CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Sept. 9, 2002
Registration opens for weekend parent/educator workshops
Five weekend workshops focusing on various topics of interest to parents,
teachers, and other education professionals will be offered during the fall
semester by The University of Iowa College of Education in cooperation with
the Center for Credit Programs. Some workshops will be of particular interest
to teachers while others present an opportunity for parents and teachers to
learn together about improved communication and collaboration.
"Technology and Media Selection for Learning" will be taught by
Kathy Schuh from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Participants will gain an understanding
of when to select particular forms of media and technology as learning tools
along with the advantages different types of media. This workshop requires
completion of a follow-up assignment.
Richard Dustin and Stewart Ehly will conduct two parent-teacher communication
workshops in October. "Preparing for Success" will meet 5:30 to
9:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.
19. Participants will review theories of interpersonal communication and consider
techniques for better conveying thoughts and emotions. "Building a Partnership"
meets on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26. Dustin and Ehly will discuss
communication and collaboration techniques.
"Multicultural Issues in Psychology and Education" will meet from
5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday Nov. 8 and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday,
Nov. 9. Will Liu will present an overview of multicultural issues in counseling
and educational environments including racism, immigration patterns, gender
socialization, and history. Gender issues relative to boys, men, and masculinity
will be areas of particular focus. This workshop will be repeated November
Interested parties may register for any number of the workshops. Each workshop
awards one semester-hour of graduate credit and is graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory
only. People without a bachelors degree should phone the Center for
Credit Programs to inquire about registration. Those who register for undergraduate
credit will be graded pass/nonpass.
For more information or to register, phone the Center for Credit Programs,
toll-free, at 1-800-272-6430.