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K-State Today

December 7, 2012



Collaboration key to success of Operation Educate the Educator

By Patrice Scott

Sandy Risberg, instructor in the College of Education, presented Wednesday at the Kansas Joining Community Forces Committee in Topeka. The title of her presentation was “Kansas State University College of Education’s Operation Educate the Educators.”

Risberg explained the purpose of the Joining Forces national initiative, Operation Educate the Educator, and how the College of Education is implementing the guiding principles established for the program. Specifically, the college is crafting a response to meeting the needs of military-connected students through pre- and in-service educator development.

Groups Risberg is collaborating with include the Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families, the Military Child Education Coalition, faculty across campus, Operation Military Kids, USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden, USD 475 Geary County, USD 473 Chapman, the United Service Organizations Inc., or USO, and the Manhattan and Junction City Military Relations committees.