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Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series Brings Education Speakers to Wilkes University

Contact: Vicki Mayk

Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series Brings Education Speakers to Wilkes University

 

WILKES-BARRE, PA. (Aug. 31, 2012) – The Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series at Wilkes University highlights current issues in education. Series co-founders Robert S. Gardner and Judith A. Gardner are members of the faculty in the Wilkes University Department of Education. According to Robert S. Gardner, he and his wife started the series as an outgrowth of their classroom teaching. “It’s part of our philosophy of teaching that learning should not be confined to the classroom,” he explains. “We believe that these experiences offer opportunities to be other places and hear other voices. These are powerful experiences that help people understand what education can be.”

 

The series features speakers from the educational and business community. All lectures are free and open to the public and teachers can earn Act 48 credit for attending. Locations, dates, topics and speakers for the fall 2012 semester are:

 
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Marts 214
    • Topic: Renewal, Remaking America’s Schools for the 21st Century
    • Speaker: Hal Kwalwasser, J.D., Former Max Rosenn Law Clerk and General Counsel of the Los Angeles Unified School District, Author and Educational Expert
 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. in Breiseth 316
    • Topic: Using Library of Congress Resources in K-12 Classrooms with An Overview of the Junior Fellows Intern Program
    • Speaker: Frank Evina, senior information specialist, retired, in the copyright department of the Library of Congress
 
  • Monday, Oct. 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Marts 214
    • Topic: Teaching and Learning in Asia: The Malaysia Opportunity
    • Speaker: Gina Morrison, associate professor in the School of Education, Wilkes University
 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 4:30 p.m. in Marts 214
    • Topic: The Independent School Experience
    • Speaker: Randy Granger, M.S., academic dean/dean of the faculty, Wyoming Seminary
 
 

All members of the Wilkes University community and interested citizens are invited to attend.

For more information about the series, please contact Robert Gardner at 800WILKESU, Ext. 4686, or email him at robert.gardner@wilkes.edu

 
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Published On: 8/31/2012
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