One way the UCF College of Education and Human Performance promotes lifelong learning is through the development of professional learning programs and initiatives. Through workshops and conferences, our faculty leads and facilitates quality opportunities for professional growth and development, enabling access to the latest research, content and pedagogy through rich experiences that foster professional learning and networking in a variety of fields and disciplines. Explore and register for a workshop or conference today.

UCF Literacy Symposium

The Literacy Symposium is a professional development day designed for all Florida preservice and in-service educators, teacher educators, district personnel, school administrators, and students interested in literacy. The purpose of this annual event is to present innovative information on literacy, equip attendees with proven and promising literacy practices and resources, and network with educators.

UCF Counseling Conference

The UCF Counseling Conference aims to support all counselors in the community of Central Florida through relevant and innovative professional development sessions with the goal of inspiring and empowering their work with clients and students. Presentations are delivered by a diverse set of practitioners, graduate students, and university faculty, which enables a range of topics and issues that address the current needs of counseling practitioners.

TeachLivE™ Conference

The annual TeachLivE™ Conference presents engaging and interactive pre-conference and concurrent sessions. The TLE TeachLivE™ Lab is a mixed-reality teaching environment supporting teacher practice in classroom management, pedagogy, and content at the UCF College of Education and Human Performance.

International Society for the Social Studies Conference

With scholarly presentations and practical teacher workshops on various social studies related topics from prominent experts, the ISSS Conference provides a platform for all educators to engage in rich dialogue about the social studies. The ISSS conference has featured speakers from across the United States as well as across the world including Portugal, Canada, India, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, South Korea, China, Nigeria, and a host of other countries.

SOURCES Annual Conference

The SOURCES Annual Conference, hosted by the Teaching with Primary Sources Program at UCF, is a free opportunity for educators who are interested in the utilization and integration of primary sources in K-12 teaching. Presenters will focus on providing strategies for using primary sources to help K-12 students to engage in learning, develop critical thinking skills, and build content knowledge.

UCF ADAGE Gifted Education Conference

UCF Advocates for Advanced and Gifted Education (ADAGE) Annual Conference offer an annual conference of relevance to teachers, administrators and parents. In 2017 this will be sponsored by Project ELEVATE, a USDOE Jacob K. Javits Grant #S206A150014. Explore innovative research, perspectives, technology and best practices for teaching High-Ability, Gifted and Talented learners from diverse populations.

KnightED Talks Student Showcase

The KnightED Talks Student Showcase, which simulates a professional conference experience, highlights our teacher candidates as presenters. The Showcase is a forum for students to share their best work with their peers during a 30- or 45-minute time slot in an in-house conference venue.

UCF-FAMU Dissertation and Symposium and Retreat

The UCF-FAMU Dissertation and Symposium and Retreat is designed to engage Holmes Scholars, as well as all doctoral students, in conversations focused on the dissertation process and looking ahead to preparation for their career.

Play Therapy Workshops, Conference, and Seminar

The Center for Play Therapy Research and Training offers a variety of workshops on play therapy throughout the academic year.

Atlantic Center/UCF Writing Institute for Teachers

Classroom educators experience interactive teaching demonstrations and acquire new ideas and greater confidence in their lessons. This course can count toward initial certification, recertification, and as credit toward the M.Ed. program in Curriculum and Instruction. For students seeking initial teacher certification and not undergraduate and/or graduate English majors, the workshop can count as the English course prerequisite. The Atlantic Center/UCF Writing Institute for Teachers is a university accredited ten-day writing workshop for teachers.

International Conference on Doctoral Education

The Annual International Conference on Doctoral Education: Organisational Leadership & Impact will provide a forum for international debate concerned with doctoral education. It is designed to gather together understandings of the diversity of organisational contexts, experiences and motivations of candidates involved in doctoral education programmes and to critically examine the different experiences in practice that characterise international doctoral education.

Literacy Coaches Re-Boot Camp

Literacy Coaches Re-Boot Camp is a weeklong summer professional learning opportunity designed to assist literacy coaches with improving literacy acquisition and instruction for the 21st century.