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Katharine Broton discusses her research on food insecurity. 

Jonathan Templin speaks about adaptive assessment.


Dare to Discover features Alyssa Provencio, Amira Nash, Bree Neyland, and Meg Mechelke

College of Education researchers highlighted in ‘Dare to Discover’

Three College of Education students and one college staffer were recently featured in UI's Dare to Discover campaign, which showcases researchers, scholars, and creators from across the University of Iowa.

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Lack of representation inspires Smith to pursue career as teacher

For graduating College of Education senior Makayla Smith, the path to success wasn’t easy, or guaranteed – her success and achievement were earned through a long journey with experiencing self-doubt and struggles.

ESHR student and December 2022 graduate Malaz Aliomer

Finding the power in her voice through resiliency

Malaz Aliomer has created her own path through new experiences and conquered challenges. Now, the University of Iowa student is following her passion for working with children and achieving her goal of earning a degree from the College of 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.



Grad DEI Virtual Conversation Series

Thursday, February 2, 2023 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Join us for the Grad DEI Virtual Conversation Series this February via Zoom as we host virtual conversation spaces with alumna Dr. DaVida Anderson and Dr. Laila McCloud, co-founders and board members of the Strong Sister, Silly Sister program.

Becoming a Certified Google Educator (Level 1)

Monday, February 6, 2023 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS (T) Presenter: Dan Song, ETC Graduate Assistant  Becoming a certified Google Educator (Level 1) is a process that involves passing an exam to demonstrate proficiency in using Google tools and platforms in an educational setting. In this session, the presenter will share her most recent experience of taking the exam, including how to sign up for the exam, where to complete the Google educator Level 1 training, and most importantly, some tips she gained to...
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Stanley Creates: Portraits in Green Inspired by Lee Krasner

Saturday, February 11, 2023 2:00pm
Stanley Museum of Art
Did you know that the average human eye can detect more shades of green than of any other color? Green also has many meanings and interpretations, such as wealth, peace, springtime, and envy. Join us for Stanley Creates as we examine and learn about the abstract painting Portrait in Green (1969) by Lee Krasner. Then we’ll create our own abstract artwork using just one color—green. Let's create together! Megan Dehner, master's candidate in art education, will lead this workshop. Stanley Creates...
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