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Curriculum and Instruction

Summer Camp: Learning Literacy, Reading, Math, Creations and Designs

This camp is especially designed for those who love to read, are eager to read better and/or learn how to begin reading. Located especially in the University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library Youth Collection where lots of childhood favorites and award winning books are located will be available. There will be many literacy-related arts and crafts and designer activities planned with a daily theme. Reading can take you everywhere as we also explore many of the sights and sounds on the University's campus such as the Maucker Union, Wellness and Recreation Center and many more! Children will also learn many of the skills of authoring, illustrating and publishing their own personal books!

Become a leader through other creative experiences with an integrated approach to literacy- creating our own rap music to be shared outside like a real literacy atmosphere. We will also spend some time with outside creative arts such as sidewalk chalk-writing and writing with water! Lots of literacy learning and fun!

Fourth Annual African-American Children and Families Conference

The theme of the Fourth Annual African-American Children and Families Conference is "A Chorus of Voices: Connecting the Community through Conversation." There will be a pre-conference panel discussion, African American Males and Females: A Journey to Success, Thursday, Feb. 19, 5-9 p.m. The conference begins at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 20, with keynote speakers Patricia Russell-McCloud and Theodora Phea Pinnock. The conference is designed for educators, administrators, childcare providers, law enforcement, policy makers, social workers, health professionals, business leaders and anyone committed to improving the lives of children. The goal is to promote a better understanding of culture, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status and the needs of African-American children and families. There is no cost for UNI students and faculty. Sponsored by the College of Education.

Ninth Annual African-American Read-In

The Ninth Annual African-American Read-in is a community outreach project of the student organization Multiculutral Teaching Alliance (MTA) in collaboration with the College of Education, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction, Rod Library and United Health Care. This year first-grade students will enjoy a variety of activities and special guests including:

  • Bryan Collier, author-illustrator and winner of the 2014 CSK Illustrator Award for the book, Knock, Knock, will share stories about his life and some of his literary works
  • Nothando Zulu, storyteller, president and director of the Black Storytellers Alliance, will share her folktale and storytelling talents
  • And many more special guests and activities are planned for the event 


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