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Ankrum Publishes Co-Authored Articles on Professional Development in Literacy Instruction

Julie Ankrum, Professional Studies in Education, recently co-authored and published two articles on professional development in literacy instruction: “Barriers to change: Findings from three literacy professional learning initiatives” and “Professional development to promote teacher adaptability.”

Posted on 9/16/2016 8:38:05 AM

Laverick Publishes “Mentoring Processes in Higher Education”

DeAnna Laverick's book portrays the various ways in which mentoring occurs in higher education and targets stakeholders who benefit from mentoring, namely faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and their professional colleagues.

Posted on 8/31/2016 10:01:11 AM

Corbett Appointed as First NEERO Ambassador

The New England Education Research Association, for the first time in its 48-year existence, instituted an ambassador program. Frank Corbett, Professional Studies in Education, was appointed the very first NEERO ambassador.

Posted on 6/8/2016 4:45:10 PM

Shustack Presents at National Nurse Educator Summit

Lisa Shustack, MSN, MSEd, RN, doctoral student in the Administration and Leadership Studies program, presented “10 Technologies to Increase Fidelity for Low Budget Simulation Labs” at the ATI: National Nurse Educator Summit in Nashville, Tenn. on April 18, 2016.

Posted on 6/8/2016 4:17:01 PM

Fennimore Publishes on Social Justice Intentions in Progressive Public School Classrooms

Beatrice Fennimore, Professional Studies in Education, wrote an essay titled “Say That the River Turns: Social Justice Intentions in Progressive Public School Classrooms” in the Occasional Paper Series of Bank Street College of Education.

Posted on 5/26/2016 9:28:52 AM

Doctoral Candidate Daschille Presents on Board Games in the Art Education Classroom

Curriculum and Instruction doctoral student Thad Dachille presented a poster at the New England Educational Research Organization’s Conference in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in April 2016. 

Posted on 5/11/2016 11:52:48 AM

Doctoral Candidate Brandon Presents on Non-Technical Information Security Policies

Jamie Brandon, doctoral candidate in Administration and Leadership Studies, presented at the Division A Dialogic Forum during the annual meeting of the American  Educational Research Association in April 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Posted on 5/11/2016 11:44:49 AM

Ibrahim and Machado Present Paper on Technology Use

Abdulsalami Ibrahim and Crystal Machado, Department of Professional Studies in Education, presented “Connected or Disconnected? A Comparative Study of International Students’ Technology use in the US and their Home Countries” at the 2016 New England Educational Research Organization Conference.

Posted on 5/11/2016 11:42:09 AM

Doctoral Candidate Schiera Presents on Collaborative Teaching in Middle East School

Rachel Schiera, doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Instruction, presented the paper “Collegial professional development: Collaborative teaching in a school in the Middle East” at the 2016 New England Educational Research Organization Conference.

Posted on 5/11/2016 11:35:56 AM

Millward Publishes on the Issue of Supervision in Education

Professor Robert Millward published on "Why Retain a Supervision Model from the 1860's?" in the April 2016 issue of School Administrator.

Posted on 5/3/2016 8:49:23 AM

Undergraduate Scholars Forum Success Stories: Five Students from Professional Studies in Education

Five College of Education and Educational Technology students who won second place for Outstanding Presentation at the 2015 USF are featured.

Posted on 4/20/2016 12:33:22 PM

Fennimore presents at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

Beatrice Fennimore, Department of Professional Studies in Education, presented in a symposium at the centennial meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), in Washington, D.C., on April 8.

Posted on 4/20/2016 12:17:37 PM

Paquette and Rieg Publish on Stressors and Coping Strategies for Early Childhood/Special Education Pre-Service Teachers

Professors Kelli Paquette and Sue Rieg published “Stressors and coping strategies through the lens of Early Childhood/Special Education pre-service teachers” in the July 2016 issue of the journal Teaching and Teacher Education.

Posted on 4/11/2016 1:29:35 PM

Johnson: Preparing and Retaining Urban Teachers

Shirley Johnson, professor of education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, spoke with 90.5 WESA’s Kevin Gavin on the Essential Pittsburgh radio program about what can be done to better prepare urban educators.

Posted on 3/15/2016 6:16:24 AM

IUP, CCAC Partner to Train Future Middle School Teachers

Since January 2016, IUP faculty have been traveling to the Community College of Allegheny County to train aspiring fourth through eighth grade teachers, with a math or science specialization. 

Posted on 3/15/2016 6:08:05 AM

Early Childhood/Special Education Program Receives National Recognitions

IUP’s Early Childhood and Special Education dual certification program has achieved full national recognition by both the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Center for Exceptional Children.

