College of Education
The College of Education will offer a free webinar for educators entitled "Exercise and the Brain: New Research on how Exercise Sparks Learning Mood." The webinar will address how we, as the human animal, were designed as a physical creature capable of incredible physical tasks. Due to the modern conveniences afforded to our culture, we have taken on a sedentary lifestyle, with very little physical outlets. We have also seen the increase in mental health problems over the last 40 years, and the decline of youth test scores. New research shows a link to the lack of exercise and chemical imbalances in the brain. Learn how exercise holds keys to our intelligence and mental well-being. To register, visit www.uni.edu/coe/webinars
Dwight Watson, Dean of the College of Education, will discuss recent Iowa Senate education initiatives, including alternative preparation as well as qualifications for teachers and teacher compensation issues.
The College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation. Three hundred and seventy 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. Catherine Miller, associate professor of mathematics, will deliver the convocation address. Becky Hawbaker, chair of the teacher education faculty, will present the candidates. Gloria Gibson, executive vice president & provost, will grant the candidates admission to the program; pinning and affirmation of candidates will be by Becky Hawbaker.
This will be the 42nd 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.
Jeremy VanWyk, Iowa National Guard Youth Coordinator, will present "Helping Military Youth Thrive in a Changing World." VanWyk will provide an overview of the issues impacting children with parents in the military and offer suggestions for supporting these children and their families. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The College of Education will offer a free webinar for educators "Research and Reform in Elementary School Science." The webinar will address research on improved practices for all students, followed by specific reference to practices that address the unique needs of students with disabilities. The second phase of the presentation will show hands-on science curriculum material that integrates vocabulary development with observation in examining physical properties of objects. The third element will illustrate the application of inquiry learning with young children and will include video and pictures of children engaged in scientific inquiry. To register, visit www.uni.edu/coe/webinars