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UNI's Price Laboratory School offers first Teacher Institute<br>

October 10, 2002

Lee Weber, Price Lab School social studies department chair, (319) 273-2056
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Malcolm Price Laboratory School (PLS) will offer its first Teacher Institute to its faculty, staff and administrators Friday, Oct. 18, at the school.

Sessions will be offered on topics ranging from classroom motivation and management to suggested projects for classes in all subject areas. The program is designed to enrich the experience of UNI teacher education students.

According to Nadene Davidson, interim director of PLS, 'Last year PLS faculty made 119 state, national and international professional presentations and held 53 offices or leadership positions in professional organizations. We will bring this professional expertise to PLS to share with our teacher education students.'

The Teacher Institute was the dream of Lee Weber, PLS social studies department chair and chair of the planning committee for the event. 'We hope that, in addition to gaining exposure to outstanding professional presentations, the UNI teacher education students will begin to see the value of continued professional development and attendance at professional conferences after they begin their teaching careers,' Weber said.

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