Posted on 2/2/2016 10:18:37 AM

Professors Jalongo and Machado Co-author Professional Conference Guide

“Making Effective Presentations at Professional Conferences: A Guide for Teachers, Graduate Students and Professors,” coauthored by professors Mary Renck Jalongo (retired) and Crystal Machado, Department of Professional Studies in Education, was published by Springer in December 2015.

Posted on 1/28/2016 9:14:02 PM

Machado and Doctoral Candidate Brandon Present on “Differentiating Instruction”

Jamie Brandon, doctoral candidate in Administration and Leadership Studies, and Crystal Machado, Department of Professional Studies in Education, presented their paper, “Differentiating Instruction: Meeting the Needs of All Learners with MOOCs,” at the 2015 Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching.

Posted on 1/28/2016 8:41:50 PM

Fennimore Publishes on Families and Social Justice in Early Childhood Teacher Education Handbook

Beatrice Fennimore, Professional Studies in Education, published a chapter titled “A Social Justice Approach to Diverse Families” in the Handbook of Early Childhood Teacher Education.

Posted on 9/9/2015 7:56:58 AM

Monsour and Kowalczyk Publish on Professional Development Plans

Katie Monsour of Professional Studies in Education and Donna Kowalczyk of the University of Pittsburgh–Johnstown have had their article, “Professional Development Plans: Tools for Teacher Educators,” accepted in Pennsylvania Teacher Educator.

Posted on 9/4/2015 5:20:21 PM

Strawser and Wachob Publish on Outcome Measures for School Health Policy

Cassondra Strawser, a doctoral candidate in Professional Studies in Education, and David Wachob, Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, published “A Review of Current Outcome Measures for School Health Policy Interventions” in the upcoming issue in Health Behavior and Policy Review.

Posted on 9/4/2015 4:44:47 PM

Machado Receives Peer-Mentoring Grant

Crystal Machado, from the Department of Professional Studies in Education, was awarded the grant for a project titled “Creating a Climate of Peer-Mentoring, Pedagogical Exploration, and Scholarship at IUP.”

Posted on 9/4/2015 4:42:46 PM

Fennimore Presents on Social Justice at the American Educational Research Association Conference

Professional Studies faculty member Beatrice Fennimore presented on the relationship of social justice to ethics and civic responsibility at the 2015 American Educational Research Association Conference.

Posted on 4/21/2015 5:21:06 PM

MEd in Education Information Sessions

Information sessions will be held in March and April for the MEd in Education program, offered at the Indiana campus for fall 2015. Discussion topics include curriculum, program format, outcomes, admission, and more.

Posted on 3/22/2015 4:02:55 PM

Machado and Laverick Publish Article on Teachers’ Technology Use

Crystal Machado and DeAnna Laverick, Professional Studies in Education, published “Technology Integration in K-12 Classrooms:  The Impact of Graduate Coursework on Teachers’ Knowledge and Practice” in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education

Posted on 3/13/2015 7:47:49 PM

MEd in Literacy/Reading Specialist Program Achieves National Recognition

This accreditation by the International Literacy Association recognizes exemplary practices in which candidates demonstrate attainment of the IRA standards for literacy professionals.

Posted on 2/4/2015 5:29:21 PM

Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Program Information Session

An information session for the Curriculum and Instruction doctoral program will be held on Saturday, March 14, from 10:00–11:30 a.m at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg, Pa.

Posted on 2/3/2015 7:43:29 PM

Machado Publishes on Use of Technology and Critical Pedagogy for Effective Cross-Cultural Interaction

Crystal Machado’s chapter “Open Young Minds and Hearts: Employ Technology-infused Critical Pedagogy in Hybrid Border Spaces” has been published in Kelly Heider and Mary Jalongo’s edited book Young Children and Families in the Information Age.

Posted on 1/31/2015 11:23:50 AM

Monsour Informs Classroom Teachers of Uses of New Media

Curriculum and Instruction doctoral student and teaching associate Katie Monsour’s article “New Media Poetics in the English Classroom” was accepted for publication in English in Texas, vol. 44.1.

Posted on 1/17/2015 9:28:29 AM

Calderon Published on Infant/Toddler Media and Language Development

Curriculum and Instruction doctoral student Melissa Calderon’s chapter, “The Impact of Popular Media on Infant/Toddler Language Development: Research-Based Recommendations for Working with Families,” has been published in Kelly Heider’s and Mary Jalongo’s edited book, Young Children and Families in the Information Age.

