Center for Cultural Resources kits showcased at Charlestown High School’s World Fest7th June 2016

By Kristin Kennedy Charlestown High School was turned into a cultural hub earlier this spring. Kimonos, sombreros and artifacts were displayed in the library, prompting several students to ask, “What do they use this for?” Parents and students listened to and read stories in Spanish, ate food from cultures around the world and participated in …


Dean of Education gives insight to Indiana State Board of Education2nd 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 …

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IU Southeast community responds to Ecuadorian quake2nd June 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—When 14 IU Southeast students and faculty board an American Airlines flight to Quito for the annual Summer in Ecuador program this Saturday, their luggage will contain some unusual gifts: water purifiers and chlorine makers. The devices are destined for quake-stricken regions of the South American nation, where they will …

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Summer Institute for All Educators to feature Jahana Hayes, 2016 National Teacher of the Year26th May 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Jahana Hayes, 2016 National Teacher of the Year, will address the inaugural I Teach: Summer Institute for All Educators on the campus of IU Southeast. The event takes place on Sat., June 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hoosier Room, University Center North. The Summer Institute offers …

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IU Southeast education faculty Dr. James Hollenbeck to deliver lectures in China4th May 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Dr. James Hollenbeck, professor of science education at IU Southeast and Fulbright Research Chair to Canada this past fall, is on the road again, this time to China, where he will spend two weeks teaching Chinese students about American educational practices at the invitation of Chinese colleagues in the field. …

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Jazmin Trejo Oliver, Honors secondary education and Spanish major, is Fulbright Finalist4th April 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Jazmin Trejo Oliver, a graduating senior Honors Program student majoring in secondary education and Spanish, has been named a Fulbright Finalist by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Trejo Oliver is IU Southeast’s first Fulbright Finalist since 1999. A resident of New Albany, Ind., Trejo …

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Education faculty Alan Zollman extols mentorship at national conference10th March 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Last week Alan Zollman, IU Southeast associate professor of secondary education, delivered the Founders Lecture at the annual conference of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning in Orlando, Fla. Established in 1974, the RCML provides a professional growth and development forum for mathematics educators at all levels. “The Founders Lecture …

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Education faculty Lisa Hoffman to present cultural proficiency research at national conference22nd February 2016

By Steven Krolak Elementary and secondary school classrooms across the country are becoming more ethnically diverse. Yet diversity is actually declining within the teaching profession itself. This can lead to disconnects between increasingly white, middle-class teachers and their culturally varied students. Teacher education programs strive to prepare their students to succeed in this environment. But …

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Dean Coker-Kolo to lead Association of Third World Studies29th January 2016

By Steven Krolak NEW ALBANY, Ind. — Dr. Doyin Coker-Kolo, dean of the School of Education at Indiana University Southeast, was recently named president-elect of the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS). The selection took place at the ATWS annual conference in Quito, Ecuador. Dean Coker-Kolo will take up her duties as president in November, …

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