Education Fair to Benefit Educators, Students
MESA, Ariz. — Arizona State University's Education unit at the Polytechnic campus is hosting its annual Education Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 1, in the Student Union and the Agribusiness Center at the campus located in southeast Mesa.
With so much to offer this year, K-12 educators and administrators will have quite an educational experience and might even have a difficult time choosing which workshops to attend, according to Debi Molina-Walters, clinical assistant professor and event organizer.
"This year's fair will incorporate workshops, breakout sessions and education-related vendors. Intel and SRP also are getting involved by sponsoring the event as well as holding sessions," adds Dr. Molina-Walters.
Educators will have an opportunity to network and share their educational connections and creative ideas in the "Make n' Take" activities. In addition, 40 different one-hour workshops will be offered. Some of the workshops will focus on making science and non-fiction fun, Arizona wildlife, agriculture, distance learning and grant writing.
The information offered at the event is expected to have a direct benefit for the educators' students, too. The more teachers know, the better they are at meeting the diverse learning needs in the classroom — all the better for students, says Molina-Walters.
"There is always a need to share education materials and resources to aid in student learning, especially with AIMS testing and the No Child Left Behind initiative," says Molina-Walters. "This event provides a very affordable opportunity to gain professional development and excellent resources and network opportunities."
The fair is open to educators, teacher's aides as well as those involved in home schooling.