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News: April - June 2012

A Fresh Take on Teacher Professional Development
A pair of education graduate students creates professional-development opportunities that give teachers control over their own learning.
Development of Psycho-Social Competence Among Young Black and Latino Boys Apr 09, 2012 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
College Honors 2012 Outstanding Faculty, Staff, and Student Award Winners
Eight members of Penn State's College of Education have been recognized for their achievements.
Keith Wilson Named Winner of National Research Award
Keith Wilson was named winner of the Rehabilitation Researcher of the Year Award by the NCRE.
Special Journal Issue Focuses on Accountability in Education
As the lead editor of the Journal of Teacher Education, Stephanie Knight, professor of education at Penn State, has helped to organize a special issue of the journal that focuses on examining the complexity of assessment and accountability in teacher education.
Melissa Kehs Named 2012 Student Marshal for Penn State College of Education
Melissa Kehs has been selected as the student marshal for the Penn State College of Education’s Spring 2012 commencement.
A Student-Teaching Experience Unlike Any Other
Graduating senior Ian Landis spends his last semester as a student teacher on an off-reservation boarding school for Native American children in South Dakota.
Penn State to Host Early Childhood Education Conference
The College of Education at Penn State will host the 20th International Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) Conference on November 4-7, 2012.
Sixteen Staff Members Recognized for Years of Service at Luncheon
The College held its annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon April 24.
Recent Faculty Research - Compiled May 2012
A listing of recent faculty presentations, publications, grants, and proposals
College of Education Papers at 2012 AERA Conference
A listing of papers presented by College of Education faculty, staff, and students at AERA 2012.
Research Initiation Grant Recipients for the 2011-12 Academic Year
A number of faculty members and students of the College of Education receive Research Initiation Grants.
Congratulations Faculty and Staff (compiled May 2012)
An acknowledgment of College of Education faculty and staff for their accomplishments
Ecuador Cultural Immersion for Education Students
Penn State students, faculty, and public school teachers made a visit to the capital of Ecuador.
Congratulations Students (compiled May 2012)
An article acknowledging College of Education students for their accomplishments
McDonald Receives Fulbright Award to Work in Ireland
Scott McDonald has been named recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program Award to Dublin, Ireland.
Staff Changes (compiled May 2012)
Departed and new staff in the College of Education, summer 2012
Carpet-Time Democracy: Carving out Time for Civics in the Classroom
Stephanie Serriere believes teachers should give students a chance to experience civic situations.
Penn State Program Offers ESL Teaching Experience in Ecuador
A partnership with a university in Ecuador gives Penn State students and Pennsylvania teachers a field experience teaching English as a Second Language to Ecuadorian youth.
The Importance of Good Teaching
Dean Monk's column for Connections, May 2012
Six College of Education Faculty Members to Receive Promotion/Tenure
Six of our faculty members will be receiving promotion and/or tenure in July.
In Memoriam: Dr. Robert F. (Bob) Neuhard
Bob Neuhard was a former director of clinical experiences in the College of Education.
Join us at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Jun 28, 2012 from 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM
Commencement Remarks of Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis
Commencement Remarks Offered by Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis
Baker Heads Study to Examine Impact of Higher Education on Global Knowledge Society
David Baker is heading a two-year international study of higher education effects on science knowledge.
Terenzini Receives Stecklein Award from Association for Institutional Research
Pat Terenzini, distinguished professor emeritus, has now won all three major awards from the Association for Institutional Research.
Cheslock Heads the Center for the Study of Higher Education
John Cheslock has been named director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education
Join us at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia Jul 26, 2012 from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Franklin Institute
New Approach to Preparing Teachers Can Close PreK–3rd Achievement Gap
Teachers in PreK-3rd classrooms are learning how to close the achievement gap of children.
Academy to Address India's Higher Education Needs
Penn State’s Center for the Study of Higher Education is involved with Rutgers University and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai as an award recipient from the Obama-Singh Initiative.
STEM Scouts Engages Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Kids can earn merit badges for their learning efforts, similar to the way Boy and Girl Scouts earn badges.