Conferences, Workshops and Camps
Author Don Tate will be the guest author/illustrator. If interested in participating with 850 first graders, contact Gloria Kirkland Holmes.
Growing the Imagination Colloquium will feature presentations from colleagues and students engaged in this work throughout UNI and the Cedar Valley community. Timothy K. Eatmanm, publicly engaged scholar, educator and former Imagining America co-director, will deliver the keynote address. Following the keynote, Eatman will facilitate a workshop focused on the work of imagining for our campus. Refreshments will be served.
Daniel Spikes, Iowa State University diversity specialist, will be the keynote speaker.
The guest speaker is Gail Thompson, Fayetteville State University. The community forum leader is Tim Eatman of Imagining America Conference and expert on community engagement and university scholarship.
Robyn Ochs, educator, campus speaker, grassroots activist and editor, will present this workshop. She will discuss her work with teens and young adults, and share some of her observations and the lessons she has learned. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend the workshop.
School of Music conductors Danny Galyen and Justin Mertz will coordinate a day-long workshop for visiting Iowa high school bands. This event is free but requires registration. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Led by conductor and professor Rebecca Burkhardt, this day-long event will host Iowa high school students in a hands-on, interactive orchestra invitational. For more information, contact Rebecca.Burkhardt@uni.edu.
UNI faculty artists Anthony Williams and Jesse Orth will host this hands-on workshop for low brass players, featuring guest artists Gail Robertson and David Vining. For more information or to register, visit https://music.uni.edu/lowbrass.
UNI’s College of Education invites you to attend the 50th Annual Elementary Literacy Conference in the newly remodeled Schindler Education Center. The conference will feature two keynote speakers, Eric Litwin and John Schumacher.
Eric Litwin is a New York Times best-selling author of the popular Pete the Cat series as well as The Nuts and Groovy Joe. Eric’s books have sold more than 8.5 million copies, been translated into 14 languages and have won 18 literacy awards including a Theodor Geisel Seuss Honor Award.
John Schumacher (AKA Mr. Schu) is a blogger, part-time lecturer at Rutgers University and Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs. Library Journal named him “The Xtreme Librarian” for the high level of exertion – along with some gears and stunts – he uses to get kids reading, and Instructor Magazine named him a Cool Teacher for redefining what it means to be a teacher-librarian.
UNI faculty and students are invited to attend the Elementary Literacy Conference free of charge. To learn more about the conference or register, visit www.uni.edu/elc or check in at the registration desk in Schindler Education Center. To earn undergraduate or graduate credit please complete the online enrollment form at www.uni.edu/continuinged/enroll by April 6. No additional tuition is charged to full-time UNI students.
School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate this workshop. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.
Faculty artist and conductor Amy Kotsonis will coordinate this interactive event, featuring women’s chorus ensembles from Iowa high schools, as well as UNI’s own Women’s Chorus. The event will culminate in an evening concert at 6:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public, but the festival does require registration. Please visit https://music.uni.edu/womensing for more information.