Published on May 14, 2014 by Hannah Henderson  

Samford University's Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education will host its annual Summer Teacher Education Workshop June 17-18 for general and special educators seeking professional development opportunities during the summer.

The two-day workshop will focus on developing content strategies, organizing the classroom and managing student behavior, recent developments in technology and reviewing effective teaching models.

Associate Professor and codirector of the workshop, Tarsha Bluiett, said she and education professor David Finn are offering the program to help educators in the community gain additional insight into PreK-6th grade teaching methods.

"This is a great opportunity for educators to strengthen knowledge of instruction as well as acquire researched based teaching strategies," Bluiett said.

Workshop registration is $60 for one day or $75 for both days. Participants will receive nine hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs).


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.