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School of Education announces final session of 2016-17 professional development series in Kansas City

Thursday, April 13, 2017

OVERLAND PARK — The School of Education at the University of Kansas has announced the final session of the 2016-2017 Strategies Event Series at the Edwards Campus on April 22. 

The third session of the series, “Helping Students Succeed: Mindset Makes the Difference,” will feature Reva Friedman, associate professor in the Department of Curriculum & Teaching.

The presentation will teach participants about the concept of mindset as it relates to teaching and explore ways in which school structures can support or sabotage the development of growth-oriented mindsets.

Friedman’s session will begin at 9 a.m. April 22 in Room 120 of the BEST Building at the KU Edwards Campus. The session is free and open to the public, though an RSVP is required.

The School of Education partners with the Edwards Campus for the Strategies Event Series in order to bring high-quality academic programs, research and public-service benefits of KU to the Greater Kansas City community.

The event series also serves as an extension of the Strategies for Educational Improvement Conference hosted by the School of Education each summer in Lawrence. This year’s summer conference, “Teaching in a New Era,” is scheduled for Friday, June 2. More information on the full-day conference will be announced later this month.

Additional information on the series, including materials from past sessions, can be found here.

The KU School of Education is located in Lawrence and is a nationally ranked school, preparing educators as leaders.    


10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
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#1 public program in nation for special education
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Assists public schools and other partners in all 105 Kansas counties
$938,377 in scholarship funds awarded to 420+ students
Research expenditures of $36,804,773 for 2011-12
Research from KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, assists educators, children, and families across the United States
The award-winning special education faculty published 140 refereed articles, 11 books, and 60 chapters in 2015-16
Students with intellectual disabilities are participating in KU undergraduate programs through a grant-funded KU special education program
Researchers on a $3.5 million grant are collecting data on an innovative reading program designed to teach reading to students with the most significant disabilities in seven Kansas school districts
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