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November 11, 2019

Teacher, author Kayla Dornfeld to present professional development workshop

Submitted by Patrice Scott

Kayla Delzer Dornfeld, teacher, author, influencer and 2019 North Dakota Teacher of the Year, will present "Students as Leaders and Teachers and Learners" Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the K-State Alumni Center. 

Dornfeld will present at the quarterly professional development conference for the Council for Public School Improvement. Registration is required and is open to non-council members. Dornfeld is a two-time Global Hundred honoree, recognizing her as one of the top 100 innovative educators in the world. Her work with classroom redesign and flexible seating has become the standard worldwide. 

Her interactive workshop is designed to revitalize learning, relationships and the classroom environment. She explains the basic concepts behind her success at giving students ownership of their learning and the benefits of making it relevant. She has — creatively — encouraged the purposeful use of her technology in her classroom and is determined for her students to become globally connected. 

The council, established in 1986, is a public school/university partnership between Kansas school districts and the Kansas State University College of Education. The council focuses on enhancing the quality and effectiveness of public school instruction and student achievement through targeted professional development.