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October 2019


During our annual Homecoming Gala, The University of Toledo Alumni Association recognized the University's outstanding alumni. Mona Al-Hayani (MEd, 99) was the awardee for the College. Mona had earned the title of Ohio’s 2019 Teacher of the Year, and is currently completing a fellowship at the Ohio Department of Education.  As a Toledo native and history teacher at Toledo Early College (TPS), Mona has reached national acclaim for being at the forefront of the fight for human trafficking awareness prevention, basic human rights, and social justice.  Congratulations!

At the 2019 Homecoming Gala, Mona Al-Hayani received the Judith Herb College of Education Outstanding Alumna Award. This video, shown at the Gala, celebrates her tremendous accomplishments.


The U.S. Office of Special Education Programs have awarded UToledo funds aimed at preparing early childhood special educators to meet the needs of young children with intensive disabilities.  Project Prepare is a five-year grant directed by Dr. Laurie Dinnebeil. A unique feature of the project is the collaborative development of educators and related service providers. Interprofessional teaming is truly embraced.  The online project is currently recruiting students, of which the first cohort will begin in January.

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UToledo's third Day of Giving was held a few weeks ago.  Thank you to all the generous donors who selected gifts to one of the funds in the Judith Herb College of Education.  We had 46 donors with a total of over $9,000. We are grateful for your support.


Gillham Hall is happy to now have an active learning classroom. The benefits of our summer renovation are shining as instructors and students are maximizing the use of our new classroom space.  Active learning classrooms are designed to allow students to collaborate with each other, share work in progress, get rapid feedback on that work, and provide instructors with access to all parts of the classroom. The classroom is equipped with cluster seating, white boards, electrical outlets, multiple monitors, and a technology-rich teaching podium. Lecturer Cindy Richard stated, "I think it is wonderful that the College was able to upgrade this classroom. The use of screens at every table creates an environment that boosts collaboration and allows students to present elements of assignments up close. I truly believe this increases class engagement and allows students to get more creative inside the classroom." The room is located at 4700 Gillham Hall, stop by and take a look! Our goal is to have active learning classrooms on each floor of the building.


We are proud of the following stakeholder achievements and recognitions:

Dr. Romulus Durant (UToledo alumnus BEd, MEd, PhD) received the Buckeye Association of School Administrator's Exemplary Leadership Award for Region 1. Dr. Durant is superintendent of Toledo Public Schools.
Pierrette Widmeyer (PhD student in Foundations of Education) was the keynote at the 2019 Michigan Broadband Summit. This event aimed to  support the digital divide and impact the homework gap nationwide.
Our Office of Student Services was awarded first place in the UToledo office decorating contest during Homecoming.  The theme was Rocky's Haunted Homecoming, and our office was transformed into a haunted school house.  Great work Student Services team!
Sporting a bit of college pride....students, staff, and faculty participated in  
Wear Your JHCOE T-Shirt Day
Oct.  24 - Registration for Spring term begins
Nov. 1 - Withdraw period ends
Nov. 8 - College Scholarship Reception
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day, no classes
Dec. 9 - Final exam week begins
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