Area educators and administrators will attend a professional development day at Mayville State University Monday, Jan. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is being sponsored by area schools, Mayville State University, the Red River Valley Education Cooperative, and the Mayville Area Teacher Center. School districts involved are May-Port CG, Hillsboro, Hatton, Central Valley, Finley-Sharon, Hope-Page, Thompson, and Emerado.

A workshop event for area teachers held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day last year focused on five topical areas of interest: hypothesis, literacy, authentic assessment, interactive lecture, and homework. This year, teachers will spend the day collaboratively working with those topic areas to further develop their own classroom lessons and materials.