Posted on 1/15/2015 6:37:47 PM

George, Wen, and Fu Interact with Diverse Middle School Students through Online ESL Panel Discussion

May George, a post-doctoral fellow and Frederick Douglas Institute Scholar at IUP, and doctoral students Huachuan Wen and Yao Fu, from Professional Studies in Education, shared their successful cross-cultural experiences with about 20 middle school students in Pittsburgh on December 5, 2014.

Posted on 12/17/2014 7:55:17 PM

Brandon and Machado Present on MOOCs at Conference

Jamie Brandon and Crystal Machado presented “Understanding MOOCs [Massive Open Online Courses]: Emerging Trends and Future Possibilities” at E-Learn 2014, the World Conference on E-Learning, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Posted on 12/2/2014 5:31:35 PM

Fennimore Presents On “Civics-Based Activism For Young Children”

Beatrice Fennimore presented on civic responsibility and democratic participation for young children at the 2014 annual meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies in Boston.

Posted on 12/2/2014 5:23:48 PM

Fennimore Holds Teachers College Press Book Signing

Beatrice Fennimore held a signing for her new book, Standing Up for Something Every Day: Ethics and Justice in Early Childhood Classrooms, during the 2014 conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Posted on 11/12/2014 6:44:00 PM

Fennimore Presents on Using the NAEYC Ethical Code in Classrooms

Beatrice Fennimore presented “How Can I Be Fair When the Children Are All So Different?: Using the NAEYC Ethical Code in Your Classroom” at the 2014 conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Posted on 11/12/2014 6:40:13 PM

Machado Article Accepted for Publication in Book on Inclusive Campus Environments

Crystal Machado’s article, “The “American Educational Experience” in a Predominantly White Rural Community as Described by International Students: An Opportunity to Redefine Priorities” will be included in the book Theory to Practice: Fostering Diverse and Inclusive Campus Environments.

Posted on 10/21/2014 1:20:45 PM

Machado Presented with Editor’s Choice Award

In September 2014, Crystal Machado received the Editor’s Choice Award for Outstanding Reviewer in the Journal of International Students, a print and online peer-reviewed publication in higher education.

Posted on 10/21/2014 1:11:21 PM

Machado and Smith Present on International Student Perspectives at Conference

Crystal Machado and doctoral student Jason Smith copresented “The ‘American Educational Experience’ in a Predominantly White Rural Community as Described by International Students: An Opportunity to Redefine Priorities” in April 2014 at the American Educational Research Association Conference.

Posted on 10/21/2014 12:54:34 PM

Wang and Machado to Publish on Meeting the Needs of Chinese English Language Learners

Peizhen Wang and Crystal Machado’s article, “Meeting the Needs of Chinese English Language Learners at Writing Centers in America: A Proposed Culturally Responsive Model,” describes the ways writing centers currently serve English language learners at American universities.

Posted on 10/21/2014 12:41:52 PM

Machado and Jiang Publish on Educational Use of Twitter

Crystal Machado and Ying Jiang’s article “Using Twitter to Heighten Student Engagement, Critical Thinking, and Reflective Practice Within and Beyond the Classroom” describes the growing popularity and influence of social media across disciplines in general and the field of education in particular.

Posted on 10/21/2014 12:26:28 PM

IUP Literacy Center Offers Tutoring Services

The IUP Literacy Center is offering tutoring for children and adolescents in grades 1–8 in reading and writing now through November 20, 2014.

Posted on 10/19/2014 5:00:38 PM

Laverick and Heider Discuss Supporting Children in Transition with Young Adult and Children’s Literature

DeAnna Laverick, Professional Studies in Education, and Kelly Heider, educational librarian, co-authored the article “Supporting Students in Transition through the Use of Touchstone Texts for Literacy Instruction,” published in the fall 2014 issue of Pennsylvania Reads.

Posted on 10/1/2014 7:33:02 PM

Doctoral Graduate and Faculty Discuss Improving Preschoolers’ Physical, Emotional, and Intellectual Health

Alumna Hannah Brewer co-authored an article with Keri Kulik and Kelli Paquette, “Moving Towards Student Wellness: The Effect of Positive Physical Activity Experiences on Body Mass Index Among Preschoolers,” in the National Teacher Education Journal.

Posted on 10/1/2014 7:27:16 PM

McAleer to Present Thinking Hats and Problem Solving Workshops

Franny McAleer, Professional Studies in Education instructor and student teaching supervisor, will present two workshops at the Celebrate the Challenges Special Education Conference 2014 in Kananaskis, Canada, October 16–18.

