Bridges: Research into Practice - May 2009
May 2009 Issue
David Baker, John Collins, and Juan Leon are co-authors of a newly released article in the UNESCO journal Prospects.
Robert Stevens headed a research group that implemented an instruction model called RAILS, which promises to improve the reading abilities of low-achieving elementary school students.
Researcher Elizabeth Mellin says effective collaborative efforts to improve student well-being require that goals be implemented in a mutual way.
Researcher Gail Boldt points out that the mechanics of early reading involve a combination of phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
A record 250 people attended this year's Cycle-Thon and 5K on April 26 to benefit SCOPE. The event raised $6,000 from registration fees, t-shirt sponsors, and donations.
Charles E. Hunnell has endowed a $100,000 Trustee Matching Scholarship to benefit students with financial need with a first preference for those who graduated from a high school in Greene County, Pa.
Mark and Sue Breedlove have endowed a $50,000 Trustee Matching Scholarship to support students with financial need in the College of Education.
Alumni Roger Williams and Karen Magnuson have made provisions in their estate to create a program endowment in Higher Education.
Tom and Jackie Jenkins create a $100,000 endowment to support PEPP.
Under Orrin Murray, assistant professor and director of EDUCATE, the program marks its first-year milestone and receives support from donors Joyce '57 Ed and Vince McLean.
The Regional Educational Lab Mid-Atlantic regularly plans forums for educators and policy makers throughout a five-state area.
High school students from across the state came to Penn State on April 16-17 to participate in the Future Educators Association state conference.
J. Bonnie Newman will be honored on June 6 for her achievements since graduating from Penn State. She has served in the administration of two U.S. presidents and has a background in academia and non-profit sectors.
Tonya DeVecchis-Kerr and Marcia Pomeroy will be filling two vacated spots on the College's Alumni Society Board.
Make plans now to come to Penn State to attend the Traditional Reunion Weekend, June 4–7.
Penn State Alumni Head the Two Top PDS Programs as Recognized by National Association of Teacher Educators
Diane Yendol-Hoppey ‘86 M.A., ‘99 Ph.D. is director of West Virginia University's Benedum Collaborative, and Jacob Easley ‘04 Ph.D. leads the Mercy College Teacher Residency Program.
Alumni will have an option to receive the magazine in print format or via e-mail.
Four Upcoming Summer/Fall Institutes Offer Unique Professional Development Opportunities
- Counseling Summer Institute Will Address the Growing Problem of At-Risk Youth
Starting May 19, this institute is aimed at counselors, social workers, psychologists, and others seeking to earn continuing education units, as well as foster parents and group home directors.
- Law and Education Institute Again Being Offered at University Park
Lawyers, teachers, school board members, and administrators are invited for summer enrichment at the 2009 Institute planned for June 21–27.
- Professional Development Schools is Topic of Summer Conference at Penn State
The 2009 Penn State Summer Conference for Partnerships and Professional Development Schools is set to run July 9–11.
- Values and Leadership Conference, Call for Papers
This 14th annual conference is scheduled for October 1–3 on the University Park campus. It is sponsored by the D.J. Willower Center for the Study of Leadership and Ethics.
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.
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