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Continuing Education and Professional Development

In December 2014, the decision was made to change the name of the twenty-year-old program. Formerly known as Extension Education, it is now called Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD). The name change came with new goals for its future. Continuing Education and Professional Development is a graduate level distance-learning program for K–12 educators. The […]
April 21, 2015

Adult Literacy Partners with Lead 100

The Experiential Learning and Engaged Citizen Showcase was held Tuesday evening, April 15, 2015. at the Olmsted Center on Drake University's campus. This event allows the service learning community, which includes Drake students and community partners, to come together and hear about the projects that students and partners have done or are currently doing. Adult […]
April 17, 2015

Leadership Workshop Sponsored by the MSLD Program

Drake University School of Education cordially invites you to the first in a series of leadership workshops sponsored by the Masters of Science in Leadership Development (MSLD) Program on May 12.  The workshop entitled "Connection Detectives: The Impact of Bias in the Workplace" will help you experience the impact of bias in the workplace in […]
April 15, 2015

Educational Leadership Symposium Announced

The Educational Leadership Department in the School of Education has announced that they will conduct a second annual symposium entitled "Standards-Based Grading in Special Education."  The symposium will feature Dr. Lee Ann Jung, an Associate Professor and Director of International School Partnerships for the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. The symposium will […]
April 13, 2015

DUSCI presents 12th annual DUCURS event

The 12th annual DUCURS event, which is free and open to the public, is in the Olmsted Center from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 16. DUCURS provides a platform for students to share their findings with peers and others engaged in scientific exploration.
April 10, 2015

Counseling Professor Publishes Book

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” […]
April 10, 2015

SOE Student Honored

School of Education senior, Nicole Germann, was one of two Drake sorority members inducted into the first Greek Life Hall of Fame. The award was made April 7 at the All Greek Gala Awards Ceremony. Ms. German was selected because of outstanding  academic and service contributions during her four years at Drake University.  One of the […]
April 8, 2015

Drake to host free STEM Festival for K-12 youth

Drake University will host a free, family-friendly STEM Festival for students in grades K-12 and their families on April 16.
April 2, 2015

Educational Leadership in Cedar Rapids

Three overlapping EDL cohorts  Last weekend in Cedar Rapids, for the first time ever, three different educational leadership cohorts overlapped on the same weekend in Cedar Rapids.  Educational Leadership Professors, Jimmy Casas, Randal Peters, and Trent Grundmeyer held an "Ed Camp" format on Sunday where the three cohorts mixed together for activities. The students were […]
April 2, 2015

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