Giving high school students the tools to question classic literature

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Generations of students have read Shakespeare and Hemingway for high school literature class and Jeanne Dyches, assistant professor in Iowa State University’s School of Education, would like students to question that tradition. Assigning these texts without questioning issues of race or gender may exclude students who do not see themselves in the text, and make them feel their voices are not valued, she said.

Fulbright Specialist from Iowa State evaluates drug prevention education in Malaysia

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Cathy Hockaday spent a month in Bandar Baru Bangi, Malaysia, reviewing family and school-based prevention programs and developing a plan for monitoring and evaluating the country’s drug prevention education.

Hockaday coordinates the “Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14,” an effective drug prevention program from ISU Human Sciences Extension and Outreach that has been implemented in more than 25 countries since 1993.

Brian Burt cited as Emerging Scholar by Diverse Issues in Higher Education

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Brian Burt, an assistant professor in the School of Education at Iowa State University, has been named an Emerging Scholar, a distinction bestowed by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine, for his research to improve the experience of Black men in STEM programs and graduate students in education.

Leadership scholar to direct Iowa State University School of Education

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Donald Hackmann, a professor of educational leadership at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, has been named director of the Iowa State University School of Education and the inaugural Frances S. and Arthur L. Wallace Professor in the College of Human Sciences, beginning on July 1.

Sketchnoting pushes students to learn, retain information differently — particularly in STEM

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As students learn sketchnoting — a new method of note-taking — Ann Gansemer-Topf, an associate professor in the School of Education, studies what they learn from the novel note-taking approach.

Board of Regents approves Doctorate of Education program to start fall 2019

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The Iowa Board of Regents have approved a proposed Doctorate of Education program in the School of Education to start in fall 2019.

School of Education scholars continue tradition of academic excellence

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This November, Iowa State University School of Education graduate students and faculty members will present at the Association for the Study of Higher Education’s (ASHE) annual conference in Tampa, Florida.

Oesterreich to receive national 2018 Excellence in Extension Award

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Lesia Oesterreich from Iowa State University will receive the 2018 Excellence in Extension Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Cooperative Extension, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. Oesterreich is being recognized for her educational programs that help teachers and caregivers significantly increase understanding in child development, early learning, positive behavior reinforcement and nutrition, as well as health and safety practices.

Reason named interim associate dean of the College of Human Sciences

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Robert Reason, professor and associate director for research and administration in the School of Education at Iowa State University, has been named interim associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs in the College of Human Sciences.

Hydration strategy key as high school athletes begin practice

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The first week of high school sports practices is a particularly vulnerable time for athletes, says an Iowa State University assistant professor of kinesiology. James Lang studies how environmental stresses, such as heat, affect how our bodies regulate internal temperature. Lang says being proactive about hydration, rather than reactive, is important to keep athletes safe.