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Young Male Leaders: Boys on the Move!

This camp is designed for young male students interested in exploring, discovering and expanding learning experiences and opportunities through science, environmental learning and technology! Bring your special gifts, talents, creative thinking and constructive building skills. Extra time will be spent at UNII's Wellness/Recreation Center and other sites on campus! Have a little fun rock climbing, playing basketball, racquetball, table tennis, volleyball and more. Enjoy the pleasure of eating lunch daily at UNI's dining center!

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ages: 1st-5th Grades

Cost: $110.00 

Shining Stars Girls: Looking Ahead with Imaginations

This session is designed to allow girls to use their creativity and imagination by using a variety of musical instruments, scarves, jump ropes, hula hoops, art materials, and creating their own original games and toys! Using environmental materials will enhance these learning experiences. Each student will have daily and individual access to technology as well as a wealth of children's books and literacy materials! Enjoy the honor of visiting various sites on UNI's campus and eating lunch daily in UNI's dining center!

9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily

Ages: Grades K-5

Cost: $110 per week 

Shining Stars Girls: Looking Ahead with Creativity

This camp is designed for girls in grades kindergarten through fifth grades who are eager to have lots of creative learning and challenging experiences. Learn how to sew on a sewing machine, do stitchery, quiltmaking, crochet, braid, create your own books and stories. Daily use of technolgy for each girl is a highlight of this camp!

Enjoy the experience of being on a university campus, eating lunch in one of the dining centers, visit various sites on campus, especially the Wellness/Recreation Center where we will try a little rock climbing (only if interested), volleyball, badminton, racquetball, basketball, aerobics and more!

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily

Ages: Grades K-5

Cost: $110.00 per week 

Educating Educators Conference: Exploring Exceptionalities

The Multicultural Teaching Alliance, in partnership with the Student Council for Exceptional Children, will host its 2nd Annual Educating Educators Conference. This year's theme is Exploring Exceptionalities. Julie Landsman, author of A White Teacher Talks About Race, will serve as the keynote speaker. College of Education faculty will facilitate breakout sessions focusing on special and gifted education.This event is free and is open to all teacher education students, faculty, staff and community partners.

Rethinking Multicultural Education: Race, Class, Gender and Disability in the Classroom

Dr. Christine Sleeter will share with the College of Education on teaching in increasingly diverse classrooms. Dr. Sleeter is professor emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University Monterey Bay and the immediate past president of the National Association of Multicultural Education.

SRA Scholastic Book Fair

Student Reading Association will host their Bi-Annual Scholastic Book Fair. Buy gifts for your younger siblings, neices, nephews and other children at a very reasonable price. Proceeds help purchase books for local schools that have a high need for resources. 

My American Dream

As part of Reaching for Higher Ground events “Critical Conversations: Voices of the Cedar Valley” a class of 6th grade students at Carver Academy will showcase their photography and writing about the topic, “My American Dream.” These students, as a part of a service-learning partnership with a Wartburg College course, participated in a PhotoVoice project in which they took photos and wrote about their conceptions of the American Dream. This event, co-sponsored by the parent involvement committee at Carver Academy, will involve students, families and community leaders engaged in dialogue about the implications the students' stories have for practice, research and policy change in the local, state and national educational arena. 

ITEC Student Technology Fair

Movies, graphics, apps, games and robots will invade the UNI Commons as eastern Iowa K-12 students share their technology projects. Sponsored by the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC),

More than 50 projects from twelve school districts will be displayed for the public to explore and enjoy. Each of these projects was created as part of the students’ instructional curriculum in their schools. The projects span eight different categories including 3-D rendering/non-linear animation, graphics/publishing, innovative technology use, mobile apps, music/sound design, programming, video/linear presentation and web presence.

3rd Annual Educating Educators Conference

The theme for this year's conference is "Challenging Stereotypes in the Cedar Valley: Exploring Race, Ethnicity and Culture." 
This conference is a great opportunity for attendees to prepare themselves for diversity encountered in the classroom. Attendees will deepen their understanding of the people, current issues and culture present in the Cedar Valley. Breakfast is provided follow by break-out sessions. There is no registration fee; sponsored by the Multicultural Teaching Alliance.

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