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Books for Belize

Since 2006, Dr. Sally Beisser has been taking children's books to an impoverished elementary school in Belize on San Pedro Island, where the children in the San Mateo village have no electricity, running water, or sanitation. The school where these children attend is built on a swamp and is supported by volunteer efforts. Beisser has […]
March 24, 2015

Iowa Teacher of the Year Spizzirri, GR'09

Follow this link for the full story about Clemencia Spizzirri, GR'09, Iowa Teacher of the Year from Merrill Middle School.
March 10, 2015

Erguner-Tekinalp named Vice President-Counselor Educator for Iowa School Counselor Association

Bengu Erguner-Tekinalp, associate professor of counselor education at Drake University, has been elected Vice President-Counselor Educator for the Iowa School Counselor Association.
March 5, 2015

Top Educator

Merrill Middle School students had been told to dress in nice clothes and prepare for an important occasion. The crowd of pre-teens squirmed in the gymnasium bleacher seats, waiting and speculating and whispering. Perhaps a visit from Justin Bieber? Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer? When Principal Alex Hanna entered the gym with Des Moines Public Schools […]
March 2, 2015

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

Drake to Host Second Annual Conference on Bullying

Drake University and the Center for Bullying Resolution will host the second annual Conference on Bullying: Investigation and Resolution on March 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This full-day conference will be held in 310 Upper Olmsted Center at Drake University, 2875 University Avenue. This conference is geared towards K-5 educators, administrators, and graduate students in […]
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
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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