Events

Past Events


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UNI Education Summit-Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practices: Challenging Systemic Inequity and Injustice in Education and Health  

  • Date: November 11 - 12, 2019 

  • Location: Maucker Union

  • Description: UNI’s Education Summit titled, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Practice: Challenging Systemic Inequity and Injustice in Education and Health was designed for education and health care providers or educators; PK-12 teachers, parents, and students; community members; education leaders; university faculty, staff and students; faith leaders or organizations, and policymakers. The Education Summit explored research, practices, and polices that underpin our current education and health care systems. This Summit featured presentations and panels, interactive workshops, and dialogue sessions led by experts from Iowa and the nation.

  • Information about the 2019's Education Summit can be found in the following link.

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Systems Mapping Workshop 3

  • Date: September 11, 2019

  • Location: Commons Georgian Lounge

  • Description: The CET partnered with the Black Hawk County Health Department to facilitate a third workshop to discuss the possible root causes and forces underpinning the levels of equity in Black Hawk County. Different than the previous workshops in this series, this workshop aimed to review the data derived from approximately 50 diverse stakeholders and the resultant systems thinking map produced by and based on narratives about the groups’ own lived experiences and observations about equity. Led by the consultants from Engaging Inquiry, the provisional map can be found here.

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Redefining Educator Preparation in the United States

  • Date: July 25, 2019

  • Location: AASCU’s Summer Academic Affairs Conference Minneapolis, MN

  • Description: The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and UNI convened for a second time to extend the work that commenced in June 2019 and further establish a national network of education leaders and scholars to redefine educator preparation in the United States. The specific goals of this convening held in Minneapolis, MN were to engage education leaders and scholars in (a) discussing the critical problems confronting PK-12 schools, including disciplinary and programmatic challenges, opportunities, and needs associated with preparing America’s dynamic educator workforce; and (b) developing sound, effective proposals to address these problems.

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11 july 2019

Systems Mapping Workshop 2

  • Date: July 11, 2019

  • Location: Hawkeye Community College Van G. Miller Adult Learning Center

  • Description: The CET partnered with the Black Hawk County Health Department to facilitate a second workshop on a discussion about the root causes and forces underpinning the levels of equity in Black Hawk County. Specifically, this workshop aimed to have an open and authentic conversation about the implications of race and related structural, environmental, historical, and societal policies and events that are commonly implicated in levels of equity. This second workshop, among 50 diverse stakeholders and leaders in the community, resulted in a better understanding historical events and methods that contribute to current levels of equity. Participants also discussed their most salient cultural identities and lived experiences in the environments and contexts in which they are embedded.

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Systems Mapping Workshop 1

  • Date: June 26 - 27, 2019

  • Location: Commons Georgian Lounge

  • Description: Led by Black Hawk County Health and the CET, this, the first in a series of system mapping workshops, facilitated an important discussion regarding the root causes and forces underpinning the levels of equity in Black Hawk County. The long-term goal of the series of workshops and thereafter was to facilitate a sustainable, transformative change, undergirded by a systems approach. Initial and introductory conversations among 50 diverse stakeholders and leaders in the community, allowed for the identification of previously unacknowledged, long-standing issues about race, culture, and equity evidenced in the environments and contexts in which Black Hawk County individuals, students, and families, neighborhoods, and organizations are embedded.

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18 june 2019

Re-calibrating Federal Roles in Educator Preparation

  • Dates: June 18 - 20, 2019

  • Description: Co-led by by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a leading national higher education association, and the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), the Center facilitated this important convening (comprised of provosts, deans, and other university faculty members and leaders) to discuss and inform potential new areas of federal policy that build on the roles of educators to serve the nation's students, schools, and communities. After participating in the convening, attendees connected with a network of education leaders and scholars engaged in advocacy efforts to recalibrate the federal role in educator preparation.

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28 october 2018

National Advisory Council Inaugural Annual Meeting

  • Dates: October 28 - 29, 2018

  • Description: The Center for Educational Transformation (CET) held its Inaugural National Advisory Council (NAC) meeting to discuss and inform Phase II of the CET. This event was comprised of (1) presentations on the changing demography of Iowa and UNI students, (2) Phase I of the CET, (3) selected CET-funded research projects, and (4) a review of the CET’s vision and mission and research and development priorities. Going forward, the CET and the NAC will work together to identify promising areas of research and development in the field of PK-20 education in the U.S. 

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