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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

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Previous Hot Topics

  • Yes, You Can (And Should) Be A Teacher Leader Who Will Help Advance Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion For All Students - Dr. Robert Hachiya
  • A Day in the Life of a First-Year Teacher: A Panel Discussion - Tracey Conway
  • Activities for Earth Day - Population Education
  • Working with LGBTQ+ Students in Schools - Seth Dills
  • What does fluency in Math really look like? What every K-12 Teacher needs to know - Dr. Sherri Martinie
  • Political Noise, CRT, and School Governance: A Federalism Perspective - Dr. Stephen Schecter, Russell Sage and Dr. Tom Vontz
  • Presenting at the Research & Creative Activities Fair - Suzanne Porath
  • SPED and the Military Child - Nicole & Dustin Meritt
  • Helping the Helpers: Offering Social-Emotional and Trauma Responsive Support in Schools
  • KSFB Session - People and the Planet: K-12 Lessons to Teach the Why - Behind Climate Change - Hands-on Workshop
  • International Education: Perspectives from Equadorian Educators
  • A Soldier's Life Journey: Immigrant, Soldier, Husband & Father - Sergeant Major Dominic Baruelo
  • 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