The Education Summit "Necessary Connectedness: The New Edge of Education" provides a venue and an opportunity for discussions and interactions to take place in a collective effort to advance public education in Iowa. The focus is on four strands: literacy, teacher leadership, STEM and diversity. Internationally known and respected education scholars from each of these strands will deliver keynote addresses.
College of Education
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.
Faculty and staff from the College of Education participated in Panthers Exploring Fields of Opportunity by visiting schools across the state during American Education Week last November. If you participated in this event, come to this brown bag to share your experiences. If you didn't, come learn about what your colleagues saw and learned on their school visits.
The College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation. Three hundred and ninety eight students have satisfied requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program, and are invited to participate in the formal ceremony, the official induction of
students into that field of study. Len Froyen, professor emeritus, Educational Psychology and Foundations, will deliver the convocation address. Jim Wohlpart, provost and executive vice resident for academic affairs, will perform official duties. Parents and friends of the candidates are invited as well as faculty and administrators. A reception will follow in the GBPAC lobby.
This two-part event includes a presentation and Q&A on a topic related to conducting research in PreK-12 education and a one-hour feedback session and support for your current education research project. Attend either or both sessions. The presentation will be "Single Subject/Single Case Research," presented by Frank Kohler, special education. RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/rws111015 if you plan to attend the research working session.
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.