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News: Jan. - March 2012

Penn State Offers Scholarships for Special Education Master’s Degree and Certification
Earn both a master's degree and certification in special education.
University of Michigan's Coppola to Give Waterbury Speech in February
A wolverine from the University of Michigan, Brian P. Coppola, will deliver a talk on Feb. 16 in the Waterbury Lecture Series.
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).
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.
Penn State’s African Library Project Begins New Book Drive
The newly established student organization, Penn State's African Library Project, headed by student Micheal Gottfried, tackles their first official book drive.
Doctoral Students Present Qualitative Research at EDTHP Poster Session
Grad students in Penn State’s Educational Theory and Policy program presented their pilot studies during a recent poster session.
Lloyd Co-Edits Book for Mathematics Teacher Educators
A new book co-edited by Gwen Lloyd supports use of Standards-based curriculum materials in math teacher education.
Marcellus Shale Informational Conference for School Officials Being Planned
A March 15 conference for school district officials in the gas-drilling region will address the expected impacts of the booming industry.
Lloyd Co-Authors New Book about Middle Grades Mathematics
New book helps teachers of middle school mathematics to deepen their understanding of the topic.
Fran Arbaugh Elected President of AMTE
Fran Arbaugh has been elected president of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), the country’s largest professional organization devoted to the improvement of mathematics teacher education.
Academy Trains Future Academic Leaders
The next Academic Leadership Academy will convene on June 24, 2012, with participants from all over the country in attendance. The keynote speaker will be Christopher Brown, president of Alcorn State University.
Heid Delivers Invited Keynote Address at Conference in Sweden
Kathy Heid, distinguished professor of mathematics education, was an invited keynote speaker at Matematikbiennalen, the 2012 Mathematics Biennial Conference held January 26-27 in Umeå, Sweden.
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Solving the Problem of Transferring Study-Abroad Credits
For American study-abroad students, transferring credits earned in E.U. schools can be complicated. Jamie Myers and his Penn State graduate students collaborated with European researchers to examine the issue.
New Book Helps K–5 Teachers Engage Students in Constructing Evidence-Based Explanations in Science
Carla Zembal-Saul has co-authored a new book to help teachers engage students in evidence-based explanations in science.
Education Majors: Experience Teaching in the City
Education undergrads: Check out this two-week, 3-credit course in the schools of urban Philadelphia.
Special Issue of the American Journal of Education Examines the Practice of Data Use
The American Journal of Education dedicates its February issue to the use of data in education. The journal is headed by Gerald LeTendre, professor of education in the Penn State College of Education.
Newly Launched AJE Forum Encourages Interaction on Education Topics
AJE Forum: a new vehicle for users to contribute to the discourse on education.
Mark Windschitl to Present Waterbury Lecture on April 23 Apr 23, 2012 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM 112 Walker Building,
Penn State’s College of Education continues its Waterbury Lecture Series with a speech by Dr. Mark Windschitl, professor of science education at the University of Washington.
CSATS Directors Visit Ghana to Facilitate Science-Based Sister School Project
Annmarie Ward and Leah Bug worked with Ghanaian teachers and students in a study of disease outbreaks.
Harold Cheatham Named Distinguished Alumnus
Harold Cheatham, a 1961 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of Education, has received a 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award from Penn State. The award is the highest honor that the University bestows upon an outstanding alumna or alumnus.
Sophomore and Disabled Student Advocate Inspired to Teach
Caitlin Campbell, a student in the College of Education, finds the inspiration to teach, drawing from experiences with a disabled brother.
School Leadership Seminar Series Focuses on Protecting Students
A new Penn State seminar series, called the School Leadership Series, examines tools for protecting students and also investigates the ethical and financial implications of using them. The series is intended to be a professional-development opportunity for school administrators and educators.
Book Club Forming in Advance of Visit from Bestselling Author Sarah Vowell
The College of Education is organizing a book club in anticipation of the April 9 visit of Sarah Vowell, a New York Times bestselling author.
Boldt Co-Edits Bank Street Occasional Papers Series That Addresses Teacher Accountability
Gail Boldt is co-editor of the latest issue of Bank Street's Occasional Papers Series, a prominent academic journal.
Humphrey Fellows Inspired by the Spirit of Volunteerism
The 2011-2012 Humphrey fellows at Penn State have been taking part in plenty of activities.
New Book Co-Authored by Rothwell Helps Employers Optimize Their Workforces
“Lean but Agile: Rethink and Gain a True Competitive Edge” advocates changes in hiring, goal-setting, learning and development, and performance management.
National Research Award to JoLynn Carney and Richard Hazler
JoLynn Carney and Richard Hazler have been named winners of the American Counseling Association Research Award.
Congratulations Students (compiled February 2012)
An article acknowledging College of Education students for their accomplishments
Congratulations Faculty and Staff (compiled February 2012)
An acknowledgment of College of Education faculty and staff for their accomplishments
Staff Changes (compiled February 2012)
Departed and new staff in the College of Education, winter-spring 2012
In Defense of Academic Freedom
Dean Monk's column for Connections, February 2012
Recent Faculty Research - Compiled February 2012
A listing of recent faculty presentations, publications, grants, and proposals
Penn State College of Education to Co-Host CIES 2012 Conference in Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico is the site of this April's Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, being planned by Penn State's David Baker.
Civil Rights Advocate Orfield to Deliver Lecture on April 19 Apr 19, 2012 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Gary Orfield, co-founder and director of The Civil Rights Project at UCLA, will present a lecture April 19 at Penn State.
A Writing Intervention Study for Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Kathleen Metz to Deliver Waterbury Lecture Mar 22, 2012 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
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.
Morgan Heads Research on Vocabulary Delays and Early Childhood
Institute of Education Sciences awards $700,000 to a research team to investigate relationships between children’s oral vocabulary knowledge early on and lower academic and behavioral readiness later in life.
Rothwell to Receive ASTD Distinguished Contribution Award
Bill Rothwell is winner of ASTD's prestigious Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award.
Post Delivers Two Keynote Addresses at Conference in Ecuador
Professor David Post gave two keynote speeches in Ecuador at a conference on higher education reform.
Monk to Chair AERA Government Relations Committee
Dean Monk has been picked to head the AERA's Government Relations Committee.
Encyclopedia is Must-Have Reference for Human Resources Professionals
William Rothwell, Penn State professor of workplace learning and performance, is the executive editor of a new three-volume encyclopedia that offers access to information on all manner of topics and issues related to the “people” side of business.
Encyclopedia is Must-Have Reference for Human Resources Professionals
William Rothwell, Penn State professor of workplace learning and performance, is the executive editor of a new three-volume encyclopedia that offers access to information on all manner of topics and issues related to the “people” side of business.
Kornhaber Consults for Television Show in the Use of Multiple Intelligences
Mindy Kornhaber recently had a unique opportunity in television, serving as a consultant to "Canada’s Smartest Person."
Sarah Vowell Book Talk: Unfamiliar Fishes Oct 04, 2012 from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM 101 Agricultural Science and Industries,
Sarah Vowell, The New York Times’ bestselling author of five nonfiction books on American history and culture, will be visiting Penn State on October 4. Vowell will talk about her most recent book, Unfamiliar Fishes (2011).
College of Education Offers Children’s Summer Reading Camp
The Penn State College of Education’s Reading Camp returns this summer offering opportunities for intermediate, primary and middle school students to strengthen their reading and writing skills.
Niles Co-Authors New Edition of Career Development Book
"Career Development Interventions in the 21st Century," 4th edition, presents theories, assessments, planning tools, resources, and technologies relevant to modern career development.
Eleven Student RIGs Awarded
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