Bridges - Winter 2014
Winter 2014 Issue
Alison Carr-Chellman, professor of education and head of the department of Learning and Performance Systems, contends that the funding model for cyber charter schools and their tie to for-profit companies is hurting public schools.
Mark Threeton, assistant professor of education, and Richard Walter, associate professor emeritus of education, wrote a book that is designed to help technical educators effectively manage their classrooms and labs.
Research by two College of Education faculty members, Kimberly Powell and Stephanie Serriere, explores how individuals engaged different social justice and democracy issues through theater techniques.
John Roberts, assistant professor of education, shares in his new book how a process of observing teachers in action can increase the collective learning of educators.
The Penn State College of Education announced that Lani Guinier, the Bennett Boskey professor of law at Harvard Law School, will be the keynote speaker at its interdisciplinary civil rights conference in June 2014.
Two Penn State College of Education alumni have received the nation’s highest honor for math and science teachers.
Lori McGarry, teacher at Park Forest Elementary, wins the National History Teacher of the Year award for Pennsylvania.
The College of Education named Laura Mincemoyer Egan as its fall 2013 student marshal.
Robert Kehler, an alumnus and four-star general in the U.S. Air Force, spoke to the fall 2013 College of Education scholarship dinner on the topic of leadership.
A portion of a recent gift to Penn State made by Jeffery King and his family is helping support an anti-bullying project in the College of Education.
Hiroko Takano, a junior high teacher who has been teaching English in Japan for 20 years, is looking forward to her Penn State commencement.
Gulab Khan has positively impacted students as an educator and is looking forward to how his dissertation on teacher evaluation systems will continue that trend internationally.
Allie Silber, a senior in the rehabilitation and human services (RHS) program, traveled to South Africa this summer to learn about global health and best practices from those in the community.
College of Education students take advantage of the opportunity to teach abroad as a part of their teacher preparation program.
Penn State offers a number of seminars and courses, many approved for Act 48 credit.
Alumni, learn about what your Penn State classmates are up to, and let them know what you are doing now.
Discovery Space and its director of education, Michele Crowl, a College of Education doctoral student in science education, have a mission to provide engaging science experiences to children in and around State College.
College of Education supervisors provide essential guidance and instruction to student-teachers as they work through their classroom internships.
LifeLink PSU is a partnership between the State College Area School District and the Penn State College of Education that provides SCASD students with special needs the opportunity to take college classes at Penn State.
The education and public policy (EPP) major in the College of Education helps students become skilled and effective policy experts in education at the local, state, and federal levels through coursework and internships.
The TIPS Program in the College of Education offers $36,000 per year to students interested in pursuing their doctorate in special education.
The College of Education is partnering with Penn State World Campus to offer a new master's degree in organization development and change.
The 2013 Annual Report of the Penn State College of Education features stories student leaders as well as alumni award winners, reporting on the College endowment, and the honor roll from 2012-13.
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