Posted on 10/1/2014 7:23:38 PM

Laverick Publishes On Improving Reading Proficiency and Hosting Artist Residencies

DeAnna Laverick, Professional Studies in Education, published “Supporting Striving Readers through Technology-based Instruction” and “Artist Residencies and Field Experiences: Supporting Early Childhood Pre-Student Teachers’ Knowledge and Pedagogy to Promote Arts-Based Learning.”

Posted on 9/24/2014 6:48:56 PM

College Technology Day: August 20, 2014

The IUP College of Education and Educational Technology hosted the seventh Technology Day, featuring educational use of new technology, in Stouffer Hall on August 20, 2014.

Posted on 8/15/2014 2:23:07 PM

2014 FDI Scholar Working in Professional Studies in Education

IUP's Frederick Douglass Institute 2014 scholar, May George, will be working in the Department of Professional Studies in Education for the next academic year.

Posted on 8/12/2014 11:42:55 AM

Fennimore Publishes Invited Review of New Book on Education and Social Justice

Beatrice Fennimore, Professional Studies in Education, published an invited review of the book Education, Justice, and Democracy (2014).

Posted on 8/4/2014 11:21:31 AM

Future Teachers Discover Art through Artist-in-Residence Program

Preservice teachers and professors in the Department of Professional Studies in Education and area artists reflect on the rewarding experiences of their participation together in an Artist-in-Residence Program in this video.

Posted on 5/28/2014 2:12:50 PM

Fennimore Discusses Ethics and Social Justice in Early Childhood Classroom

Beatrice Fennimore, Department of Professional Studies in Education, will have two presentations in concurrent meetings of the National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Development Institute and the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, June 2014.

Posted on 5/27/2014 4:06:22 PM

Fennimore Publishes Article about Social Justice and Celia Genishi

Beatrice Fennimore, Professional Studies in Education, has written an article called “Social Justice and the Work of Celia Genishi: The Power of One-on-One” for the journal Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood.

Posted on 5/9/2014 2:12:06 PM

Laverick Presents on Student Teacher Supervision and Technology in Early Childhood Curriculum

DeAnna Laverick, Professional Studies in Education, discussed supervising student teachers and presented on technology and interactive media in the early childhood curriculum at conferences during spring 2014.

Posted on 4/28/2014 4:59:40 PM

Paquette, Johnson, and Students Awarded at Kappa Delta Pi Ceremony

Kappa Delta Pi held its initiation ceremony on April 27, 2014. Kelli Paquette and Shirley Johnson (Professional Studies in Education) received awards at the ceremony, along with students Emily Deyarmin and Caitlin Voigt.

Posted on 4/28/2014 4:43:46 PM

Student Wen Awarded First Place in the College of Education in IUP Graduate Scholars Forum

Huachuan Wen, a Curriculum and Instruction doctoral candidate and teaching associate in the Department of Professional Studies in Education, was awarded first place for excellence in the College of Education and Educational Technology in the 2014 IUP Graduate Scholars Forum.

Posted on 4/20/2014 10:37:20 AM

Doctoral Candidates Active in Academics and Practice

Doctoral candidates in the field of education are making solid progress in both academics and practice.

Posted on 4/16/2014 11:43:09 AM

Jiang and Machado Present on Educational Use of Twitter at International Conference

Ying Jiang, doctoral candidate of Curriculum and Instruction, and Crystal Machado, associate professor, Professional Studies in Education, presented on the educational use of Twitter at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference in March 2014.

Posted on 3/25/2014 5:24:27 PM

Jalongo Advises PBS Children’s Educational Television

Mary Jalongo, Professional Studies in Education, is working with Children’s Television Workshop to advise them on the educational content of Sesame Street.

Posted on 3/17/2014 10:29:47 AM

Fennimore Book Signing Scheduled for Annual Conference

Beatrice Fennimore, Professional Studies in Education, will have a book signing for Standing Up for Something Every Day: Ethics and Justice in Early Childhood Classrooms at the American Educational Research Association 2014 conference.

Posted on 3/9/2014 5:04:50 PM

Machado Receives Award for Teaming Teachers with Tablets Project

Crystal Machado, Professional Studies in Education, received an Emerging Technologies Mobile Learning Award for a project titled “Teaming Teachers with Tablets” in Spring 2013. 

Posted on 2/4/2014 4:41:26 PM

Machado Describes Reducing Isolation, Disengagement, and Disenchantment Among K-12 Teachers

Crystal Machado, Professional Studies in Education, presented “Getting Everyone on the Same (Web) Page: The Role that Innovative Web-Based Technology can Play in Transforming K-12 Schools into Learning Organization” at the annual conference of National Council of Professors of Educational Administration.

