Institute for Academic Outreach to Sponsor Two Valuable Professional Development Courses This Fall

The Institute for Academic Outreach is growing its professional development offerings targeted at K-12 educators and community leaders this fall.

Back by popular demand is PD 541/541G, Grant Writing Across the Disciplines. The course aims to teach students how to prepare winning grant proposals to support projects in a variety of fields.

Open to students on both the undergraduate and graduate level, the course is entirely online, but features live meetings every Wednesday night from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 22-Oct. 28. Free software supports the synchronous course meetings.

Members of the larger Kirksville community, particularly those who work in non-profits, education and health care are also encouraged to consider this course as non-degree seeking students.
For K-12 educators, PD 520/520G, Teaching Comics Across the Curriculum, introduces the use of sequential art narratives (such as comics and graphic novels) to support learning in visual arts, literature, social studies and STEM fields. Students will read a variety of graphic novels (both fiction and nonfiction), craft their own short sequential art text and contemplate SAN-inspired instructional activities for classroom implementation. Students will have considerable autonomy throughout the course in choosing texts and topics that align to their own academic disciplines and professional goals/interests.
Professional development discounts for currently practicing K-12 educators are available.
For more information on these and other offerings, visit, email or call 660.785.5384.