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UNI to host Service-Learning conference for Iowa education professionals

February 18, 2011
Contact: 

Sarah Montgomery, assistant professor, curriculum and instruction, 319-273-2167, sarah.montgomery@uni.edu

Linda Martin, educational consultant, Area Education Agency 267, 319-273-8215, lmartin@aea267.k12.ia.us

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, stacey.christensen@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host a Service-Learning conference titled "Linking Civic Literacy and Service-Learning with the Iowa Core." The workshop begins at 9 a.m., Tuesday, March 8, in the University Room in the lower level of Maucker Union. Attendees are encouraged to arrive by 8:30 for registration and refreshments. Attendees will receive a complimentary parking pass for the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center parking lot at the entrance to the lot.

Throughout the six-hour workshop, there will be five sessions. From 9:20 to 10 a.m., Dwight Watson, dean of the College of Education, will present "Linking Service-Learning with Diverse Student Populations." From 10:10 to 11 a.m., Nadene Davidson, interim director of the Department of Teaching, will present "Linking Civic Literacy and Service-Learning with the Iowa Core." Kathy Lockard, the congressional coordinator for Green Hills Area Education Agency, will present "Project Citizen Awareness" from 1 to 2 p.m. Gayle Olson, state coordinator, will present "Representative Democracy in America" from 1 to 3 p.m. The final session of the day will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Lee Weber, the congressional coordinator for Malcolm Price Laboratory School, will present "We the People, The Citizen and the Constitution."

Co-sponsors of the event include Area Education Agency 267 Educational Services, the Iowa Department ComServ Grants, the UNI College of Education, the American Democracy Project and the UNI Provost's Office.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 2, and while there is no registration fee, pre-registration is required for lunch, parking and handouts. For more information, contact Sarah Montgomery, assistant professor of curriculum and instruction, at 319-273-2167 or sarah.montgomery@uni.edu; or Linda Martin, educational consultant at Area Education Agency 267, at 319-273-8215 or lmartin@aea267.k12.ia.us.