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UT Educational Psychology Expert Discusses Youth Suicide

Dr. Lisa Pescara-Kovach recently appeared on 13abc’s In Touch with Jeff Smith. The interview was to continue the community conversation regarding youth suicide, upon on the anniversary of the Parkland , FL school shootings.

Dr. Pescara-Kovach is an associate professor with tenure of educational psychology at The University of Toledo where she serves as the Director for the Center for Education in Targeted Violence and Suicide. In addition, she is an advisory board member for the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NaBITA).

Click here to view the video.

Dr. Kovach

To learn more about Dr. Pescara-Kovach and her work, click here.


2019 Class of Herb Scholars Selected

Four high school seniors have recently been selected to receive the Herb Scholar award, and will be entering the University of Toledo in the Fall 2019.  The winners and future educators are: Willie Joshaway IV, Destinee McHue, Taiyah Persi-Roberts, and Delaney Smith.

The University of Toledo’s 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.

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.

Selection criteria includes ACT/SAT scores, high school GPA, high school transcript, resume, essay, letters of recommendation. The scholarship finalists also completed a personal interview.


Willie Joshaway IV, a senior at Toledo Early College High School, Toledo Ohio –  has an intended major of Secondary Education Language Arts

Destinee McHue, a senior at Brooklyn High School, Brooklyn Ohio –  has an intended major of Early Childhood Education

Taiyah Persi-Roberts, a senior at Hopewell Senior High School, Aliquippa Pennsylvania –  has an intended major of Middle Childhood Education Reading Language Arts

Delaney Smith, a senior at Central Crossing High School, Grove City Ohio –  has an intended major of Secondary Education Mathematics


Interested in an Educational and Cultural Experience in China?



Join us for the International Leadership in Education, Assessment, and Pedagogy

May 16-27, 2019

Are you…

  • in good academic standing, preferably in Education?
  • interested in adding a global and inter-cultural perspective to your UT experience?
  • able to travel outside the United States to China?
  • interested in learning about Chinese schools?
  • Interested in collaborating with Chinese college students?
  • interested in experiencing Chinese culture?
  • preferably between 20 and 30 years old?

If you said yes to all the above, then you may be eligible for a short-term educational and cultural experience in Beijing & Qinhuangdao, China!

                               

How long is the trip?

  • between 12 to 13 days including travel days

Ok.., so how much will it cost?

  • between $1600 — $2000 (estimated)

(includes roundtrip flight Detroit to Beijing, Passport, Visa, and Chinese Culture classes at UT).

But what about my expenses in China?

  • All costs in China (room, board, transfers, excursions) are covered through generous support from the UT Confucius Institute.

I am interested! What do I do next?

  • Scan the QR Code or go to the link below and register NO LATER THAN Friday, February 1st.

The first information session will be held in 2/15/2019 (time and location will be announced)

 

 

 

 

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Graduate Assistantship Opportunity

Graduate Assistantship Positions

The College of Engineering & The Judith Herb College of Education

The INITIATE program (http://www.utoledo.edu/research/initiate/ ) is seeking doctoral students to work on cyber security, smart vehicles, and educational research within the National Science Foundation-funded grant called STEM + C. The position(s) will be available beginning in the Spring semester of 2019.

 

STEM + C focuses on the integration of computational thinking and computing activities in high school to provide a strong and developmental foundation in computing and computational thinking through the integration of computing in STEM teaching and learning, and/or the applied integration of STEM content in 9-12 computer science education.

 

The grant is anticipated to be funded through Summer 2020 and will cover half 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 and research components of this program. Money may be available for travel to conferences when presenting research studies related to grant-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.

 

For Engineering students, preference will be given to doctoral students with research backgrounds in cyber security, intelligent transportation systems, software engineering, or machine learning. Students are required to have a strong programming background.

 

For Judith Herb College of Education students, preference will be given to doctoral students who are in mathematics education and high school education. Students in science or technology education or other teacher education backgrounds will also be considered. Preference will also be given to students who have either attended or worked at our partnering school district: Toledo Public Schools.

 

For more information about the doctoral degree programs offered within the Judith Herb College of Education or the College of Engineering at The University of Toledo, please visit the links below: Judith Herb College of Education: http://www.utoledo.edu/education/programs/index.html ; College of Engineering:http://www.utoledo.edu/engineering/ .

 

If you are interested in applying for these graduate assistant opportunities, please send your CV, letter of interest, and a list of 2 references to Dr. Lacey Strickler-Eppard at lacey.strickler@utoledo.edu .

Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Congratulations December Graduates

We celebrated 101 education candidates for degrees during our fall commencement on Dec. 15, 2018. We are proud of each and every one of them, and look forward to see how they shape the future.

