BUFFALO, NY – The JUSTICE Project at Canisius College, in conjunction with the Buffalo Teacher Center, will host a professional development session on Thursday, May 22 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the Regis Room of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center, located on Hughes Street. The event is free and open to the public.

The professional development session will showcase teacher research projects. These projects are the culmination of a year-long study in which teams of professionals identified classroom challenges and tested interventions to improve student achievement. Throughout the year, teachers developed inquiry studies that monitored student outcomes. Data collection methods were utilized to measure and analyze the use of various instructional strategies within classrooms. Participants will share their findings in a poster session during the professional development event. During this session, attendees can learn more about the research studies, ask questions and engage in professional dialogue to develop a deeper understanding of how to embed practical, evidence-based interventions into their own everyday practices.

The JUSTICE Project at Canisius is funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs. Its mission is to revise and enhance the curricula and field experiences of special education and childhood education programs to ensure that undergraduate and graduate teacher education candidates meet the highly-qualified teacher (HQT) guidelines, and to help improve urban education and the education of students with high-incidence disabilities.

To learn more about the professional development session or to register, visit www.canisius.edu/justice.

Canisius College is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation and the premier, private university in Western New York.