Thursday, April 16, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.,
Online Workshop

Please register online. TLC Credit: Traditional, UI REACH

Presenters: Jeremy Williams, I-SERVE adjunct lecturer and Elias Veron, I-SERVE student veteran

This workshop presents what you need to know about military service members, veterans, and their families. The process of serving in our military and becoming a military family involves unique stresses and transitions in the military member’s service process. The family is involved in different types of information communications, events, experiences, life styles and vulnerabilities. It is important that teachers, members of the helping professions, and our communities understand the unique types of military service, the cultures involved in the military, the structure and patterns of service in the military branches of service to fully serve and support them.

This workshop also is designed to share and discuss unique features and teaching experiences with the children of military personnel. Discussion will also include teaching opportunities for the Department of Defense Schools. The U.S. government is regularly looking for teachers to work abroad. The children of military service members who are stationed overseas are educated at schools administered by the U.S. Department of Defense in 12 foreign countries, seven states, Puerto Rico and Guam. In addition to the children from military families, these fully-accredited schools are attended by the children of civilian employees of the Department of Defense. More than 86,000 students are served by approximately 8,700 educators at elementary and secondary DoDDS schools. Most of these schools are located on American military bases in NATO countries in Europe, the Mediterranean, Asia, and North America.

Click to access the BTLC Zoom Meeting Room to attend this workshop.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Baker Teacher Leader Center, 319-335-5623, in advance.