Judith Herb College of Education

JHCOE Professors To Be Part of Leadership Institute

Congratulations to Dr. Lynne Hamer from Educational Foundations and Leadership, Dr. Lisa Kovach from Educational Foundations and Leadership, and Dr. Rebecca Schneider from Curriculum and Instruction for their participation in the UT Leadership Institute for the 2018-2019 class.  The program, launched by President Sharon Gabor and Provost Andrew Hsu in 2016, is to provide professional development to help prepare future academic leaders.  Drs. Hamer and Schneider are members of the third cohort of 22 faculty members chosen.


Susan Parks Recognized for Work at Old Orchard


Susan Parks and her students have been recognized by Valerie Dreier, Principal of Old Orchard Elementary School, for their important literacy work and help with the 3rdGrade Reading Guarantee. Each student works one-on-one with a student on their reading proficiency. Considerable reading gains have been demonstrated with the students along with improvements in their academic confidence and general self-esteem. Congratulations to Susan and her students on this important academic work!


Finger Print Day – Dec 4, 2018

Complete your background check
in Gillham Hall

ONE DAY ONLY!

As a convenience for our students, FastFingerprints will be at the Judith Herb College of Education to process background checks on Dec 4, 2018

A current background checkis required to be on file before any field experience begins.  This is a great opportunity to get your background check completed without having to go to the UT Police or off-campus.

Background checks are requiredfor students who are:

  • taking EDU 1700 Intro to Education
  • taking CIEC 4340 Infant & Toddler
  • completing any professional education-level method/practicum experience

Tuesday December 4, 2018

11:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Student Services – 3100 Gillham Hall

Appointment required. Click Here. 

Registration Form: fingerprint 2018 dec

(bring the completed registration form with you to your scheduled appointment)

Cost:  $70 for BCI & FBI background check

Payable: cash, check, or credit card

Individual student responsible for payment


Student Volunteer Opportunity

The Art Education Department is looking for student volunteers to create small art projects with children at UT Women’s Basketball Education Day.  If interested, please contact Dr. Jason Cox at jason.cox2@utoledo.edu.

Art Education Student Volunteers Wanted


Special Homecoming

Judith Herb, center, returned to her alma mater to dedicate the Herb Innovation Center in the Judith Herb College of Education. She is pictured here with UT President Sharon L. Gaber and Dr. Raymond Witte, dean of the Judith Herb College of Education. Located on the third floor of Gillham Hall, the center’s mission is to evaluate and inspire peer-reviewed research in the college to improve and advance education and endow a great society.


JHCOE Faculty Visit China

Welcome at Tonghua Exerimental School

Welcome at Tonghua Exerimental School

 

Drs. Marcella Kehus (JHCOE, C&I) and Noela Haughton (JHCOE, EDFL) visited Tonghua Experimental School in Jilin Province, China.  The school is operated in collaboration with North East Normal University and the invitation to visit was extended by Principal Junfeng Ju. Drs. Kehus and Haughton were also given 3-year appointments as development counselors for the school (akin to advisory board memberships).  They hope to include Tonghua Experimental School as one of the sites for the next International Leadership in Education Assessment and Pedagogy Practicum (I_LEAP) in Summer 2019.


Herb Innovation Center Dedicated

Dean Ray Witte, President Sharon Gaber, Judy Herb, Provost Andrew Hsu

The Judith Herb College of Education dedicated the Herb Innovation Center last week. Attending the Oct. 4 event were, from left, Dr. Raymond Witte, dean of the Judith Herb College of Education; UT President Sharon L. Gaber; Judith Herb, UT alumna and benefactor; and Dr. Andrew Hsu, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Located on the third floor of Gillham Hall, the center’s mission is to evaluate and inspire peer-reviewed research in the college to improve and advance education and endow a great society. “We are grateful to Judith Herb for her generosity and dedication to her alma mater, and for her belief in the power of education,” Witte said.


UT Alumna Ms. Al-Hayani Named Ohio Teacher of the Year

For Immediate Release
Sept. 26, 2018

Toledo Public Schools’ Mona Al-Hayani Named
2019 Ohio Teacher of the Year

Her passion to nurture and expand the minds and hearts of students helped Mona Al-Hayani become a standout teacher at Toledo Early College High School — and now, she’s earned the title of Ohio’s 2019 Teacher of the Year. In an assembly today, State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria announced the award and surprised Toledo Early College High School students and staff.

