Owen presents on gifted adult learners in teacher ed
Jackie Owen, instructor in the VCSU School of Education and Graduate Studies, presented at the 20th Biennial Conference of the World Council on Gifted and Talented Children, held in Louisville, Ky., in August. Her presentation, “Exploring Profiles and Perceived Learning Needs of Undergraduate Gifted Adult Learners in Teacher Education,” described her ongoing qualitative study of gifted teacher candidates.
Owen hopes that her work will help provide a starting point for future research on undergraduate gifted adult learners, as well as identify practices that might better meet the educational needs of “everyday gifted” undergraduates. Her study looks at gifted students’ perceptions of current educational practices, successes and challenges with coursework, and recommendations for potential changes in practice.
Noting that current practices in educational reform include the recruitment of top students to prepare for careers in education, Owen suggested that recruiting top students to teacher education programs may be only an initial step in bringing them into the teaching profession. Understanding what gifted undergraduate learners need in order to maximize their learning potential during their undergraduate program may also be important for retention in teacher education and, ultimately, satisfaction within the profession.
Allen article on saxophone vibrato published
An article by Andrew Allen, new instructor of music at VCSU, has recently been published in The Instrumentalist, the premier periodical for U.S. middle school, high school, and college band and orchestra directors.
The article, “Teaching Saxophone Vibrato,” was included in the Woodwind Clinic section of the September 2013 issue.
What's happening at VCSU and in Valley City ...
Monday, September 9
7:00 pm Auditions for Complete and Jungle Book, Theatre 320
Tuesday, September 10
12:00 noon Seminar “Internships: The How’s, the Why’s,” Norway Room
7:00 pm Callbacks from auditions for Complete and Jungle Book, Theatre 320 & Vangstad Auditorium
Wednesday, September 11
7:00 pm Viking volleyball vs University of Jamestown, Graichen Gymnasium
Thursday, September 12
North Dakota AQHA Horse Show, N.D. Winter Show Building (September 12-15)
Friday, September 13
Yom Kippur begins at sundown
Viking cross country at Minnesota State University Moorhead, Randy Smith Invitational, Moorhead, Minn.
2:30 pm Viking volleyball vs College of St. Mary @ Peru State Tournament, Peru, Neb.
8:30 pm Viking volleyball vs Mount Marty College @ Peru State Tournament, Peru, Neb.
Saturday, September 14
9:00 am – 1:00 pm VCSU Choir Rummage Sale, Foss Music Hall
12:30 pm Viking volleyball vs Peru State College @ Peru State Tournament, Peru, Neb.
4:00 pm Viking volleyball AIB @ Peru State Tournament, Peru, Neb.
6:00 pm Viking football vs Dakota State University, Shelley Ellig Field
Sunday, September 15
Viking golf at University of Jamestown Invitational, Jamestown Country Club (September 15-16)
Monday, September 16
Tuesday, September 17
Wednesday, September 18
Graduate/Professional School Day, NDSU
Hispanic Heritage month kick off, Student Center Cafeteria
Viking golf at United Tribes Invitational, Apple Creek Country Club, Bismarck, N.D.
7:00 pm Viking volleyball vs Dakota State University, Graichen Gymnasium
Thursday, September 19
Friday, September 20
7:00 pm Viking volleyball @ Presentation College, Aberdeen, S.D.
Saturday, September 21
4:00 pm Viking volleyball vs Briercrest College, Graichen Gymnasium
6:00 pm Viking football vs Trinity Bible College, Shelley Ellig Field
ND Junior High and High School Rodeo, ND Winter Show Building (September 21-22)
Sunday, September 22
First day of autumn
Viking golf at Valley City State Invitational, Cross Roads Golf Course, Carrington, N.D. (September 22-23)