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TEACHERS MATTER

Most of us have had at least one amazing teacher who inspired, influenced, or encouraged us to do better, aim higher, or just be more confident.

Help us promote teaching and a diverse educator workforce…..get a free poster today!

To receive your poster*, send your name and address to Richard.Welsch@utoledo.edu

 

Providing high quality teachers in all classrooms is an effort backed by research and results. Likewise, national research has shown that a students’ race, ethnicity and cultural background significantly influence their achievement, and that kids are better equipped to succeed in an increasingly diverse society when they’re taught by teachers from a variety of cultural backgrounds and ethnicities.

(*Offer available through June 22, 2018)


Graduate Assistant Opportunities

The College of Education and The College of Engineering

The University of Toledo

Dr. Charlene M. Czerniak

 

The University of Toledo is seeking a full time doctoral student from the College of Education and/or the College of Engineering to work on educational programming and research within the National Science Foundation-funded program called NURTURES. The position will be available beginning in the Summer semester of 2018.

 

NURTURES focuses on early childhood science, mathematics and literacy within the context of science teaching. This Discovery Research Prek-12 (DRK-12) grant has funding through Summer 2020 to cover full time graduate assistantships for both the academic year and summers. Summers are required for anyone accepting the assistantship.

 

Doctoral students will be required to participate in both the educational programming (e.g., teaching in the summer institute, coaching teachers, running professional learning communities, and observing / evaluating teachers’ performance in teaching science) and research components of this program (e.g., research on teaching, learning, and family engagement in science; predominately quantitative but may include some qualitative work). Money may be available for travel to conferences when presenting research studies related to project-supported activities. The assistantship covers full time tuition and the college-specific standard stipend for the academic year and summer. Assistantships are awarded contractually for fall, spring and summer separately; renewal is contingent upon availability of funding and student performance on the project.

 

Preference will be given to doctoral students who are in science education, early childhood education, literacy, and engineering. Students in mathematics or technology education or other teacher education backgrounds will also be considered. Masters level students who are attending UT full time all semesters will be considered. Preference will also be given to students who have either attended or worked at our partnering school districts: Airport Community Schools, Elmwood Local Schools, Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West, Genoa Area Local Schools, Ida Public Schools, Monroe County Intermediate School District, Monroe Public Schools, Otsego Local Schools, Pettisville Schools, Seneca East Local Schools, Tiffin City Schools, Washington Local Schools and WSOS Community Action Schools.

 

For more information about the doctoral degree programs offered within the College of Education or the College of Engineering at The University of Toledo, please visit the links below:

College of Education: http://www.utoledo.edu/education/programs/index.html

College of Engineering: http://www.utoledo.edu/engineering/

 

For more information about NURTURES, please visit our website at www.nurtures.utoledo.edu.

 

If you are interested in applying for these graduate assistant opportunities, please send your CV and letter of interest to Grant Wilson at grant.wilson@utoledo.edu.


STEM is Elementary Workshop

The Judith Herb College of Education Technology Committee is hosting a Professional Development opportunity for students, faculty and staff.  Bob Claymier from STEM is Elementary will be on-campus Friday, April 27 for a workshop on STEM learning which will consist of presentation, hands-on activities, exploration of resources and a discussion on integrating STEM into curriculum.  The workshop will be held in Gillham Hall 5300 from 1:00 – 3:00 and all are welcome.  Click below to find the flyer:

STEM is Elementary

rsvp by emailing joshua.spieles@utoledo.edu


Learning by Doing & Pouring

Learning by Doing & Pouring

The basement of the Juvenile Justice Center served as an art studio for University of Toledo students enrolled in the AED 4300 Media and Methods in Therapeutic Art course, on Monday, April 2.

Instructor Renée Obrock had her students convene at the Juvenile Court, meeting up with court-involved youth and Probation staff Tim Bauerschmidt, Bill Weis, Lisa Demko, Kristen McClain, Angie Morgan, Elizabeth Sepeda, Kineka Wallace, and Ed Cox, and East Toledo Family Center staff, Makayla King, Onna Moore, and two interns.

 

The group activity involved a combination paint and resin pour on top of wood plaques. Over 60 wood plaques were prepared for the two different art sessions. The work space was broken up into stations for each of the precise steps involved: from mixing the paint, combining the components for the resin, to selecting paint colors and creating.

The UT students, whose majors ranged from Psychology to Disability Studies to Education to Women & Gender Studies worked alongside youth and staff. One of the youth’s family members assisted in organizing the plaques in neat rows to dry.

Ms. Obrock, who has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and a Masters of Art Education, said class, “Media and Methods in Therapeutic Art,” hadn’t met the minimum number of registrants in a while, so she created a flier to drum up participation. The flier, circulated beyond the Art Education department to the Psychology department, helped promote the class beyond the usual majors. In short order the class filled, resulting in an opportunity for expanding the teaching of therapeutic art to non-art majors. She first became aware of the Juvenile Court’s Positive Youth Justice focus in probation through Joe Szafarowicz.

While waiting, the UT students shared the stories of the paths that brought them to this particular class and inspired their career choice. One of the students shared that while on a mission trip to Central America a language barrier was easily hurdled by “communicating through doing,”

(reprinted from JJC News, April 16, 2018, vol 15, issue 8)


Kappa Delta Pi Initiation

23 new members join UT’s Zeta Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi

 

On the evening of April 4, 2018, the initiation ceremony for the Judith Herb College of Education’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi officially welcomed 23 new members.

Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education and has been active at UT since 1932.  An individual becomes a member of KDP by invitation. Students are tapped based upon high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the field of Education.

