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USF Presents Best Practices Showcase For Educators

The University of Saint Francis invites area education professionals to the 2016 Best Practices Showcase, in which educators from across Indiana share their teaching strategies as they learn with colleagues in a professional community. The showcase is scheduled for March 5 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pope John Paul II Center and Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education on the USF campus, 2701 Spring Street.

The showcase focuses on research-based teaching strategies promoting the success of a diverse range of students, with educators sharing “what-works” practices. Presenters will address a variety of topics including: integrating technology from kindergarten through high school, engagement strategies, integration of fiction and nonfiction, inquiry, guided math, dealing with difficult behaviors, ISTEP support, math workshop, teaching high-ability students and assessment strategies.

Participants will earn seven professional growth points by attending the showcase. Seating is limited and preregistration for workshops of choice is available at nhankee or 260-399-7700, ext. 8405, for more information.

Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.