Presenting, Studying and Writing – Oh My!

Presenting, Studying and Writing – Oh My!

The team at Performance Learning has been very busy with individual academic work and presenting the firm’s services to potential customers this fall.

Performance Learning Consultants and Officers Dr. John Closen, Dr. Darlene von Behren, Georgie Koenig and Dr. Lloyd Kilmer presented at the Quincy Conference 2.0 on the SIM strategies, mindfulness, cultural competency and technology applications in the schools.  The conference in Quincy, IL was attended by over 1000 educators from the Tri-State region.

Katelyn Horberg, a graduate student at Western Illinois University, is our latest hire as a tutor and consultant with the firm.   She has experience as an adult ESL instructor, a substitute elementary school teacher in addition to volunteering and tutoring in multiple ESL classrooms at the Black Hawk Outreach Center. Katelyn has also received extensive training in cross-cultural communication, foreign language learning and technical skills as a Community Health Volunteer with the Peace Corps in Cameroon, Africa. She is completing and defending a thesis centered on assisting international college students with faculty from the Educational Studies Department at WIU.

CEO Georgie Koenig is completing her doctoral dissertation on the effectiveness of coaching in the Iowa Administrative Evaluation Model. She will be defending her study to faculty members in the WIU Educational Leadership program in late November.  This is an area of personal interest and is a key element in the implementation of the school improvement products that the firm offers. In addition, coaching for school leaders is available in several formats.

Consultant Lindsay Meeker is wrapping up a series of professional development sessions for Quad City Area English Language educators at the Moline IL Regional Office of Education.  These are practical strategies that can enhance the experience of both the EL students and English as first language students in Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.  Lindsay is also working on doctoral program coursework.

Congratulations to all of these busy educators as they provide quality services that “meet and exceed” the expectations of our customers.