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News: January - March 2013

The College’s Electronic Presence
Message from Dean Monk in the Winter 2013 Connections regarding the College of Education and its electronic presence.
Recent Faculty Research - Compiled January 2013
Presentations, publications, grants, and proposals
College of Education to offer Master's in Higher Education and Student Affairs
Penn State's College of Education will collaborate with the Division of Student Affairs to offer a master's degree in higher education and student affairs.
College of Education Announces International Partnership
Penn State’s College of Education and National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) have partnered to establish the Advanced Center for the Study of the Learning Sciences.
Penn State Offers Scholarships for Special Education Master’s Degree and Certification
Penn State is offering scholarships to support graduate-level study in special education in response to the continuing national demand for special education teachers. The program in the College of Education includes scholarships in the amount of at least $19,000 for up to 15 months of study and has an emphasis on infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who have disabilities and their families.
Rural Bedford Seminar offers students a glimpse of ‘rural life’
The Penn State College of Education will offer CI 295C: The Rural Bedford Seminar in May of 2013.
Workforce Ed Students Recognized at Professional Conference
Penn State Workforce Education students were recognized in February at the Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia.
Eleven Students Receive Research Grants
The Dean's Office has awarded RIG awards to 11 students.
Student Congratulations - Spring 2013
Recognition for achievements made by students in the College of Education
Student Research (Compiled March 2013)
Compilation of research done by students in the College of Education
Probing Question: Can We Reduce the Risk of School Shootings?
Two College of Education professors explore answers to the question: Is it possible to reduce the risk of school shootings?
Staff Changes Spring 2013
Several changes have occurred in the College of Education in the past three months.
Research Shows Rural Community Institutions Affect Immigrants' Receptivity
A College of Education professor and research associate recently published research that revealed four constellations of factors that influence receptivity toward immigrants in rural Pennsylvania.
School Choice Policies can Relieve or Exacerbate Segregation
College of Education Assistant Professor Erica Frankenberg co-authored a book that examines the effect that school choice and charter schools has on segregation.
College of Education Rankings
2015 Rankings of graduate programs in the College of Education
Alumni Award Winner Continues to Actively Engage Students
Dr. Rebecca West Burns, a 2013 Alumni Achievement Award winner, is a life-long learner who works to engage her students actively in the classroom and online.
March Madness Comes to the College of Education
A challenge, titled the March Madness Big Ten Facebook Rivalry Challenge, has been issued to the Big 10 colleges of education to acquire the most likes on Facebook between March 15 and April 5.
Reading Camp for Elementary Students Coming this Summer
The College of Education is offering the Penn State Reading Camp for elementary school students from July 8 through August 1.
Technology Helps Students Understand Reasoning Behind Math
Kathleen Heid explains how current technology, when applied correctly in the classroom, can help students better understand mathematics, learn it more efficiently, and use it to become real-world problem solvers.
B1G March Madness Facebook Challenge Update
The College of Education is working to overcome its rivals in this heated battle.
Showing Their Work: College of Ed Graduate Students Participate in the Graduate Exhibition
Four graduate students from the College of Education shared their work in the poster portion of the Annual Graduate Exhibition on March 24 in the HUB-Robeson Center at University Park.
Exploring Lifelong Learning Through Technology
Chris Gamrat, a doctoral candidate in Learning, Design, and Technology in the Penn State College of Education, has been awarded a $50,000 Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) Research Initiation Grant (RIG) to develop a lifelong learning system for Penn State.