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Southern Indiana School Counseling Conference brings experts and practitioners to campus for day of intensive sharing10th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The inaugural Southern Indiana School Counseling Conference brought experts and practitioners to campus for a day of intensive sharing in a critical area of education. School counselors generally acquire professional development by attending teachers’ conferences, which are not geared to their needs. So the IU Southeast School of Education worked …

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Technology integration specialist Jaime Donally shares the latest in augmented and virtual reality with education instructors and students9th March 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Jaime Donally, technology integration specialist and author of Learning Transported, visited IU Southeast for a day of learning with School of Education students, faculty and staff, and guests from partnering school corporations. Donally’s visit was sponsored by IU Women’s Philanthropy and the School of Education, and was hosted by Dr. …

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Sumreen Asim honored by Hoosier Association of Science Teachers24th February 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Sumreen Asim, assistant professor of elementary science and technology education, has received the 2020 Distinguished Award for Innovative College Science Teaching from the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. (HASTI). According to Asim, the award recognizes the innovative work of integrating technology in science methods coursework for IU Southeast’s …

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Craig Smith ’15, math teacher and viral TikTok sensation, meets students where they are4th February 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–It’s a rare middle school math teacher who dances his way to social media stardom. Craig Smith ’15, a math teacher at Oldham County Middle School in LaGrange, Kentucky, is rare. Smith’s TikTok dance videos, intended to engage his students at Oldham Middle School, have gone viral, gaining over one …

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Donna Albrecht elected to represent higher education on Indiana TESOL board21st November 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Donna Albrecht, associate professor of education and director of the IU Southeast New Neighbors Education Center, has been elected as Higher Education Representative to the board of the Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL). Albrecht will serve in the role for the next two years. Besides …

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Faculty Innovators: Alan Zollman, Bradford Griggs, David Sullivan-Losey5th November 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–If teaching and learning were jazz, it would look and feel a lot like the classroom of Alan Zollman, Bradford Griggs and David Sullivan-Losey. The three colleagues in the School of Education teach general methods, a class that is accepted grimly as part of the teacher prep territory—like earthquakes and …

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New horizons for New Neighbors Education Center23rd October 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–It has been a busy year for the New Neighbors Education Center (NNEC) at IU Southeast. Building upon the legacy of founder and former Director Dr. Magdalena Herdoiza-Estevez, current Director Dr. Donna Albrecht, associate professor of education, has set her sights on expanding the center’s reach. A series of events …

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Teacher educator Dr. Debi Mink awarded National Clinical Practice Fellowship11th October 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Debi Mink, professor of elementary education, has received the 2020 National Clinical Practice Fellowship from the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) and the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS). The award will help the IU Southeast School of Education strengthen its clinical practice program. Clinical Practice Fellows attend …

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Dr. Alan Zollman honored with prestigious education award24th September 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Alan Zollman, professor of education, will receive the George Mallinson Distinguished Service Award from the School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA). This is the highest honor of the 108-year-old international education research group, and recognizes those who have been a member of SSMA for at least ten years and …

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