Professional Development Opportunities

College of Education

The College of Education at George Fox University believes in empowering educators to reach their full potential. Our professional development opportunities are designed to provide teachers with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the classroom and make a positive impact on their students’ lives. Explore our events below, and take the next step to advancing your career.

Upcoming Events

Summer Festival of Learning (Invited Participants)

July 7-9, 2024

George Fox Newberg Campus - Canyon Commons Building

How a private school board plans for development, and how its members communicate with the head of school are keys to building and sustaining capacity of Christian schools - a purpose of our CSEC grant is to keep the focus on each school’s mission aligned to quality instruction with fruitful leadership. Board Development and Communication is the focus in Year 3 of the Murdock grant and the Ward Foundation gift for board and leadership development.  Simon Jeynes, the executive director of Christian School Management, will be our speaker for this two-day conference for Board Chairs and Heads of Schools in the Christian School Educator Coalition.

Register for the Summer Festival of Learning

Theatre Design Institute

July 8-11, 2024

July 15-18, 2024

George Fox Newberg Campus

Two courses are available

  • Topic 1: Scenic Construction Challenges, July 8-11, 2024
  • Topic 2: Sound Design, July 15-18, 2024

Geared toward high school teachers and staff, these hands-on interactive courses in design and technical theatre are offered each summer and provide professional development opportunities for educators. Topics for these week-long courses change each summer and include scenery, painting, lighting and sound.

Learn more and register for the Theatre Design Institute

Past Events

Emergence: Teaching in a New Era

October 13, 2023

George Fox Newberg Campus - Canyon Commons Building

A K-12 Educators Conference Hosted by George Fox University. Join us for a free day of professional development and networking on the beautiful George Fox campus. You will hear from incredible speakers, attend workshops, connect with your colleagues, enjoy lunch, take a campus tour, and much more.

Learn more about Emergence

Special Needs for Classroom Behavior

July 13-14, 2023

Dr. Carrie Hall and Megan Hills will provide a hands-on workshop following the Summer Festival to help schools engage struggling students in meaningful educational opportunities within general education classrooms, using evidence-based practices to support learning for each student and to accomplish the school’s mission.