Doran to help colleges better serve growing Latino populationPosted on
As Iowa continues to experience tremendous growth in its Latino population, Erin Doran will be at the forefront of helping colleges to better serve these students — and ensuring that they succeed.
Central Iowa literacy program for babies expands this fallPosted on
An Iowa State University outreach project aimed at improving literacy among Iowa’s youngest at-risk children is expanding this fall.
Teaching social studies in culturally relevant waysPosted on
Growing up in Texas, Noreen Naseem Rodriguez wondered why there weren’t people like her in school textbooks.
“I went through 20 years of schooling and I never learned about the history of Asians in America,” said Rodriguez, who is half-Pakistani and half-Filipina — or what she affectionately calls Pakipina. “Even though it’s my racial background, because I never learned about it in school, I never had access to it.”
Rodriguez aims to change that for other students of color. This fall, she joins the Iowa State University School of Education as an assistant professor in elementary social studies education.
Research finds that all teachers bring politics to the classroomPosted on
How a teacher teaches is never neutral or apolitical. Instead, educators bring their social and cultural identities into their classrooms — making it important to consider how those lessons and choices are received by students from marginalized groups.
Students travel to China as college grows international presencePosted on
Iowa State University is growing its presence in China and sparking new relations with India.
New Iowa State STEM camp aims to excite children about learningPosted on
Fifty-two incoming fifth- and sixth-graders will next week engage in hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at the first-ever STEM InCYte Camp at Iowa State University.
Iowa State University higher education scholars show leadership at CSCC meetingPosted on
Iowa State University School of Education scholars presented more than 16 percent of the papers delivered at the annual conference of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, which drew participants from more than 75 colleges and universities. The students and faculty members from Iowa State also returned to the Ames campus with three awards and the council’s next president.
Iowa State shares expertise at national education research eventPosted on
Iowa State University will share its expertise on topics ranging from effective mentoring of graduate students, to multicultural competence among student affairs professionals, at an upcoming gathering of 15,000 peers.