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Stevie Speaks Event February 25

Stevie Hopkins, co-founder of 3E Love, shares his story of how he fell in love with life. Through the highs and lows of adventuring through his life with a disability, running a business, and forging his own path in the face of adversity and tragedy, he tells a tale of inspiration and strength unlike any […]
February 25, 2015

School of Education Professors Collaborate on Publication

Dr.Jerrid Kruse, Assistant Professor of Education in Teaching and Learning and Dr. Thomas Buckmiller, Assistant Professor of Education in Education Leadership, co-authored an article.  The article entitled, "Making the Shift from School Manager to Instructional Leader: Using the Nature of Technology Framework as a Tool for Analysis," was written for the International Journal of Education. […]
February 24, 2015

Second Annual Conference on Bullying

Drake University and the Center for Bullying Resolution are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Conference on Bullying: Investigation and Resolution.  This full-day conference will be held March 26 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in 310 Upper Olmstead Center on Drake University's campus. This conference is geared towards K-5 Educators, Administrators, and Graduate Students in […]
February 20, 2015

Educational Learning Specialist, Dr. Kathleen Lane visits Drake University

Education is something that the federal and state governments have been focusing on the past few years. Specialists in education are educating policymakers in an attempt to improve the educational opportunities of American children. On February 3, 2015, Dr. Kathleen Lane, PhD, BCBA-D was invited to bring her knowledge to Drake University. Dr. Lane’s specialty focuses on school-based interventions […]
February 19, 2015

Summer online courses for coaches and physical educators

The Drake University Extension Education Department has changed its name to Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD).  Although the name has changed, they are still committed to providing students with the same high quality courses and programs that educators have come to expect.  Drake University Continuing Education & Professional Development offers graduate level, professional development courses for K-12 […]
February 17, 2015

Drake University Professor of Science Education Publishes Article

Dr. Jerrid Kruse, Assistant Professor in the School of Education, recently published a journal article with Jesse Wilcox, Adjunct Professor in Science Methods at Drake University. The article entitled "Sinking In" appears in The Science Teacher, a publication by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). The focus of the article is density and tips on how […]
February 13, 2015

Adult Literacy Center Volunteer Training Set For Feb. 13-14

The Adult Literacy Center at Drake University is seeking volunteers eager to change the lives of local adults by helping them achieve basic literacy (reading, writing, and/or speaking) skills. A tutor training will be held on Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Drake University School of Education, 3206 University Ave. Volunteers will […]
February 9, 2015

Finland Offered as New J-Term Destination

When deciding to travel over J-Term, Drake students usually choose to travel to a tropical location with sandy beaches and clear blue water or at least someplace warm. This J-Term, some Drake students opted for the cold and snow and traveled to Finland. Trent Grundmeyer, assistant professor of educational leadership, and Elaine Smith-Bright, an adjunct […]
February 9, 2015

Drake University Master of Science in Counseling Receives National Accreditation

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) last month issued new programmatic accreditation to Drake's Master of Science in Counseling specializations for clinical mental health counselors and school counselors.
February 5, 2015

Counseling Professor Elected to Board Position

Dr. Bengu E. Tekinalp, Associate Professor of Counselor Education in the School of Education, has been elected Vice President for Counselor Education for the Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA).  Professor E. Tekinalp states that she is, “honored and excited to be serving in this capacity.”  The Drake University School of Education is very proud of […]
February 4, 2015

Drake Students Travel to Belize over J-Term

One of the more popular service learning trips is the Belize trip, chaperoned by Dr. Sally Beisser, Dr. Shelley Fairbairn and Lynda Brown of the School of Education.  Students are able to choose from three different experiences in Belize; Marco Gonzalez Maya archeological site, Holy Cross Anglican School and the Belize Strombus gigas Alliance (SGA). […]
February 2, 2015

$1.1 million federal grant to Drake University Head Start will boost quality of early childhood education in Des Moines

Drake University has been selected for a $1.1 million federal grant that will allow eight of Des Moines’ urban childcare centers to increase the quality of year-round, full-day service for infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds.
December 10, 2014

School of Education Instructor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

A press release from the Iowa School Counselors Association (ISCA) regarding Sue Schirmer, Adjunct Instructor in the Counseling Department. Sue Schirmer, Consultant at Heartland AEA, was awarded the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award in School Counseling by the Iowa School Counselor Association (ISCA) at the annual ISCA conference held in Des Moines, Iowa on November 3-4, 2014. […]
December 5, 2014

Adult Literacy Center seeks volunteers

Show your gratitude that you can read. Give the gift of literacy to an adult who cannot. Volunteers tutor one adult for 1 ½ or 2 hours a week at the Adult Literacy Center at Drake University.
November 26, 2014

Speaker on Behavior Interventions Coming to Drake

The Special Education Department in the School of Education presents guest speaker, Dr. Kathleen Lane. Dr. Lane will present "Proactive and Positive Classroom Interventions." This presentation will identify early interventions and systematic screenings to detect students with behavioral challenges. Kathleen Lynne Lane is a Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of […]
November 25, 2014