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Patterson research leads to new social justice minor

Patterson research leads to new social justice minor

Ashley Patterson's research will show up in practice when she teaches Principles of Social Justice (CI815) as part of a new Social Justice in Education minor in the College of Education.

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College of Education to host Rivera roundtable forum

College of Education to host Rivera roundtable forum

The Penn State College of Education is hosting Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera and other Pennsylvania Department of Education leaders for a public roundtable on charter school reform, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library.

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Inaugural Dean's Symposium on Educational Equity set for Dec. 3

Inaugural Dean's Symposium on Educational Equity set for Dec. 3

Join the College of Education for the inaugural Dean's Symposium on Educational Equity, featuring Francesca López on the topic of Asset-Based Pedagogy Research-Practice Partnerships to Promote Whole-Student Outcomes.

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Boldt earns international recognition for her distinguished career

Gail Boldt, professor of education (language and literacy education) in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, recently received the Bloch Distinguished Career Award, the highest award of the International Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference.

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Meyer elected to Reading Hall of Fame

Bonnie J.F. Meyer, professor of education (educational psychology), is one of five people elected into the Reading Hall of Fame. She and the others will be inducted into this international society in a formal ceremony at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association in Tampa, Florida, in December.

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Heard on Campus: Motivational speaker K. B. Strawder

Heard on Campus: Motivational speaker K. B. Strawder

"In the race of this thing called life, it's not about image. It's about completing YOUR race. What is it that you're attaining that YOU really, really want to accomplish? Do it and do it FOR YOU and you only, nobody else. … In order to achieve true success, it starts with you. If you can't achieve success in taking care of yourself, how do you expect to be successful in any area of your life? If you don't take care of you, how are you going to take care of somebody else? … Taking care of you is always first and foremost a priority in your life. … You have to be in the right mental state and you have to be in the right self-care state, to deal with whatever you want to deal with in your heart." — Motivational speaker K.B. Strawder Jr., speaking on "Success and Self-Care: Taking Care of You." Strawder's talk to students in the College of Education was prompted by Diandra Prescod, assistant professor of education, who saw that her students were experiencing a lot of stress and wanted to do something to help them. For more information about Strawder, visit https://www.kbstrawderjr.com online.

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Project TEAM continues to grow and flourish

Project TEAM continues to grow and flourish

Project TEAM is a school-wide anti-bullying movement to help schools develop and strengthen team-oriented cultures, and its founder is attempting to make its overall reach become even wider.

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Alumni honored at annual awards banquet

The College of Education honored several alumni at its annual awards banquet on Friday (Oct. 25).

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Alumni-Student Teacher Network recognized for outstanding programming

The Penn State Alumni Association has recognized a program in the College of Education for its exceptional success in connecting alumni and current students.

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Heard on Campus: Derrick Alridge

Heard on Campus: Derrick Alridge

"To preserve the stories or narratives I've briefly discussed with you this morning, along with the many other stories recounting teachers' lives, their pedagogical influences and their classroom approaches, highlight a vital, but often overlooked dimension of education and the Civil Rights Movement. Eliciting and documenting these stories not only supports the notion of teachers as activists, but also illuminates the influential role that teachers can play in contemporary movements for civil rights and social justice. And it is my hope that these narratives will inform the current generation about their vital role as teachers and activists." — Penn State Alumni Fellow Derrick Alridge, speaking about his “Teachers in the Movement” project, which includes oral history interviews with elementary, secondary and university teachers and educators about their participation in and efforts during the Civil Rights Movement. Alridge is visiting the University Park campus as one of 16 Penn State alumni who were selected to receive the 2019 Alumni Fellow Award, the most prestigious award given by the Penn State Alumni Association. He earned his doctoral degree from the Penn State College of Education in educational theory and policy in 1997.

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Speaker to give tips for 'Taking Care of You'

Speaker to give tips for 'Taking Care of You'

Motivational speaker K.B. Strawder Jr. will speak on "Success and Self-Care: Taking Care of You" from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in 108 Chambers Building on the Penn State University Park campus.

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Forum to highlight teacher influence, impact during Civil Rights Movement

Forum to highlight teacher influence, impact during Civil Rights Movement

A forum focused on the experiences of teachers, administrators and college leaders during the Civil Rights Movement will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library, on the University Park campus.

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Mexico trip to offer students opportunity at international learning

Mexico trip to offer students opportunity at international learning

The creation of another international program – this one in Mexico – will allow College of Education students to develop abilities in social responsibility and leadership in multicultural/multilingual contexts.

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Professor contributes to federal report on child and youth mental health

Professor contributes to federal report on child and youth mental health

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine calls for a comprehensive national agenda to improve mental, emotional and behavioral health in children and youth. Jennifer Frank, assistant professor of education, senior research associate with the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, and Social Science Research Institute faculty co-funded faculty member at Penn State, served on the panel responsible for the report.

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