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TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

For nearly forty years, the first week of May has been designated as a special time to honor the women and men who lend their passion and skills to educating our children. Let's all shower teachers in appreciation. Educators change the lives of learners every day, and with the abrupt end to the physical school year, teachers have done even more to ensure students reach their full potential through virtual classrooms and learning at home. #ThankATeacher 
Click above to view our appreciation video!

REINVENTING STUDENT TEACHING

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a unique affect on the experiences of our 115 student teachers.  Teachers across Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan have pivoted to provide virtual classrooms and home learning, and likewise, the role of our UToledo student teachers required a transformation…. reinventing the student teaching experience to a remote environment. 

The College is proud of the work and dedication of the class of 2020.  Their flexibility in this time of crisis has demonstrated sterling dispositions and professional characteristics.  One cooperating teacher, Joe Ziebold from Genoa Area Schools, stated “Damian [UToledo student teacher] is posting his lessons on Google Class and responding to his students’ comments. I believe this is a great experience for Damian to be able to teach and respond using technology. He is getting the best of both worlds- he taught in a classroom environment and is currently teaching out of the classroom.” 

Click here to read the full story of our student teachers and their contributions to teaching and learning during spring 2020.
 

KAPPA DELTA PI INDUCTION

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education, is pleased to announce that 24 students were inducted virtually into the Zeta Epsilon Chapter of the society at the University of Toledo.

The Society inducts only those individuals who have exhibited the ideals of scholarship, integrity in service, and commitment to excellence in teaching and its allied professions. Selection as a member of Kappa Delta Pi is based on high academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession. KDP faculty advisors are Drs. Susanna Hapgood and Judy Lambert. Randy Todd, Jr. serves as the chapter president, while David McMurray is the secretary/treasurer. 

Congratulations to KDP's new members! Click here to read more about the ceremony and to see the list inductees.

Join us in celebrating the promotions of Drs. Snejana Slantcheva-Durst (Higher Education) to Full Professor and Katherine Delaney (Early Childhood Education) to Associate Professor.  Promotion represents a minimum of five years of outstanding teaching, research, and service.  Excellent work! Click here to read more.
Beth Diedrick (Doctoral Candidate; online PhD in Special Education) will serve as a statewide ambassador to spearhead the use of DEC Recommended Practices for the care and education of young children with disabilities. Beth will join an international cohort with knowledge of evidence-based practices, professional development and training. We are proud of you, Beth! Click here to learn more. 
Are you searching for a new teaching position? Often, school districts contact us seeking candidates for their open positions. The College has begun to post these openings on our website, as a convenience to our recent graduates and alumni.  Click here to view the open positions. 
Good Thoughts. Resources. Tips.  The Student Engagement and Technology Committee invites you to take a breath during this crazy time. A new Pinterest-style site has been created for your respite. Click here to rejuvenate. 
UPCOMING DATES
May 9 - UToledo Virtual Commencement 
May 11 - Orientation for new students begin. Welcome Freshman!
May 18 - Summer I term begins
May 22 - Last day to submit Special Grade Option request for Spring term
 
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