Missouri and MSU: What Can We Learn about Equity and Inclusion from the One Room School House? Exploring MSU Leadership in Teacher Education Since 1905

Join us Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7pm Central time as we continue to celebrate Missouri’s Bicentennial. This is the fifth of seven webinars scheduled in 2021. Missouri and MSU: A shared past. A vision for the future. Click here to view the entire year’s programming.

When territories become states, as happened here 200 years ago, the education of children becomes a priority. In our part of Missouri, one-room schoolhouses dotted the landscape, and when the Fourth District Normal School (now Missouri State University) opened its doors on June 11, 1906, it prepared teachers to teach in these schools. These one-room schoolhouses no longer dominate the landscape, and the varied needs of a diverse student population must be met. This webinar looks at the question of diversity in schools, the history of schooling in Missouri, and the leadership Missouri State University has provided in preparing educators.

Please feel free to submit questions when registering or during the webinar.

Meet our panelists

  • Dr. Steven Jones (moderator), Professor, MATL/SETL Program Coordinator, MSU, Springfield, MO
  • Dr. Frank Einhellig, Provost, MSU, Springfield, MO
  • Dr. Kayla Lewis, Associate Professor, Graduate Literacy Program Coordinator, MSU, Springfield, MO
  • Dr. Margie Vandeven, Commissioner, Missouri Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education, Foristell, MO