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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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Partnership enables education students to obtain IU degree at Ivy Tech Madison4th December 2015

By Steven Krolak Beginning in Fall 2016, teacher education students in Madison, Ind. and the surrounding area will be able to obtain an IU undergraduate degree without leaving home. Through a new partnership between IU Southeast and Ivy Tech Madison, students can complete the four-year program leading to a B.S. in elementary education at the …

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IU Southeast welcomes top Indiana social studies teachers to Center for Cultural Resources3rd December 2015

By Steven Krolak NEW ALBANY, Ind. – IU Southeast welcomed 22 of Indiana’s top social studies teachers from 12 counties to campus on Mon., Nov. 30, for an all-day immersion in the extraordinary world of the Center for Cultural Resources in the IU Southeast library. The inaugural IU Southeast Social Studies Day was the brainchild of …

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Closing gaps: School counseling graduate students making a difference30th November 2015

By Steven Krolak NEW ALBANY, Ind. – In the race to improve student achievement in kindergarten through grade 12, the focus is generally on teachers. But school counselors also have an important role to play, as they deal with issues that can inhibit student success. Two of these issues are attendance and behavior. These are …

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Pathways to leadership: Dean Coker-Kolo to speak at International Education Week18th November 2015

By Steven Krolak For Dr. Doyin Coker-Kolo, the journey from an elementary school teacher in Abeokuta, Nigeria to the position of dean of the School of Education at IU Southeast has been full of challenges, surprises, acts of grace and a constant devotion to learning. Her extraordinary journey as an international scholar is the subject …

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IU Southeast students win top awards at model United Nations conference17th November 2015

By Steven Krolak It’s one thing to have opinions about the war in Syria or Chinese expansion. But what if you sat on the United Nations Security Council as the representative of one of the member states? How would you choose to vote on matters that directly involved your country’s national interest as well as …

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