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Education Summit

Join international, national and regional leaders in education to discuss current research, practices and policies relating to education in the 21st Century. The event is designed for educators, administrators, policy makers, community leaders, teacher preparation leaders, pre-service teachers and others with a direct link to education in Iowa and the nation.

Education Summit

Join international, national and regional leaders in education to discuss current research, practices and policies relating to education in the 21st Century. The event is designed for educators, administrators, policy makers, community leaders, teacher preparation leaders, pre-service teachers and others with a direct link to education in Iowa and the nation.

Educating Educators 2016--Multicultural Teaching in Iowa: Becoming Prepared for the Changing Demographics

The Multicultural Teaching Alliance will host its fifth Educating Educators gathering. The theme for the year is "Multicultural Teaching in Iowa: Becoming Prepared for the Changing Demographics" and is open to all teacher education students, staff and faculty. The keynote speaker will be Mark Grey, sociology, anthropology and criminology. He will discuss the changing demographics in Iowa schools. There will be breakout sessions facilitated by faculty, area teachers and students. Admission is free but registration is requited.

Movie Premiere: Moving Words

"Moving Words" is a collaboration between youth in the Waterloo Writing Project, Shuaib Meacham's hip-hop literacy group, The Truth and UNI art students. The project encourages all participants to reflect on the importance of community and citizenship while also acknowledging and celebrating the similarities and differences between each of our experiences through creative lenses. Waterloo Writing Project students will use ideas generated through shared journal exercises between all students as inspiration to write creative written works that will be passed on to 3D Concepts students who will, through the support of the UNI Digital Media Hub, create short, stop-motion films based on the writers' works. The Truth musicians will then use the written works and the films to create a soundtrack that will be layered on to each film. This semester-long collaboration will culminate in a public movie premiere (complete with a red carpet!) at the Waterloo Center for the Arts where the community is invited to celebrate alongside these writers, musicians and artists and see the films they created together projected on the "big screen". A panel discussion with all of the artists will follow the screening.

Movie Premiere: Moving Words

"Moving Words" is a collaboration between youth in the Waterloo Writing Project, Shuaib  Meacham's hip-hop literacy group, The Truth and UNI art students. The project encourages all participants to reflect on the importance of community and citizenship while also acknowledging and celebrating the similarities and differences between each of our experiences through creative lenses. Waterloo Writing Project students will use ideas generated through shared journal exercises between all students as inspiration to write creative written works that will be passed on to 3D Concepts students who will, through the support of the UNI Digital Media Hub, create short, stop-motion films based on the writers' works. The Truth musicians will then use the written works and the films to create a soundtrack that will be layered on to each film. This semester long collaboration will culminate in a public movie premiere (complete with a red carpet!) at the Waterloo Center for the Arts where the community is invited to celebrate alongside these writers, musicians and artists and see the films they created together projected on the "big screen". A panel discussion with all of the artists will follow the screening.

Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association will host the annual Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon to recognize the contributions of local nonprofits and nonprofit leaders. Awards that will be presented are for individuals and organizations. The categories include Business Partner of the Year, Nonprofit Staff Leader of the Year, Nonprofit Board Member of the Year, Koob Award for Collaboration, Gordon Mack Award for Student Leadership, Legacy Award, New Nonprofit Employee of the Year, Exceptional Nonprofit of the Year.

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