St. Scholastica hosts professional development event for educators

By Bob Ashenmacher
The College of St. Scholastica will host its eighth annual 21st Century Teaching and Learning Conference on Tuesday, June 19 in the Mitchell Auditorium on the Duluth campus. The event is a professional development opportunity for educators from throughout the region.

Dr. Paul Gorski will serve as the keynote speaker, giving an 8:30 a.m. address titled “Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap.”

Gorski is the founder of the Equity Literacy Institute and EdChange. He is also an Associate Professor of Integrative Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, where he teaches in the Education and Social Justice concentrations.

Gorski has more than 20 years of experience helping educators strengthen their equity efforts across a wide range of equity issues, and has worked with schools and districts in 48 states and a dozen countries.

In addition to Gorski’s address, the conference will include a full day of presentations on best practices in teaching, learning and leading, as well as networking opportunities and breakout sessions.

Registration is now open. The fee, which includes breakfast and lunch, is $99. Learn more at

The College of St. Scholastica is nationally recognized for quality. Rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes classify it as one of the Midwest’s top regional universities. Learn more at

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