Month: August 2019

UCO Hosts Troops to Teachers Program

Veterans attend UCO Troops to Teachers Program

 

 

 

 

 

UCO is continuing its mission of providing educational opportunities for veterans by partnering with Oklahoma’s Troops to Teachers to host the annual Troops to Teachers Jump School professional development program. The first seminar was held on Central’s campus in June, and the program will once again be offered in summer 2020. The three-day seminar was open to veterans who are currently teaching or planning to enter the education profession.

Over thirty veterans attended the sessions which focused on how to develop a positive classroom learning environment, design engaging instruction, integrate technology into the classroom and meaningfully assess student learning. Participants also attended a special ceremony in Old North with former UCO President Don Betz and current UCO President Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar. Special thank you to professors from the Educational Sciences, Foundations and Research department for helping to plan and lead this event!

Student Spotlight: Donovan Cousan

Donovan Cousan PresentationDonovan Cousan, a 2019 community/public health graduate, interned this summer with Project IMHOTEP, which is supported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He was selected as one of seven students from Project IMHOTEP to present his poster at CDC Headquarters. The title of his presentation was ‘The Progression in Biodefense: Exploratory Analysis of the National Biodefense Strategy.’

Presentations were given to the CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS), the Dr. James A. Ferguson emerging Infectious Diseases Graduate Fellows and CDC staff.