Summer 2020 Engagement

Welcome to the School of Education

Although we cannot be together on campus right now, we invite you to virtually join us and see what it’s like to be a member of the Education community!

IUSB Re-Opening Information

Stop by one of our events, get to know our community, and ask your questions!

Keep up to date and help us grow our virtual community by following the School of Education on social media.

Virtual Events for Summer 2020

Get togethers @ the Virtual Coffee House

Grab a cup of (iced) coffee or tea and join us for a casual chat! Meet other new students, get to know your academic advisor and faculty. We’ll be around for an hour, but you can stop by, say hello, and stay as long as you’d like!

 Start making connections on campus! RSVP required for zoom link.

  • Tuesday, June 23 @ 11am
  • Wednesday, July 15 @11am
  • Thursday, August 6 @ 11am

Best Semester Ever: Learn Growth Mindset!

As a future teacher, do you want to inspire your students to achieve anything they set their minds to? Learn more about growth mindset—how you can employ it as a teacher AND how you can embrace it as a student!

We are always learning and growing, but we often think we “can’t” do something whether that be math, public speaking, or even juggling! Well, Professor Sullivan is here with a message—“if it’s a skill, it can be built!”

Join a growth mindset Zoom session to get ready for classes in August!

  • Wednesday June 17 @ 11am
  • Wednesday July 22 @ 11am

Register for a Zoom session!

You can also explore Growth Mindset anytime you want! Check out this workshop from Professor Sullivan below (Click slide show, then “from beginning”)

Explore Growth Mindset Workshop

Wilson in a mask

Pictured: Professor Kathy Sullivan and her horse, Wilson. Professor Sullivan teaches U100—a course dedicated to helping students succeed in college and life! Wilson is a horse.

A welcome message to our aspiring teachers

Join us for a quick tour of the Education student experience at IU South Bend. You’ll hear from the Dean, faculty, and your academic advisors!

Words of advice from a recent alum: Meet Azizah ’20!

Azizah Jojo-Cunningham graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in May 2020. Awarded the prestigious Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, Azizah encourages future educators to persevere:

“Never give up, believe in yourself and don’t let others turn you away from your dreams. College can be difficult at times, but everything happens for a reason”-Azizah ‘20

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Take a Wonder Walk

Learn more about emerging best practices in place-based learning! Join Dr. Terri Hebert on a “wonder walk” to explore the numerous benefits of learning outside. Use Dr. Hebert’s guide (below) and go on your own wondering adventure!

Watch Dr. Hebert’s wonder walk 

Your turn to wonder!

Ask Winston!

Winston is 2 ½ years old and serves as the entirely un-official mascot of the School of Education. Do you have a question that you’re nervous to ask? Submit questions anonymously using the survey below. Winston (or a staff member) might just post the answer to this page!

Ask your questions

Winston the puppy

We are here for you! Contact the School of Education by calling us at 574-520-4845 or email