Dr. Jerry Aldridge, Professor Emeritus in Early Childhood Education will be the incoming chair of the World OMEP Meeting in Washington, D.C.

jerry-aldridgeDr. Jerry Aldridge, Professor Emeritus in Early Childhood Education

Our faculty and graduates continue to engage in transformative work beyond retirement or graduation! Dr. Jerry Aldridge, Professor Emeritus in Early Childhood Education will be the incoming chair of the World OMEP Meeting in Washington, D.C. In 2015. He is currently leading the effort at the UN for the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, assisted by Dr. Ebtesam Rababah, graduate of the Early Childhood Education Ph.D. Program in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.

June 20-21: The Department of C&I is co-sponsoring the MidSouth Reading and Writing Institute.

The UAB Department of Curriculum & Instruction is co-sponsoring the MidSouth Reading and Writing Institute to be held June 20-21 at Trace Crossings Elementary in Hoover. This conference for teachers and administrators is known throughout the southeast for affordable, but outstanding professional development. Our strands for this conference include Common Core Standards, Response to Intervention, English as a Second Language, and much more!  Please visit our website for speaker information. http://teacherweb.com/AL/MidSouth/Manning/ap1.aspx

The Children's Creative Learning Center is taking registrations for the 2013 summer enrichment program at Shades Mountain Elementary School.

The Children’s Creative Learning Center, a six week summer enrichment program, has been in existence for 41 years. Serving children from all over the Birmingham area, the enrichment program seeks to encourage children to select their daily plan of study, work at their own pace, and enhance their academic development. Whether it is a science experiment with everyday food items or writing and publishing a newspaper, children discover how exciting learning can be.

Visit http://www.uab.edu/cclc/ for registration information.

Dr. Kay Emfinger spoke at the United Nations NGO Committee on the Family on April 18 on "Issues Related to LBGT Families".

Dr. Kay Emfinger, an associate professor in the UAB School of Education, spoke at the United Nations NGO Committee on the Family on April 18 on "Issues Related to LBGT Families".  Dr. Emfinger, has facilitated a number of diversity projects that include work with the LBGTQ student organization, preschoolers and homeless children, the School of Education’s diversity committee and more.  She is committed to research in the area of diversity, writing and presenting on under-represented groups.