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Registration open for seventh annual Iowa Mentoring and Induction Institute

May 26, 2011

Bev Riess, instructor, UNI Office of Student Field Experiences, 319-223-8985,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The seventh annual Iowa Mentoring and Induction Institute conference will take place Monday, June 20, and Tuesday, June 21, at the Park Place Event Centre on the Lake, 1521 Technology Parkway, in Cedar Falls. The conference, sponsored in part by the University of Northern Iowa, will address effective mentoring practices to support beginning teachers from pre-service experience to the classroom.

Keynote speakers for this year's conference include Linda Darling-Hammond, co-director of the School Redesign Network; Sarah Brown-Wessling, 2010 National Teacher of the Year; Jason Glass, director of the Iowa Department of Education; and Taylor Mali, author and poet.

There is no registration fee, and a $500 expense stipend will be available for those who attend the full two-day event. Attendance is limited to 250, and the deadline to register is May 31 to be eligible for the stipend. Additionally, graduate credit is available for those interested.

In addition to UNI, event sponsors are the Iowa Department of Education; Mildred Middleton, educator emeritus; and the Iowa State Education Association.

For the institute schedule and other information, visit