Make a Difference Conference tackles teacher shortage Sept. 28

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Make a Difference Conference tackles teacher shortage Sept. 28

The Kremen School of Education and Human Development will host Make a Difference TEACH conference from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the Fresno State Satellite Student Union. The event will host about 400 high school juniors and seniors from area high schools including: Fresno Unified, Clovis Unified, Sanger Unified and other nearby school districts. These students will learn about the teaching profession and how a liberal studies degree and teaching credential can prepare them to become a teacher in the Valley. This half-day conference aims to increase the number of future teachers in the Central Valley by engaging the students in thinking about their possible future as educators. The day will begin with keynote speaker, Don Williams, Fresno State’s 2017 Outstanding Lecturer, followed by 50-minute breakout sessions on teaching topics, such as teaching in special education, issues in school safety and bilingual education. After lunch the day concludes with a campus tour for interested groups of teachers and students. INFO: Dr. Fred Nelson, chair of liberal studies, at fnelson@csufresno.edu or 559.278.0261 or Sam Ray, communications specialist, at samray@csufresno.edu or 949.292.3232.