Bridges: Research into Practice - February 2009
February 2009 Issue
New Online Resource Helps Teachers Support Reading and Communication for Children with Special Needs
David McNaughton and Janice Light recently launched a Web site that provides strategies for teaching literacy to persons with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other disabilities.
The system promises to transform the practice of e-assessing ASL learners.
Paul Morgan led a research study to examine mathematics difficulties in kindergarten children and the extent to which those difficulties continued through elementary school.
Elizabeth Tisdell has conducted extensive research on the role of pop culture in adult education classrooms.
Rayne Sperling and Jonna Kulikowich have just completed a systematic study of Pennsylvania school districts’ local graduation assessments.
Edgar Farmer and Shakoor Ward recount Flipper's unprecedented rise from slavery in the nineteenth century.
The prestigious Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, a one-year non-degree initiative, brings accomplished mid-career professionals from around the world.
The three-year, $525,000 grant from the Martinson Family Foundation supports a project aimed at strengthening teachers' knowledge of science in grades K–8.
Raven and Marv Rudnitsky recently named the College of Education in their will and in a testamentary charitable lead trust to provide scholarships.
Griffin, assistant professor of education, participated on a panel to discuss the gaps in academic achievement and the possible role gender plays in a January airing of Common Ground Lobby Talk.
Harmotto is a gifted student-athlete who has accomplished plenty during her College of Education career.
Oster appeared January 12 with three other guests on Business Matters, a weekly community-interest program produced in Allentown, Pa.
The Ronald McDonald House in Hershey, Pa., benefited from a get-together by participants in Penn State's Professional Development School.
The Education Policy Studies Student Association serves graduate and undergraduate students in the College. The group has an active schedule this spring with events both on and off campus.
Ruth ’61 EK ED, ’75 M.Ed. has served on the board since 1989 and chaired the successful Children's Book Drive.
Make plans now to come to Penn State to attend the Traditional Reunion Weekend, June 4-7.
Join us in the 4th annual Cycle-Thon, to be held April 26. This year's event includes a 5K run-walk, a picnic lunch, games, prizes, bike demonstrations, and a special visit by the Nittany Lion.
Alumni will have an option to receive the magazine in print format or via e-mail.
Michael Dissen '08 is serving 27 months in Lesotho acting as resource for teachers in a rural village. He shares his experiences through a personal blog.
Lawyers, teachers, school board members, and administrators are invited for summer enrichment at the 2009 Institute planned for June 21–27.
Penn State offers a number of seminars and courses, many approved for Act 48 credit.
Alumni, learn about what your Penn State classmates are up to, and let them know what you are doing now.
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