Thomas College Professor to be Keynote Speaker at ‘Bringing Social Studies Alive’ Workshop on May 5

Published: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

WATERVILLE, MAINE, May 2018 — Thomas College professor Dr. Richard Biffle is the keynote speaker for the Gamma Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International’s ‘Bringing Social Studies Alive’ workshop. The workshop will be held on May 5, from 8 a.m. to noon at Viles Estate in Augusta. Registration fee is $10; $5 for students and DKG members.

With his keynote address ‘Weaving the Tapestry of Social Studies,’ Dr. Biffle will address the question: “How is it even remotely possible to teach all of the subjects that we call Social Studies?” Dr. Biffle will begin to weave the tapestry of the academic disciplines that comprise the field of social studies so that we can see both old and new ways of creating the whole cloth of understanding people within their systems.

Dr. Biffle is a professor of education at Thomas College, where his focus is on education, sociology, anthropology, and archaeology. He also designed and teaches STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). His 38-year career in higher education, his extensive travel around the world, and his independent research and writing have also led to numerous positions in education and the social sciences, including K-8 teacher and administrator.

For more information or to register, please contact Emily Morrell at dkggamma1@gmail.com or 207-485-5300.

About Thomas College: Founded in 1894, Thomas College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs ranging from business, entrepreneurship, and technology, to education, criminal justice, and psychology. Its Guaranteed Job Program, the first of its kind in the nation, is built on students’ academic, career, and leadership preparation. Thomas is also home to the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation and the Center for Innovation in Education. Money Magazine recently ranked Thomas 23rd in the country for adding the most value to their degrees, and data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas in the top 15 percent of all college and universities in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates. For more information, visit www.thomas.edu or contact MacKenzie Riley at rileym@thomas.edu or 207-859-1313.

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