Embracing an Educational Journey for Online Students

Posted: August 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM CDT

Embracing an Educational Journey for Online Students

For Sarah Bartling, students have always been the reason she works in a career she loves every day. Initially planning to teach at the elementary school level, her own educational and professional journey at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) led to her position as an online program coordinator in the Department of Teacher Education - where her excitement for student success in online education is infectious. Bartling shares how UNK has shaped her educational and career path, and how...

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By: Rosanna Vail

Category: General, eCampus, Education

The Nebraska Country School Conference

Posted: July 24, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

The Nebraska Country School Conference

The Nebraska Country School Conference (2nd ever in the state) was held at UNK Friday and Saturday, July 14th and 15th. This two day event hosted phenomenal speakers on a variety of topics, including the Curator of the National Orphan Train Complex, Genoa Indian Industrial School Museum, and NET documentaries of Country Schools. UNK’s own Assistant Professors contributed to the conference, Dr. Christopher Steinke presented on the Dust Bowl and Dr. David Vail on The Blizzard of 1800...

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

Summer Reading

Posted: May 2, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Summer Reading

I decided to end the school year and start the summer with a list of great book recommendations for the months ahead. I invited faculty to assist in this, so here goes! Sheryl Feinstein, Dean: I was tempted to go with the classics, I think summer is the perfect time to read a classic that you’ve never read before, either because it wasn’t required in a Literature class or you just never found the time. One of those for me was Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin, it’s the...

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

New inductees for Academy for Teacher Education Excellence at UNK

Posted: April 17, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

New inductees for Academy for Teacher Education Excellence at UNK

The new inductees for Academy for Teacher Education Excellence at UNK today are Kipp Petersen and Brett Kluever. This award is given to individuals each year who have made outstanding contributions to the preparation of new teachers and the field of education Brett Kluever, has been teaching in the Gibbons Public schools since 2009. He enthusiastically hosts our math field experience students and mentors our student teachers on a yearly basis. One student teacher commented, Mr. Kluever runs...

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

Special Education & Paper Work

Posted: April 1, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Special Education & Paper Work

I should say right off the bat, I am not a special education teacher, however, like most educators I have worked closely with special education throughout my career and have a great deal of respect for those teachers. In my dealings with special education, it has been my observation that an unwarranted amount of paper work is required by federal regulation. I decided to do a bit of exploring to see if this was true. Here’s what I found out: While I speculated that paperwork was a...

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

College of Education Excellence in Teaching and Research Forum

Posted: March 24, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

College of Education Excellence in Teaching and Research Forum

The College of Education latest forum featured COE faculty presenting on topics related to promoting scholarship with students and integrating technology into teaching. Dr. Megan Adkins (Kinesiology Sports Sciences) presentation focused on utilizing interactive health technology monitors to assess physical activity level and time in moderate to vigorous physical activity to improve our teacher activities in managing a classroom and transitions. She provided the audience with a nice overview...

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By: Martonia Gaskill

Category: Education

Tech EDGE Spring 2017 Conference Inspires Pre-Service Teachers

Posted: March 21, 2017 12:00:00 AM CDT

Tech EDGE Spring 2017 Conference Inspires Pre-Service Teachers

The College of Education hosted the Tech Edge Spring 2017 Conference for teachers and pre-service teachers interested in learning new ways to use technology in the classroom. The conference included 16 speakers from UNK and public schools across Nebraska. The purpose of the conference is to inspire our future teachers and encourage conversations between in-service and pre-service teachers on cutting edge teaching practices that are impacting education today. The conference brings together...

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By: Martonia Gaskill

Category: Education

Little Lopers!

Posted: March 7, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

Little Lopers!

Early Childhood Education Center Little Lopers will be gaining a new home in 2018! UNK is excited to announce a new building for the Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC). This facility will host 150 children between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 years old, which means UNK will be able to serve more children from faculty, staff, and students, along with community families. Faculty across campus plan to incorporate the new facility into their course work and research. Expect to see UNK students...

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

Mind and Body: Lessons I learned from Physical Activity

Posted: February 1, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

Mind and Body: Lessons I learned from Physical Activity

When I was 5 years old and people would ask me my favorite subject, I responded, “recess,” without hesitation. This answer was followed closely by reading and P.E class. My love of physical activity can be directly attributed to my P.E. teacher, Mr. MacGuire a phenomenal P.E. teacher. Even though he retired many years ago they still have MacGuire days at the elementary school where he taught. All through elementary school we had physical education every day, he filled our time...

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

Happy New Year!

Posted: January 9, 2017 12:00:00 AM CST

Happy New Year!

Great things are happening in COE! Here’s a list of new things to celebrate: 2016 Recognition of Excellence Award by the Staff Senate and the Recognition Committee for the KSS Health and Physical Education Majors Club, advisor is Terri Sheridan. Nebraska Teacher of the Year is UNK alum, Amber Vlasnik. Pratt-Heins Award for Teaching and 2016 UNK Creative Teaching awarded to Dr. Grace Mims of the Counseling/School Psychology Department. Please feel free to add to this list and I hope you...

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By: Sheryl Feinstein

Category: Education

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