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New pinning ceremony celebrates the teaching profession8th September 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—A new ceremony in the School of Education marks a milestone in the academic journey of teacher candidates. The “pinning” ceremony recognized incoming Block 1 students—those who are moving from teacher education students to teacher candidates, including undergraduates and Transition to Teaching students. They have passed CASA, ACT or SAT …

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Breaking eggs for STEM and ENL teacher training25th August 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Learning the basic principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields is hard enough for K-12 students. Now imagine trying to do it in a language you barely understand. Yet this is precisely what’s happening in schools across the country, as teachers cope with demands to provide STEM skills …

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Diversity education graduate students gain perspective through summer service learning immersion11th August 2016

By Steven Krolak This summer, Alice Markiewicz, a graduate student in the School of Education at IU Southeast, found herself at the Iroquois Library in Louisville, discussing the taste of camel meat with a 22-year old refugee from Somalia. “I asked her what her favorite food was,” said Markiewicz. “She said it was camel, and …

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Summer Academy at Parkwood Elementary benefits Education graduate students, community1st August 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—For the past five years, Parkwood Elementary School in Clarksville, Ind. has been the site of a unique partnership with IU Southeast’s graduate program in teacher education: the Summer Academy. This year the Summer Academy brought IU Southeast faculty and 24 graduate students—including 11 students enrolled in the transition-to-teaching licensure …

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Noted literacy educator Kelly Gallagher caps 14th IU Southeast Writing Project29th June 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Kelly Gallagher, noted literacy educator, headlined the 2016 IU Southeast Writing Project (IUSWP) annual conference, bringing a wealth of insight and experience to a workshop that attracted over 135 teachers from the Kentuckiana region to the IU Southeast campus. The event capping the project’s 14th year also marked the passing …

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Education faculty Lisa Hoffman leads workshop on adult literacy for World Refugee Day Summit20th June 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—For a refugee, learning the language of the host community is essential to becoming integrated and leading a full and productive life. If the refugee is coming to the United States, and is already educated in her own tongue, she still needs to learn to speak and read English. It …

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Revived Project Ahead benefits local middle-schoolers and graduate students in education14th June 2016

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—A girl fashions a waste stream sorter from paper towel tubes. A boy makes a car from plastic bottles and yogurt containers. In another room, two middle-schoolers devise a board game that tests the player’s knowledge of World War Two. In yet another group effort, a roller coaster design emerges, …

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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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