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News: July - Sept. 2011

College Diversity Committee Focusing on Disability as Diversity
"Disability as Diversity" is the 2010-11 theme of the College's Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee.
Congratulations Faculty and Staff (compiled September 2011)
An acknowledgment of College of Education faculty and staff for their accomplishments
Annual Day on the Hill
Two students and a dean visit Capitol Hill to learn about federal education policy and to advocate for policy and funding that supports educator preparation.
Susan Faircloth Receives Fulbright Scholar Award to New Zealand
Susan Faircloth has won a Fulbright Senior Scholar award to New Zealand next spring.
Sadhna Agrawal Gives Cooking Lessons---TEST
Penn State chefs get a lesson on ethnic cooking from College of Education staffer Sadhna Agrawal
Carr-Chellman to Lead Radio Discussion on Education Technology Trends
Tech Ed experts Ali Carr-Chellman and Castle Learning GM Scott Fischer to discuss new education software solutions and the role of video gaming in educating boys in K-12
Teaching English Language Learners
Youb Kim observed teachers to find out what skills are needed to effectively teach English language learners.
Associate Dean Speaks at Bi-Annual Conference in France
Greg Kelly, Associate Dean for Research, Outreach, and Technology, was a plenary speaker at the 9th bi-annual European Science Education Research Association Conference.
Penn State Program Prepares Counselors to Help At-Risk Youth
The Counseling Youth at Risk program offers the latest research and techniques for working with youth who are dealing with family, addiction, depression or other issues.
Recent Faculty Research - Compiled September 2011
A listing of recent faculty presentations, publications, grants, and proposals
Tribal Law Expert Matthew Fletcher to Speak at Penn State Law
American Indian law and policy expert Matthew Fletcher will present "American Indian Education: Counternarratives in Racism, Struggle, and the Law" on September 19.
Sadhna Agrawal Gives Cooking Lessons to Penn State’s Dining Chefs
Penn State chefs get a lesson on ethnic cooking from College of Education staffer Sadhna Agrawal
New Videos Outline Unique Student Teaching Opportunities
Two new videos from the College of Education describe unique opportunities for students in the College to student teach abroad and/or participate in urban education experiences.
Sibel Erduran to Deliver Waterbury Lecture
An internationally recognized scholar in science education, Sibel Erduran, is the next guest lecturer in the Waterbury Lecture Series. She will speak Oct. 24 about the inclusion and use of epistemic practices in science teachers’ learning.
Staff Changes: Fall 2011
Departed and new staff in the College of Education, fall 2011
College of Education Pairs with Downtown Children’s Science Museum
Richard Duschl and Carla Zembal-Saul work with the downtown museum, Discovery Space.
The Changing Landscape of Faculty Employment
Full-time, non-tenure track and part-time faculty members become more prevalent in postsecondary institutions.
Apps for Education
Faculty members design better educational apps for kids.
Donald Heller Gives Keynote Address at International Forum on Higher Education Finance
Don Heller gave the keynote address at the 2011 International Forum on Higher Education Finance in Seoul, Korea on September 8.
An Open Letter to the College of Education Faculty
Dean Monk's column (open letter) for Connections, September 2011
Counselor Education Programs Reaccredited
CACREP has reaccredited Penn State's Counselor Education M.Ed. and Ph.D. programs.
Ailing Financial Conditions of School Districts Likely to Continue, Says Hartman
Expect financial hardships of school districts to continue, says Penn State's Bill Hartman.
Class Celebrates School Spirit With Whiteout
All in white, of course! Professor Keith Wilson’s students organized an in-class whiteout a few days before the Penn State-Alabama football game.
Counseling in a Calamity
Two counseling professors from Penn State support families who experienced the June 2011 Minot, North Dakota flood disaster.
K-12 Teachers Participate in Workshop on the Science of Climate Change
Seventeen teachers from around Pennsylvania participated in a weeklong summer instructional workshop on climatology.
Student Research - Compiled September 2011
A listing of research activities by students from the College
Vickie Allen Serves as Summer 2011 Student Marshal
Vickie Allen has been selected as the College of Education's summer 2011 student marshal.
Two New Faculty Members at University Park
Ed Fuller joins the Educational Leadership program, while Roy Clariana moves from Penn State Great Valley to the Instructional Systems program at University Park.
Lindsay Invited to Give Presentations in England
Beverly Lindsay was recently invited to give three major presentations in England.
2011–12 Humphrey Fellows Begin Their Academic Year at Penn State
This year, 11 international professionals are participating in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at Penn State.
National Research Council Releases New Framework for K-12 Science Education
A new framework to guide K-12 science education has been released by the NRC.
Longtime Penn State Supporter Gilmartin Makes $1 Million Gift to Scholarships in Education
Each year, more than 40 students will be receiving a John Gilmartin Trustee Scholarship.
Krause Innovation Studio to Support Faculty with Pedagogy and Technology Needs