KDP advisors, Drs. Judy Lambert and Susanna Hapgood, conducted the initiation, along with  Reatha Harrison (chapter president) and Rebecca Krasniewski (secretary/treasurer).

Congratulations to new KDP members: Sara Alnufaishan, Michelle Arbogast, Brandi Barton, Rana Daniels, Ashley Dauer, Caravan Decks, Anna Dobberstein, Amy Fiel, Breana Finch, Sam Hutchinson, Nicole Knott, Erica Loroff, John Magill, Trent McHugh, Robyn Miller, Amber Monroe, Heather Nash, Alaa Nyazi, Alison Price, Sydney Sherman, Hanna Toth, Shunda Ware, and Megan Zech.

Additional information about Kappa Delta Pi can be found at this link.


1,000 BOOKS DONATED TO SECOND-GRADE CLASSROOMS

Women & Philanthropy and the Judith Herb College of Education at The University of Toledo are donating approximately 1,000 books to Toledo Public Schools.

The books will be distributed to 33 second-grade classrooms at 19 TPS schools.

“Second grade is a critical year for learning to read,” said Dr. Thea Sawicki, chair of the Holiday Project for Women & Philanthropy and professor in the UT Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. “Choosing one grade to focus on allows us to support more schools.”

As part of its 2017 Holiday Project titled “Encouraging Early Literacy,” Women & Philanthropy partnered with the UT Judith Herb College of Education to raise funds to provide scholastic books for elementary classrooms in TPS schools. Women & Philanthropy will continue to raise funds throughout 2018 with the goal of donating books to all second-grade classrooms in each of the 40 TPS schools this year.

“Our faculty is deeply committed to working collaboratively with our school partners to improve early literacy,” said Dr. Virginia Keil, interim dean of the UT Judith Herb College of Education. “Our partnership with Woman & Philanthropy has allowed the college to work with TPS leaders to place high-interest books in second-grade classrooms. We hope that making books readily accessible to students will encourage reading and ultimately help to improve academic achievement.”

“We are incredibly grateful that the UT Judith Herb College of Education and Women & Philanthropy have chosen to support classrooms throughout TPS schools, including Old Orchard, which is right in the neighborhood of the University,” Durant said. “As a College of Education graduate, I’m especially proud of this partnership to serve our students.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixpKjGWOmXQ&feature=youtu.be

 

http://www.toledoblade.com/Education/2018/03/15/Philanthropy-group-donates-over-1-000-books-to-TPS-students.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJeHZuXWKXI&feature=youtu.be


UTeach Job Fair – registration now open

UTeach Job Fair – registration now open!

April 9, 2018

8:00 – 4:00 pm

UT Student Union

Come and interview for your BEST teaching job!  School districts from across the country will be interviewing teacher candidates for positions for the 2018-19 academic year.

All teachers/candidates must register to attend. Admission is FREE, and open to all current student teachers, alumni, and community licensed-educators.  Click here to register.

 

To see the list of schools who will be attending, click here.

Please contact Amy Wexler at amy.wexler@utoledo.edu or 419-530-4341 with any questions.


US News 2018 – Increasing Rank

RISING IN RANK, again!  

The 2018 Best Online Education Programs rankings were just released from the U.S. News & World Reports.  The Master’s level online programs in the Judith Herb College of Education earned a rank of #107 (out of 219).  This ranking is an increase of two places since the previous year, and 29 places since 2016.

Our ability to rise in rank exemplifies our commitment to continuous improvements. U.S. News ranks schools based on five categories: Student engagement, student services and technology, admission selectivity, faculty credentials and training, and peer reputation. The Collage has online Master’s guess programs in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Educational Technology, and Higher Education.


Herb Scholars – new awards for 2018

Announcing the next cohort of Herb Scholars!

Congratulations to the following students who have just been identified as Herb Scholars. They will be entering freshman in Fall 2018.

Jannet Frias   

Immokalee High School

Immokalee, Florida

Haden Hiser

Canal Winchester High School

Canal Winchester, OH

Lauren Corie

Dundee High School

Dundee, MI

Cameo Wilson

Russia High School

Russia, OH

The University of Toledo Herb Scholars Program, the most prestigious scholarship awarded by the Judith Herb College of Education, honors Judith Herb and her family. The Herb family and The University of Toledo recognize, encourage and support teachers of the future as they make their way into classrooms that will generate the leaders of tomorrow. Herb Scholars throughout their academic experience will be invited to participate in activities that will deepen their leadership skills and offer opportunities for undergraduate research in areas of education.

The Herb Scholars Program is valued at full-time, in-state undergraduate tuition and general fees (up to 18 hours per semester), room and board for up to eight semesters of undergraduate enrollment. The scholarship is renewable, subject to scholarship policies and requirements and continued progress in an education major. The projected value of this scholarship is $82,000.


NOW HIRING – FIELD SUPERVISORS

We are looking to increase our pool of supervisors for our teacher candidates. Do you know someone who could be a good mentor for young teachers?
Supervisors play an important role in the development of the next generation of educators. By making classroom visits to observe student teachers, supervisors have a great opportunity to support, guide, and assist future teachers.

Requirements:

  • Minimum three years teaching experience
  • Master’s degree in field
  • Minimum technology skills

Benefits of being a supervisor:

  • Staying connected to the field of education
  • Flexible schedule
  • Stipend and milage reimbursement

For additional information, contact
Kelsy Krise, Coordinator of Student Field Experiences
419.530.8558
kelsy.krise@utoledo.edu