College of Education
Camp Adventure is currently taking applications for Summer 2013. If interested complete an interest card at www.campadventure.com.
Camp Adventure Child & Youth Services program provides an extraordinary opportunity for university and college-age students to participate in a worthwile and valuable service-learning experience. Students' living expenses and travel are paid. The program is open to all majors.
Camp A provides the opportunity to:
- Network internationally with the world's largest government employer - U.S. Department of Defense
- Build your resume and complete your education with real work experience
- Earn 12 credit hours
- Work with children and youth at various ages and developmental levels
- Engage in a variety of cultural experiences through life and travel in other countries over the course of 10-12 weeks during the summer.
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The webinar will focus on changes in technology that need to be made in learning strategies and school environments. It will also present the best practices for 21st century classrooms.This webinar will be presented by Leigh Zeitz and Ping Gao, both associate professors of curriculum and instruction.
Learn the basics of using Promethean interactive whiteboards at the Promethean Party. Play while you learn. Socialize and learn about a great piece of educational technology. Refreshments provided.
The College of Education will host the following panelists as part of the Alumni in Residence event:
Moderator: Dr. Noel Tichy
Ms. Karen Billings, Vice President-Education Division, SIIA, Washington, DC
Ms. Nancy Carroll, Director of Parks & Recreation, Ames, Iowa
Dr. Katie Mullholland, Superintendent, Linn-Mar Schools, Marion, Iowa
Ms. Melissa Tippett Anderson, Senior Scientist, Gatorade Sport Science Institute, Fox Lake, Illinois
Dr. Noel Tichy will present a lecture focusing on the keys to creating companies with strong values, speed and the intelligence to sustain success, decade after decade. Using examples from GE, Ford, Dell, Southwest Airlines and many others, Tichy presents and analyzes these principles in action and shows how managers can begin to transform their own businesses into teaching organizations and, consequently, better-performing companies. A reception will follow the lecture.
The College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation. Two hundred seventy-seven students have satisfied requirements for admission into the Teacher Education Program and are invited to participate in the formal ceremony, the official induction of students into that field of study. Bobbi Petersen, volleyball head coach, will deliver the convocation address. Becky Hawbaker, chair of the teacher education faculty, will present the candidates. Michael Licari, associate provost and dean of the graduate college, will grant the candidates admission to the teacher education program. Pinning and affirmation of candidates will be by Becky Hawbaker.
This will be the 43rd group of candidates inducted into the Teacher Education program since formal ceremonies began in 1991. Parents and friends of the candidates are invited to attend along with UNI faculty and administrators. A reception will follow in the GBPAC lobby.
The College of Education will offer a free webinar for educators entitled "A Framework for Teaching in Content Areas." This webinar will address how students learn best when they are engaged in their own learning. Students are fully engaged in learning when they are interested and are able to sustain attention to tasks for a period of time to find the learning process rewarding. For long-term learning to occur, students must turn the action of engagement and attention into a process of cognitive processing where new information is knowingly integrated into previous knowledge and experiences, and differences in understanding and knowledge are actively mediated. Effective instructional practice not only acknowledges this, but also purposefully works to facilitate these conditions and cognitive processes. To register, visit www.uni.edu/coe/webinars
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.
Film star Annabeth Gish and Gary Kroeger of "Saturday Night Live" fame will headline a tribute to longtime Malcolm Price Laboratory School music and drama directors Dr. Les Hale and Ken Butzier, who joined the MPLS faculty in 1960. For more than a quarter of a century they launched actors, designers, playwrights, directors, opera (and other professional) singers, instrumentalists and composers. The tribute will consist of an evening of special performances from MPLS alums, including songs from Broadway musicals sung by Kroeger, Kristin Teig Torres, Chris O’Connor, Rhonda Williams, Gavin Mauer and Stephanie Althof. Tony Tomlyanovich will perform an opera selection. Annabeth Gish will appear via video as she will be filming a mini-series with Pierce Brosnan.
An hors d’oeuvres and cash bar reception will begin at 6 p.m. in the Auditorium lobby along with a silent auction. Tickets for the event are $25. All funds will go to support MPLS' mission as the state’s research and development school. Reservations can be made by calling 273-2185.
The College of Education will offer a free webinar for educators entitled "A Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching." This webinar will introduce participants to the theory of culturally responsive teaching. Participants will also explore elements for creating a culturally responsive classroom. Special emphasis will be given to the power of caring, culture and communication, cooperation and competition, classroom discipline and connecting home and school. To register, visit www.uni.edu/coe/webinars