National Geographic photographer to speak at teacher academy
National Geographic photographer Dewitt Jones will be one of two keynote speakers for the Teaching Fellow Academy that will draw about 1,800 teaching professionals to the Save Mart Center at Fresno State from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Also speaking will be Dr. Ken Futernick, director of California State University’s EduCorps, at 10 a.m. in a TED Talks-style format on “How Kids Learn.” The free event is for educational leaders supporting K-12 schools, higher education, workforce and expanded learning to champion education, discuss challenges and discover opportunities to contribute to positive changes in the lives of students, their schools and their communities, said Mike Snell, CEO of the California Teaching Fellows Foundation. The academy is designed to prepare next-generation leaders to go straight into their fields with real-world experience with training facilitated by leading experts in the field of expanded learning and education from across the nation. It’s sponsored by the California Teaching Fellows Foundation, Central Valley Afterschool Foundation, Fresno County Office of Education, Fresno State’s Kremen School of Education and Human Development, How Kids Learn Foundation and Tulare County Office of Education. Registration is available online at: INFO: For full press release, visit Media contact: Sarah Pruner Gunlund at 559.259.8483 or Social media: #Celebr8Learning