Gannon University Hosts Professional Development Conference For Education Majors
Posted: April 15, 2016
More than three dozen are expected to be in attendance as Gannon
University's Phi Zeta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor
Society in Education will host a professional development
conference for area undergraduate education majors on April 16, 9
a.m. - 2 p.m. on the third floor of the Palumbo Academic Center,
824 Peach Street.
Topics to be discussed include health and wellness, APA citation
guidelines, student teaching, fire safety and what to expect as a
new teacher. The keynote address will discuss the new Every Student
Succeeds Act passed in December 2015 that governs the United States
K-12 public education policies. Attending students may also qualify
for professional development hours.
Clara Drake, a Gannon University early childhood and special
education major who is a conference organizer and member of Kappa
Delta Pi's Professional Development Committee, said, "All of us
look forward to this event, which will enhance our knowledge about
educational topics that interest us as undergraduates headed into
the educational field."
Gannon University's chapter was honored as one of four
recipients of the Community Service Chapter Program Award at Kappa
Delta Pi's Convocation 2015 in Orlando, Florida for the Growing
Readers project created to educate teen parents about the
importance of reading to their children.
The conference is free. Breakfast will be provided. There is a
$5 charge for lunch. Registration is open here.