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LSU Sponsoring Seminars for Louisiana Educators, Featuring National Experts

06/07/2012 12:13 PM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU College of Education invites members of the media to meet Harry and Rosemary Wong at Effective Educators Seminars on June 11-12, at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. Harry and Rosemary Wong are the foremost authorities on creating the effective teacher, and the authors of “The First Days of School,” a best-seller that has sold more than 3.6 million copies to date.


Enrollment for each seminar day is sold out, with 350 school administrators, superintendents, professors, teachers and others interested in improving education in the state and U.S. registered for Day 1, which focuses on “How to Create an Effective School in Less Than Two Years,” and 750 registered for Day 2, titled “How to Be an Effective and Successful Teacher.” Participants represent 11 states.  


Interim LSU System President William Jenkins will welcome guests and presenters at the landmark seminar on June 11. Harry and Rosemary Wong will share examples of proven models from exemplary schools. Four outstanding principals – Judy Jones from Splendora, Texas; Rose Kerr from New York City; Karen Whitney from Sisseton, South Dakota; and Susan Szachowicz from Brockton, Mass. – will share pragmatically their work on school improvement that works.


That night there will be a VIP reception in the Tiger Den Suites at LSU Tiger Stadium, with 200 educators and education leaders expected to attend. Though not open to the general public, the reception will be open to media,with press credentials. LSU Chancellor Michael Martin will welcome guests, and Jenkins also plans to attend.


On June 12, the Wongs will share what effective teachers do to improve student achievement. Participants will learn how to eliminate discipline problems and how to engage students so little instructional time is wasted. Joining them will be expert educator Chelonnda Seroyer from Madison, Ala., who will help participants create a classroom management plan to use when school begins this fall. Seroyer will discuss how to organize a student’s space, time, and materials so that learning will assuredly take place.


Effective July 1, LSU’s new College of Human Sciences and Education will consist of six schools:  the School of Education, the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School. For more information, visit

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