One way the UCF College of Community Innovation and Education promotes lifelong learning is through the development of professional learning programs and initiatives. Through workshops and conferences, our faculty leads and facilitates quality opportunities for professional growth and development, enabling access to the latest research, content and pedagogy through rich experiences that foster professional learning and networking in a variety of fields and disciplines. Explore and register for a workshop or conference today.

International Society for the Social Studies Conference

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With scholarly presentations and practical teacher workshops on various social studies related topics from prominent experts, the ISSS Conference provides a platform for all educators to engage in rich dialogue about the social studies. The ISSS conference has featured speakers from across the United States as well as across the world including Portugal, Canada, India, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, South Korea, China, Nigeria, and a host of other countries.

KnightED Talks Student Showcase

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The KnightED Talks Student Showcase, which simulates a professional conference experience, highlights our teacher candidates as presenters. The Showcase is a forum for students to share their best work with their peers during a 30- or 45-minute time slot in an in-house conference venue.

SOURCES Annual Conference

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The SOURCES Annual Conference, hosted by the Teaching with Primary Sources Program at UCF, is a free opportunity for educators who are interested in the utilization and integration of primary sources in K-12 teaching. Presenters will focus on providing strategies for using primary sources to help K-12 students to engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills, and build content knowledge.

TeachLivE™ Conference

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The annual TeachLivE™ Conference presents engaging and interactive pre-conference and concurrent sessions. The TLE TeachLivE™ Lab is a mixed-reality teaching environment supporting teacher practice in classroom management, pedagogy, and content at the college.

UCF ADAGE Gifted Education Conference

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UCF Advocates for Advanced and Gifted Education (ADAGE) Annual Conference offer an annual conference of relevance to teachers, administrators and parents. In 2017 this will be sponsored by Project ELEVATE, a USDOE Jacob K. Javits Grant #S206A150014. Explore innovative research, perspectives, technology and best practices for teaching High-Ability, Gifted and Talented learners from diverse populations.

UCF Literacy Symposium

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The Literacy Symposium is a professional development day designed for all Florida preservice and in-service educators, teacher educators, district personnel, school administrators, and students interested in literacy. The purpose of this annual event is to present innovative information on literacy, equip attendees with proven and promising literacy practices and resources, and network with educators.