Educators Gather at Learning Festival

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

UWG and the College of Education hosts its annual Learning Festival for educators on Wednesday and Thursday, June 3-4 at the Education Center. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.
 
The two-day conference is an exceptional opportunity for administrators, teachers, parents, homeschoolers and community residents to learn and share a wide range of teaching experiences.

Guest speakers include State Superintendent of Education Kathy Cox, 2008 National Teacher of the Year Michael Geisen of Prineville, OR, and 2009 State Teacher of the Year Leanne Maule from Cartersville High School.

Learning Festival 2009 will offer participants a conference-style program on reading, math and science pedagogy in the classroom with approximately ten concurrent sessions available throughout the day.

Topics include using the Smithsonian in the classroom to teach social studies, molecular mechanics and civic projects for middle and high school students.

PLU and graduate credits will be available to participants. A PLU is a unit of credit granted to Georgia educators based on 10 contact hours of formal instruction or its equivalent.

Coordinators hope classroom teachers will realize their contribution to the quality of life in area schools and their communities as well as be inspired and renewed.

Registration is ongoing. For more information or to register, go to www.westga.edu/~festival.