Bridges: Research into Practice - Winter 2011
Winter 2011 Issue
After two decades, the promise of an integrated charter school system has not held up, perhaps in some instances because of school choice.
New Book Co-Edited by McNaughton Addresses Alternative Communication, Includes Chapters by AAC Users
Transition Strategies for Adolescents and Young Adults Who Use AAC documents educational practices from academic and personal perspectives.
The Center for Science in the Schools has launched an initiative aimed at strengthening the communicating and teaching of science to elementary and middle school students.
The Wind Application Center at Penn State is now accepting applications for Pennsylvania's new Wind for Schools project. The program aims to engage rural elementary and secondary school teachers and students in wind energy education while educating college students about wind energy applications.
A survey of teacher education programs in 38 states reveals difficulties and successes related to preparing teachers to educate the nation's youngest students.
College of Education alumna Leslie Potter is enjoying success in a challenging school in one of the largest school districts in the nation.
A school cafeteria expanded its selection of lunch salads, thanks to the persistence and civic practice of students in the fifth-grade classroom of alumnus Jennifer Cody.
The Nittany Lion offensive lineman, Schreyer honors scholar, and senior in secondary education attributes each aspect of his well-rounded success at Penn State to maintaining a steadfast perseverance.
International volunteerism has been an important service of at least five students taking courses in Penn State's Rehabilitation and Human Services program.
College of Education students in Penn State's chapter of the Student Pennsylvania State Education Association worked for more than twenty years to establish an award that recognizes student leadership in that pre-professional organization. This academic year, the first recipients of the SPSEA Leadership Award will be named.
Penn State sophomore Michael Gottfried was recently honored in San Francisco at the headquarters of the African Library Project for his fundraising efforts.
Alumni, learn about what your Penn State classmates are up to, and let them know what you are doing now.
Penn State offers a number of seminars and courses, many approved for Act 48 credit.
Sandy and Glenn Sapa have endowed the Sandy Sapa Trustee Scholarship in Penn State's College of Education.
Penn State College of Education alumna Kathleen L. Spicher has pledged to create a scholarship to support outstanding undergraduate students in the College.
Robert E. and Barbara Bennett Byrd have pledged $182,000 to the College of Education's General Fund.
The Batschelet Chair is one of five faculty endowments in the College of Education.
Moore and Niles were identified from among a strong pool of seven faculty candidates nominated by faculty, staff, and students of the College.
Susan Faircloth has been appointed director of the American Indian Leadership Program, succeeding John Tippeconnic.
The project aims to decrease nonacademic barriers to learning and improve access by local high school students to mental health services.
d/Deaf and d/Dumb: A Portrait of a Deaf Kid as a Young Superhero chronicles the conflicts, challenges, and successes of a College faculty member who grew up as an oral deaf child.
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