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TECH Talks Scheduled

The doctoral class, Technology and Leadership, will be putting on TECH Talks from 9:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday, October 17 in the Sussman Theater on Drake University's campus. These TECH Talks are modeled after the popular TED Talks though the focus will be specifically on technology and leadership. Each talk will be 10 minutes […]
October 8, 2015

SOE Graduate Speaks at Parents Weekend

Parents and Family Weekend is an annual opportunity to showcase Drake to family and friends.  Students can connect with family members, introduce them to new friends and show what Drake University has to offer.  Families can experience everything from athletics to improv, cookouts to live music. This year, as part of the festivities, Kate Evans of […]
October 6, 2015

Kevin Lam publishes book on youth gangs and colonialism

Kevin Lam, assistant professor of urban and diversity education in the Department of Teaching and Learning, published "Youth Gangs, Racism, and Schooling: Vietnamese American Youth in a Postcolonial Context."
October 5, 2015

The only constant is change

A middle school principal and Drake alumnus explains how to succeed in a dynamic teaching environment.
October 5, 2015

Adult Literacy Center seeks volunteer tutors

The Adult Literacy Center at Drake University will hold volunteer tutor training sessions on Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Drake University School of Education, 3206 University Ave.
September 18, 2015

Benefit concert to hit high note for literacy

Three musical groups comprised of Drake University students and faculty members will perform a benefit concert in support of literacy education.
September 10, 2015

Drake University ranks third in U.S. News and World Report 2016 rankings

For the seventh consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Drake University third for overall quality among Midwest master’s institutions.
September 9, 2015

Fairbairn co-authors book on ESL curriculum development

Shelley Fairbairn, associate professor of education, is co-author of a new book that guides the development of school curricula to address the needs of English Language Learners. “Engaging English Learners Through Access Standards: A Team-Based Approach to Schoolwide Student Achievement" was co-written by Stephaney Jones-Vo, ESL/diversity consultant at the Heartland Area Education Agency in Johnston. Fairbairn […]
August 28, 2015

Learning to Teach in Kuwait

Kendra Glider, ED’10, taught for four years in Kuwait. Her rich experiences with the warm, caring people of the Middle East have driven her back, as she begins teaching in Oman this fall.
June 30, 2015

Drake forges innovative degree partnership with Des Moines Public Schools

Drake University has formed an innovative partnership with Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) that will allow some teachers to pursue a master's degree at little or no cost.
June 17, 2015

Educational Leadership Students Visit Toronto Schools

Educational Leadership Professors, Dr. Buckmiller and Dr. Grundmeyer recently led a group of 12 graduate students from three difference educational leadership cohort into Toronto, Canada Schools.  The Toronto Public School system was chosen for the trip because it is one of the most diverse in the world while high functioning in regard to levels of […]
June 16, 2015

Mathematics professor co-authors book on number choice

Tonia Land, an assistant professor of mathematics education in the School of Education, has co-authored an professional book "Transforming the Task with Number Choice.” The book defines number choice and explores its use in problem solving, ensuring mathematics is accessible and engaging for all students.
June 5, 2015

Drake University a top producer of Fulbright Scholars

Drake University was recognized in 2015 as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars and Students. Three recent alumnae join the lengthy list of Drake graduates who have received the prestigious honor.
June 3, 2015

Wellness in School Settings

Dr. Randy Peters, Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership Department, recently published an article entitled, "Case Studies of Schools Exemplifying Wellness & Lifetime Fitness Models" published in the International Journal of Sport and Society.   Despite widespread knowledge of the benefits of wellness practices among young people, sedentary lifestyles and worsening nutrition are contributing to early […]
May 26, 2015

Standards-Based Grading in Special Education

Last summer the Drake Educational Leadership Program hosted the first annual Standards-Based Grading Learning Symposium featuring Dr. Thomas Guskey. For those who were able to attend, we felt it was timely and important in supporting efforts of transition to a standards-based grading approach. As Educational Leadership faculty at Drake University, we are taking the lead […]
May 22, 2015