The Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy is sponsoring an Academy (new) and the Reading Recovery pre-conference.
College of Education
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.
UNI Right to Life, a student-run organization, will be having a three-day series of videos and discussions to promote a dialogue on the essence of life- An Educational Series on Abortion. 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 second day of the event is:
Wednesday, November 14- Selective Abortion- Sabin 02, 7 pm- There will be a video and facilitated discussion on what it means to be able to choose characteristics of the people coming in to the world. We will also discuss laws and processes regarding selective abortion as it exists today.
UNI Right to Life, a student-run organization, will be having a three-day series of videos and discussions to promote a dialogue on the essence of life- An Educational Series on Abortion. 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 first day of the event is:
Tuesday, November 13- What is abortion? - Sabin 02, 7 pm- We will discuss what the different abortion procedures are, including when they are performed, how long they take, their costs, safety, and possible complications. These presentations will all be done using models and the information will be from medical professionals.
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.
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.
Movies, graphics, apps, games and robots will invade the UNI Commons as eastern Iowa K-12 students share their technology projects. Sponsored by the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC),
More than 50 projects from twelve school districts will be displayed for the public to explore and enjoy. Each of these projects was created as part of the students’ instructional curriculum in their schools. The projects span eight different categories including 3-D rendering/non-linear animation, graphics/publishing, innovative technology use, mobile apps, music/sound design, programming, video/linear presentation and web presence.
The 46th Elementary Literacy Conference (formerly the Beginning Reading Conference) will include multiple sessions on topics in the area of literacy, arts integration and the Common Core standards. It will feature Gary Kelley, illustrator, and J. Patrick Lewis, poet and prose writer, as the keynote speakers.They have worked together to create several award winning books such as And the Soldiers Sang and The Stolen Smile. Many of their books will be available for purchase and they will be available to sign books throughout the day.
To fulfill professional development goals, presentations will align with the Iowa Core Curriculum and the National Common Core Standards.