Posted on 2/4/2014 4:24:35 PM

Jalongo Publishes Two Research Articles on Writing for Professional Publication

Mary Renck Jalongo, Professional Studies in Education, published “Professional Wisdom and Writing for Publication: Qualitative Interviews with Editors and Authors in Early Childhood Education” and “Writing for Scholarly Publication as ‘Tacit Knowledge’: A Qualitative Focus Group Study of Doctoral Students in Education.”

Posted on 1/28/2014 1:23:59 PM

Jalongo Edits “Teaching Compassion: Humane Education in Early Childhood”

Mary Jalongo, Professional Studies in Education, edited Teaching Compassion: Humane Education in Early Childhood, published by Springer International. Doctoral students and graduate program alumni contributed chapters to the volume.

Posted on 8/23/2013 9:14:02 AM

Fennimore and Machado on Planning Team for American Educational Research Association Conference

Beatrice Fennimore and Crystal Machado, Professional Studies in Education, will cochair Section 9 of Division K (Teacher Education) for the 2014 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference.

Posted on 8/23/2013 8:41:30 AM

Sibert, Rieg, and Students Present at Future Educators Association National Conference

Susan Sibert and Sue Rieg, Professional Studies in Education, presented “Top Ten Joys of Teaching” at the April 2013 Future Educators Association national conference in Orlando, Florida.

Posted on 6/5/2013 2:19:12 PM

Kappa Delta Pi Initiation Ceremony 2013

The initiation ceremony for Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education, took place in Keith Hall on April 27, 2013.

Posted on 6/5/2013 11:56:42 AM

Fennimore Presents Ways of Incorporating Civil Rights Movement in Classrooms

Beatrice Fennimore, Professional Studies in Education, presented “Relevant Exploration of the Civil Rights Movement With Pre-K/Elementary Students” at the November 2012 meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies.

Posted on 6/5/2013 11:42:36 AM

Laverick Recognized for Excellence as Kappa Delta Pi Advisor

DeAnna Laverick, Professional Studies in Education, was recognized by the executive director and society president for her excellence as the IUP chapter counselor of the student organization of Kappa Delta Pi.

Posted on 6/5/2013 11:40:40 AM

Jalongo Publishes Sixth Edition of Early Childhood Creativity Textbook

Mary Jalongo, Professional Studies in Education, and her coauthor Joan Isenberg, George Mason University, have just published the sixth edition of their successful textbook “Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning: Preschool through Fourth Grade” with Pearson Publishing. A number of alumni and students contributed.

Posted on 5/24/2013 11:25:20 AM

Fennimore Presented Classroom Rules for Good Citizens

Beatrice S. Fennimore, Professional Studies in Education completed a presentation at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children in Atlanta, GA on November 2012.  Her presentation titled "Beyond Keep Your Hands and Feet to Yourself: Classroom Rules for Good Citizens in Caring Communities" explored respectful and democratic classroom rules as an opportunity to teach the skills of civic responsibility in a democratic society to young children.

Posted on 5/24/2013 10:52:15 AM

Kerry-Moran and Narey Present a New Approach for Struggling Learners in Reading Areas

Kelli Jo Kerry-Moran, Professional Studies in Education, and alumna Marilyn Narey presented a workshop, “Going Multimodal with Reader’s Theater: An Innovative New Approach Combining Effective Differentiated Reading and Writing Strategies to Develop Diverse Learners’ Fluency FOR Comprehension,” at the International Reading Association annual meeting on April 20, 2013.

Posted on 5/16/2013 1:48:04 PM

Phillips-Shyrock Published in U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia

Shannon Phillips-Shyrock, Curriculum and Instruction graduate student in the Department of Professional Studies in Education, was published in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia Of Camps And Ghettos, 1933–1945.

Posted on 5/16/2013 1:41:57 PM

Curriculum and Instruction Information and Orientation Sessions

Learn more about the D.Ed. Program in Curriculum and Instruction at these information and orientation sessions on June 1, 2013, at the Monroeville Graduate and Professional Center and at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg.

Posted on 5/9/2013 2:45:10 PM

Machado and McLaughlin Discuss Web 2.0 Technology in the Higher Education Classroom

In May 2012, Crystal Machado, Professional Studies in Education , and Courtney McLaughlin, Educational and School Psychology , copresented papers at the 44th annual meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization conference in Portsmouth, N.H. Machado, along with Huachuan Wen and Ying Jiang, doctoral

Posted on 10/10/2012 3:02:30 PM

Machado, Halchak, and McCarthy Compare Social Media Networks

Crystal Machado, Professional Studies in Education, and Jessica Halchak and Patricia McCarthy, doctoral candidates in Administration and Leadership Studies, participated in a panel discussion titled “Social Media Connections: Finding the Network That Fits You” during the President’s Commission on the Status of Women conference at IUP in May 2012.

