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Outstanding Educator of the Year Award Granted to Kruse

Dr. Jerrid Kruse, Associate Professor of Education, was selected as the 2019 Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the Year by the Association of Science Teacher Education (ASTE). The award was announced at ASTE’s annual international conference held in Savannah, Georgia on January 3-5. The award is chosen based on six criteria: (1) Competency in Teaching,...

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Undocumented to Hyperdocumented: The Power of Documentation

Assistant professor, Aurora Chang, will speak about undocumented students on April 4 at 7 p.m in Olin Hall, Room 101.  One of the strategies that undocumented students have employed to “earn” citizenship is to academically achieve. In this talk, Aurora Chang, assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago, shares the lessons she has learned on her journey/transition...

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IEREA Conference 2017

Drake University School of Education doctoral students and faculty recently attended the Iowa Education Research and Evaluation Associate (IEREA) conference at the ACT Center in Iowa City, IA on December 1. IEREA is the state association for the national professional organization – the American Education Research Association (AERA). Several doctoral students, faculty, and recent graduates...

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Documentary and Panel Discussions Offered

The East Asian Studies minor is pleased to announce the viewing of the documentary film, TYRUS.  TYRUS is Pamela Tom’s tour-de-force documentary about the late Tyrus Wong, a Guangzhou-born, L.A. based visual artist and his personal and professional journey navigating racial bigotry in 20th century America. Tom’s film includes illuminating interviews and commentary from Wong himself...

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Sally Beisser Chosen as a Levitt Distinguished Professor

The Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professorship has long been an important way to recognize and reward superior performance by Drake University faculty members.  Only one new Levitt Professor was selected this year, and it was given to Sally Beisser, Professor in the School of Education.   The criteria for selection included teaching effectiveness as demonstrated by...

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Counselor Education Program Recognized

Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association honored the Counselor Education Program in the School of Education for their continued support of the organization. Their note stated, “Drake has produced some very active therapists who have contributed a great deal to our organization. Drake has promoted and encouraged membership and activities that we have hosted and we...

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Continual Improvement Network Grows and Expands

Completing the fourth session of its inaugural year, the Drake Continual Improvement Network has welcomed and engaged 193 educational leaders from across the state of Iowa in learning about the science and practice of continual improvement.  Guest speakers have included Dr. Patrica Greco, Superintendent of Menomonee Falls, WI; David Langford of Langford International; Jim Shipley of...

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Documentary Film and Director Discussion Coming to Sheslow

The School of Education is pleased to announce, through the efforts of the Diversity Committee and in partnership with several Des Moines organizations:  bringing the film I’m Not Racist … Am I? to Des Moines. In addition to viewing the film, there will be a facilitated discussion with the director, writer, and producer, Catherine Greene, following the showing....

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Special Awards Ceremony

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the Drake University School of Education gathered this month to reflect on a world of accomplishments. From decades-long legacies to new beginnings, the SOE’s Special Awards Ceremony was a time to cherish activities and individuals who advance the school’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service. “We’ve reached new heights....