Support for educators + education
Jones Institute for Educational Excellence
The Jones Institute for Educational Excellence is a resource for practicing teachers to receive professional development. Its programs serve to increase educators' abilities and skills, and - through its Kansas Future Teacher Academy - have high school students consider careers in education. Along with the Flint Hills Writing Project, Great Plains Center for National Teacher Certification, and the Kansas Regional Reading Recovery University Training Center, JIEE hosts workshops and conferences for educators throughout the year.
Since its inception in 1982, the Jones Institute for Educational Excellence has been an educational resource to The Teachers College, Emporia State University, the State of Kansas, and - at times - the nation. The institute provides leadership to the profession through encouraging pre-college students to consider teaching as a career, provides access to educational experts through pre-service and in-service activities, and supports on-going mentoring and career development for those who have entered the profession.
The mission of Jones Institute for Educational Excellence is to provide educational leadership and service, improve the quality of instruction and teaching, conduct policy studies on emerging issues, promote excellence in all areas of learning, and contribute to the educational dialogue on national trends and issues. It is part of The Teachers College at Emporia State University.
The personnel of the Jones Institute for Education Excellence are highly qualified to assist working educators in P-12 settings. Many in JIEE worked in public schools as either teachers or administrators; combined, they have more than 200 years of teaching experience.
Conferences + Workshops
JIEE is pleased to offer a wide variety of professional development opportunities for practicing educators.
Flint Hills Writing Project
The Flint Hills Writing Project in the Jones Institute for Educational Excellence at Emporia State University is the only National Writing Project site in Kansas.
Great Plains Center for National Teacher Certification
National Board Certification is a way for the teaching profession to recognize highly accomplished teaching practice.
Kansas Future Teacher Academy
The Kansas Future Teacher Academy is for high school students exploring potential career paths. More than 1,200 high school students have participated in the academy in its 30 years of existence.
Math Leadership Institute
K-6 grades need math leaders. A trained math leader working with teachers can build knowledge, capacity, and skills, increasing the effectiveness of all.
If you have an appointment at the Jones Institute for Educational Excellence, we are located in the lower level of The Earl Center at Emporia State University, 1601 State St.
Jones Institute for Educational Excellence (not on the main campus)
1601 State Street
The Earl Center, the office building that hosts the Jones Institute for Educational Excellence, is located off of State Street across from Hammond Park. The two story, brick building houses the Department of Counselor Education on the top level and JIEE on the bottom level.