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College of Education in Iowa (U.S. News & World Report)

Top-Ranked College of Education in Iowa

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93 %

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Research

Katharine Broton discusses her research on food insecurity. 

Jacob Priest, Director of the LGBTQ Counseling Clinic, shares his insights.

Jonathan Templin speaks about adaptive assessment.

News

Megan Foley Nicpon

Foley Nicpon named new director of Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development

Megan Foley Nicpon, an internationally recognized expert in counseling psychology and twice-exceptionality, has been named the new director of the University of Iowa College of Education’s Connie Belin & Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development and the new Myron and Jacqueline N. Blank Endowed Chair in Gifted Education.

Tucker Chorpening

Chorpening encourages self-discovery during educational journey

Tucker Chorpening will inspire fellow graduates as the student commencement speaker at the May 2022 College of Education Undergraduate Commencement and Teacher Education Program Recognition Ceremony.

Spring 2022 graduate Zac Gavin receives BA in science education and BS in science studies.

Delivering fun to the science classroom

Zac Gavin, a spring 2022 graduate and third generation teacher, can’t wait to inspire future generations at his alma mater in Maquoketa, Iowa.

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UI REACH

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.

UI REACH

Events

Webinar 8: Youth Suicide Prevention and Question-Persuade-Refer

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please register online. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEL Click to access the BTLC Zoom Meeting Room to attend this workshop.  Presenter: Dr. Laura Gallo, Assistant Professor  Education professionals will learn an evidence-based practice (question-persuade-refer) to help recognize crises including warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Opportunities to role-play will be provided to help education professionals feel more confident with this practice.    Educators who register for and...

Learning from Anne Frank: Teaching Difficult Histories with Inquiry

Monday, June 6 9:00am to Wednesday, June 15, 2022 10:30am
Virtual
June 6,8,10,13, 15, 2022, 9-10:30a, Zoom Free professional development opportunity. REGISTRATION Instructors: Maia Sheppard and Will Coghill-Behrends This course will address methodologies for teaching difficult histories in the context of K12 classrooms. Educators will use framing texts around the Diary of Anne Frank (as aligned with an exhibition visiting campus in spring of 2022); and will use that text as a pathway to discuss and position teaching challenging histories through guided...

Enhancing Educator & Student Well-Being

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 8:30am
Virtual
Please register online. TLC Credit: IS (T), SEL. You can earn 2 credits for attending the entire event. Click to access the BTLC Zoom Meeting Room to attend this workshop.  Presenter: Kelli Norgaard, Ed.D, Educator Development Advisor at Breathe For Change and Michelle Cordero, Lead Trainer & Content Specialist at Breathe For Change Breathe For Change uses wellness as a vehicle for healing and social change. Through professional development experiences that nurture that critical connection...
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