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Katharine Broton discusses her research on food insecurity. 

Jonathan Templin speaks about adaptive assessment.


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U.S. Department of Education grant addresses teacher shortage, diversifies workforce

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the UI College of Education a $1.26 million grant for a program that will partner with Iowa school districts, community colleges, and community partners. The program will support 40 high quality elementary teachers through coursework and field experiences, resulting in a Bachelor of Arts, a teaching license, and a K12 ESL endorsement in Iowa. 

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UI College of Education’s online programs move up 14 spots in latest rankings

The University of Iowa College of Education’s online academic graduate programs have earned national recognition and are now ranked among the best in the country.

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UI, Kirkwood create seamless transfer pathway to elementary education licensure

Students interested in becoming elementary education teachers now have another pathway to the profession thanks to a shared commitment to increase student access to higher education.

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UI REACH (Realizing Educational and Career Hopes) is a comprehensive transition program for students ages 18-25 years old with intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities.



Viewing of Screenagers

Saturday, February 24, 2024 5:30pm to 7:15pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, SEBMH Presenters: Dr. Gerta Bardhoshi, Bengi Baran,  and  Jonathan Platt is going to facilitate a discussion afterward. I'll open the session. Description: Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about...

3D and Me: STEAM Learning with 3D Design Tools and 3D Printers

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Lindquist Center
Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, STEAM Presenter(s): Kay Ramey, Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences and Educational Psychology Darrell Currington, Makerspace Facilitator  Description: In this workshop, students will gain hands-on experience participating in and designing STEAM activities using 3D design software and 3D printers. For the hands-on STEAM challenge, students will get to choose between making a keychain or jewelry. They will also learn about other 3D design tools and be...

Introduction to Globalization and Internationalization - What is it and why does it matter in our schools? Orientation to the TLC-GO Certificate

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Lindquist Center
Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, GO Presenter(s): Dr. Will Coghill-Behrends, Director, Global Education Initiatives Dr. Maia Sheppard, Assistant Professor, Social Studies Education Dr. EunJung Kim, Assistant Professor, Elementary Education  Description: Students are entering a world that is more globally interconnected and complicated than ever before, yet often lack the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to effectively operate in that space. In this workshop, teacher candidates will...

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