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Dietetic interns pilot use of mobile technology in the field with iPod Touch


Educators in the Iowa State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) are testing a new program that encourages the use of technology outside the classroom in the day-to-day lives of dietetic interns.


The dietetics internship program in FSHN and the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) partnered to pilot a program in which dietetic interns can choose to exchange information using iPod Touch devices during their internships across the country.



Schools call on ISU grads for bilingual teaching


The 2010 U.S. Census reports that between 2000 and 2010, Iowa’s Hispanic and Latino population increased by 83.7 percent, composing a solid 5 percent of the state’s total population.


While city demographics change and communities diversify, children of all backgrounds must learn with equal opportunity. That means school must approach teaching in a way that is conducive to learning for all. Enter Iowa State University.


Marcia Rosenbusch, an adjunct associate professor of K-8 world language education, predicted this trend years ago, which is why she played a leading role in setting up international student teaching programs in Cáceres, Spain, and San Luis Potosí, México. Through these programs, Iowa State elementary  and early childhood student teachers spend a half semester instructing in Spanish the first or second grade curriculum in math, science, reading, and social studies.



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Eleven faculty and staff members were honored for their outstanding work at an awards reception April 26. Read more about awardees and their contributions to the college.