Judith Herb College of Education

Archive for April, 2018

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.