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 2013 semester are:
· Thursday, Sept. 19 from 4:30-6 p.m. in Marts 214
o Topic: Educational Policy Issues Surrounding Teacher Evaluation
o Presenter: Harold Kwalwasser, Esq., author and educational consultant
· Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 4:30-6 p.m. in Marts 214
o Topic: Local History
o Presenter: Mr. John Quinn, Wilkes-Barre Area School Director and local historian
· Tuesday, Oct. 15 from 4:30-6 p.m. in Marts 214
o Topic: Pennsylvania State Teachers Association (PSEA)
o Presenter: Mr. Steven Klem, social studies teacher, PSEA representative, and Wilkes University Alumnus
· Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 4:30-6 p.m. in Marts 214
o Topic: Walking with Justice: Servant Leadership Lessons from Judge Max Rosenn
o Presenter: Dr. Mollie Marti, author and former law clerk for Judge Max Rosenn
· Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 4:30-6 p.m. in Marts 214
o Topic: Teaching and Living in Russia
o Presenters: Joan and Frank Yamrick, international business educators; and daughter, BethanyYamrick, 2012 Wilkes University Alumna
· Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 4:30-6 p.m. in Marts 214
o Topic: Cyberbullying: A Crisis in Our Schools
o Presenter: Ms. Jane Holter, trainer in the Attorney General’s Office, Harrisburg, Pa.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Patrons requesting accommodations or services at Wilkes University or Wilkes University-sponsored events in accordance with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III: Public Accommodations are asked to contact the University at 1-800-Wilkes-U to request such services/accommodations. It is recommended that requests be made at least 48 hours prior to any event.