USF offering continuing education through “Learning is Forever” webinars
Sept. 3, 2013 FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The Department of Education in the School of Professional Studies at the University of Saint Francis will offer continuing education for educators with the webinar series “Learning is Forever: Celebrating the Power of Professional Development.” All webinars will run from 4-5 p.m., EST.
The series will begin Sept. 24 with “Engaging Students Through Project-based Learning” by Kim Brewster of Adams Central High School in northeast Indiana. She has taught at Adams Central for 10 years, three dedicated to project-based learning in terms of language: Spanish in levels one through three, in a one-on-one student-to-computer environment. Her New Tech Network training enabled her to create second-language experiences for her students to bring richness and nuance to language in their everyday lives.
On Sept. 26, Mike Gorman will present “Revelation, Reflections and Resources from the PBL Super Highway.” Gorman, a graduate of Western Michigan University, Indiana University and Johns Hopkins University, has partnered with International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and various educational, governmental and business organizations and foundations. He oversees a one-to-one laptop program and digital professional development for Southwest Allen County Schools near Fort Wayne, Ind. He is a consultant for Discovery Education, ISTE, My Big Campus and November Learning, a member of the national faculty for the Buck Institute and an adviser for Tech & Learning Magazine.
Chris Riley, literacy coordinator for grades K-12 in Southwest Allen County Schools near Fort Wayne, will present “Navigating Literacy in the Secondary Education Content Areas” on Oct. 3. He is a coordinator and coach who develops and conducts in-service workshops and other staff training on literacy, implementing response to intervention (RTI), e-technology and project based learning. He has taught graduate courses for all grade levels on using effective and researched-based literacy instruction, achieving success with implementing standards, building a safe, brain-compatible learning environment and differentiation in the classroom.
On Oct. 10, Mike Gorman will present “STEM and PBL: Next Generation Science, Literacy, Math, Art and the New Standards … More Than Dessert!” The webinar will apply project-based learning to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, along with reading and art, to present ideas about what future teaching will look like.
Registration is at learningisforeverwebinars.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Department of Education Chair Dr. Dan Torlone at (260) 399.7700, ext. 8408.
The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. The university’s College of Adult Learning designs focused curriculum for working adults by offering online and accelerated programs, through its Virtual, Fort Wayne and Crown Point campuses. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.
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