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Elevating Teaching, Enhancing Community

UHD’s Inaugural Educational Forum Set to Empower Local K-12 Educators


By Hayden Bergman

A quality education provides for increased earnings, health, and quality of life, not only for the individual, but for their community as well. According to Understanding Houston, more education equates to less strain on the city’s public services and finances, fewer interactions with the criminal legal system, and more job stability and voter engagement.  

On Dec. 2, local teachers, school officials, and administrators in the Greater Houston area will convene at UHD for the inaugural UHD Educational Forum, with the aim of improving themselves and, in turn, assisting the region by providing quality instruction. 

The all-day event is designed to help education professionals meet their professional development requirements and improve their teaching practices. The sessions will cover a wide range of topics, including curriculum best practices, bilingual education, technology in the classroom, as well as supporting those students who have experienced trauma.  

UHD is hoping to attract K-12 educators in the Houston metropolitan area (they can register here for $49), and will provide parking, refreshments, and lunch, as well as Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. 

You can view the full itinerary via the download button at top right. 


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.