Mercyhurst education honor society hosts Teaching & Learning Expo

The Mercyhurst College Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education, will present its 6th annual Teaching and Learning Expo on Saturday, Jan. 22, in the college’s Hirt Academic Center.

About 100 education majors are expected to attend the event, which will expose them to current topics in education and provide a variety of practical skills they’ll be able to use during their teaching careers. Presenters include Mercyhurst faculty and students, as well as experienced area educators.

Students will attend three workshops chosen from a menu of 17 diverse offerings, ranging from “Student Led IEPs: Developing Self-Determination in Youth” to “Grossology: The Science of Really Gross Things.”

Lunch will be provided in the Mercy Heritage Room. Following lunch, a panel including both new and veteran teachers will share their experience and expertise.

Kappa Delta Pi is a student-led organization that prepares students to take lead roles in the schools where they will teach. The Mercyhurst chapter is especially active in offering professional development opportunities to students, including the Teaching and Learning Expo and a spring Research Colloquium that allows students to share the results of their research projects. These activities helped earn the chapter the Achieving Chapter Excellence (ACE) Award from its national organization in 2009.

Dr. Timothy Frawley, associate professor of education, is the chapter’s new advisor. Students Claire Hogan and Emily Nash are co-presidents this year.

For more information, contact Frawley at tfrawley@mercyhurst.edu or call 824-3108.

The Teaching & Learning Expo is made possible through a Mercyhurst Academic Enrichment Grant.
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