Upcoming Events

Instructional Leadership Conference

March 25 & 26, 2021

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Sponsored by the Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education & Schooling, the Instructional Leadership Conference will be held virtually this year, March 25–26, 2021. The event will be recorded and available to watch online until April 3rd. Learn from keynote speakers Douglas Fisher, Anthony Muhammad, and Gerry Brooks as well as enjoy many breakout sessions from phenomenal educators.



2021 Latter-day Saint Educators Society Conference

Summer 2021

This annual conference provides an uplifting and inspiring experience for educators, parents, and anyone interested in education. Speakers in 2020 included BYU Men’s Basketball Coach Mark Pope, Religious Educator Hank Smith, President of LDS Educators Society Barbara Morgan Gardner.



BYU Symposium on Books for Young Readers

Summer 2021

The BYU Symposium on Books for Young Readers is an event for librarians, teachers, parents or anyone who enjoys children's literature! This event spotlights various authors, illustrators, and books. Some of the previous speakers have included Sophie Blackall who has illustrated over thirty books and won the Caldecott medal, and the New York Times best illustrated and Kate DiCamillo who has won several Newberry Medals.



Learning Edge Conference

Fall 2021

This annual conference alternates the focus between the arts/ arts integration and the instruction of gifted and talented students. Topics include current research and practice to improve instruction for the individual needs of diverse students.



Recent Events

34th BYU Symposium on Books for Young Readers

February 20 & 27, 2021

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The BYU Symposium on Books for Young Readers is moving online for their Winter Series on February 20 & 27, 2021. Award-winning authors/illustrators Kelly Barnhill (The Girl Who Drank the Moon), Yuyi Morales (Little Night), and Jewell Parker Rhodes (Black Brother, Black Brother) will be presenting throughout the event. Join in on the 20th to hear from all three speakers, and join in on the 27th for a live conversation with them. Learn more about these award-winning authors/illustrators on bfyr.byu.edu.



Project SEEL Webinar

The McKay School's Project SEEL is excited to announce its first webinar of 2021! Dr. Barbara Culatta will be speaking about how to ensure that struggling early readers experience success. This webinar is FREE to the public and all are welcome, so mark your calendar for February 5, 4-5 p.m. MST.



FREE Online Workshop: Building Independence and Social Skills of Learners with Autism and Related Disorders

The McKay School is co-sponsoring a free online workshop by USU professor Tom Higbee, the leading expert on applied behavior analysis in Utah. Higbee is also the executive director of the Autism Support Services: Education, Research, and Training (ASSERT) program, an early intensive behavioral intervention program for children with autism that he founded in 2003. This workshop is great for teachers, parents, therapists, or anyone else who works with children on the spectrum.



Virtual Homecoming

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Although this year’s homecoming will look very different, we are as excited as ever to celebrate the start of another year of bleeding blue! The online event will feature a presentation “Stories to Support Us Through Tough Times,” by Melissa Heath, a professor of counseling psychology and special education at the McKay School. She will discuss how to help children with social-emotional needs through books and activities and will take your questions.



33rd BYU Symposium on Books for Young Readers

The 2020 symposium was an online series for individuals 13 and above. For five weeks, the symposium released a new live video presentation from one author/illustrator of children’s books. Each installment of the series featured a keynote, conversation with the author/illustrator, and spotlight on books.



Latter-day Saint Educators Society Conference

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Visit our page to see recordings of both speakers' presentations.