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School of Education continues free professional development in Kansas City

Monday, April 08, 2019

OVERLAND PARK — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the third and final session of the 2018-2019 Strategies Event Series on Saturday, April 13, at the KU Edwards Campus.

The third session of the free professional development series, “Co-Teaching to Support Students with Learning & Behavioral Needs,” will feature Katie Zimmerman and Irma Brasseur-Hock, both from the KU Department of Special Education. The session will have participants explore ways to maximize co-teaching arrangements with other professionals to support students with learning and/or behavioral needs. Attendees are encouraged (though not required) to bring a colleague and will leave the session with templates to immediately support planning and delivery of co-teaching strategies.

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

The first and second sessions of the series were held earlier in the academic year, and both featured faculty members from the departments of Special Education and Curriculum & Teaching as well as the KU Center for STEM Learning.

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 area. More information about the School of Education’s Strategies Event Series can be found here.  

The 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
—U.S. News & World Report
#1 public program in nation for special education
—U.S. News & World Report
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.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
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