 

To watch this year’s commencement, please go here.

The class of 2018 students graduated with degrees across bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Congratulations to the graduates from the Judith Herb College of Education, including:

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction

Abdulaziz A. Alfayez

Thomas Hoffman

Krista Tomaselli

Doctor of Philosophy in Foundations of Education

   Mohammad Aljaidyah

Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education

Tanisha L. Arrington

Matthew Smith

Master of Education: Educational Administration and Supervision

    Kevin L. Balduff

Sue Anne Mathews

Shelby Vaughn

Master of Education: Educational Research and Measurement

Nicole E. Lederer

Master of Education: Educational Technology

Carmen C. Clarke Davis

Skytha Y. Fleming

Jerri L. Hoffmann

Master of Education: Career and Technical Education

Rana Daniels

Master of Education: Secondary Education

Kayla F. Barker

Master of Education: Special Education

Jacob Blevins

Michelle L. Brakefield

Debra M. Brock

Emily J. Earp

Rachael Grimm

Christina Hartberger

Kristin Honisko

Kristian Ilstrup

Ann E. Phillippe

Katie Rosales

Janice E. Schlachter

Katherine P. Wilcox

Tosaya M. Womack

Bachelor of Education: Early Childhood Education

Stephanie K. Barlow

Hannah E. Bassett

Jordyn P. Copciac

Heather L. Dorner

Aspen B. Flood

Kristin Frantz

Brigette M. Fulwider

Angela L. Giovannucci

Haley Henderson

Caroline M. Hunt

Jordan E. Lenz

Jennifer N. Moeller

Miranda Niese

Madison S. Panning

Hayley M. Pylant-Ruskinoff

Hunter M. Reinhart

Erica L. Steinman

Anne C.Valade

Haley J.Vorherr

Bachelor of Education: Multi-Age Education

Emily Durham

Stephanie Smith

Bachelor of Education: Adolescent & Young Adult 

Kaitlyn Bergman

 

 


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


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.

Media Contact:
Brittany Halpin
(614) 728-5959

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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

UT PEACE EDUCATION SCHOLAR WINS FULBRIGHT GRANT TO COLOMBIA

UT PEACE EDUCATION SCHOLAR WINS FULBRIGHT GRANT TO COLOMBIA

By Christine Billau : Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

A peace education scholar at The University of Toledo is heading to Latin America to support the society-wide effort to realize a 2016 peace deal that ended a 52-year civil war in Colombia between the government and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia, or FARC, among other militants.

Dr. Dale Snauwaert, professor of educational theory and peace studies in the UT Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership, was awarded a Fulbright Specialist Award and is spending Sept. 4-18 at the Institute for Bioethics at the Pontifica Universidad Javeriana in Bogota to study and give lectures and workshops on moral theory, environmental ethics and peace education.

“It will take a generation or two to socially, economically and politically integrate generations of ex-militants into Colombian society,” Snauwaert said. “One of the keys to the success of the peace process, therefore, is peace education.”

The lectures and discussion forums are open to the public, including faculty and students at Pontifica Universidad Javeriana and government officials.

“At this critical stage in the Colombian peace process, an understanding of the philosophy and practice of justice and peace building among the citizenry is essential for its success,” Snauwaert said. “The project will open the institution to an ongoing dialogue regarding peace and justice as well as the recognition of the inclusion of peace and justice studies as a civic responsibility of the university.”

“This is an outstanding award, and Dale is certainly worthy of it. His work in peace education is well-known and respected,” Dr. Raymond Witte, dean of the UT Judith Herb College of Education, said. “A Fulbright recognition is at the highest level, and this speaks directly to the quality of Dale’s work as well as the support from the Judith Herb College of Education and the University at large.”

Peace studies is an interdisciplinary field of study and a learning process designed to develop the capacity of democratic citizens to critically understand and transform all forms of violence and the patterns of thought that justify them, and to envision and pursue a just and peaceful world.

“The primary elements of peace studies focus on the causes that give rise to and sustain violence, approaches to resolving violent conflict, and the articulation and defense of ethical and political principles and values that define the normative conditions of peace, including theories of justice, both ideal and non-ideal,” Snauwaert said.

UT offers an undergraduate minor in peace and justice studies and oversees the Betty A. Reardon Archives, which is housed in the University’s Canaday Center for Special Collections. The collection consists of Reardon’s extensive publications, unpublished manuscripts, curriculum, reports, scholarly presentations, and correspondence from the 1960s to the present about peace studies. The archives of the world-renowned champion of peace education and 2013 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize have been in the Canaday Center since 2009.