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UNI College of Education to host 'Hot Topics in Education' webinar

February 18, 2011

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


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa and the College of Education will offer a free webinar as part of their "Hot Topics in Education" professional development webinar series. "Legal Issues: Truth is Stranger than Fiction" will be offered from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24. The webinar will be presented by Dewitt Jones, associate professor of educational leadership, counseling and postsecondary education, and Tim Gilson, assistant professor of educational leadership, counseling and postsecondary education.

Today's educators are bombarded with situations that require them to make decisions that have potential legal consequences. This session will address the top legal issues facing educators today through the use of real-world scenarios. Webinar participants will learn useful tips and suggestions to help them become more aware of education law.

The webinars allow educators to learn from UNI experts in the comfort of their classroom, office or home. This year's webinars feature topics such as classroom management; core standards; closing the achievement gap; technology in the classroom; science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education; and more.

To learn more about the "Hot Topics in Education" series or to register for this free webinar, visit