Inspiration Institute: A Reggio Emilia-Inspired Professional Development Series 

January 20, February 17, March 24 & April 21 | Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool | 9 a.m. - Noon

This professional development series, taught by Pathways certified trainers, covers topic areas identified in the Louisiana’s Early Learning Center Licensing Regulations.  The sessions cover child development, child guidance, child abuse prevention, emergency preparation, licensing regulations, learning activities, health and safety, shaken baby prevention, CPR, first aid, management/administrative education.  The sessions will occur throughout the fall and spring semesters.

The sessions are held at the LSU Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool, a Reggio Emilia - inspired research facility.  The preschool, embedded within the LSU School of Education, serves as laboratory for the generation of cutting-edge research in child development and education.  It also serves as a training site for undergraduate and graduate students.



Kagan USA

February 1 & 2 | 225 Peabody Hall | 8:00 a.m.

Create discipline solutions where you win and your students win. Gain a new perspective on discipline problems and come away with tools that really work. Convert every disruption into a learning opportunity. Go beyond ending disruptions—teach responsible behaviors and life skills. In this Win-Win Discipline overview, you'll learn all the basics: to identify the four types of disruptive behavior; to recognize the seven positions from which they spring; and what to do in the moment-of-disruption. Learn to follow-up and to prevent future disruptions. Experience the power of the most comprehensive approach to discipline ever created.


LSU Curriculum Camp

February 16 & 17, 2018 | LSU Women's Center | 9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

This annual conference is organized and hosted by the LSU Curriculum Theory Project graduate students.  The LSU Curriculum Camp showcases the work of graduate students engaged in research on a host of subjects, such as: curriculum theory, gender, race, culture, higher education research (K-20), policy analysis, political and/or intellectual thought (including but not limited to narrative, feminism, postmodernism, poststructuralism, queer theory, chaos & complexity theory).

Call for Proposals is now open.
Fill out the online submission form. Submissions accepted from Graduate Students only. Notification of proposal acceptance will occur no later than January 20, 2018. All accepted proposal presenters will be expected to register for the conference ($30) no later than January 31, 2017.


Quality of Life Lecture Series: LSU School of Kinesiology

February 28 | Lawton Room | 3 p.m.

Join us as Elena Volpi, MD, PhD, discusses age related “anabolic resistance” and how it likely contributes to losses in muscle strength, mass, and quality leading to premature loss of physical independence and mortality. 


Quality of Life Lecture Series: LSU School of Education Pt. 1

March 6 | Lab School Auditorium

Join us as we screen Passion to Teach, an innovative documentary that examines school reform. This screening will be followed by expert commentary from educational leaders.


Life Course and Aging Spring Symposium

March 9 | Cook Conference Center


Quality of Life Lecture Series: LSU School of Education Pt. 2

March 15 | Lab School Auditorium

Join us as we screen Night School, a groundbreaking film that explores educational inequality. This screening will be followed by commentary from Night School filmmaker Andrew Cohn.


Quality of Life Lecture Series: LSU School of Library and Information Science

April 13 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | LSU Center for Computation and Technology Theatre

Join us as we invite Trudi Jacobson & Tom Mackey explain how metaliteracy prepares learners to engage in the information environment as active, self-reflective, and critical contributors. Learn how the School of Library & Information Science is responding to the age of “fake news”. Discussions will leave participants considering the validity of information, regardless of source, determining if it is research-based or editorial, and always sharing ethically and responsibly.


Quality of Life Lecture Series: LSU School of Social Work

April 26 | Cook Conference Center

Join us as we welcome Dylan Scholinski, a distinguished artist, author, and public speaker.  He is the award winning author of The Last Time I Wore a Dress:  A Memoir.  Committed to a mental institution at 15 years old, she spent three years--and over a million dollars of insurance--"treating" the problem...with makeup lessons and instructions in how to walk like a girl.  Mr. Scholinski's experience is a reminder to the mental health profession, health care institutions, and the larger society to value the human rights of all people, including transgender and gender-expansive individuals. See how the School of Social Work is advancing human rights in Louisiana.


LSU School of Social Work Annual Conference

April 26 & 27 | Cook Conference Center

This annual conference will be held at the Cook Conference Center. The two-day conference culminates in a keynote address focusing on issues facing Louisiana and the nation.


7th Annual Louisiana Parkinson's Conference

July 14 | Pennington Biomedical Center

The 2018 Louisiana Parkinson’s Conference will offer in-depth presentations while disseminating information about combating Parkinson’s disease with multiple successful strategies and involve motivational speakers. The conference is free and open to the public.



Past Events


CHSE Impact Tailgate for Alumni, Faculty, Staff & Friends

Hall of Distinction
SeaPerch National Challenge


Leadership & Human Resource Development


Library & Information Science

Social Work


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“This experience has been one of a kind. My mind is spinning with thoughts about my own work and the happiness I feel for having this experience…I’ve had the fortune of working with librarians, graduate students, academics and professional writers in an intimate forum to share the love of books written for adolescent readers. The pastiche of author insight with teacher practice has been absolutely amazing.”

Bryan Ripley Crandall, attendee of LSU Young Adult Literature Conference


“Life and career changing experience. Thank you so much for providing this opportunity!”

Nichole Ogden, attendee of the 4th Annual Effective Educators Seminar