Dean of Education gives insight to Indiana State Board of Education

2nd June 2016

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — School of Education Dean Doyin Coker-Kolo shared insights on how to improve classrooms and administrators to the State Board of Education at Indiana University Southeast on Wednesday, June 1.

Following a presentation on Promising Practices in Education by Coker-Kolo and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Uric Dufrene, board member Vince Bertram asked Coker-Kolo about her school’s mission statement and what a transformed classroom looks like. She said the notion comes down to watching the students graduating from her program help young people grow.

“That’s one of the questions we’ve asked ourselves,” she said. “In our context, it means continuous improvements in order to become change agents. Our students have been prepared to change the world.”

She said students from the School of Education have performed studies in local school and highlighted one study in particular that examined physical and verbal aggression in elementary school students. That student also developed interventions to lessen those instances among those students before she earned a degree.

“She made an intervention that made a difference,” Coker-Kolo said. “She was a change agent.”

Click here to read News and Tribune writer Jerod Clapp’s full article on Coker-Kolo’s insights to the board of education.

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