Seek Learning Podcast
Spring 2021Listen Now
Sponsored by the BYU Latter-day Saint Educators Society, the Seek Learning podcast brings the best educational research from the BYU McKay School of Education into the homes and lives of Latter-day Saints. Each episode features an interview with a different scholar who will teach listeners about education and how it can help you in your profession, home, and gospel living.
2021 Latter-day Saint Educators Society Conference
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
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
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.
Instructional Leadership Conference
March 25 & 26, 2021
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.
34th BYU Symposium on Books for Young Readers
February 20 & 27, 2021
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.
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.