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

June 4, 2018 – As a tune up for elementary and secondary school teachers before the 2018-19 school year, the King's College Education Department will host their annual "Evidence-Based" Conference from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. 

This year’s theme is “STEM and More…” seeks to move beyond STEM to include strategies and projects across grade and content levels. 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. 

King’s faculty, as well as teachers and administrators from local schools, will present each workshop. Featured speakers will provide information on STEM programs and products, the impact of trauma on students, parent involvement activities, vocabulary development, 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. 

For more information on the evidenced-based conference for elementary and secondary school teachers, 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 or e-mail