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COE students win honors at national gifted education conference

Professionals and students from across the country gathered at the National Association for Gifted Children conference in Florida Nov. 5 to discuss new developments in gifted and talented education. And while there, three of the 16 UNT doctoral students attending received awards.

Faculty encouraged to enter student pieces in writing competition

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2017 University Writing Awards, sponsored by the UNT Faculty Senate. Faculty members may nominate pieces written by students in the 2016 calendar year in a variety of categories. The deadline is Feb. 17.

The categories are: 

COE faculty member aids in rare study on terrorism

In the early hours of April 2, 2015, terrorists in Kenya launched an attack on a university full of students. Hours later, 147 people, mostly from Garissa University College, were dead. Traumatic incidents of this type and survivor resiliency have been widely studied in the West.

Curriculum & Instruction master's student ready for second career in the classroom

Sue Dinaro always loved being an elementary school teacher, and after four years, she was on her way to becoming a master teacher. But when she moved from New Mexico to Texas when her husband’s job wasSusan Dinaro relocated, she had trouble finding a teaching position and knew she’d have to look for something else.

Free workshop aims to give educators insight on teaching students about Holocaust

By Raquel Talamantes

Current and future educators will learn about how to best present historical information about the Holocaust to their students at the UNT College of Education’s “Echoes and Reflections: Leaders in Holocaust Education” workshop.

The event, set for Nov. 4 at UNT’s Willis Library, is particularly designed for pre-service and certified middle school and high school teachers who teach topics about the Holocaust, but it is open to the public. The workshop is free, thanks to support received through a UNT Office for Faculty Success Mentoring Grant.

K-12, higher education leaders to grapple with taboo topics at UNT conference

What: The 33rd annual Educational Leadership Conference at the University of North Texas. This year’s theme, “Crucial Conversations on Equity and Excellence,” will feature talks, presentations and interactive group activities designed to bring issues such as race, faith and sexual orientation to the forefront of education conversations and initiatives. 

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 (Wednesday).

Curriculum & Instruction master’s goes online

The UNT College of Education’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, which aims to give current educators the skills they need to pursue leadership roles at the campus and district level, is now available almost completely online.

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