College of Education
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
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 email@example.com for more information.