Preparing Educators as Leaders

EDTalks! Research Festival

Join us for the inaugural event celebrating the collaboration between the KU School of Education & Lawrence Public Schools USD 497. The festival will include six short, powerful five-minute presentations along with time for question and answer after each. Light refreshments will be provided.

Date, Time & Location

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 150
1122 West Campus Road | Lawrence, Kansas 66045

Meet the Presenters

True Grit? Making a Scientific Object & Pedagogical Tool
Chris Kirchgasler ​| Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum & Teaching

Would You Believe Me?
Craig McCauley | Choir Teacher, West Middle School

Craig McCauley

Craig McCauley

Children’s Literature as a Vehicle for Political Socialization: An Examination of Best-selling Picture Books 2013-2017
Meagan PattersonAssociate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Global Collaboration with Young Learners
Nicole Corn | Kindergarten Teacher, Sunset Hill

Nicole Corn

Nicole Corn

Just Google It: An Observational Study of Youth Searching for Online Health Information
Susan Harvey | Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences

This is Not Your Grandfather's Learning Environment... But It Can Be
Keith Wilson | Director of Virtual Education/Principal, Lawrence Virtual School

Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson

Capitalizing on Fandom: Harry Potter & TESOL Pre-service Teacher Education
M'Balia Thomas | Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum & Teaching

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