College of Education to host Future Educators

  Friday, October 23, 2015 2:00 AM

Pittsburg, KS

College of Education to host Future Educators

Officials in Pittsburg State University’s College of Education say they hope a group of high school students leave the campus, next week, with a sense of excitement about careers in education.

Pittsburg State will host the 2015 Future Educators of America (FEA) conference on Thursday, Oct. 29. The event runs from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Overman Student Center.

“Our goal is to provide these high school students with information on current trends in education, the education programs we offer at PSU and to advocate for education in general,” said Steve Brown, assistant coordinator for field placement and assessment in the College of Education.

Brown said it is also an opportunity to showcase the campus and the College of Education for students who have already expressed an interest in education.

Brown said the university is expecting about 127 students from Augusta, Overland Park, Columbus, Girard, Fort Scott and Riverton, in Kansas; and Nevada and Webb City, in Missouri.

The theme for this year’s FEA Conference is “Active Learning.”

Students will learn about different learning styles, the effective use of technology and software to engage learners, how to provide hands-on learning activities to learn STEM concepts, and the impact of physical activity and fitness on academic learning.

The high school participants will also have an opportunity to question current education majors during a question-and-answer panel discussion.

“We are looking forward to seeing all of the students, and hope they have some fun, learn a few things along the way, and continue to be inspired to enter the field of education,” Brown said.



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