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Community impact: Dr. Alan Zollman inducted into FCHS Hall of Fame9th August 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–In 1963, Alan Zollman was one of only eight students in the graduating class of Lanesville Elementary School. So it was with a sense of wonder–along with awe and no small amount of terror–that he walked through the doors of the imposing new Floyd Central High School, where his class …

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Dr. Donna Albrecht is ILTE faculty innovator of the year25th April 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Dr. Donna Albrecht, professor of education in the ENL program and director of the New Neighbors Center, has received the Faculty Innovator of the Year Award from the Institute for Learning and Teaching Excellence (ILTE). Albrecht topped the field of eight nominees from across the academic disciplines, drawing recognition for …

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IU Southeast alumni and teacher candidates propel Northaven Elementary to community partnership award1st March 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Northaven Elementary School of Jeffersonville, Indiana has been recognized as an Outstanding Community Partner by the Indiana Campus Compact. Formed in 1993, Indiana Campus Compact is a partnership of college and university presidents and chancellors who have committed themselves and their institutions to their communities through mutually beneficial and meaningful …

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Faculty Innovator: Donna Albrecht18th February 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Donna Albrecht joined IU Southeast at a pivotal moment in campus history. Dr. Magdalena Herdoiza-Estevez, for over two decades the guiding light of the English as a New Language (ENL) program and the force behind the New Neighbors Education Center and the School of Education’s unique partnership with schools in …

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Doyin Coker-Kolo receives Carnegie Fellowship to boost the role of women in educational leadership8th January 2021

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Dr. Doyin Coker-Kolo, professor of education, has been awarded a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship. As part of the fellowship, Coker-Kolo will travel to Uganda to work with faculty and students at the College of Education and External Studies at Makerere University. The purpose of the fellowship is to engage in …

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Growing Tomorrow’s STEM Educators program welcomes new participants21st December 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–STEM education has a bright future in Indiana. That is the inescapable impression from the Growing Tomorrow’s STEM Educators Today (GTST) Virtual Fall Teacher Institute convened by IU Southeast’s School of Education. The event, co-chaired by Drs. Alan Zollman, Sumreen Asim and Lisa Hoffman, all of the School of Education, …

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Faculty innovator: Steffany Comfort Maher14th December 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Sometimes your calling is right where you thought it would be. Sometimes you stumble across it by accident. Sometimes it arises out of the ashes of what you thought your calling was. That last scenario describes the way it was for Steffany Comfort Maher, assistant professor of English education. Maher …

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Faculty Innovator: Cathy Johnson6th October 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–For Cathy Johnson, associate professor of education, social studies is all about connection. It’s about the connection of person to person, person to the world, past to present–and to future. The teaching of social studies is the art of opening minds and hearts to these connections. It’s about translating material …

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Scott Wade ’07 is a finalist for Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year3rd August 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Scott Wade ’07 remembers the day his teaching career began. It was in late September, 2001. Wade, an award-winning journalist, was writing a story for the Courier Journal about ESL programs in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), and stopped in at Atherton High School to observe a class in session. …

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From New Albany to Bulgaria: James Hollenbeck brings e-learning insights to Eastern Europe23rd June 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–Last October, Dr. James Hollenbeck, professor and coordinator of secondary education, presented two papers and led a vigorous discussion on e-learning at the 48th Annual Conference of Chemistry Teachers with International Participation in Sofia, Bulgaria. At the time, Bulgarian educators were seeking new ideas for reform amid demographic contraction in rural …

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