Posted on 10/10/2012 2:57:27 PM

Machado, McLaughlin, and Messekher Present on Cross Facilitating Learning Communities Using Technology

Crystal Machado, Professional Studies in Education; Courtney McLaughlin, Educational and School Psychology; and doctoral graduate Hayat Messekher presented “Technological Facilitation of Fidelity: Cross Disciplinary Collaboration within Higher Education” on May 30, 2012, at the International Higher Education Congress Biennial Convention.

Posted on 8/30/2012 8:57:06 AM

Strong Presented on Creativity in Higher Education at Two Conferences in April 2012

Laura Strong, faculty member in Professional Studies in Education and doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction, presented posters at two conferences in April.

Posted on 8/30/2012 8:43:36 AM

Machado Presented on Using Mobile Devices to Spark Creative Expression and Active Engagement in Undergraduate Education Students

Crystal Machado, coordinator of the Master's in Education Program at Monroeville, presented "A Little Technology goes a Long Way: Using Mobile Devices to Spark Creative Expression and Active Engagement in Undergraduate Students" at the Academic Computing Policy Advisory Committee Innovation Forum on campus in April.

Posted on 8/30/2012 8:34:58 AM

Machado and Krishnan Represent IUP at Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference

Crystal Machado, Professional Studies in Education, and Krish Krishnan, Marketing, represented IUP at the ninth annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning conference in Milwaukee, Wis., on April 22–24, 2012. Machado will share what she learned about blended learning with faculty at the next College Technology Day.

Posted on 8/9/2012 11:40:15 AM

Machado, Laverick, and Strahler Explore Teachers’ Ability to Integrate Technology into the Curriculum

DeAnna Laverick presented the coauthored paper “The Influence of Graduate Coursework on Teachers’ Ability to Integrate Technology into the Curriculum: Results from a Follow-up Study on the Acquisition of TPACK Skill” on March 7 at the 2012 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education conference.

Posted on 8/9/2012 11:35:32 AM

Machado Shares Ways to Raise Critical Thinking in Students

Crystal Machado, Professional Studies in Education, presented a workshop titled “Let’s get Critical! Using Low-Tech Simulations to Promote Higher Level Thinking” at the Reflective Practice Large Group session at IUP on February 2, 2012.

Posted on 8/9/2012 11:33:17 AM

Differentiating Instruction in Rural Alaska Presented by McAleer

“Differentiating Instruction in Rural Alaska,” a professional development program, was presented by Franny McAleer, instructor in Professional Studies in Education, from January 9–15, 2012.

Posted on 4/10/2012 3:06:14 PM

Fennimore Copresents on “Good Teacher Educators = Good Teachers”

Beatrice Fennimore, Professional Studies in Education, recently made a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education in Chicago.

Posted on 4/10/2012 2:30:32 PM

Machado Presents Paper on Leadership Roles of In-Service Teachers

In February 2012, Crystal Machado, Professional Studies in Education, copresented “To Lead or Not to Lead: What Motivates Today’s Teachers?” at the Eastern Educational Research Association conference in Hilton Head, S.C.

Posted on 4/10/2012 1:45:30 PM

Machado and Graduate Students Present Workshops at College of Education Technology Day

Crystal Machado, Professional Studies in Education, and graduate students Huachuan Wen, Ying Jiang, and Peizhen Wang conducted workshops at the annual College of Education Technology Day on January 18, 2012.

Posted on 2/14/2012 9:48:51 AM

Jalongo and Hirsh Co-Author Chapter on Latest Research on Children's Creative Thought

Mary Renck Jalongo and Rae Ann Hirsh collaborated on “Reconceptualizing Creative Thought Processes in Children: An Integrative Review of the Research," forthcoming this spring.

Posted on 1/26/2012 10:11:11 AM

Jalongo Copublishes Review of Young Children’s Vocabulary Development

Mary Renck Jalongo, Professional Studies in Education, and Michelle Sobolak (University of Pittsburgh) publish an integrative review of the literature on young children’s vocabulary development in Early Childhood Education Journal.

Posted on 12/1/2011 9:47:26 AM

McAleer Presents on the Theme “The Kananaskis Village People”

Franny McAleer, Department of Professional Studies in Education, was an invited presenter for Celebrating the Challenges 2011, hosted by the Alberta Provincial Special Education Council Conference on October 14–15.

