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The Hot Topics series provides EDCATS and our educational partners opportunities to engage in professional learning focusing on topics such as professionalism and self-care; diversity and globalism; classroom pedagogy; and research and reflection. Students can earn professional development hours through participating in the activities associated with each session.

Current Hot Topics

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Previous Hot Topics

  • Celebrating the Month of the Military Child: Strategies to Support Military-Connected Children in School
  • Classroom Gardens & School Enrichment - Brandi Bruna (4-H Program Assistant) and Gregg Eyestone (Extension Agent, Horticulture) from K-State Extension
  • Dyslexia - What it is and How can I help? - Speaker: Dr. Jessica Nelson, BCBA (District Level Behavior Consultant for Geary County Schools)
  • Educator Mental Health - Speaker: Dr. Judy Hughey
  • Military-connected Counseling and Education: Exploring School Counseling and Counselor Education careers from a military-connected lens - Speaker: Dr. Jessica Lane
  • Understanding Nutrition for Educators - Megan Dougherty from K-State Extension
  • The Future of Education and the Educator Workforce - Dean Mercer & Dr. Miller
  • Morning Meeting and Building Classroom Culture - Speaker: Ali Smith, 2nd grade Apache Innovative School