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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

The Need to Diversify Teacher Education: Building Bridges Across Boundaries
As America’s students have become more diverse, America’s teaching force remains primarily White, female, and middle class. While shortages of teachers of color persist, evidence of the critical need for and efficacy of teachers of color grows. This presentation describes a collaboration between a predominantly White public university and diverse partner school districts to proactively promote teaching as a future profession to high school students of color with a summer academy.

Participants will leave this webinar with:

About the Presenters
Dr. Becky Wilson Hawbaker is a former high school special education teacher and is currently a field experience coordinator at the University of Northern Iowa, where she teaches clinical courses and supervises preservice teachers in schools. She is the Chapter Counselor for the Psi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi. Her research interests include co-teaching, video modeling, school–university partnerships, and diversity issues in teacher education.

Cassandra Hart is an Assistant Principal at Hoover Middle School in Waterloo, Iowa. She taught second grade for 12 years and was a lead teacher at Kingsley and Lowell Elementary for 6 years. She received the Gold Star Teaching award by the R.J. McElroy Trust. She has an M.A.E in PreK–12 Principalship from the University of Northern Iowa.

Jen Beck is a Student Success Specialist at Hawkeye Community College and a doctoral candidate at Iowa State University. She was the first in her family to go to college and earned a BA in art education and an MA in Youth & Human Services Administration from the University of Northern Iowa.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Leadership for Green Schools: Sustainability for Our Children, Our Communities, and Our Planet
Messages like “Think Green,” “Go Green,” and “Be Green” fill marketing airwaves these days. What does it mean to Go Green in a K–12 school? What does it look like? Why is it important?

This session introduces whole school sustainability: the application of sustainability principles across all domains of PreK–12 education. Whole school sustainability invites innovations across curriculum, facilities management, and leadership. These innovations engage students, save money, and help to address environmental and social issues from local to global scales. Lisa Kensler and Cynthia Uline share highlights from their 2017 book Leadership for Green Schools: Sustainability for Our Children, Our Communities, and Our Planet, as well as offer both innovative exemplars and insights from their most current research.

Participants will leave this webinar with:

About the Presenters
Lisa A. W. Kensler is the Emily R. and Gerald S. Leischuck Endowed Professor and Program Coordinator for Educational Leadership in the College of Education at Auburn University. Lisa’s research over the past decade has focused on green schools and the leadership and learning required for transforming schools into more socially just, ecologically healthy, and economically prosperous communities.

Cynthia L. Uline is Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University. Over the past 23 years, Cynthia’s research has explored the influence of built learning environments on students’ learning, as well as the roles leaders, teachers, and the public play in shaping learning spaces. Her current research considers the potential of green schools as student-centered, ecologically responsive, and economically viable places for learning.


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