Tuesday, December 10, 2013

What: Two second-grade classes led by their University of Iowa College of Education alumnae teachers will visit the UI to tour campus and participate in a culminating activity with students in the UI College of Education. The UI students have been visiting Mark Twain Elementary School to work with the children on reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities throughout the semester.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 11, and Friday, Dec. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. each day.

Why: The visits are the culmination of a semester-long interaction between students at Mark Twain Elementary School and UI College of Education students who worked with the second graders as part of a primary literacy methods course in their teacher education program.

Who: The event is hosted by the University of Iowa College of Education in cooperation with the UI Chief Diversity Office. Twain teachers Stacey Medd and Terrah Taggart, both UI graduates, will lead their second graders on the visit.

Agenda: Highlights each day include meetings with leaders from the UI Center for Diversity and Enrichment in the UI Chief Diversity Office, College of Engineering, and the College of Education.

Where: At the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences, students will participate in an interactive activity called “Spaghetti Tower” from 9 to 10:15 a.m. From 10:30 to 12 p.m., they’ll be at the College of Education’s Lindquist Center reading, writing, and participating in a scavenger hunt with their College of Education "buddies." Next is lunch in the Burge Market Place from 12:15 to 1 p.m. and a tour of the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.