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Friday, June 22, 2018

Learn more about being a KnightED Talks Student Showcase Presenter


KnightED Talks


Teaching is the profession that teaches all other professions. -Anonymous

KnightED Talks, formerly known as HAPPY (Having Active Participation Prepares You) Hour, is the UCF College of Education and Human Performance Professional Learning for Teacher Candidates initiative that supplements the teacher preparation provided by coursework and field experiences.  It enhances the quality of UCF’s initial teacher certification program, contributing to the development of highly credentialed teacher education graduates, and increasing their marketability in today’s competitive job market.  KnightED Talks underscores the importance of life-long learning and professional and personal growth in becoming a highly effective educator.  

KnightED Talks consists of KnightED Talks workshops conducted by university faculty and PreK-12 educators with expertise in areas of relevance to the teaching profession, such as job interviewing tips and classroom management. These workshops are free and require no registration; students simply show up, learn, and have fun while doing so. KnightED Talks also includes a KnightED Talks Student Showcase that highlights our teacher candidates as presenters and provides a tremendous opportunity for professional growth. This in-house conference is held the last Saturday of January.

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