Connections - Spring 2014
Some recent correspondence between Dean Monk and James Otto, the recently retired principal of the Issac Sheppard Elementary School, reflecting upon on the strength and impact of the partnership between Penn State and the school.
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 alumnae 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.
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.
The College of Education is partnering with Penn State World Campus to offer a new master's degree in organization development and change.
Faculty and Staff News
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is honoring Greg Kelly, Liliana Garces, and Erica Frankenberg.
Ali Carr-Chellman, professor of education and department head of Learning and Performance Systems, examines the effect private, for-profit companies are having on the public school system.
William Rothwell, professor of education, and his co-authors wrote a book that shares how organizations can improve performance in the workplace.
A study by, associate professor of special education, and his colleagues indicate that Black children and children in homes where a language other than English is being spoken are less likely to receive an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis by school entry.
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.
Please welcome Jennifer Keyzer-Andre, Darlene Kolesar, Richard Browne, and Bonnie Richardson to the College.
Congratulations to Jacqueline Edmondson, Erica Frankenberg, Liliana Garces, Charlie Hughes, Greg Kelly, Cynthia Pellock, Kai Schafft, and Mark Threeton.
Review the latest faculty/staff presentations, publications, grants, and grant proposals.
Lexi Dunnells, RHS student and avid volunteer, spent her summer volunteering in Kenya trying to make the world a better place.
New Maymester course focusing on experiencing linguistic and cultural diversity in a new immigrant destination in Pennsylvania and preparing to teach English language learners.
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.
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.
For the second year in a row, the College of Education is competing in March Like-ness, a social media competition among Big Ten schools/colleges of education to acquire the most likes and followers on Facebook and Twitter.
Review the latest research by our students.
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