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School of Education offering 3rd KC session of free professional development

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

OVERLAND PARK — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the third and final session of the 2017-2018 Strategies Event Series at 9 a.m. April 28 at the Edwards Campus.

“The Shared Leadership Approach to Reaching a Collaborative Vision will feature Senior Lecturer Joseph Novak and Professor of the Practice Deborah Perbeck from KU's Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies. The session is designed for building- and district-level leaders as well as learning/instructional coaches in PK-12 settings.

The session is free and open to the public, though an RSVP is required.

The first session of the series, held Nov. 11, 2017, featured Reva Friedman, associate professor in the Department of Curriculum & Teaching; and Cindy Swartz, technology integration coordinator for USD 232 De Soto. They presented “Mindset Makes the Difference | Part II.”

The second session of the series, held Feb. 24, featured Karen Jorgensen, multi-term lecturer from the Department of Curriculum & Teaching. She presented “English Learners: The Myths & Realities.”

The 2018-2019 Strategies Event Series session dates will be announced during fall 2018. More information about the 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 community.

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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