Connections - Summer 2014
The Steering Committee has been working to take advantage of the energy and good ideas that have emerged from our Departments, other budget units, and Focus Groups for the College's new Strategic Plan.
The College of Education honored the recipients of its 2014 Faculty, Staff, and Student Awards.
An online master's degree in higher education will help adult learners take advantage of job growth and further their careers in the field.
As the "For the Future" campaign draws to a close, the College reflects on how its community's many meaningful contributions continue to make a powerful positive impact. Review Recent New Endowments to the College of Education
New Partnership Provides Future Teachers Experiences Working with English Language Learning Students
Penn State students learning to work with English Language Learners help create a positive influence on the school children and community of Hazleton, Pa.
The Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS) offers professional development workshops for educators that help bring science teaching and learning theory to life.
College of Education alumni are positively impacting education through award-winning PDS programs throughout the country.
The Summer Academy, a program for high school students who are blind or visually impaired, will be held at Penn State for the first time this summer.
The College of Education recently opened its new mathematics education lab, which provides the College with an environment that has a duality of use, combining research space and classroom space into one state-of-the-art facility.
Penn State alumnus Kevin Clark was honored at a recent White House ceremony as a Champion of Change.
Brad Hoffman, founder and chief executive officer of my Learning Springboard, Inc., was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award by the Penn State Alumni Association. His comprehensive multidisciplinary educational consulting company and learning concierge® service is having a transformational impact on the field.
Faculty and Staff News
Jody Harpster, systems administrator in the Carrara Educational Technology Center (CETC), and Emily Martell, the College of Education’s financial officer, were recognized at the Information Technology (IT) Impact Awards with the Resource Responsibility award for their work on centralized computer equipment purchasing.
P. Karen Murphy, professor of education, presented at the 20th Annual Coalition for National Science Funding Exhibition and Reception in May on behalf of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
The College of Education is proud to announce that a number of faculty members have received promotions and/or tenure.
Kai A. Schafft, associate professor of education in the Department of Education Policy Studies, performed with indie rock band Marah Presents Mountain Minstrelsy at Azkena Rock Festival outside of Bilbao, Spain on June 20.
Jeanine Staples presented her TEDxPSU talk titled "How to Die Peacefully" describing figurative deaths and methods to overcome them.
College of Education Faculty Member Presents TEDx Talk on How Education Positively Impacts the World
David Baker, professor of education, presented at a recent TEDx Fulbright event and discussed how education changes the world.
Seventeen staff members were recognized for their years of service at April's annual staff appreciation luncheon.
Education means a variety of things to a wide range of people. For Jim Nolan, the Henry J. Hermanowicz professor of teacher education, education starts with teachers and students.
Liliana Garces, assistant professor of education and research associate at the Center for the Study of Higher Education, responded to a United States Supreme Court ruling on April 22 that upheld a Michigan constitutional amendment that bans affirmative action in admissions to the state's public universities.
Please welcome a number of new staff to the College.
Presentations made at the American Educational Research Association 2014 Annual Meeting from April 3 to 7 in Philadelphia, PA.
The latest faculty presentations, publications, grants and proposals.
A compilation of and honors won by faculty and staff.
Jennifer Howell traveled from Vietnam to receive her M.Ed.
The College of Education took students on a recent field trip, the popular Penn State Waste Tour to help students understand how each of the different disciplines, such as math, science, social studies and language arts, all can overlap.
Anthony DeVito was named the spring 2014 student marshal for the College of Education.
Kassidy Stauder has excelled at balancing the pursuit of an education degree with the rigors of a Div. I gymnast.
A Penn State workforce education student working toward his Vocational Instructional II certificate has shepherded a group of State College Area High School students to first place in a national competition.
A College of Education program encourages students to incorporate technology into their everyday learning experience.
Congratulations to Maggie Cardin, Emily Giannotti, Allie Goldstein, Duane Graysay, Heather Ervin, Ben Freeburn, Jeff Hart, Allyson Krupar, Timothy Shrom, Kassidy Stauder, David Taylor, and Emily Werns.
Review the latest research by our students.
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