Gannon University Hosts Professional Development Conference For Education Majors

Posted: April 15, 2016

More than three dozen are expected to be in attendance as Gannon University's Phi Zeta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education will host a professional development conference for area undergraduate education majors on April 16, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the third floor of the Palumbo Academic Center, 824 Peach Street. 

Topics to be discussed include health and wellness, APA citation guidelines, student teaching, fire safety and what to expect as a new teacher. The keynote address will discuss the new Every Student Succeeds Act passed in December 2015 that governs the United States K-12 public education policies. Attending students may also qualify for professional development hours.

Clara Drake, a Gannon University early childhood and special education major who is a conference organizer and member of Kappa Delta Pi's Professional Development Committee, said, "All of us look forward to this event, which will enhance our knowledge about educational topics that interest us as undergraduates headed into the educational field."

Gannon University's chapter was honored as one of four recipients of the Community Service Chapter Program Award at Kappa Delta Pi's Convocation 2015 in Orlando, Florida for the Growing Readers project created to educate teen parents about the importance of reading to their children.

The conference is free. Breakfast will be provided. There is a $5 charge for lunch. Registration is open here.