Please check back in early 2018 for next summer's offerings!
Workshops are held daily Monday-Friday from 9:00am-3:30pm except where noted. Fees for each teacher are $80/workshop and include use of university facilities, faculty course development and instruction, books, materials, and lunches. Registration fees are non-refundable. Participants who wish to receive academic credit through University Continuing Education (up to 3 credits/workshop) pay an additional $50 administrative fee. Upon workshop completion, teachers fill out evaluations and offer suggestions for future workshops. A strict attendance policy is enforced for those taking workshops for credit.
Working in consultation with teachers, administrators, and university faculty members, we solicit and develop potential topics in the fall months and then post them for registration early in the new year. We select faculty members to teach specific workshops based on their familiarity with current scholarship and innovative technologies, instructional skills, capabilities for developing curriculum and lesson plans for primary and secondary educational students, and approachability. We cap enrollment at thirty participants per workshop to ensure individualized attention, small-group activities, and hands-on experience.
Established in 1990, our Gateway to Learning Educator Workshops offer K-12 Utah teachers rigorous, affordable professional development opportunities and continuing education courses at the University of Utah. Under the direction of nationally recognized University of Utah faculty members, teachers attend week-long summer workshops to explore current scholarship on academic subjects, new pedagogical methods, curriculum development, and innovative classroom technologies. Workshops seek to help Utah teachers meet state and federal mandates for professional development and continuing education; to create connections between faculty members and K-12 teachers; to build an intellectual community of teachers throughout the state; to enhance content knowledge and instructional methods for Utah teachers; to energize teacher and student engagement in the classroom; and to improve academic performance statewide for K-12 students.
For a list of previous Gateway to Learning Workshops click here.
For all other inquiries, please contact Beth James, Associate Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.