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Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 2 (December 2009), Uno Library Science Education Dec 2009

Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 2 (December 2009), Uno Library Science Education

Library Education and Development (L.E.A.D.)

This issue of the Library Education and Development Newsletter features Advice from the Frontlines from Shirley Kroenke, a Student Spotlight of Jeanie Kooima, Announcements, Conferences and Professional Development, and the 2010 Heartland School Library Conference registration form.


Nemo News, Volume 6, Issue 2, Uno Library Science Education Dec 2009

Nemo News, Volume 6, Issue 2, Uno Library Science Education

NEMO Newsletter

This issue of NEMO News features Advice from the Frontlines from Rebecca Sims, Important Dates and Reminders, Student Spotlight on Jacob Rundle, Contratulations, and 2010 Heartland School Library Conference.


Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 1 (September 2009), Uno Library Science Education Sep 2009

Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 1 (September 2009), Uno Library Science Education

Library Education and Development (L.E.A.D.)

This issue of the Library Education and Development Newsletter features Advice from the Frontlines from Karen Buckley, a Student Spotlight of Kay Kronberg, Announcements, Conferences and Professional Development, and a message from Graduate Assistant Deanna Reilly.


Nemo News, Volume 6, Issue 1, Uno Library Science Education Sep 2009

Nemo News, Volume 6, Issue 1, Uno Library Science Education

NEMO Newsletter

This issue of NEMO News features Advice from the Frontlines from Shawn Hartman, Important Dates and Reminders, Student Spotlight on Susan Yirak, Congratulations, and Interview Tips.


The Use Of Robotics, Gps And Gis Technologies To Encourage Stem-Oriented Learning In Youth, Viacheslav I. Adamchuk, Gwen Nugent, Bradley S. Barker, Neal Grandgenett Sep 2009

The Use Of Robotics, Gps And Gis Technologies To Encourage Stem-Oriented Learning In Youth, Viacheslav I. Adamchuk, Gwen Nugent, Bradley S. Barker, Neal Grandgenett

Teacher Education Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

In our technology rich world, the educational areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) play an increasingly essential role in developing well-prepared specialists for the 21st century workplace. Unfortunately, interest in theses areas has been declining for a few decades. Various innovative educational initiatives in formal and informal learning environments have been undertaken nationally to attempt to encourage STEM-oriented learning. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the particular program described in this paper focuses on middle school youth in non-formal learning environments. The program integrates educational robotics, Global Positioning System (GPS) and geographic information system (GIS) technologies to provide ...


Using Robotics To Equip K-12 Teachers: Silicon Prairie Initiative For Robotics In Information Technology (Spirit), Alisa Gilmore, Bing Chen, Neal Grandgenett Jun 2009

Using Robotics To Equip K-12 Teachers: Silicon Prairie Initiative For Robotics In Information Technology (Spirit), Alisa Gilmore, Bing Chen, Neal Grandgenett

Teacher Education Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

The Silicon Prairie Initiative for Robotics in Information Technology (SPIRIT) is a unique collaborative effort between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College of Engineering, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Education, and the local Omaha Public Schools (OPS) system. With funding from an NSF ITEST grant, from 2006 – 2008 the initiative recruited and trained 97 math and science middle school teachers through summer workshops and follow-up sessions during the school year, with the goal of equipping teachers in hands-on engineering design principles and providing curriculum development support for STEM instruction. The centerpiece of the training was the ...


Nemo News, Volume 5, Issue 4, Uno Library Science Education Apr 2009

Nemo News, Volume 5, Issue 4, Uno Library Science Education

NEMO Newsletter

This issue of NEMO News features Announcements, Advice from the Frontlines from Robin Clark, Student Spotlight on Sean Story, Free Journal Access, Contact Info, and Goodbye Erin, Hello Alyx!


Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 2 (April 2009), Uno Library Science Education Apr 2009

Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 2 (April 2009), Uno Library Science Education

Library Education and Development (L.E.A.D.)

