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Bridges: Research into Practice - Summer 2010

The Summer 2010 issue of Bridges, the research and alumni newsletter from the Penn State College of Education.

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Summer 2010 Issue

 

Research

arbaugh_sml.jpgNew Report Urges Broad Changes in Mathematics Education Relationships

Fran Arbaugh is lead author of the report, published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, that suggests that changes to the nature of the relationships between researchers and educators could benefit both.

Passmore_sml.jpgOffshorability Threatens Pennsylvania Jobs, According to Report

A comprehensive new report details the significant potential that Pennsylvanians face for having their jobs moved out of the United States, or offshored.

ClarianaClariana Develops New Grading System

A text-scoring system known as analysis of lexical aggregates (ALA) and a software package called ALA-Reader allow for scoring essays objective scoring of essays.

dragonfly.jpgCarlsen, Berger Begin Sabbatical by Canal Boat to Study Environmental Sustainability

During their ten-month, 6,500-mile journey, Carlsen and Berger are observing the ecosystems of the eastern United States and Canada.

 

Alumni News

neon websiteScience Teachers Invited to Join NASA Educators Online Network

NEON is a new learning community developed by researchers at the Aerospace Education Services Project, housed in Penn State’s College of Education.

EH20351.JPGAmerican Indian Leadership Program Student Profile: Lynda Hadley

As the AILP celebrates its 40th anniversary, we are examining the impact of the program by profiling some of the people whose life AILP has changed.

Acheampong.JPGLearning So He Can Teach in the Workforce: The Driving Aspiration of Philip Acheampong

This WFED doctoral candidate left a teaching career in Africa in order to seek ways to improve the education profession.

Cambria_Rocco.jpgCambria’s Work Ethic Gives Promise to Persons with Disabilities

Rocco Cambria is president of AHEDD, a not-for-profit agency that provides employment and training services to persons with disabilities.

Higher Education Alumni Gather to Celebrate Program's Milestones

Alumni from various states met throughout Arts Fest weekend, July 8-11.

Alumni Notes

Alumni, learn about what your Penn State classmates are up to, and let them know what you are doing now.

Professional Development

Penn State offers a number of seminars and courses, many approved for Act 48 credit.

 

College News

PEPPPEPP Celebrates 20 Years of Preparing Urban Youth for College

The Penn State Educational Partnership Program is a statewide early intervention initiative that encourages underrepresented youth to pursue their full academic potential.

Greg KellyKelly Succeeding Peck as Associate Dean

Greg Kelly, head of Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the COE, has accepted an invitation to become the College's next associate dean for research, outreach, and technology, succeeding Kyle Peck in that position.

HendricksonHendrickson Co-Authors Book on Student Free Speech

“Student Free Speech and Public Higher Education” was produced in response to the varied contexts of student speech, an area in which new controversies continuously arise.

Moore Named Senior Fellow by European Distance and E-Learning Network

EDEN grants the title of Senior Fellow in recognition of Moore's contributions to the development of open, distance, and e-learning in Europe.

College of Education Graduate Students Publish Seventh Volume of Higher Education in Review

The peer-reviewed journal advances scholarly discourse in the field of higher education while providing experience in academic publishing to aspiring higher education scholars. 

carlise.jpgCollege Staff Visit Grounds of Carlisle Industrial Indian School

The trip was sponsored by the College’s Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee to provide staff with a professional development and diversity awareness opportunity.
 

 

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