From the Manchester College Archives

News Release

Contact: Jeri Kornegay

Director of Media and Public Relations


Manchester College hosts teacher

professional development workshop

on intervention strategies

Area teachers are invited to join a Manchester College professional development seminar on intervention strategies for low-performing students. Registration for the free three-hour workshop for education majors begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 in the upper College Union.

Speakers include the founder of the Tier 1 Model of Response to Instruction – 1987 Manchester education graduate Cara Bergen, assistant superintendent/executive director of the West Coast Center for Education Excellence in Tustin, Calif.

Also leading the workshop is Joni Schmalzried, director of special education for the Wabash-Miami Area Program for Exceptional Children and an assistant professor of education at Huntington University. She will discuss positive behavioral interventions and management strategies for struggling learners and students with emotional disabilities.

The workshop gives Manchester’s education majors opportunity for important professional development and a chance to talk with current teachers. About 195 Manchester students are majoring in education, including 12 in the Master of Education (M.Ed.) program. To learn more about a career in teaching, visit

Teachers attending the workshop may qualify for professional growth points. Register online at For details about the workshop, contact Victoria Eastman, assistant professor of education, at 260-982-5279.

October 2011


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