College of Education
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.
Pre-Conference Institute of African-American Children and Families.
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.
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.
UNI Right to Life, a student-run organization, will be having a three-day series, An Educational Series on Abortion, of videos and discussions to promote a dialogue on the essence of life. The discussions and videos shown will be as unbiased as possible, in order to give factual representations so people can form their own opinions. The third day of the event is:
Thursday, November 15- Human Life vs. Personhood- Sabin 2, 7 pm- We will discuss the issues regarding the humanity of a fetus, the biological criteria for life, and how personhood is defined.