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Professional Development Wednesdays begins Sept. 3

The College of Education & Human Development will begin the 2014-2015 Professional Development Wednesdays Speaker Series on Sept. 3 with Marilyn Strutchens, program coordinator of mathematics education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching in Auburn University’s College of Education & Human Development.

The speaker series aims to provide students, faculty and staff with professional development opportunities to learn more about educational research, instructional technology and educator preparation. It offers four different types of presentations each Wednesday during the fall and spring semesters:

  • A Research Wednesdays presentation, an existing College of Education & Human Development series that brings cutting-edge researchers at the state and national levels to the college;
  • An Office of Research and Sponsored Projects presentation, which gives attendees information about the grant funding process and how to establish partnerships with local schools;
  • A Learning Technologies Division presentation, which highlights trends in instructional technology and tips for using technology in the classroom; and
  • An Educator Preparation presentation, which provides faculty an open forum to discuss topics affecting educator preparation programs.

The speaker series is coordinated by Susan Ogletree, director of the college’s Center for Evaluation and Research Services, in collaboration with Joyce Many, associate dean of undergraduate studies and educator preparation; Steve Harmon, chair of the Learning Technologies Division; and with input from College of Education & Human Development Dean Paul Alberto and chairs of the College of Education & Human Development’s six departments.

Professional Development Wednesdays are held at 12 noon (unless otherwise noted) in the College of Education & Human Development Forum, room 1030. Information about the speakers is available to the general public on the college’s website at and presentations will be available on the college’s Vimeo page,

For a full list of presentations, click here.