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School of Education Faculty Participate in Learning Symposium

Drake University hosted a Learning Symposium on August 15.  Faculty and staff were invited to participate in various breakout sessions focused on the topic of "Partnering for the Future." Nine faculty members from the School of Education presented at the event on the following topics: Building Our Community One Block at a Time Judy Russell, […]
August 19, 2014

New STEM Endorsement

Drake University is pleased to announce that Drake now offers a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) endorsement at the elementary and secondary level, as well as a professional strand.  These endorsements build upon our existing high quality math and science education courses. The course offering will provide students with additional tools to meet the expectations of […]
August 19, 2014

Literacy Education Professor Publishes Article

Visiting Assistant Professor of Literacy Education, Elizabeth Beschorner, recently published an article entitled, "Using the iPad as a tool to support literacy instruction," in the publication Technology, Pedagogy and Education. The purpose of this case study was to examine how iPads could be integrated into literacy instruction in a fourth-grade classroom in ways consistent with […]
July 22, 2014

Education Leadership offer Symposium on Standards-Based Grading

Education Leadership faculty from the School of Education hosted a symposium entitled, "The Leader's Role in Implementing Standards-Based Grading" on June 18. As educators align instruction and assessments with the Common Core standards for student learning, most find they also must change their grading policies and revise their report card. This symposium focused on how […]
July 2, 2014

Drake alumna to receive Cristine Wilson Medal for Equality and Justice

The Iowa Commission on the Status of Women will award the Cristine Wilson Medal for Equality and Justice to United States Magistrate Judge Celeste Bremer, GR'02, at the annual Women’s Equality Day event at 10 a.m. on August 23, 2014 at the State of Iowa Historical Building, followed by a luncheon at the Embassy Suites […]
July 1, 2014

Alum represents Drake University in Washington, D.C.

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) held its annual "Day on the Hill" in Washington, D.C. on June 11 and 12. Representatives from institutions of higher education from across the country met with senators and representatives to discuss upcoming legislation that addresses teacher preparation programs. The AACTE’s Iowa chapter received a grant […]
July 1, 2014

STEM Scholarship Fund Established

  On June 9, Drake alumnus Todd Shaw, BN’86 presented a gift to Dean McMahill to create the Donald D. Shaw Family Scholarship for future STEM educators. Todd and his wife, Elizabeth, chose to support this endowed scholarship to honor Todd’s father, Donald Shaw, ED’55, GR’62, a lifelong educator in the Des Moines Public Schools.  His career spanned decades, […]
June 16, 2014

Leadership Development Program to offer Webinar Series

Drake University's Master of Science in Leadership Development, in partnership with the Iowa SHRM Council, is launching a Webinar Series.  This series will feature webinars on various topics addressed by our program such as leadership, personality, competency development, human resource management, training and development, and higher education.  Go to register for any of these webinars. […]
June 12, 2014

Faculty and Staff Recognition Reception

This month, Drake University recognized and celebrated the commitment of faculty and staff.  The School of Education recognized the following individuals for their commitment to creating an exceptional learning environment. Sam Walker, Head Start - 20-Year Anniversary Eunice Merideth, Teaching and Learning - 25-Year Anniversary Thomas Westbrook, Leadership and Counseling - 25-Year Anniversary Anita Mozga, […]
May 16, 2014

Public Lecture on Procrastination

Dr. Bilge Uzun Ozer will be giving a public lecture on 'Antecedents and Consequences of Excuse-Making: Reviewing PROCRASTINATION in a cross-cultural context.'  Procrastination is a tendency to put off an action or decision.  Research suggests that procrastination is a significant problem especially among university students and can result in negative outcomes. The presentation is scheduled […]
May 16, 2014

Drake English as a Second Language (ESL) Endorsement Students Partner with Community Organizations

Pre- and in-service teachers in the Drake School of Education’s ESL Methods courses this semester developed lesson plans and materials for use by five Des Moines area organizations: Lutheran Services of Iowa Catholic Charities Oakridge Neighborhood Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center (EMBARC) Trinity Las Americas Methodist Church The lesson plans and materials […]
May 16, 2014

ALOP/MSLD Students Present Capstone Projects

The Master of Science in Leadership Development (MSLD) program ends with a capstone project.  Completed near the end of the program, this project acts as a recap of the student’s graduate school experience.  Students may select among three options: an original research project a comprehensive literature search an approved service learning or professional project in the student’s […]
May 6, 2014

Local Author Presents Books to Adult Literacy Center

April 23 marks World Book Night.  This annual celebration is dedicated to expanding the love of reading.  Each year on this date, people go out into their communities and give free World Book Night paperbacks to those who do not regularly read and/or people who do not normally have access to printed books. The authors […]
May 2, 2014

School of Education Counseling Student Achievements

Habitat for Humanity Opportunity School of Education Counseling Student Cody Samec, along with other Drake University students, attended an alternative spring break in Natchez, Mississippi with Habitat for Humanity. The concept of alternative spring break originated in the early 1980s as a counter to traditional spring break trips taken by college students.  These trips typically […]
May 2, 2014

SOE Alumni Awards Dinner celebrates outstanding educators

The Alumni Awards Dinner, a longstanding tradition for SOE, brings together Drake alumni, students, faculty, and friends to honor remarkable alumni and celebrate the graduating class of 2014.
March 28, 2014