50th Annual Elementary Literacy Conference
UNI’s College of Education sponsored its 50th Annual Elementary Literacy Conference on April 13, 2018 in Schindler Education Center. Keynote speakers included Eric Litwin, best-selling author of the original Pete the Cat, and John Schumacher, a dynamic teacher librarian and Ambassador for School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs. The 2018 conference served as a celebration as well as a farewell since UNI will no longer be holding the conference. The Beginning Reading/Elementary Literacy Conference was started by Joan Duea and Delsie Charais Foreman and was organized and run by the elementary faculty from UNI’s Malcolm Price Laboratory School for over 40 years. The conference has provided professional development in literacy strategies for thousands of practicing and pre-service teachers, as well as giving them the opportunity to meet many different authors and illustrators of children's books. For more information about the history of the conference and a full list of keynote speakers through the years, visit the conference website. Pictured are Joan Duea (left), conference co-founder, and Judith Finkelstein (far right), professor emerita of Price Lab School and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
A gift to students
The Iowa Association of Communication Technology has donated $8,639 to the Eugene & Mary Grossman Quasi-Endowed Scholarship for Educational Media. Each year this fund provides one scholarship for an instructional technology master’s student and one scholarship for an educational technology minor student. The donation was made on the recommendation of Chuck Sengstock who was a recipient of the Grossman Scholarship when he was earning his master’s degree at UNI. Sengstock later earned an Ed.D. at Drake University and is currently the director of continuing education and professional development at Drake University School of Education.
Recycling in Reggio
In June, Sohyun Meacham, assistant professor of literacy education, and twelve UNI students (eleven teacher education students and one communication major) visited Reggio Emilia, Italy, a city known for innovative education. They participated in a week-long workshop through Reggio Children, an organization that promotes the work of the city’s infant, toddler and pre-school centers, and ReMida, the Creative Recycling Center. They learned how to creatively use unused/recycled materials for integrative teaching and learning and how to run a creative recycling center similar to ReMida. This experience will potentially support Iowa schools' efforts to enhance creative learning environments.
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