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January-February 2012 News Archive

News releases from the College of Education from Jan and Feb 2012

February 2012


Book Club Forming in Advance of Visit from New York Times Bestselling Author

To join, contact Heather Decker by March 12. Vowell, a New York Times bestselling author, will be visiting Penn State on April 9 to discuss her most recent book, Unfamiliar Fishes.

School Leadership Seminar Series Focuses on Protecting Students

This professional-development opportunity for school administrators and educators examines tools for protecting students and investigates the ethical and financial implications of using the tools.

Sophomore and Disabled Student Advocate Inspired to Teach

Caitlin Campbell's inspiration is her older brother, Brett.

Harold Cheatham Named Distinguished Alumnus

A 1961 graduate of the College of Education, Cheatham has received the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award from Penn State.

CSATS Directors Visit Ghana to Facilitate Science-Based Sister School Project

Annmarie Ward and Leah Bug spent three weeks in Africa as part of a five-year STEM research project known as ReBUild to study disease outbreaks.

Mark Windschitl to Present Waterbury Lecturer on April 23

Windschitl, a University of Washington faculty member, will discuss the best means for instructing the professional educators of tomorrow.

Newly Launched AJE Forum Encourages Interaction on Education Topics

The forum, a feature of the American Journal of Education, is expected to serve as an important vehicle for users to contribute to the discourse on education.

Special Issue of the American Journal of Education Examines the Practice of Data Use

AJE is housed in Penn State's College of Education. Gerald LeTendre is the journal editor.

Education Majors: Experience Teaching in the City

A two-week, 3-credit course offers undergraduates a unique immersion experience and exposure to diversity in Philadelphia’s public school system.

New Book Helps K–5 Teachers Engage Students in Constructing Evidence-Based Explanations in Science

Carla Zembal-Saul, Katherine McNeill, and Kimber Hershberger are co-authors of What’s Your Evidence? Engaging K–5 Students in Constructing Explanations in Science.

Heid Delivers Invited Keynote Address at Conference in Sweden

The biennial conference Matematikbiennalen hosts approximately three thousand mathematics teachers from Sweden.

Solving the Problem of Transferring Study-Abroad Credits

Jamie Myers examines how study-abroad credits are recognized by home institutions.

Traditional American Indian Powwow to Be Held April 14-15

The annual powwow attracts more than 150 dancers from a number of American Indian reservations around the country.

Academy Trains Future Academic Leaders

The next Academic Leadership Academy will convene on June 24, 2012.

Fran Arbaugh Elected President of AMTE

The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators is the country’s largest professional organization devoted to improving math teacher education.

Lloyd Co-Authors New Book about Middle Grades Mathematics

Lloyd and her coauthors provide opportunities for teachers to explore math ideas that are central to understanding algebra in the middle grades.


January 2012


Marcellus Shale Informational Conference for School Officials Being Planned

The March 15 conference will be held on Penn State’s University Park campus. Educators, school administrators, and community stakeholders in the gas-drilling region are urged to attend.

Lloyd Co-Edits Book for Mathematics Teacher Educators

Curriculum-Based Activities and Resources for Preservice Math Teachers offers strategies and resources for using Standards-based curriculum materials in mathematics teacher education.

Penn State's Student-Run African Book Project Begins New Drive

College of Education junior Michael Gottfried has founded and organized the Penn State African Library Project.

EDTHP Doctoral Students Present Qualitative Research at Poster Session

The event was part of the coursework of the program’s Qualitative Methods I course

Kathleen Metz to Deliver Waterbury Lecture

Penn State's College of Education will welcome an internationally recognized scholar in science education as the next guest lecturer in the Waterbury Lecture Series. Kathleen Metz, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, will speak about ways in which educators can begin to develop an understanding of evolution by natural selection among children in second and third grade.

Beverly Lindsay Elected AAAS Fellow

Beverly Lindsay, a professor and senior scientist of higher education and international policy studies at Penn State, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

University of Michigan's Coppola to Give Waterbury Speech in February

The February 16 lecture, titled “Do Real Work, Not Homework,” will examine proper assignments that best advance the curriculum of science.

Penn State Offers Scholarships for Special Education Master's Degree and Certification

Participants can concurrently earn both a master's degree and certification in the program that begins in summer 2012.