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School of Education continues free professional development in Kansas City

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

OVERLAND PARK — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the second session of the 2018-2019 Strategies Event Series later this month at the Edwards Campus.

The second session of the free professional development series, “The Challenges of Problem-based & Project-based Learning in the Classroom,” will feature Steven Case, director of KU’s Center for STEM Learning, and Carrie La Voy and Laurie Cleavinger, both from the Department of Curriculum & Teaching. The presentation will allow participants to examine problem-based and project-based learning in the K-18 classroom; explore a model for developing projects; and view examples in various content areas.

The session will take place at 9 a.m. Feb. 23 in 120 BEST Building. The session is free and open to the public, though an RSVP is required.

The third and final session of the 2018-2019 series, “Co-Teaching to Support Students with Learning and Behavioral Needs is scheduled for April 13. Katie Zimmerman and Irma Brasseur-Hock from the Department of Special Education will present.

The first session of the series, which took place in November 2018, featured Eva Horn and Stephanie Parks from the Department of Special Education. They presented “The Illusion of Average: Using UDL to Break Down Barriers and Build in Flexibility.”

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. More information about the KU School of Education’s Strategies Event Series 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
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
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