Bridges: Research into Practice - November 2008
November 2008 Issue
Engaging Middle School Mathematics Students in Problem-Based Learning: Placement of Cell Phone Towers
Rose Mary Zbiek, Shari Ann Reed, and Tracy Boone developed a geometry lesson that incorporated problem-based learning stations.
Researchers at the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy describe how learners at an Even Start literacy program benefited from leadership roles.
Black Latinos with Disabilities: Limited Access to Vocational Rehabilitation Reflects African American Societal Challenges
Keith Wilson, professor of rehabilitation services, says Black Latinos are less likely to receive rehabilitation services than White Latinos.
Preston Green has done extensive work in the area of law and education. His influence helped the Kansas Supreme Court in its decision to change the state legislature's practice of distributing funding.
Boyd was a renowned researcher and educator in the field of educational leadership, with a specialty in education policy and politics as well as educational administration.
The $960,000-plus initiative, titled Principals for Student Success, allows participants to earn a master’s degree in Educational Leadership with principalship certification.
The four-year project examines a tutoring strategy that was developed by a College of Education research team on an earlier grant that ends this summer.
Penn State Wins $800,000 Grant to Support Concurrent Master’s Degree and Certification in Special Education
Student applications are now being accepted for summer 2009.
They met with a number of alumni and doctoral students of Penn State’s Educational Leadership program, each holding an essential position in educational administration or state government.
College of Education alumnus Gerald Gipp has been honored by the Penn State Alumni Association.
The College of Education recently honored the 2008 award winners for their excellence in teaching and leadership.
Brent Hurley has worked as an academic counselor and advising programs coordinator for Penn State.
Sciavino-Narvaez has been a student marshal, a Fulbright scholar, a Peace Corps volunteer, and a school principal, not to mention pursuing advanced degrees and adopting a Korean child.
Matthew Herdman '06 is being honored Nov. 7 by the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Dr. John Nworie '04 receives the 2008 EDUCAUSE Quarterly Contribution of the Year Award at its annual conference in Orlando, Fla. this October.
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.
Matthew Poth served two tours in Iraq before enrolling in the College of Education to pursue a career in teaching.
Education student, Jillian Deegan and her friend, Scott Karduck, converted a truck to run on used vegetable oil for their cross country trip this summer.
Doctoral candidate Abuya saw Penn State's Educational Theory and Policy program as the perfect fit for her research interests.
Meloy, a College of Education senior, served as an alternate delegate at the Democrats’ national event in Denver.
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