Posted on 12/1/2011 9:45:30 AM

Fennimore Presents “Feminist Critique of Father Involvement Policies” in London

In October 2011, Dr. Beatrice Fennimore of the Department of Professional Studies in Education presented at the Reconceptualising Early Childhood Education Conference 2011 in London, England.

Posted on 11/18/2011 9:17:55 AM

Jalongo’s Paper on Motivation and Interest in Academic Achievement Selected as Best Publication

A position paper by Dr. Mary Renck Jalongo, Department of Professional Studies in Education, was selected as a Best Publication by the Association for Childhood Education International.

Posted on 11/18/2011 9:06:24 AM

PACT Symposium to Discuss Putting Students First

The symposium is titled “Putting Students First: Responding to Student Learning Needs, Curriculum Evaluation, and Program Development through Four Scholarships of Teaching and Learning Projects at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.”

Posted on 10/19/2011 10:12:33 AM

Jalongo Publishes Fourth Edition of Early Childhood Education Textbook

Mary Renck Jalongo, Professional Studies in Education, published the fourth edition of Exploring Your Role in Early Childhood Education, with Laurie Nicholson co-authoring a chapter.

Posted on 10/19/2011 10:11:44 AM

Call for Papers: European Teacher Education Network

A call for papers has been announced for the annual conference of the European Teacher Education Network, scheduled for April 19–21, 2012, in Portugal.

Posted on 10/19/2011 10:10:26 AM

Laverick and Migyanka Host Special Kappa Delta Pi Meeting

On September 15, 2011, the Beta Gamma Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi welcomed Morgan Batrell, the regional chapter coordinator for the Northeast Region.

Posted on 10/5/2011 11:38:48 AM

Rieg and Paquette Publish “Striving for the ‘Perfect’ Classroom Part II”

Dr. Sue Reig and Dr. Kelli Paquette, Professional Studies in Education, have co-edited a new book called Striving for the “Perfect” Classroom Part II: Teacher’s Responsibilities Beyond Instruction and Assessment.

Posted on 10/5/2011 11:37:26 AM

Call for Proposals: New England Educational Research Organization 2012 Conference

The executive board of the New England Educational Research Organization invites you to submit proposals for the 2012 annual conference.

Posted on 9/28/2011 3:34:17 PM

Drs. Bieger and Vold Publish Book on the Philadelphia Urban Seminar

Dr. George Bieger, Professional Studies in Education, and Professor Emeritus Larry Vold have coedited the book Our Stories in Philadelphia: Joint Reflections on an 18-Year Urban Immersion Program for Pre-Service Teachers.

Posted on 9/28/2011 3:33:39 PM

Machado Presents on Teachers' Leadership Roles and on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Projects

Crystal Machado, Professional Studies in Education, recently presented two papers on teachers and their leadership roles, and another on “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Projects.”

Posted on 9/28/2011 9:29:41 AM

Machado to Create Technology Toolbox

Dr. Crystal Machado, Department of Professional Studies in Education, was awarded $3,500 through ACPAC’s Technology Innovation Fund.

Posted on 4/27/2011 10:21:37 AM

Professional Studies Faculty Honored at Kappa Delta Pi Initiation

IUP’s Beta Gamma Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi honored two Professional Studies in Education faculty members, Drs. Kelli Paquette and Susan Fello, at the April 9, 2011, initiation ceremony.

Posted on 4/27/2011 10:04:37 AM

Machado and Jiang Present on International Students’ Stories

Dr. Crystal Machado and doctoral student Ying Jiang, Professional Studies in Education, presented the poster “Through Our Eyes: What International Students’ Stories Reveal about U.S. Schools.”

Posted on 4/27/2011 10:04:00 AM

Laverick and Jalongo Publish Book on Early Care and Education

Drs. DeAnna M. Laverick and Mary Renck Jalongo, Professional Studies in Education, co-editedTransitions to Early Care and Education: International Perspectives on Making Schools Ready for Young Children.

Posted on 4/27/2011 10:03:17 AM

Bieger Re-elected to European Teacher Education Network Board

Dr. George Bieger was re-elected to the board of directors of the European Teacher Education Network at its annual meeting and conference held in Amsterdam, April 13–15, 2011.

Posted on 4/27/2011 10:02:07 AM

Paquette Writes Chapter on Enhancing Literacy Skills through Musical Experiences

Dr. Kelli Paquette, Professional Studies in Education, wrote a chapter titled “Enhancing Middle School Learners’ Literacy Skills through Multiple Musical Experiences” in the book Music Education, edited by Heimida and Ferrero.

