For Immediate Release
Further information: Contact Joseph Giomboni 
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

As a tune up for elementary and secondary school teachers before the 2016-17 school year, the King's College Education Department will partner with Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18 to host an "Evidence-Based" Conference from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, August 11, in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. 

This year’s theme is “STR²E²AM: Evidence-Based Practices.” Participants will choose three from 21 one-hour workshops designed to aid Pre-K-12 teachers in the areas of science, technology, reading, writing, engineering, early childhood, arts and mathematics. The workshops will be taught by members of King’s faculty as well as teachers from member schools and pre-schools of Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18.

The Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center is located between North Franklin and North Main streets. Registration is $25 and begins at 8 a.m. Registration for undergraduate students is $20. Early bird registration prior to June 30 is $20. Pre-registration is encouraged, however walk-in registration is accepted at the standard rate. The LIU18 will facilitate the reporting of the three Act 48 hours. 

For more information on the evidenced-based conference for elementary and secondary school teachers, please contact Janice Gavlick, King’s College Education Department, at (570) 208-5893 or Dr. Deb Carr, assistant professor and Director of the Curriculum & Instruction Graduate Program at King’s, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5448 or e-mail