The 6th Annual BYU Latter-day Saint Educators Society Conference

Sponsored by BYU Alumni and the BYU McKay School of Education

June 24, 2022

8:00 am - 4:00 pm (MDT)

Hinckley Center at Brigham Young University

Portions available live online

Please join us for this year’s conference which will address the theme “The Power of Teaching.”

The conference will feature keynote speakers Jane Clayson Johnson and Russell T. Osguthorpe (see below). Breakout sessions will be led by BYU professors and educators and administrators from K-12 public education.

Keynote Speakers

Jane Clayson Johnson

Best-selling Author and Former Network News Anchor

Jane Clayson Johnson is the best-selling author of Silent Souls Weeping, which examines the stigma and isolation associated with depression, as well as the dangers of perfectionistic tendencies and suicidal ideation. she is an award-winning journalist widely known for her work at CBS News as co-anchor of The Early Show, ABC News, and on the nationally syndicated NPR program, On Point. Within the Church, Jane has served in regional, stake, and ward public affairs callings, as a gospel doctrine teacher, and in other auxiliary leadership positions.

Russell T. Osguthorpe, PhD

Former General Sunday School President and BYU Professor

Russell T. Osguthorpe is the former General President of the Sunday School for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He also served as a mission president, as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy, and as a stake president. He is a former director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and a professor emeritus in the Department of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University in the BYU McKay School of Education, where he also served as associate dean.

Breakout session topics to include:

Women Teaching With Power

The Sacredness of Teaching and Learning

Helping Students Deal with Difficult Gospel Questions

The Power of Praise

Improving Teacher and Administrator Wellbeing

Enhancing Student Belonging

Teaching the Old Testament

Latter-day Saint Women and Teaching (Panel Discussion)

Technology and Student Engagement

Helping Marginalized Students and Teachers Thrive

Faith in the Trenches (Panel Discussion)

Comparing Math Education and Come Follow Me

Conference Contact: casey_griffiths@byu.edu