“Mona challenges, prepares and empowers her students to become engaged and active members of society — and our cities, our state and our nation are better for it,” said Superintendent DeMaria. “I love the Ohio Teacher of the Year program because it recognizes exceptional teachers like Mona and emphasizes that Ohio is lucky to have so many talented individuals who work hard each day to support our students in their acquisition of knowledge and skills.”

Known by her students as “Ms. Al,” Al-Hayani not only teaches history, but she also advises the National Honor Society and Young Women for Change, a student-led group at her school. A two-time U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays awardee, Al-Hayani traveled around the globe as a teacher leader and researcher.

As the daughter of parents from Iraq and Lebanon, Al-Hayani believes that being an active participant in the democratic process is a responsibility; one that ensures equal rights and an informed citizenry.

Dr. Romules Durant, Superintendent for Toledo Public  Schools respects the work that Ms. Al-Hayani has done to educate teachers about human trafficking. “Her training focuses on teaching school practitioners about human trafficking, while the curriculum focuses on the risk factors and teaches youth about human trafficking awareness, social media safety and positive body and mental image,” Durant explained. “Ms. Al-Hayani has trained more than 10,000 individuals on this important topic – a topic that is very relevant in today’s world. She is to be commended for her dedication,” Durant said.

In August, Al-Hayani received the State Board District 2 Teacher of the Year award. She will represent Ohio in the 2019 National Teacher of the Year selection sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers.

A native of Toledo, she earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in secondary education (and teaching license) from the University of Toledo. She also earned her National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification.

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Editor’s Note: A photo of Al-Hayani can be downloaded here. More information about the Ohio Teacher of the Year program can be found by clicking here.

About the Ohio Department of Education
The Ohio Department of Education oversees the state’s public education system, which includes public school districts, joint vocational school districts and charter schools. The Department also monitors educational service centers, other regional education providers, early learning and child care programs, and private schools. The Department’s tasks include administering the school funding system, collecting school fiscal and performance data, developing academic standards and model curricula, administering the state achievement tests, issuing district and school report cards, administering Ohio’s voucher programs, providing professional development, and licensing teachers, administrators, treasurers, superintendents and other education personnel. The Department is governed by the State Board of Education with administration of the Department the responsibility of the superintendent of public instruction.

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JHCOE TO DEDICATE NEW RESEARCH CENTER

The Judith Herb College of Education will dedicate a new center Thursday, Oct. 4.

The mission of the Herb Innovation Center is to evaluate and inspire peer-reviewed research in the college to improve and advance education and endow a great society.

UT alumna and benefactor Judith Herb will be at the ceremony.

“We are excited to unveil this new center that will empower faculty and students to conduct research with the ultimate goal of improving learning,” said Dr. Raymond Witte, dean of the Judith Herb College of Education. “We are grateful to Judith Herb for her generosity and dedication to her alma mater, and for her belief in the power of education.”

In 2006, Judith and Marvin Herb, and their sons, Thomas and Jon, contributed $15 million to fund numerous scholarships as well as educational assessment support and research initiatives in the College of Education. The Herbs designated $8 million of the gift for the Herb Scholars Fund, with another $4.25 million going to support the Herb Research Initiatives Fund, which bonded together researchers with a common interest in learning. The remaining $2.75 million funded the creation of a faculty development and electronic assessment support system fund. Additionally, to recognize the single largest donation in school history, the college was renamed in honor of Judith Herb.

The ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. in Gillham Hall third floor lobby. A short ceremony is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. with an open house to follow.

RSVPs are requested by Friday, Sept. 28; go to utoledo.edu/education/dedication.

By UT News Staff

Are You Student Ready? Crisis Training to Assist Students

Kovach

Dr. Lisa Pescara-Kovach, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology will be one of the presenters at this forum to help faculty and graduate students in teaching positions assess at-risk students and review sexual assault resources.

For more information and to RSVP, click the link below:
http://www.utoledo.edu/offices/provost/future-of-higher-education-forum/