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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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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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