Kappa Delta Pi, the education honors society, will host their first Educating for Empowerment conference on Feb. 1 in Visser Hall. They’ve scheduled break-out sessions and two keynote speakers: Stephanie Byers and Dorthy Stucky Halley. 

“We have a keynote speaker about human trafficking,” said Jullian Jasinski freshman elementary education major. “It’s mostly a networking event between teachers and future teachers.” 

The cost for the event is $25 for students and $50 for teachers. The fee covers lunch and materials at the conference. Registration closed on Jan. 28. 

“It wasn’t looking well last week, but now we have 33 people registered,” Jasinski said. “I, personally, sent out 100 emails to different schools.” 

Among speakers are other break-out opportunities provided by teachers and students from around the state. According to the KDP website, the break-outs are approximately 75 minutes and there will also be a silent auction. 

“I am most excited about how the conference is based around social justice within education,” said Nikole Huntley freshman elementary education major. “I can’t wait to hear about how we can incorporate social justice into our teaching styles.” 

The conference is a fundraiser for KDP and the first of what they hope to be many Educating for Empowerment conferences. 

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