College of Education
The Adapted Sports Camp is the only opportunity in the state for youth using wheelchairs to compete in recreational sports. Athletes can participate in track and field, basketball, hand cycling, football, rugby, softball, tennis and many others. The goal is to get most athletes with a disability to learn that they have many abilities to achieve success in sports activities, and then translate that to have the confidence to look at many other obstacles that may come up in their lives and find a way to overcome them.
International Dance Theatre will present its annual spring show. The show will feature ballroom, tap and ethnic dances from around the world. The show is suitable for the entire family. Tickets are $3 for students and $6 for the general public.
International Dance Theatre will present their annual spring show. This show will feature ballroom, tap and ethnic dance forms from around the world. The show is suitable for the entire family. Tickets are $3 for students and $6 for the general public.
This is the 45th annual Elementary Literacy and Reading Recovery Conference offering professional development.
The Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy is sponsoring an Academy (new) and the Reading Recovery pre-conference.
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.
"High Ground: 11 Wounded Warriors, Climbing Home From War" follows a group of veterans from Irag and Afghanistan as they climb Mt. Lobuche in the Himalayas attempting to heal the emotional and physical wounds of war. Panel discussion featuring members of the UNI Veterans Association and Chad Jukes, one of the soldiers featured in the film, follows the screening. Refreshments will be served; free and open to the public.
The College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation for students who have satisfied requirements for admission into the teacher education program. The Convocation is the official induction of students into the program. Leigh Martin, international and out-of-state student teaching coordinator/supervisor, Office of Student Field Experiences, will deliver the convocation address. This will be the 45th group of candidates inducted into the teacher education program. Parents and friends of the candidates, as well as faculty and administrators, are invited; a reception will follow in the GPAC lobby.
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.
This conference will promote a better understanding of culture, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status and the needs of African-American children and families. Spend the day networking, sharing and meeting new colleagues to help improve the quality of lives of children and families.
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.