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King University Knoxville to Host Professional Development for Teachers Seminar March 28

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 8, 2018 – King University’s School of Education will host a Professional Development for Teachers Seminar on Wednesday, March 28 at King’s Hardin Valley campus located at 10950 Spring Bluff Way in Knoxville. Session One is from 3 to 4 p.m. and Session Two is from 4 to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Watson explains, “Dr. Sandra Sanders, who is the associate dean of the School of Education, and I are excited to be visiting the Knoxville campus and to co-present these helpful topics with two students in our graduate program, Megan Henry and Jessica Schaus. At this time of year teachers and students can get a little overwhelmed and bogged down, so we hope these games and activities will spark ideas for student-centered learning as they prepare for end of year tests.” 

The Professional Development for Teachers Seminar will include two interactive sessions, each approximately 55 minutes in length. Pre-service teachers are welcome.

The seminar sessions include:

Session 1:  Throw Away the Worksheets! Games for Motivation and Learning
Session 2:  Brain Breaks and Sponge Activities! Strategies for Making the Most of Every Classroom Minute

For additional information on the March 28 seminar, contact Donna Hardy Watson, Ph.D., dean of King’s School of Education, at 423-652-4843 or or Jerry Sullivan, King University enrollment management counselor in Knoxville, at 865-690-5803 or


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