September-October 2010 News Archive
The College of Education Alumni Society recognized seven honorees October 15 at its annual awards banquet.
The Alumni Fellow Award is the most prestigious award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.
Doctoral student Vince Youngbauer discusses his undergraduate academic career and his time spent teaching in Lewistown, Pa.
P. Karen Murphy, professor of educational psychology, has been named recipient of the Harry and Marion Royer Eberly Faculty Fellowship in Education in Penn State's College of Education.
Eleven College of Education underclassmen are gaining valuable teaching experience in an after-school enrichment program for local elementary school students.
“Principal Leadership in Taiwan Schools” is based on a review of Taiwan's history of school reform. Co-author is Kuan-Pei Lin ’05 Ph.D.
Faculty from Penn State's College of Education have launched an online initiative that demonstrates how teachers can effectively use digital technology in elementary school classrooms.
Research led by Alison Carr-Chellman of is bringing often-ignored perspectives into policy discussions about the future of the country's schools.
Carla Zembal-Saul, professor of science education, has been appointed department head for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in Penn State's College of Education. Her appointment began on October 1, 2010.
Three "bridges" can help high school students with disabilities make their transition to higher education or the workplace.
College of Education researchers have examined Early Childhood Education Teacher Education programs at major U.S. universities and ahve identified several tensions between Early Childhood Education and elementary teacher education programs.
Representatives from a variety of campus programs and organizations will be available to College of Education students at the Academic and Career Services Fair on October 14, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. in the main lobby area of Chambers Building. The event is designed to help students discover some of the helpful aspects of the University pertaining to academic programs and career services.
Andree Ward and Mike Keebaugh are presenting a million-dollar gift to to fund scholarship endowments in the College of Education, the Schreyer Honors College, and the colleges of engineering and information sciences and technology.
Penn State's College of Education will welcome Jan van Driel as the next guest lecturer in the Waterbury Lecture Series. Van Driel, an internationally recognized scholar in the field of science education, will speak on teaching and learning, specifically pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), on October 18, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. in 112 Walker Building.
Sue Rankin, associate professor of college student affairs in Penn State's College Education, briefed the U.S. Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus on the results of the newly released report "The 2010 State of Higher Education for LGBT People." The report, the most comprehensive national report to date chronicling the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, reveals a "chilly" campus climate toward LGBT students, faculty, and staff.
The next EdLion seminar will be held in October in a series of three one-hour sessions. Act 48 credit is available for Pennsylvania teachers who participate in all three live sessions.
With a $6.5 million gift to the College of Education—the largest gift ever to the College—Gay and Bill Krause of Los Altos Hills, CA, will establish and support the Krause Innovation Studio.
The report indicates that a new Pennsylvania tax would add to operating costs of gas drilling companies, but would increase state revenue and have positive results for the state’s economy and population.
Fourteen international professionals are participating in this year’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at Penn State.
Duncan was among the first cohort of students who graduated recently from the Educational and Public Policy program.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the American Indian Leadership Program at Penn State, Professor Rebecca Tsosie will speak at Penn State Law on "Tribal self-determination and the future of Indian education." Her talk is scheduled for October 13.