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Ability to 'Be Prepared' broadly helpful in Josh Kirby's career

Ability to 'Be Prepared' broadly helpful in Josh Kirby's career

It was through the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) that Josh Kirby found education, and the Penn State assistant professor of education remains devoted to making things better for others in both of those fundamentally vital facets of his life.

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Cunningham named professor of practice in education and engineering

Cunningham named professor of practice in education and engineering

The objective of the new position of professor of practice in education and engineering is for Penn State to be thought leaders in preK-12 engineering education by creating research-based and classroom-tested resources for students and teachers that enable high-quality engineering experiences.

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Monk leaves lasting legacy of caring

Monk leaves lasting legacy of caring

For the past 20 years, David H. Monk and the Penn State College of Education have gone hand-in-hand. What most people do not know is that Monk very nearly did not become dean of the College.

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Local artist's work becomes Monk's official portrait

Local artist's work becomes Monk's official portrait

When Dean David H. Monk had his portrait drawn by William Snyder III, he wasn't thinking about where it would end up; he was simply doing the artist a favor.

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Rabiyatu Jalloh's impactful work leaves long-lasting legacy

Rabiyatu Jalloh's impactful work leaves long-lasting legacy

Whether she was performing in a poetry slam or heading new initiatives on campus, recent College of Education graduate Rabiyatu Jalloh left a lasting impact on the College and the community.

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Partnership between College of Education, South African universities flourishes

Partnership between College of Education, South African universities flourishes

A project to dramatically bolster the number of doctoral degrees awarded in South Africa is in full swing, and administrators from three of that country's universities are working with Penn State higher education faculty members to ensure its success.

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Happy Valley Improv fuses artform with pedagogy

Happy Valley Improv fuses artform with pedagogy

Penn State education faculty Andrea McCloskey and Sam Tanner are quite serious about the often comedic artform of improv. They are two of the four founders of Happy Valley Improv, and behind the performative emotions the two are whittling away at how their artform can serve to transform teaching in the classroom.

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Kimberly Lawless appointed dean of the College of Education

Kimberly Lawless appointed dean of the College of Education

Kimberly Lawless, associate dean for research in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been named dean of Penn State’s College of Education, following a national search. Lawless will begin her appointment on Sept. 1.

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Join the College of Education for We Are Weekend events

Join the College of Education for We Are Weekend events

We Are Weekend, scheduled for May 31 through June 2, includes events in the College of Education.

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Network including CSATS selected to join global STEM ecosystem

Network including CSATS selected to join global STEM ecosystem

A central Pennsylvania collaborative network that includes the Penn State College of Education's Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS) is one of 15 organizations selected to join the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice (SLECoP).

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Waterbury Summit sparks discussions about the Learning Sciences

Waterbury Summit sparks discussions about the Learning Sciences

How the Learning Sciences play out in our work, our learning and our analyzing learning as well as having an impact on the world are topics that some of the country's top learning scientists broached at the recent Penn State College of Education Waterbury Summit.

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Success through the years: Alumni distinguish themselves in their fields

Success through the years: Alumni distinguish themselves in their fields

The College of Education boasts 35 Distinguished Alumni — outstanding alumni whose “personal lives, professional achievements and community service exemplify the objectives of their alma mater.” The Distinguished Alumni Award, authorized by the Penn State Board of Trustees in 1951, is the highest honor bestowed by Penn State. Following are introductions to some of our Distinguished Alumni.

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What can you do with a College of Education degree?

Based on the careers our graduates have pursued, the answer is “almost anything.” At Penn State alone, there are approximately 300 College alumni working in various capacities across multiple campuses, colleges and administrative units.

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Education faculty member named Belfer Fellow

Education faculty member named Belfer Fellow

Gabriela Richard, assistant professor of education (learning, design, and technology) at Penn State, is one of four scholars from across the United States to be named a Belfer Fellow (second cohort) by the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) Center for Technology and Society.

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