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UI seminar highlighting what's new in education to be Dec. 8 in Cedar Rapids

IOWA CITY, Iowa ­ The University of Iowa's Institute for School Executives is sponsoring a seminar for educators that will showcase recent developments and improvements in the five core educational disciplines.

The seminar, "What's New in Curriculum English, Writing, Science, Math, and Reading," will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 at Collins Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 1299 Collins Road NE, Cedar Rapids.

UI College of Education professors serving as keynote speakers and presenters of information about reading instruction in grades K-12, science education, writing and grammar, literature are:
Carolyn Colvin, who will review the most current theory of K-12 reading instruction and why teachers need to support reading development across the grades and content areas;
James Marshall, who will review the most recent research and theory that characterizes literature teaching and lay out proposals for a new approach to teaching middle, high school and university students;
Bonnie Sunstein, who will discuss the way students speak and write and how teachers can honor diversity and still teach students to write correctly;
Bob Yager, who will present an overview of the National Science Education Standards and how teachers can meet the new standards; and
Rose Zbiek, who will discuss the Intensive Mathematics Project curriculum, a National Science Foundation pilot project that uses computer and calculators as tools for mathematical explorations.

Registration for the seminar is $30 for participants and their institutions who are members of the Iowa Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Institute for School Executives, and the North Central Association; the fee for non-members is $50.

The registration deadline is Dec. 8. Registration forms can be obtained from Mary Schmidt, ISE, N487 Lindquist Center, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, 52242, phone: (319) 335-5350, or via e-mail at