This month, West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) honor society hosted a professional development fair for education students. Attendees were able to learn from professionals about such topics as nutrition education, integrating technology in the classroom, and special education. The event took place Saturday, April 1 on the college’s main campus.
Event presenters included faculty from WVU Parkersburg and WVU and representatives from West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Attendees could participate in five different 50-minute sessions to learn practical skills and obtain required professional development hours. Upon completion of this successful event, KDP members are now exploring other event opportunities to help education students reach their goal of becoming certified teachers.
“This was the first-ever professional development fair hosted by Kappa Delta Pi, and it was very positive,” said Cathy Ferris, WVU Parkersburg education instructor and KDP advisor. “We had an excellent turnout and wonderful presenters. We hope to be able to do it again.”