Pre-service Workshops for University Classes

Students conducting the Stork and Grim Reaper demoPopulation Education leads hands-on workshops for future teachers at hundreds of campuses throughout the U.S. and Canada. These workshops are tailored for specific grade levels, subjects and topics addressed in education classes. We are pleased to be able to offer these workshops for university education classes FREE of charge.

Our K-12 activities meet state and national academic standards (including Common Core) and are relevant to instruction in math, science, social studies, environmental education, as well as integrated studies. University education faculty value Population Education workshops for both the content we provide and the teaching methods that we demonstrate. Click here for descriptions of our workshops for different grade levels.

What you can expect at a Population Education workshop:

  • Innovative, age-appropriate, participatory activities presented by top-notch facilitators,
  • Materials that fit state and national frameworks and,
  • Ready-to-use lesson plans on CD-ROM

Over the past five years, Population Education has facilitated over 1,800 workshops for college and university pre-service classes in the U.S. and Canada.

Request a workshop. Once we receive your request, we will do our best to accommodate your needs and begin to prepare a workshop agenda individually tailored to your course content. If you would like a peer’s perspective on our program, we can refer you to a past workshop sponsor in your area. Prior to scheduled workshops, we send materials that you can share in advance with your students.


Here's what student teachers and their professors are saying . . .

Many thanks for your wonderful workshop in my Social Studies Methods class. Not only were the activities fun – they were instructive and tied to important content. You had a wonderful impact on my students and we will be talking more about these issues.
Dr. Trudy Knowles, Westfield State College, MA

WOW! What a great learning experience for us all. It is interesting to me to think about the ripple effect of your presentation. The activities were so simple yet impressive in their messages and the time just whizzed by! You can be sure you will be asked to return next semester.
Nancy Billingsley, Stetson University, DeLand, FL

I absolutely loved the Population Connection workshop and all of the lessons that were presented to our group. I thought that the workshop was extremely beneficial for us as future teachers. Also, I had so much fun! It made me feel like a kid in science class again. The presenter was fantastic and taught us so much valuable information that I hope to use someday in the future.
Student teacher, La Roche College, Pittsburgh, PA

I learned so much! Everyone, all 7 billion of us, should be aware of all the things we were exposed to today.
Student teacher, University of Central Florida

I think this presentation needs to be heard by many, as we all contribute to the issue. The activities made the information accessible to everyone. It was great!
Student teacher, California State University, Fullerton

I asked everyone [pre-service teachers] what three positives and negatives they found this semester and almost every single student said that the workshop was one of their top three positive things and one student even used something she learned in class in HER class...wow. I am so impressed and wanted to pass on the compliment.
Dr. Eileen Ariza, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL