacy Conference. Graduate credit is available for this outstanding professional development opportunity for all early literacy educators. Learn more at



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