Strategies Event Series at KU Edwards Campus
To support a vision of professional development for our colleagues in the Kansas City metropolitan area, we have partnered with the KU Edwards Campus to host the Strategies Event Series, as a continuation of the summer Strategies Conference hosted in Lawrence each year. We invite all PK-12 educators, as well as others who are interested, to join us for a free professional development event series in Overland Park, Kansas. Please RSVP online to attend, so that we can ensure there are enough refreshments, chairs, and copies of handouts provided for all.
Saturday, November 3
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
This session will explore the illusion of “the average student” and advocate for the use of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is an evidence-based set of principles that guides educators in designing learning environments that are effective and accessible to all students as opposed to “teaching to the average.” By investigating the three key principles of UDL, participants will learn how to increase flexibility and break down barriers for curriculum design and instruction.
View presentation slides here (pdf) | Audio/visual recording available upon request.
Saturday, February 23
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
The Challenges of Problem-based & Project-based Learning in the Classroom
with Steven Case, director of KU's Center for STEM Learning; Carrie La Voy and Laurie Cleavinger, Department of Curriculum & Teaching
Join us as we examine problem-based and project-based learning in the K-18 classroom. Explore a model for developing your projects and view examples in various content areas. Collaborate with others in your field to actively experience this teaching method. Brainstorm with other participants to develop ideas to promote this type of student-centered learning in your classroom.