CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
UI seminar highlighting what's new in education to be Dec. 8 in Cedar
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.