For Immediate Release
Further information: Contact Joseph Giomboni 
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

June 1, 2017 – As a tune up for elementary and secondary school teachers before the 2017-18 school year, the King's College Education Department will partner with Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 to host an "Evidence-Based" Conference from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, August 17, in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. 

This year’s theme is “STR²E²AM: Evidence-Based Practices Conference.” Participants will choose three from 12 one-hour workshops designed to aid Pre-K-12 teachers in the areas of science, technology, reading, writing, engineering, early childhood, arts and mathematics. The workshops will be taught by members of King’s faculty, consultants from the Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 and NEIU19, as well as teachers and administrators from local schools. Featured speakers will provide information on STEM programs and products, the impact of concussions on students, parent involvement activities, assessment, and classroom management strategies. 

The Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center is located between North Franklin and North Main streets. Registration is $25 and begins at 8 a.m. Registration for undergraduate students is $10. Early bird registration prior to July 31 is $20. Pre-registration is encouraged, however walk-in registration is accepted at the standard rate. The LIU18 will facilitate the reporting of the three Act 48 hours. 

For more information on the evidenced-based conference for elementary and secondary school teachers, visit the website or contact Janice Gavlick, King’s College Education Department, at (570) 208-5983 or Dr. Deb Carr, assistant professor and Director of the Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Program at King’s, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5448.