This issue of the Library Education and Development Newsletter features Advice from the Frontlines from Judy Henning, a Student Spotlight of Shanda Hall, Announcements, Conferences and Professional Development, Library Media Specialist Training Day, and a Farewell from Bridget Kratt.


A New Model Of 4-H Volunteer Development In Science, Engineering, And Technology Programs, Bradley S. Barker, Neal Grandgenett, Gwen Nugent Apr 2009

A New Model Of 4-H Volunteer Development In Science, Engineering, And Technology Programs, Bradley S. Barker, Neal Grandgenett, Gwen Nugent

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

New initiatives centered on science, engineering, and technology (SET) in 4-H may be moving away from the long-established adult volunteer delivery model. This shift in delivery may be due to a lack of availability of adult volunteers who possess the necessary SET competencies to effectively lead 4-H clubs. One way to offset this trend may be to blend traditional face-to-face training with continuous training efforts that include asynchronous on-line training modules, synchronous Web-based meetings, and self-directed learning. This new 4-H SET Volunteer Competencies Training Model is being tested in the Nebraska 4-H Robotics and GPS/GIS program.


Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 1 (February 2009), Uno Library Science Education Feb 2009

Library Education And Development Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 1 (February 2009), Uno Library Science Education

Library Education and Development (L.E.A.D.)

This issue of the Library Education and Development Newsletter features Advice from the Frontlines from Carrie Turner, a Student Spotlight of Hill Annis, Announcements, Upcoming Conferences & Professional Development, and Nebraska Library Legislative Day Highlights.


Nemo News, Volume 5, Issue 3, Uno Library Science Education Feb 2009

Nemo News, Volume 5, Issue 3, Uno Library Science Education

NEMO Newsletter

This issue of NEMO News features Announcements, Advice from the Frontlines from Pat Leach, Student Spotlight on Benjamin Shorb, Web 2.0, Contact Info and See our students work!


Convocation Address: "101 Years: Writing The Next Chapter", Uno Office Of The Chancellor Jan 2009

Convocation Address: "101 Years: Writing The Next Chapter", Uno Office Of The Chancellor

Chancellor’s Speeches

Good morning and welcome to UNO's 2009 Fall Convocation. My sincere thanks to all attending today; and please know it is a privilege to stand before you as Chancellor of this great university and share this annual progress update.

By any standard of measurement, 2009, UNO's Centennial, was an extraordinary year for our campus. It began with the Fall Convocation, and the announcement that Senator Chuck Hagel, a UNO alum, would be locating his Congressional Archives in the Criss Library. This was followed by the dedication of the newly renovated home for the College of Public Affairs and ...


Pushing Past The Walls: Media Literacy, The “Emancipated” Classroom, And A Really Severe Learning Curve, Adam W. Tyma Jan 2009

Pushing Past The Walls: Media Literacy, The “Emancipated” Classroom, And A Really Severe Learning Curve, Adam W. Tyma

Communication Faculty Publications

This essay's purpose is primarily to document the creation process of the Bethesda Program After-School Media Literacy program via a curriculum inspired by critical pedagogy (e.g., Freire, Giroux, Warren). Second, it will conduct a theoretical critique of the project, utilizing the experiences of the project advisor (me). Finally, given the first two sections, this essay will offer a discussion of how this project and the pedagogical process could work in the future.


Community-Engaged Scholarship In Ffigher Education: An Expanding Experience, Judith A. Ramaley Jan 2009

Community-Engaged Scholarship In Ffigher Education: An Expanding Experience, Judith A. Ramaley

Higher Education

Higher education in this country has always been expected to serve the public good. Sometimes, the emphasis is on preparing educated citizens or practitioners in especially critical fields and how public service can deepen and enrich learning and prepare students to lead purposeful, responsible, and creative lives. Sometimes the focus is upon institutions themselves as major intellectual and cultural resources for a community. In this paper, based on the keynote presentation at the Community Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative's invitational symposium, the author explores four levels of engagement: the individual, the academic community and its concepts of scholarship, the ...