Posted on 3/23/2011 10:05:37 AM

Paquette and Rieg Write Book on Instruction and Assessment

Dr. Kelli Paquette and Dr. Sue Rieg, Professional Studies in Education, wrote a book, Striving for the “Perfect” Classroom: Instruction and Assessment Techniques for Today’s Diverse Learners, published by Nova Science Publishers in 2010.

Posted on 3/23/2011 10:05:14 AM

Machado Publishes on Gender Differences in Student Discourse on Discussion Board and Blogs

Dr. Crystal Machado, Professional Studies in Education, wrote a paper, “Gender Differences in Student Discourse on Discussion Board and Blogs: An Instructor’s Quest to Create a Level Playing Field,” published in the March 2011 issue of the Journal of Interactive Online Learning.

Posted on 3/23/2011 10:04:50 AM

Machado, Laverick, and Doctoral Student Smith Present Research on Influence of Graduate Coursework on Teachers’ Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge

Crystal Machado, DeAnna Laverick, and doctoral student Jason Smith, Professional Studies in Education, presented a paper, “Influence of Graduate Coursework on Teachers’ Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPACK) Skill Development: An Exploratory Study” at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) in Nashville, Tenn.

Posted on 3/23/2011 10:04:21 AM

Laverick Presents Research on Technology-Infused Experiences for Diverse Learners

Dr. DeAnna Laverick, Professional Studies in Education, presented the paper “Teaching with a Twenty-First-Century Twist: Technology-Infused Interdisciplinary Learning Experiences to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners” at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) twenty-second international conference.

Posted on 3/23/2011 10:02:38 AM

Faculty Members Present Workshop at International Reading Association Conference

At the the International Reading Association Conference in Chicago, Drs. Anne Creany, Susan Fello, DeAnna Laverick, and Kelli Paquette, all from the Department of Professional Studies in Education, presented a workshop.

Posted on 3/31/2010 12:29:37 PM

Philadelphia Urban Seminar Recruiting Meeting November 4

A recruiting/informational meeting for the Philadelphia Urban Seminar will be held November 4, 2009, at 5:00 p.m. in Beard Auditorium, Stouffer Hall. This seminar, May 17–29, 2010, provides our future teachers with an opportunity to experience the diversity of the Philadelphia schools firsthand.

Posted on 10/30/2009 10:18:01 AM

Bieger Elected to Board of Directors of ETEN

Dr. George Bieger, of the Professional Studies in Education Department, was re-elected to the board of directors of the European Teacher Education Network.

Posted on 6/2/2009 2:26:36 PM

Bieger, Novels, Vold, and Yong Present at European Teacher Education Network Meeting in Turkey

Ms. Yong Yu, Dr. George Bieger, Dr. Larry Vold, and Dr. Alphonse Novels presented a paper at the annual meeting of the European Teacher Education Network in Izmir, Turkey, in April.

Posted on 6/2/2009 2:22:22 PM

Tidwell Presents “Three Student Project” at Conference

Monte Tidwell, of the Department of Professional Studies in Education, gave a presentation at the National Association for Professional Development Schools Conference (NAPDS) in Daytona Beach, Fla., on March 13, 2009.

Posted on 3/19/2009 11:22:33 AM

Summer 2009 Workshops for Teachers

The  Professional Studies in Education Department offers the following workshops for Summer 2009. It’s a great opportunity for teachers to finish their five-year requirements in just two weeks. More features of these workshops are: to network with other teachers from the area, to earn  Act 48 Credit , and to enjoy

Posted on 3/16/2009 1:18:30 PM

Bieger and Vold Present Paper in China

Dr. George Bieger and Dr. Larry Vold presented a paper at the fifth annual Conference on Higher Education Reform in Shanghai, China. Their paper was entitled “Creating the Opportunity for Internationalization Through Personal Contact: A Model for Bottom-up Reform.”

Posted on 1/28/2009 3:38:05 PM

Paquette and Rieg Publish Articles on Music, Drama, and Writing Traits

Recently published articles by Kelli Paquette and Sue Rieg appeared in Early Childhood Education Journal, Journal of Instructional Psychology, and Literacy Research and Instruction.

Posted on 10/17/2008 4:01:32 PM

Laverick Coauthors Book Chapter on Early Childhood Education

DeAnna Laverick coauthored the book chapter “A Research Review of Technology in Early Childhood Education: Implications for Best Practice” in New Research on Early Childhood Education.

Posted on 9/8/2008 11:48:49 AM

Laverick presents on Children's eCulture at international conference

At the International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies, and Applications, DeAnna Laverick presented “Children’s eCulture: A Pragmatic Element in Teacher Preparation Programs.”

Posted on 8/13/2008 10:43:56 AM

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