Bethany College hosts teacher education conference

In early April, Bethany College hosted the joint spring conference for faculty members from teacher educator programs at Kansas Board of Regents colleges and universities as well as Kansas private institutions.

On April 4, the Kansas Association of Private Education Conference 2013Colleges of Teacher Education (KAPOCTE) gathered for a meeting of unit heads at Vision_Tek in downtown Lindsborg. Its fall dinner meeting proceeded at the Swedish Crown Restaurant.

On April 5, members of the Kansas Chapter of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (ATE-K) and Kansas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (KACTE) met for their joint spring conference. Presentations and break-out sessions were conducted with a variety of speakers and topics of importance to the teacher education process in Kansas.

Among the presenters was Marlysue Holmquist, Ph.D., Professor and Coordinator of Elementary Education and Licensure Officer at Bethany College. Bethany College President Edward F. Leonard III, Ph.D., also presented the welcome for the breakfast meeting.

“This was a great opportunity for Bethany to host this important event. Members of the various teacher education programs from across the state, both public and private, meet to share insight and ideas as to how to enhance teacher education programs,” said Associate Professor of Education and Department Chair Gail Konzem, M.S. “It is our opportunity to network, set goals, and share new learning and experiences unique to each of our programs.”

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