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The Judith Herb College of Education

Everyone's story is worth telling     

Join in a celebration and examination of how children’s and young adult’s literature allows us to appreciate one another’s stories at the University of Toledo’s 2021 Judith Herb College of Education Spring Symposium “STORIES MATTER” featuring author/illustrators Innosanto Nagara and Cozbi A. Cabrera.
The virtual symposium and interactive workshops will be held on April 15, 2021.  Use the link below to learn more. Registration opens soon.


  UToledo Hosts International Webinar      

The Judith Herb College of Education hosted a webinar for the International Society of Educational Biography (ISEB) this fall.  Titled “Life Writing Methodologies in 2020: Writing and Sharing our Lived Experiences”, presenters were from across the United States (Dr. Edward Janak, University of Toledo; Dr. Lucy Bailey, Oklahoma State University; Dr. Thalia Mulvihill, Ball State University; and Dr. Raji Swaminathan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Canada (Dr. Luigi Iannacci, Trent University).  Attendees were from Poland and the United Kingdom as well as across North America, from Nova Scotia to Seattle.  Two UToledo graduate assistants, Chris Wojciechowski and Elizabeth Razzoog, were instrumental in setting up the technology for the gathering as well as providing real-time technical support throughout the event.  Attendees sent immediate feedback about the session: one called it “an uplifting session”; another wrote “I’m so glad to have found you all—I’m in heaven”; and a third wrote “I find the readings and conversations timely, enjoyable, empowering, and thought-provoking.”  This was the first time that ISEB moved to cyberspace, and due to the success of the event UToledo will likely host future versions, with it likely becoming an annual event.

Dr. Edward Janak, chair of the Department of Educational Studies and President-Elect of ISEB, designed and moderated the webinar.

 Teacher Hero Poster Project                            

What does one do when 8,000 local teachers are going to be on campus?  Let them know how much we appreciate them, of course!
The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department recently held a vaccination clinic at UToledo as part of Ohio's Phase 1B distribution plan. As such, the faculty, staff and students of the college created motivational posters to show our support to the teacher heroes, as they received their shots.  While pandemic teaching might be the hardest thing educators have done, many have gone above and beyond to ensure student learning.  Decorating the clinic site with posters was one small way to let local teachers know they are heroes in our eyes.

See All The Posters
While teaching an early childhood education course in hybrid mode, Lecturer Colleen O'Neal had a couple special visitors pop in.  
Thanks Rocky and Rocksy for keeping us motivated!

New JHCOE tees now available....until sold out!
Show your college pride.
The 100% cotton shirts are on offer through the link below, only. Rocket Educator image on back.
They are sold at cost - $17

Pick up or shipping (flat fee) options available. 


 DEC Award for Mentoring                            

Congratulations to Dr. Laurie Dinnebeil, distinguished university professor, on being awarded The DEC Award for Mentoring  from the Council for Exceptional Chillrden's  Division for Early Childhood (DEC)! Since 1994, DEC has recognized practicing professionals who have met the highest of standards. We are thrilled that Dr. Dinnebeil has been recognized for her work as an outstanding practicing professional.

UToledo students have worked with Old Orchard Elementary Schools to develop assessment and instructional skills in early literacy. Shout out to Dr. Rhonda Aguiton and the educators at Old Orchard for collaborating and continuing this work virtually during the pandemic.  Keep up the effective instruction!
Terence Armentano, a Ph.D. candidate in the Educational Technology program, won the BG Best Award for his work with students and faculty transitioning to emergency remote teaching (ERT) during the  COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Armentano is the assistant director for Online and Summer Academic Programs at Bowling Green State University. Congratulations! 

Pierrette Dagg, a Ph.D. student in Foundations of Education, is the essay winner of the Toledo affiliate of Move To Amend for Democracy Day 2020. Her essay is titled Media Literacy and Democracy. Read more about Pierrette and view her essay by following this link.

March 18 - Coffee with the Dean Diversifying the Teaching Profession Pt.2
April 7 - UTeach Virtual Job Fair
April 7-8 - Day of Giving 
April 15 - JHCOE Spring Symposium: Stories Matter 
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