IUP is accepting applications for the Gettysburg Summer Leadership Conference online up to July 21. You can also register for this workshop on-site Sunday, July 21, 2019. Advance registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited!
Summer 2019 Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) Leadership Conference – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
July 21–26, 2019
Participants in the PSEA Leadership Development Conference offered at Gettysburg College have the opportunity to earn graduate credit through IUP. The courses enable teachers to gain leadership development skills in an area of need that aligns with specific
leadership responsibilities in and out of the classroom.
View course descriptions below.
LDC Member and IUP professor Mark Twiest (firstname.lastname@example.org) and IUP professor Meghan Twiest (email@example.com) meet with participants of the IUP credit option on a regular basis.
There are two options for course completion:
Option 1: Complete IUP course requirements during your week at the Leadership Conference, including:
Option 2: Seminar
Course instructor Mark Twiest will meet with groups of teachers regionally across the state the week after the Gettysburg conference ends.
* Action plan paper: Prepare an action plan outlining your plans for the information collected during the Leadership Conference sessions as it relates to you personally and professionally. This information should be applied within the context of your
own professional educational setting and outline how you intend to utilize the information learned in your sessions. The paper should be completed in a scholarly manner, and be of sufficient length (typically seven to 12 pages) in order to treat the
assignment in a comprehensive fashion while following APA guidelines.
For further information about courses and requirements, contact Mark Twiest at
(Participants must first register with PSEA for the Leadership Conference)
All participants—new and continuing—must register online for their IUP course.
Students taking IUP credit are required to pay tuition, the Technology Fee, the Student Service Fee, and the $50 application fee. View graduate tuition and fee information.
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