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.
College of Education
Officers and members from the Multicultural Teaching Alliance, the TESOL/Linguistics Club, the Student Association of Middle Level Educators, the Student Reading Association and the Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Association will share popsicles with new and returning education majors on the lawn near the Campanile.
This four-day institute will offer details for designing a rigorous and challenging curriculum that includes research-based practices, differentiated instruction and scaffolding techniques to guarantee the literacy success of all students. Based on the professional work of Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos, the institute provides educators with practical resources aligned with the Iowa Core State Standards and supported by theories of self-regulation and transfer.
The College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation. Two-hundred and twenty-nine students have satisfied requirements for admission to the teacher education program, and are invited to participate in the formal ceremony, the official induction of students into that field of study. The Hansen Family representing UNI Alumni and students will deliver the convocation address. Jim Wohlpart, provost and executive vice resident for academic affairs, will perform official duties. This will be the 51st group of candidates inducted into the Teacher Education program since formal ceremonies began in 1991. Parents and friends of the candidates are invited as well as faculty and administrators. A reception will follow in the GBPAC lobby.
The Education Summit "Necessary Connectedness: The New Edge of Education" provides a venue and an opportunity for discussions and interactions to take place in a collective effort to advance public education in Iowa. The focus is on four strands: literacy, teacher leadership, STEM and diversity. Internationally known and respected education scholars from each of these strands will deliver keynote addresses.
The 2016 University of Northern Iowa Leaders in Education Lecture Series will feature Sonia Nieto, educational scholar and author of such books as Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, Why We Teach and Dear Paulo: Letters From Those Who Dare Teach. This event is in conjunction with the 2016 Education Summit.
Faculty and staff from the College of Education participated in Panthers Exploring Fields of Opportunity by visiting schools across the state during American Education Week last November. If you participated in this event, come to this brown bag to share your experiences. If you didn't, come learn about what your colleagues saw and learned on their school visits.
The College of Education will host its bi-annual Teacher Education Induction Convocation. Three hundred and ninety eight students have satisfied requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program, and are invited to participate in the formal ceremony, the official induction of
students into that field of study. Len Froyen, professor emeritus, Educational Psychology and Foundations, will deliver the convocation address. Jim Wohlpart, provost and executive vice resident for academic affairs, will perform official duties. Parents and friends of the candidates are invited as well as faculty and administrators. A reception will follow in the GBPAC lobby.
This two-part event includes a presentation and Q&A on a topic related to conducting research in PreK-12 education and a one-hour feedback session and support for your current education research project. Attend either or both sessions. The presentation will be "Single Subject/Single Case Research," presented by Frank Kohler, special education. RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/rws111015 if you plan to attend the research working session.
This two-part event includes a presentation and Q&A on a topic related to conducting research in PreK-12 education and an hour to get feedback and support for your current education research project. Attend either session. The 3:30 presentation will be "Literacy through Science: Re-engineering the Educational Environment for Optimal Performance in More than One Domain," presented by Soh Meacham and Beth Van Meeteren, of the UNI Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education. If you plan to attend the 4:30 research working session, please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/rws101215