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Movie Premiere: Moving Words

"Moving Words" is a collaboration between youth in the Waterloo Writing Project, Shuaib Meacham's hip-hop literacy group, The Truth and UNI art students. The project encourages all participants to reflect on the importance of community and citizenship while also acknowledging and celebrating the similarities and differences between each of our experiences through creative lenses. Waterloo Writing Project students will use ideas generated through shared journal exercises between all students as inspiration to write creative written works that will be passed on to 3D Concepts students who will, through the support of the UNI Digital Media Hub, create short, stop-motion films based on the writers' works. The Truth musicians will then use the written works and the films to create a soundtrack that will be layered on to each film. This semester-long collaboration will culminate in a public movie premiere (complete with a red carpet!) at the Waterloo Center for the Arts where the community is invited to celebrate alongside these writers, musicians and artists and see the films they created together projected on the "big screen". A panel discussion with all of the artists will follow the screening.

Movie Premiere: Moving Words

"Moving Words" is a collaboration between youth in the Waterloo Writing Project, Shuaib  Meacham's hip-hop literacy group, The Truth and UNI art students. The project encourages all participants to reflect on the importance of community and citizenship while also acknowledging and celebrating the similarities and differences between each of our experiences through creative lenses. Waterloo Writing Project students will use ideas generated through shared journal exercises between all students as inspiration to write creative written works that will be passed on to 3D Concepts students who will, through the support of the UNI Digital Media Hub, create short, stop-motion films based on the writers' works. The Truth musicians will then use the written works and the films to create a soundtrack that will be layered on to each film. This semester long collaboration will culminate in a public movie premiere (complete with a red carpet!) at the Waterloo Center for the Arts where the community is invited to celebrate alongside these writers, musicians and artists and see the films they created together projected on the "big screen". A panel discussion with all of the artists will follow the screening.

Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association will host the annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon to recognize the contributions of local nonprofits and nonprofit leaders. Awards that will be presented are for individuals and organizations. The categories include Business Partner of the Year, Nonprofit Staff Leader of the Year, Nonprofit Board Member of the Year, Koob Award for Collaboration, Gordon Mack Award for Student Leadership, Legacy Award, New Nonprofit Employee of the Year, Exceptional Nonprofit of the Year.

Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy Summer Institute 2016

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.

UNI Teacher Education Induction Convocation

The College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation. Two-hundred and twenty-nine 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.  The Hansen Family representing UNI Alumni and students will deliver the convocation address. Jim Wohlpart, provost and executive vice resident for academic affairs, will perform official duties. This will be the 51st group of candidates inducted into the Teacher Education program since formal ceremonies began in 1991. Parents and friends of the candidates are invited as well as faculty and administrators. A reception will follow in the GBPAC lobby.

2016 Education Summit

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.

Brown bag debrief: Panthers Exploring Fields of Opportunity

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.

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