This four-day institute will offer details for designing a rigorous and challenging curriculum that includes research-based practices, differentiated instruction and scaffolding techniques to guarantee the literacy success of all students. Based on the professional work of Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos, the institute provides educators with practical resources aligned with the Iowa Core State Standards and supported by theories of self-regulation and transfer.
Curriculum and Instruction
The 2016 University of Northern Iowa Leaders in Education Lecture Series will feature Sonia Nieto, educational scholar and author of such books as Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, Why We Teach and Dear Paulo: Letters From Those Who Dare Teach. This event is in conjunction with the 2016 Education Summit.
This two-part event includes a presentation and Q&A on a topic related to conducting research in PreK-12 education and an hour to get feedback and support for your current education research project. Attend either session. The 3:30 presentation will be "Literacy through Science: Re-engineering the Educational Environment for Optimal Performance in More than One Domain," presented by Soh Meacham and Beth Van Meeteren, of the UNI Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education. If you plan to attend the 4:30 research working session, please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/rws101215
The Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy and Reading Recovery Program of Iowa is hosting a reception celebrating the 25th anniversary of Reading Recovery in Iowa. Since 1990, nearly 80,000 of the lowest-performing first-graders in Iowa have become readers and writers through Reading Recovery instruction.
The Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy and the Reading Recovery Program of Iowa will host the fourth annual Jacobson Center and Reading Recovery Literacy Academy - a place of study and training in Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy and Reading Recovery. Specific strands will be available for: Reading Recovery teachers and teacher leaders; Comprehensive Literacy Model (CLM) coaches and classroom teachers; Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM) coaches, CIM teachers, and interventionists; and Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy (PCL) administrators and school leaders. Keynote speakers include Doug Fisher, professor, Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College; Linda Dorn, professor, Reading Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; and Salli Forbes, director of the Jacobson Center and Reading Recovery Program of Iowa. A special celebration will be held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Reading Recovery in Iowa.
The Multicultural Teaching Alliance will host its annual Educating Educators conference. Keynote speaker will be Gregory Michie, author of such books as We Don't Need Another Hero: Struggle, Hope, and Possibility in the Age of High Stakes Schooling and Holler If You Hear Me: The Education of a Teacher and His Students. This event is free and open to all teacher education students, staff and faculty.
The College of Education's Educators for Change will show the film United States of Autism.
The College of Education's Educators for Change will discuss Part III: The Bigger Picture (Chapters 12-15) of the book We Don't Need Another Hero: Struggle, Hope, and Possibility in the Age of High Stakes Schooling by Gregory Michie.
The College of Education's Educators for Change will discuss the book We Don't Need Another Hero: Struggle, Hope, and Possibility in the Age of High Stakes Schooling specifically Part II: Youth on the Margins (Chapters 7-11).
The College of Education's Educators for Change will discuss Gregory Michie's book We Don't Need Another Hero: Struggle, Hope, and Possibility in the Age of High Stakes Schooling, specifically the book's Introduction and Part I: Teaching (Chapters 1-6).