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Hot Topics

Identity. Impact. Inspiration.

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

    • Wednesday, Nov. 3rd - 12-1 pm CT
      Hot Topic: Helping the Helpers: Offering Social-Emotional and Trauma Responsive Support in Schools
      Presented by: Dr. Jessica Lane - Assistant Professor - Department of Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs
    • Wednesday, Nov. 10th - 5:30-7:30 pm CT
      KSFB Session - People and the Planet: K-12 Lessons to Teach the Why - Behind Climate Change - Hands-on Workshop
      Presented by: Laura Short - Education Director - Population - Connection https://populationconnection.org/
    • Thursday, Nov. 11th - 4:30-5:30 pm CT
      Hot Topic: International Education: Perspectives from Equadorian Educators
      Presented by: Dr. Graciela Berumen, Program Coordinator for Global Education Outreach (GEO) and a panel of Ecuadorian Educators
      Room: BH 21
    • Nov. 15th 5:30-6:30 pm CT
      Hot Topic: A Soldier's Life Journey: Immigrant, Soldier, Husband & Father - Sergeant Major Dominic Baruelo
      Presented by: Dustin Meritt and KSU COE Military Initiatives
      In-person for Military Connected Edcats in BH 106

Previous Hot Topics

  • Teachers Facing Tough Choices: Strategies for Making Decisions
  • KSFB, COE, and Department of English present - Dr. Debbie Reese's lecture Indigenous Peoples: Past, Present, and Future
  • Subbing with USD 383 with Dr. Paula Hough; Executive Director Teaching and Learning for USD 383 and Diane Murphy, Assistant Director and Licensing Officer
  • The Military Child and Family with Dr. Keith Mispagel, Superintendent of USD 207; and Tyler Fowler, Principal USD 207
  • Student Success Resources with Kiley Moody
  • Reset and Thrive Condensed - with Daniel Salceda from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • Dyslexia Legislation in Kansas with Joann McRell; K-12 ELA Program Consultant for Kansas State Department of Education
  • Teachers Facing Tough Choices: Strategies for Making Consistently Better Decisions with Dr. Robert Hachiya
  • Military LIfe: Soldier and Family Life with Major Robert Pough and his wife Lei-Lani
  • Wellness and Strengths with Mike Finnegan
  • Laying the Groundwork for a Collaborative Culture with Will Dunn
  • Managing Student Behavior – Understanding the Escalation Cycle with Nicole Meritt
  • Financial Literacy for Educators with Jodi Kaus
  • Elementary Classroom Management with Joanna Roche
  • Bite-sized Tips for Virtual Learning with Holly Olberding, Northside Elementary
  • Gender Diversity for Educators with Dr. Deepak Subramony