Through the generosity of alumna Mildred Speranza, St. Kate’s will offer a $200 per credit stipend (off of $475) to a Catholic school teacher completing the Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction or our New Technology Integration program.
Mildred Speranza graduated from St. Kate’s in 1939 with a degree in French and went on to receive law degrees from the University of Minnesota and William Mitchell. She was President of Produce Exchange Bank from 1960-1980. This family bank helped Italian immigrants in the early 20th century secure funding to buy homes and start businesses in Minnesota. She was one of the first women bank presidents. She attributed her own success, in part, to the strong education she received in Catholic schools. One arm of her generous and ongoing legacy of community building is to support teachers who work in Catholic settings.
Attend an online information session to learn more about this wonderful opportunity.
Congratulations to Abigael Morales!
Abigail Morales ’16, a student in the Master of Arts in Education, Curriculum and Instruction program, has been named as the recipient of the Mildred Speranza Award for Teachers in Catholic Settings.
Morales, who teaches 6th grade at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Monticello, Iowa, found out about the University ‘s graduate program through Facebook and learned of the award after speaking with admission representatives during an online information session.
“I loved that the school was founded on Catholic principles and continues to place a strong emphasis on social justice,” she says. “I am so excited to start this journey to grow professionally as a reflective educator so that I can continue to increase my students’ learning in meaningful ways.”
St. Kate’s as a whole affords students considerable opportunities to explore the many ways in which our work, our food, our consumption, our service, our spiritual practices contribute to the greater good. We consider plagiarism an integrity issue, and foster an environment where students know how to ask for help before “mistakes are made.” Even so, sometimes we may find ourselves entering “grey” areas where we wonder, “Is this ethical?”
This chart can be a helpful resources in considering this question as it relates to issues of academic integrity and plagiarism.
Did I Plagiarize?
During our back-to-school workshops the Education Department enjoyed opportunities to work with faculty across the university on a number of critical skills for facilitating student success. Dr. Kelly shared great strategies for building students’ critical thinking skills, Dr. Heacox led faculty considering strategies for differentiating instruction, and Dr. Anderson worked with Librarian Leann Suchy on Technology Integration skills.
Enjoy a review of your own tech integration skills here:
Using Digital Tools to Improve Student Outcomes or Faculty Efficiency
Hope you own back to school efforts have been rewarding and rejuvenating!
We’ve enjoyed working with experienced 1:1 Teachers and Tech Integration Specialists this summer from near and far as we polish the curriculum for our new online class on best practices in 1:1 Content Creation and Pedagogy. The themes are surprisingly universal from around the region, and the outcome of transformative practices after two or three years of implementation is the exciting ending about which we continue to hear.
Share your knowledge or sign up to learn more with St. Kate’s on link below.
1:1 Best Practices in Content Creation and Pedagogy