Articles from June 2018

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Andrew Branan

Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumnus Andrew Branan (BA ’03 History,’04 Certification in Social Studies, MA ’15 Social Studies Education).
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In the news: Teachers adapt to increasing student diversity

Before they can complete their teacher certification, aspiring teachers attending Iowa colleges must spend time working with “diverse groups” of students with “diverse learning needs,” according to the Iowa Code. In one of the least racially and culturally diverse states in the country, finding those classrooms can present a challenge. Read more about what the UI College of Education is doing to...
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"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Jennifer Redenius

Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumna Jennifer Redenius (’12 Elementary Education).
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In the news: UI leads overhaul of state's K-12 science education

With funding from the National Science Foundation, educators at the University of Iowa are revising the science curriculum and recruiting and training teachers to better educate Iowa students in the sciences. “It’s teaching in a way that attaches an Iowa child to real-world relevance,” says Ted Neal, clinical associate professor in the UI College of Education, who’s helping to lead the curricular...
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Science of skateboarding inspires children to learn about physics

STEM meets skateboarding in a brand new, game-based exhibit funded by a nearly $1.3 million National Science Foundation grant. The Iowa Children's Museum partnered with the University of Iowa College of Education and the University of Washington to develop "Notion of Motion: Science of Skateboarding."