March - April 2008
Kelly was named an Outstanding Reviewer for Educational Researcher for 2007, and Whitney is winner of the 2008 Steve Cahir Award.
Gamson and his colleagues received funding of $468,750 from the Spencer Foundation for the study.
Thirty-four social studies student teachers from the College have been working with the Center to assemble hands-on teaching kits on selected topics for use in public schools.
The College's efforts to raise funds for the United Way campaign total more than $13,000.
College of Education students were among the dancers, and others served on various committees.
Fourteen graduate students in the Comparative and International Programs presented papers at a recent conference in New York.
Students in ADTED 531 were introduced to an online 3-D virtual environment.
University employees have an opportunity to help enhance the quality of the University's programs.
The Education Library is a user-friendly facility, largely because of its faculty and staff.
The State Pennsylvania Student Education Association earned $7,492 for THON 2008.
Orrin Murray joined the College of Education in January 2008 as both a new assistant professor of education and director of Exploring Directions in Ubiquitous Computing and Teacher Education (EDUCATE).
Several members of the College of Education are set to participate in an upcoming conference dedicated to research that examines the rapidly growing influence of videogames as they cross multiple aspects of society.
Gulaldi, a visiting Humphrey Fellow from Turkey, had a cordial virtual exchange with familiar faces from back home during a recent Penn State presentation.
The event is scheduled for April 12, 2008.
Eberly, a 1945 graduate, has been named a 2008 Distinguished Alumnus.
Amid the national challenges of foreign wars, economic distress, and health care crises, the U.S. faces a more silent crisis—a succession planning crisis. What creates this crisis? What exactly is succession planning? Why is important? What can be done about it? This short article answers these questions.
Faculty member Kimberly Powell says children are more engaged when involved in artistic activities than when involved in other types of curricular activities.
William Lowe Boyd, Batschelet Chair Professor of Educational Leadership is co-editor of The Transformation of Great American School Districts: How Big Cities are Reshaping Public Education, which will be published in June.
Twenty-four EDLDR alumni have held leadership positions at fifteen Pennsylvania schools that were recognized by U.S. News & World Report.
The five-course, 9-credit series has been designed to help teachers work with students with special needs.
The summer series, which starts on May 19, is aimed at counselors, social workers, psychologists and others seeking to earn continuing education units to renew their licenses, as well as foster parents and group home directors.
Prominent professors and attorneys will conduct workshops on educational law to administrators and teachers.
Elementary School Counselors Who Form Home-School-Community Partnerships Can Close Student Achievement Gaps
Researchers Jerry Trusty, Elizabeth Mellin, and James Herbert recommend four leadership and advocacy tasks for counselors.
The two-year, $110,000 award is designated to support McDonald's research into understanding expertise in science teaching through video analysis.
David Bender and Amy Marsch are coordinating a partnership aimed at improving science education at elementary schools in the Reading (Pa.) School District.
The American College Personnel Association named Upcraft winner of its Contribution to Knowledge Award, while Rankin received the Voice of Inclusion Medallion.