Saturday, March 7, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Where: University of Dallas Campus, Gorman Lecture Center
Participants can receive 4 CPE credits. Lunch is provided.
The University of Dallas Education Department is pleased to announce its third “Excellence in Education Conference" to be held on the campus of the University of Dallas this coming March 7, 2020.
The main aim of the conference is to bring scholars, researchers, educators, pre-service teachers, professionals and other groups interested in teacher education to discuss, present, and/or access topics in the educational sciences. The Excellence in Education Conference provides an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various areas of education to share their theoretical knowledge, research findings, and educational practices with colleagues and the larger academic community – all within the context of a broad conference theme.
Join us to discuss critical issues in education and hear from engaging speakers on current and relevant topics, including:
8:30-9:30 Registration check-in & breakfast items (coffee, pastries), & Poster Sessions (UD student presentations)
9:30-10:20 Concurrent Breakout Sessions (notable scholars/professional presenters in the area)
10:30-11:20 Concurrent Breakout Sessions (notable scholars/professional presenters in the area)
11:30-12:20 Concurrent Breakout Sessions (notable scholars/professional presenters in the area)
12:30-2:30 Lunch and keynote speaker, Clodecott awards (lunch included with ticket price)
Principals - If your school is planning to pay for a group of teachers/administrators to attend the conference, please contact Tonya Cooper at (972) 721-5389 or email@example.com. We are happy to invoice your school or district to help your registration. All we need is the name, title, email, and school of those registering for the conference.
Conference will begin at the Gorman Lecture Center is Building #6 on the campus map. Parking is best in lots J, K, L, N. If parking is not available in those lots, please use B or P near the dorms and our main entrance.
Signs will be located around campus to direct to the Gorman Lecture Center for the conference.
2019 - Keynote speaker and fifth-generation Texan Sherry Garland is an award-winning author of over 30 books for children, teens and adults, including The Lotus Seed (Harcourt-Brace, 1993) and the “Voices of History” series (Pelican Publishing).
2018 - Keynote Speaker Donalyn Miller is an award-winning Texas teacher and the author of several books on engaging children with reading, including The Book Whisperer (Jossey-Bass, 2009) and Reading in the Wild (Jossey-Bass, 2013).
2017 - Keynote Speaker John Seidlitz is an independent educationalconsultant and the
founder of Seidlitz Education, as well as the author of several publications, including
7 Steps to Developing a Language-Rich Interactive
Classroom®, that prepare teachers for today’s diverse and challenging classrooms.
Debra Ricard, MPM ’20, already had a master’s degree when she decided to enter the master’s program at UD. With a B.A. in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s in architecture from the Catholic University of America, Ricard still did not feel she had found her vocation.+ Read More
Nicknamed "Professor Bruce" and known for enchanting generations of students with his classroom stories, Professor of Management Bruce Evans is among the longest serving University of Dallas faculty members.+ Read More
Sister Mary Brian Bole, BA ’67, was joyful. Her joy and enthusiasm permeated everything she did, from teaching and administrating at numerous Catholic schools (including Bishop Dunne, the Highlands School and Nolan Catholic in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as schools in Louisiana and Mississippi), to working in the Office of Undergraduate Admission at UD, to delivering a paper at a political science convention in Hungary just a few years ago.+ Read More