This calendar lists events presented by faculty, staff, students, alumni, or community partners affiliated with the College of Education or events formally co-hosted or co-sponsored with the College of Education.  

LGBTQ Youth in Global Perspective: Resistance, Resilience, Reimagination

Friday, February 23, 2024 (all day)
University Capitol Centre
This year’s Provost’s Global Forum (Feb. 23-24), LGBTQ Youth in Global Perspective: Resistance, Resilience, Reimagination, will assemble experts from around the globe to speak to the power and agency of LGBTQ youth and their stories.

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...

Statewide K-12 Educator Career Fair

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Education students will have the opportunity to meet with districts from around the country. This event is open to all students in the state—not just UI students. Bring your résumé and dress business casual or business professional for this event.  https://careers.uiowa.edu/educator-fair

Dyslexia 101

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Virtual
Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, D Presenter(s): Nina Lorimor-Easley, MS, MEd, Assistant Director of Education and Outreach at IRRC; Lindsay Seydel, MEd, Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC; Stephanie Edgren, MA, Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC; Ramona Parris, MA, Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC. Description: This workshop will provide an overview of what dyslexia is and what it is not. We will address some common myths regarding dyslexia. The information...

The Pedagogies of Teaching, Learning, and Assessing for Global Perspectives

Friday, March 1, 2024 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, GO Presenter(s): EunJung Kim, Assistant Professor, Elementary Education    Description: What are the pedagogies that drive successful learning outcomes in programs and curricula that include teaching and learning for global perspectives? What does it mean to center social-justice education to promote more inclusive spaces for teaching and learning? This workshop will examine several case studies and examples of curriculum design strategies for teaching...

Unbound – Lunch, Learn, and Discussion

Friday, March 1, 2024 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Lindquist Center
Faculty, Graduate students, and Research staff, join us for the first Unbound Lunch and find out what Unbound can do for you!

TLC/ML Workshop 3: Family and Community Engagement

Monday, March 4 to Monday, April 1, 2024 (all day)
Please register here. TLC Credit: ML *This is asynchronous and RESTRICTED to students in the ML Track ONLY. Please access this on the TLC/ML Online Workshop page on ICON. Presenter(s): Lia Plakans, Professor of Multilingual Education David Degollado, Assistant Professor of Multilingual Education Marina Durinova, Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Multilingual Education Description: The session on family/community engagement aligns with the Core Principle of engaging in equitable and justice...

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

Monday, March 4, 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...

I Can Code: STEAM Learning through Robotics and Coding

Tuesday, March 5, 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 robotics and coding. For the hands-on STEAM challenge, students will learn how to program a Sphero robot to deliver a secret message. They will also learn about other robotics and coding tools...
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Out of the Archive Series: The Short Films of Aarin Burch

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 6:15pm to 9:00pm
FilmScene (Chauncey)
Please join us at FilmScene for the continuation of "Out of the Archive: Envisioning Blackness," a monthly screening and discussion series that celebrates the vibrant  tradition of Black cinema by featuring rarely screened, newly restored, and archivally-engaged films. Tickets are pay-what-you-can (with students, in particular, encouraged to pick $0). Join us before each screening for a free dinner reception catered by local restaurants, and stay after each film for post-screening conversations...

Underrepresentation in Academic Acceleration and Talent Development

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, AATD Presenter:  Alejandra Castillo, MS, Doctoral Student in Counseling Psychology  Description: This workshop will discuss the pressing issue of underrepresentation in gifted education. With a particular focus on children from diverse linguistic, racial, and low socioeconomic status backgrounds, the presentation aims to highlight the behavioral differences, unique needs, and intervention strategies required for this often overlooked population. It also...

The Use of Seclusion and Restraint in the Educational Setting

Friday, March 8, 2024 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, REACH Presenter: Collin Glazek, Graduate Student, School Psychology Description: Seclusion and restraint are often used in education for students with disabilities. However, these tactics are often misused which can result in unpleasant situations such as injury and lawsuits. When implementing these procedures it is essential to follow procedures correctly and ensure that everything is being done correctly. This workshop will give and overview on why these...

