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Center offers free professional development for civics, government teachers

jamesmadisonprogram_bannerThe Center for Social Studies at K-State is offering a free professional development program for Kansas’ civics and government teachers wanting to provide an exemplary curricular program for their students.

The James Madison Legacy Project is part of a nationwide professional development program directed by the Center for Civic Education, a nonprofit educational organization that was recently awarded a federal grant under the U.S. Department of Education’s Supporting Effective Educator Development, or SEED, grant program. The legacy project is designed to provide professional development for middle and high school teachers in civics and government focusing on the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.

Thomas S. Vontz, professor and director of the Center for Social Studies at K-State and “We the People” state co-coordinator, believes highly effective civics and government teachers are the key to inspiring the next generation of Americans.

“In order to help students become effective and engaged members of ‘We the People’ and further the goal of a nation that is supposed to be of, by, and for the people, it is critical that teachers have access to the people, strategies and resources that will help them bring the subject to life each and every day for their students.”

For more information, contact Vontz at tvontz@ksu.edu or call (785) 532.5927.

Global academic advising association celebrates 25 years at K-State

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The world’s leading association for academic advising in higher education is celebrating an important milestone this year.

NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising is celebrating its 25th anniversary of being headquartered at K-State. The association formalized its relationship with the university in 1990 when it established its executive office here. The College of Education is the association’s host institution.

NACADA made history in 2014 when it was the first organization to hold a conference on academic advising in the Middle East. It is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit and boasts 12,295 members around the world who are professional advisors, counselors, faculty, and administrators working to enhance the professional development of students.