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School of Education continues free professional development series in KC

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

OVERLAND PARK — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the second session of the 2019-2020 Strategies Event Series on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park. 

The second session of the series, “Getting Political: Strategies for Teaching about Elections & Other Current Political Events,” will feature Meagan Patterson, associate professor of educational psychology. Patterson will present findings from her research on what elementary school students think and know about politics, including messages from parents, teachers and children’s literature.

Patterson’s 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 third and final session of the 2019-2020 series is scheduled for April 18. Pattie Noonan, associate research professor in the KU Center for Research on Learning, will present “The Skills That Matter: Social-emotional Learning and Practice Across the Curriculum.”

More information, including how to RSVP, about the Strategies Event Series can be found here.  

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 community.

The KU School of Education is located in Lawrence and is a nationally ranked school, preparing educators as leaders. The school is in the process of changing its name to the School of Education and Human Sciences between now and fall 2020. More information on the name change can be found here.

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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