Fitting STEAM Into Your Classroom: Disciplinary Integration, Assessment and Standards Alignment

Tuesday, March 19, 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 participate in a hands-on, "quick-fire" STEAM activity and learn how they can best fit STEAM into their classrooms. This will include a discussion of how to integrate tools, knowledge, and practices from different STEAM fields, align activities with standards, and assess...

Using Classroom Technology to Support ALL Students and Skills for Learning

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, SEBMH, UI REACH Presenter(s): Mary Ball, MA, LPSC, Couple and Family Therapy PhD Student  Description: Technology can be utilized to help students build greater connections and address developmental and social gaps which naturally complements skills for learning (SFL) practices and themes. This workshop will briefly review key concepts of SFL, illustrate how SFL and classroom technology intersect and support all students especially students with...

Socioemotional Factors of Dyslexia

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Virtual
Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, D Presenter(s): Nina Lorimor-Easley, MS, MEd, Assistant Director of Education and Outreach at IRRC Lindsay Seydel, M.Ed., Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC Stephanie Edgren, M.A., Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC Ramona Parris, M.A., Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC  Description: Individuals with dyslexia are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem as compared to individuals without reading disorders...

Cultivating Vitality through Acceptant and Commitment - Part 2

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, SEBMH, REACH Presenter: Emily Thomas, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor Description: To follow-up on Part 1, Dr. Thomas will follow-up on the assignment to implement one values-based goal. This session will focus on developing awareness of one’s experiences, including thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and external circumstances. Moreover, participants will develop skills in intentionality—making purposeful choices. Learning Objectives: 1) Develop...

Sparking STEAM Interest: STEAM Learning with Electronics

Tuesday, March 26, 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 electronics tools or kits. For the hands-on STEAM challenge, students will get to choose between making a Makey Makey musical instrument, an Arduino musical light show, or an electronic textile...
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One Day for Iowa | The University of Iowa's 24-Hour Giving Day

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 (all day)
Every year, thousands of Hawkeyes come together to make an important—and meaningful—impact for Iowa. All gifts made in March will count toward the One Day for Iowa total.

Assistive Technology in Your Future Classroom

Thursday, March 28, 2024 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, UI REACH Presenter(s): Mary Ball, MA, LPSC, Couple and Family Therapy PhD Student  Description: This workshop will highlight multiple assistive technologies (AT) widely utilized in schools. Participants will learn why students may require AT and how it can support their academic, social, and emotional success.  Learning goals: Participants will gain understanding of assistive technologies Participants will explore the countless ways assistive...

safeTALK

Monday, April 1, 2024 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Lindquist Center
Please register here. TLC Credit (2): IS, SEBMH Presenters: Ashley Rila, PhD, Research & Training Project Coordinator; Kaitlin Poock, LMSW, Social Worker Description: safeTALK prepares people to be more alert to suicide and to help persons with thoughts of suicide make safe connections. The intervention goal is that persons with thoughts of suicide connect with someone who will help them keep safe from suicide and access further support. Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the role of an alert...

TLC/ML Workshop 4: Oral Language Development

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Lindquist Center
Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, ML Presenter(s): Lia Plakans, Professor of Multilingual Education David Degollado, Assistant Professor of Multilingual Education Marina Durinova, Postdoctoral Researcher of Multilingual Education  Description: This session aligns with the Core Principle of developing learners' skills and supporting their intellects. Upon completion of the workshop, students will be able to deliver and facilitate content learning by using scaffolding strategies that...

Cultivating Vitality through Acceptant and Commitment - Part 3

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, SEBMH, REACH Presenter: Emily Thomas, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor Description: This final session will focus on how to utilize skills in awareness to cultivate openness to our internal experiences, even those that are painful or challenging (e.g., sadness, anxiety). This session will also focus on the barriers that may arise when trying to pursue personally chosen values, as well as how one responds to these barriers. Participants will learn to...

