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January-February 2010 News Archive

News releases from the College of Education from Jan and Feb 2010.

February 2010


SPSEA Students Welcome "Their Kid" to Successful THON 2010

Penn State's SPSEA organization had to wait a year to see Carmen Guzman, 7, dancing at the Bryce Jordan Center, but the youngster inspired the group to achieve new heights.


Classrooms for the Future Program Meeting with Success

Year Three Evaluation Report on Pennsylvania's Classrooms for the Future program indicates significant progress toward achieving CFF's objectives.


Overwhelmingly Successful Book Drive Will Help 19 African Schools

A recent book-collection project headed by College of Education students has far exceeded expectations.


Academy for Career and Tech Ed Administrators Announced

The Professional Personnel Development Center (PPDC) in the Penn State College of Education will be holding its annual Penn State Directors’ Academy on March 22 and 23, 2010.


Managing Your Classroom Effectively” - New Three-Part Series Available Online in March

The EdLion Program of the Penn State College of Education will be offering in March 2010 a new three-part series of online presentations on "Managing Your Classroom Effectively."


Metzger Co-Authors New Book on Using Film to Teach History

Teaching History with Film examines how feature films set in or about the past can be used to effectively enhance social studies instruction.


American Indian Leadership Program Student Profile: Arlene Tachine

As AILP celebrates its 40th anniversary, we are examining the impact of the program by profiling some of the people whose life AILP has changed.


American Journal of Education Identified as One of the Top Education Journals

Research published in Educational Researcher cites the American Journal of Education as being one of the eleven academic journals in the field of education that has "impact."


Preparations in Full Swing for Cycle-Thon

Cycle-Thon is coming April 17, 2010, with proceeds to benefit the SCOPE program in the College of Education.


Hoy Joins College of Education as Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

The College of Education welcomes Phil Hoy as its new assistant director of alumni relations.


New Study to Identify Risk Factors for Cognitive Delay in Preschool-aged Children

A better understanding of the early risk factors for cognitive delays would give early childhood researchers and practitioners important information about a child's cognitive development before entering kindergarten.


Career Assessment Practices in the High Schools: Helping Students with Disabilities

Research by James Herbert, Dawn Lorenz, and Jerry Trusty shows that only about half of 10th grade students with disabilities had received career assessment services.


Disruptive Technologies Are a Powerful Social Learning Force

Scott McDonald and Cole Camplese developed a graduate-level course that incorporated the use of emerging technologies in a learning context.




January 2010


Learning Sciences to Be Focus of Annual Waterbury Lecture

Susan Goldman and James Pellegrino will share their experiences setting up the Center for Learning Sciences in the Disciplines at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Hughes, McNaughton Co-Author New Writing Strategies Book

The EDIT Strategy is designed for educators who teach students with writing disabilities.


Student Voice: A Key Element of School Reform Efforts

Students offer a unique perspective as a legitimate means of improving educational outcomes, says Dana Mitra.


Drink Up! New Water Refilling Station is Ecologically Friendly

3E-COE, a student organization in the College of Education, initiated the project of installing refill stations in Chambers Building and throughout campus.


Penn State Offers $12,500 Scholarships for Special Education Master’s and Certification Program

Participants of the program undergo 15 months of study in early intervention and early childhood special education.


New Book Highlights Challenges to Japan's Educational System

New book edited by Gerald LeTendre and his colleagues provides rare insight into the crises within Japan's educational system


Badiali to Serve as President of National Association of Professional Development Schools

NAPDS is the premier national organization focused on professional development school initiatives.