January 2009 News Archive
Rayne Sperling and Jonna Kulikowich have just completed a systematic study of Pennsylvania school districts’ local graduation assessments.
New Online Resource Helps Teachers Support Reading and Communication for Children with Special Needs
David McNaughton and Janice Light recently launched a Web site that provides strategies for teaching literacy to persons with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other disabilities.
Ruth ’61 EK ED, ’75 M.Ed. has served on the board since 1989 and chaired the successful Children's Book Drive.
Edgar Farmer and Shakoor Ward recount Flipper's unprecedented rise from slavery in the nineteenth century.
Elizabeth Tisdell has done extensive research on how instructors in adult education draw on popular culture and the entertainment media in their classrooms.
Raven and Marv Rudnitsky recently named the College of Education in their will and in a testamentary charitable lead trust to provide scholarships.
With a grant of $492,000 from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences, Paul Morgan led a research study to examine mathematics difficulties in kindergarten children and the extent to which those difficulties continued through elementary school.
The community is invited to participate in the 4th annual Cycle-Thon to benefit the Summer College Opportunity Program in Education (SCOPE) to be held April 26. This year's event includes a 5K run-walk, a picnic lunch, games, prizes, bike demonstrations, and a special visit by the Nittany Lion.
Lawyers, teachers, school board members, and administrators are invited for summer enrichment at the 2009 Institute planned for June 21–27.
Michael Dissen '08, is serving 27 months in Lesotho acting as resource for teachers in a rural village. He is sharing his experiences and observations through a personal blog.
The prestigious Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, a one-year non-degree initiative, brings accomplished mid-career professionals from around the world.
Secondary science education and biology students have the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica as part of a biology course to study the biodiversity of the Central American country. The deadline to apply is February 28.
Duke, professor of education at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education, will present the lecture April 20.
The system promises to transform the practice of e-assessing ASL learners.
The $600 grants acknowledge students who have developed strong dissertation proposals for their area of research.
The three-year, $525,000 grant from the Martinson Family Foundation supports a project aimed at strengthening teachers' knowledge of science in grades K–8.
Ellie Dietrich and Susan Fleck, major gift officers for the College of Education, travel and meet alumni and donors to raise funds for the College.
The Education Policy Studies Student Association (EPSSA) serves graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Education. The group has an active schedule this spring with events both on and off campus.
The April 26 event includes a family picnic.
Mid-Atlantic Center scholars examined the Artemas Martin Rare Book collection at American University as part of their research studies.
Goffreda, doctoral candidate in School Psychology, received a $25,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The College of Education's Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee is inviting faculty, staff, and students to fill committee openings.
Two events featuring Jonathan Silin, widely recognized gay writer/activist and educator, are scheduled February 26 and 27.
The inaugural Waterbury Lecture will be presented by Dr. Daniel C. Edelson, vice president of Education and Children's Programs at the National Geographic Society, on February 4.
The Ronald McDonald House in Hershey, Pa., benefitted from a get-together by participants in Penn State's Professional Development School.
Harmotto is a gifted student-athlete who has accomplished plenty during her College of Education career.
Oster appeared January 12 with three other guests on Business Matters, a weekly community-interest program produced in Allentown, Pa.
The joint initiative between Penn State's College of Education and Penn State Outreach analyzes commerce in localities throughout Pennsylvania to determine the impact that a business has on its region.
Kimberly Griffin, assistant director of education, participated on a panel to discuss the gaps in academic achievement and the possible role gender plays. The segment aired on WPSU's Common Ground Lobby Talk January 8.
After 16 years of service to the College of Education, J. Daniel Marshall, professor emeritus of education, retired December 31, 2008.