Assistive Technology

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Virtual
Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, D Presenter(s): Nina Lorimor-Easley, MS, MEd., Assistant Director of Education and Outreach at IRRC Lindsay Seydel, MEd., Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC Stephanie Edgren, MA, Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC Ramona Parris, MA, Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC.  Description: Assistive technology includes devices, software, or equipment purposefully chosen to help children with reading disabilities complete academic and...

Second Language Acquisition Graduate Symposium

Friday, April 5 to Saturday, April 6, 2024 (all day)
Virtual
Attending and presenting at this two-day event is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to gain experience presenting their own research, as well as meeting other researchers with similar interests. This year’s conference will be in a blended format. Presenters and attendees can attend virtually or in person. This format invites graduate students from the host institutions (the University of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin-Madison), within the United States, and internationally. Title...

Introduction to Social Emotional Behavioral Mental Health (SEBMH)

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 10:00am to 11:00am
Virtual
Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, SEBMH Please DO NOT REGISTER if you have already attended the other workshop with the same title. You can only count 1 TLC Credit for attending workshops with the same content. Presenter(s): Mary Ball, MA, LPSC, Couple and Family Therapy PhD Student  Description: This session is required for all teacher candidates who have registered for the TLC/SEBMH track, however all students are welcome to attend. It is recommended that you complete this session...

Twice-Exceptionality Tips for Teachers

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Virtual
Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, AATD  Presenter: Katie Schabilion, PhD. Description: Twice-exceptional (2e) students are those who manifest areas of both high ability and disability (Reis, Baum, & Burke, 2014). This workshop will describe this seemingly paradoxical group of students and provide tips for recognizing them, understanding their needs, and helping them succeed in school.    Learning Goals: 1) Define twice-exceptionality. 2) Discuss the challenges twice-exceptional students...

Design, Cut, Stick: STEAM learning with Vinyl Cutters and Other Subtractive Manufacturing Tools

Tuesday, April 9, 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 vinyl cutters, laser cutters, and other subtractive manufacturing tools. For the hands-on STEAM challenge, students will get to make a vinyl cut design or logo of their choice. They will also...

Special Education for Students With Language-Based Learning Disabilities

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Virtual
Please register here. BTLC Credit: IS, D Presenter(s): Nina Lorimor-Easley, MS, MEd, Assistant Director of Education and Outreach at IRRC Lindsay Seydel, MEd, Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC Stephanie Edgren, MA, Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC Ramona Parris, MA, Education and Outreach Coordinator at IRRC.  Description: Students with dyslexia often require specially designed instruction to be successful in a general education classroom. This may involve accessing special...

safeTALK

Friday, April 19, 2024 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Lindquist Center
Please register here. TLC Credit (2): IS, SEBMH Presenter: Ashley Rila, PhD, Research & Training Project Coordinator; Samara Harms, Graduate Research Assistant Description: safeTALK prepares people to be more alert to suicide and to help persons with thoughts of suicide make safe connections. The intervention goal is that persons with thoughts of suicide connect with someone who will help them keep safe from suicide and access further support. Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the role of an...

The LSEP Design Expo and Symposium

Friday, April 26, 2024 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Lindquist Center
Have you ever wanted to learn how, when, or why people learn both in and outside of school? Now is your chance to find out the latest in design and context during our bi-annual LSEP design expo and symposium event! Graduate students in the LSEP program will present their design posters and research talks.
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College of Education Undergraduate Commencement and Teacher Education Program Recognition Ceremony

Thursday, May 9, 2024 4:00pm
Hancher Auditorium
College of Education Undergraduate Commencement and Teacher Education Program Recognition Ceremony is held at the end of the fall and spring semesters to recognize all of the graduating Teacher Education Program students. Doors will open one hour prior to ceremony start; please check back for additional information.