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Drake hosts literacy conference for more than 200 Iowa teachers

On Sept. 19, more than 200 Iowa teachers, consultants, and administrators gathered at Drake University's Parents Hall for a literacy conference led by Nell K. Duke, professor of literacy, language, and culture at the University of Michigan. Duke is known for her recent work with implementing the National Core, a literacy curriculum for K-3rd grade teachers. […]
September 22, 2014

SOE Counseling Program has reason to celebrate

Congratulations to the faculty of the School of Education Counseling program.  Senator Tom Harkin has announced that Drake University will receive a U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services grant for Rehabilitation Counseling and Long Term Training.  This grant is funded at approximately $200,000 per year for an anticipated five years, […]
September 19, 2014

Study Abroad Students Share Their Experiences

School of Education study abroad students have an outlet to share their international experiences.  A blog entitled Echoes shows reflections of students while overseas.  Follow this link to read about the international adventures of our students.  It's a great resources for students considering a study abroad experience!
September 11, 2014

Extension Education Volunteers at Meals for the Heartland

Staff members in the School of Education Extension Education department volunteered during the Meals from the Heartland 2014 Annual Hunger Fight.  This annual event packages meals to alleviate hunger of malnourished or food insecure people.  Nearly 15,000 volunteers helped package 4.3 million meals.  Kendra Colbert, Extension Education staff member stated, "I really enjoyed knowing how […]
September 11, 2014

Drake University co-sponsors event on substance abuse and mental health

In collaboration with UnityPoint Health, Drake University is hosting a panel discussion, “Young People, Substance Abuse and Mental Health: Recognizing the effects of marijuana and other drugs on tomorrow’s leaders.”
August 29, 2014

Head Start more than just education

Featured in Quick Bites newsletter: Drake University Head Start has served children and families in the state of Iowa since 1975. The Head Start program is designed to promote the school readiness of children, ages birth to five years old, from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive and social/emotional competence. Head Start provides comprehensive services to […]
August 20, 2014

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