The College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences offers one-day Update conferences that feature presentations on the latest research in a discipline as well as research on innovative teaching methods and materials; informal discussions with colleagues, university faculty and secondary science teaching majors on relevant issues; and upcoming professional development opportunities at UNI.
The 2015 UNI Science Education Update Conference will be for Iowa and middle school/junior high and high school science teachers that will focus on issues and topics relevant to teaching secondary science. The conference will be a collaboration of UNI Science Education and UNI science departments including biology, chemistry, physics and earth science. Joint morning sessions will focus on relevant issues on teaching any science subject followed by afternoon breakout sessions that participants can choose from a variety of sessions being offered.
School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate this workshop. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.
Under the direction of School of Music professor Yu-Ting (Tina) Su, the UNI Horn Choir will offer a spring recital featuring community players as well as UNI students as part of this day long event. For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Community Music School will host their spring recitals. For more information on this event, contact Cindi Mason at email@example.com.
The Autism and Arts Education Symposium is a 2-day conference that features research, practice and showcase in the arts and autism. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together researchers, practitioners, teachers, therapists and parents who specialize in arts education for children with autism with the purpose of sharing ideas and learning more about the benefits of the arts for children with autism. UNI faculty artist Kevin Droe will coordinate this event. For more information or to register, visit www.autismandarts.org .
The Autism and Arts Education Symposium presents keynote speakers and sessions that address issues related to children with autism and arts education (music, art and drama).
The mission of the SportAbility of Iowa Adapted Sports Camp is to give qualified young people from Iowa, second grade through high school and with various lower limb disabilities, an opportunity to participate in various types of athletic events using a sports wheelchair. The camp promotes wheelchair awareness and provides healthy recreational activities for kids with disabilities. Activities such as wheeling around campus with their teammates to meals, recreational games, other skill activities and pure fun are important for learning. Athletes enjoy traditional camp and recreation activities, while they are improving daily living, sensory-motor-perceptual, strengthening and hand-eye coordination skills.
The institute will educate, motivate, inform and transform. Speakers include: Paula Kluth, Darlene Hanson, Harvey Lavoy, Pascal Cheng Tracy Thresher and more. Kluth is a nationally recognized expert on autism and inclusive education. Her publications include: "You're Going to Love This Kid," "Don't We Already Do Inclusion" and many more. The institute is for individuals on the autism spectrum and with other developmental and communication disabilities; friends, allies, families; educators, therapists and support providers. College students and university faculty are welcome.