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Congratulations Faculty (compiled Jan. 2009)

An article acknowledging College of Education faculty for their accomplishments


Beverly Lindsay
, professor of higher education and senior scientist, has been reappointed to a five-year term of the International Advisory Board of Comparative Education, one of the world's premier journals of comparative and international education. Published in Great Britain, this international journal of educational studies presents up-to-date information with analyses of significant problems and trends throughout the world.


Susan Faircloth
, assistant professor of educational leadership, was recently appointed to an advisory board of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education. Faircloth’s appointment to the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children is for a two-year term. The board represents service providers that are involved in or concerned with the provision of services to Indian children with disabilities.

boldt_sml.jpgFive faculty members from the University Park and Altoona campuses have won a grant to develop a DVD showing K–8 students involved in exemplary uses of digital technology.

Gail Boldt, associate professor of language & literacy education, is the project’s primary investigator. Co-investigators are Orrin Murray, Karen Eppley, James Nolan, and Carla Zembal-Saul. The one-year, $30,000 project is funded by the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, the College of Education, and the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.

The grant supports the Exemplary Digital Teaching Archive Project (EDTAP), an initiative designed to create Web-based video learning materials for use in teacher education programs. The investigators will film class sessions in local elementary schools and then will create video vignettes for use in teacher education. The vignettes are intended to highlight exemplary uses of digital technologies in support of outstanding teaching practices that involve children in integrated, inquiry-based learning. These Web-based videos, with accompanying commentary by teachers, children, and teacher education faculty along with other interactive features, are aimed at improving teachers’ understanding of innovative instructional methods facilitated by digital technology.