Professional Development Opportunities

College of Education

The College of Education at George Fox University believes in empowering educators to reach their full potential. Our professional development opportunities are designed to provide teachers with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the classroom and make a positive impact on their students’ lives. Explore our events below, and take the next step to advancing your career.

Upcoming Events

Emergence: Teaching in a New Era

October 13, 2023

George Fox Campus- Canyon Commons Building

A K-12 Educators Conference Hosted by George Fox University. Join us for a free day of professional development and networking on the beautiful George Fox campus. You will hear from incredible speakers, attend workshops, connect with your colleagues, enjoy lunch, take a campus tour, and much more.

Learn more about Emergence

Past Events

Summer Festival of Learning

July 10-13, 2023

Lead mentors and program co-directors provide summer presentations, group meetings and individual site visits. The festival includes plenary and breakout sessions for curriculum leaders by curriculum experts from the Cana Academy and a workshop on the Understanding by Design framework for instructional leadership in the Christian School Educator Coalition in the Pacific Northwest.

Special Needs for Classroom Behavior

July 13-14, 2023

Dr. Carrie Hall and Megan Hills will provide a hands-on workshop following the Summer Festival to help schools engage struggling students in meaningful educational opportunities within general education classrooms, using evidence-based practices to support learning for each student and to accomplish the school’s mission.

Theatre Design Institute

July 24-27 and July 31-Aug. 3, 2023

Two courses are available

  • Lighting, July 24-27, 2023
  • Scenic Construction, July 31-Aug 3, 2023

Geared toward high school teachers and staff, these hands-on interactive courses in design and technical theatre are offered each summer and provide professional development opportunities for educators. Topics for these week-long courses change each summer and include scenery, painting, lighting and sound.