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Nahar Awarded Philanthropic Educational Organization International Peace Scholarship

Lizoon Nahar was awarded a PEO scholarship.

Hassan Receives Julius P. Filcik Doctoral Fellowship

Ragia Hassan received a prestigious doctoral fellowship.

Hassan and Machado Present on International Student-Mothers and their Resilience During Pandemic

Ragia Hassan and Crystal Machado presented a paper at the 2022 AESA annual conference in Pittsburgh.

Machado and Hassan Present on Juggling PhD and Motherhood During Pandemic

Crystal Machado and Ragia Hassan presented a paper on doctoral student-mothers at the PASSHE DEI Summit.

Cassella and Vasy Publish the Book "Lenny’s Big Feelings"

Doctoral students Kelly Cassella and Samantha Vasy published the book and hosted a book reading and discussion with preservice teachers.

Machado Named Affordable Learning Champion

Crystal Machado was named an Affordable Learning Champion for 2021–22.

Rehak Publishes Chapter and Blog Post

Kimberly Rehak has two publications released, one on “Privacy and Data Rights for Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Students” and the other on “How and Why to Use Asynchronous Videos in Your Online Courses.”

Additional Funding Released for IUP Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program

Academic success for students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who are parents of young children may become a little easier, thanks to additional funding for IUP’s Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program.

Palmer, Brown, and Salaway Co-author Article on University-Community Collaboration

Kalani Palmer, Sarah Brown, and Jen Salaway, from Professional Studies in Education, along with colleagues Tricia Shelton, Tom Yeager, and Elisa Spadafora, co-authored an article describing lessons learned from a federally funded university-community collaboration.

Nahar and Machado Conduct Roundtable on Virtual Science Laboratories

Lizoon Nahar and Crystal Machado conducted a roundtable on VSL at the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education conference.

Machado and Fu Present Paper on Teaching with and for Creativity

Crystal Machado, Department of Professional Studies in Education, and Curriculum and Instruction doctoral program graduate Yao Fu, University of Wisconsin, presented a coauthored paper at the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education conference in San Diego in April 2022. The paper is titled "Using the PICRAT and Four C Model to Teach With and For Creativity."

Ankrum and Colleagues Present on Metacognition and Literacy Instruction

Julie Ankrum and colleagues presented a paper on metacognition and literacy instruction at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

Ankrum and Colleague Publish Article on Disability Studies in Education

Julie Ankrum and a colleague published an article in the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.

Nahar and Mahmood present on Use of Virtual Science Laboratories in Secondary Education in Bangladesh

Doctoral candidates Lizoon Nahar and Farheen Mahmood presented a poster on virtual science labs in secondary education in Bangladesh at the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) conference.

Hassan Presents on Use of Educational Vlogging to Enhance Learning and Teaching

Ragia H. Hassan, doctoral candidate of Curriculum and Instruction, presented a research poster on using educational vlogging to enhance learning and teaching outcomes at the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education.

Hassan Presents Roundtable on Augmented Reality and Reading Comprehension Disabilities

Ragia H. Hassan, doctoral candidate of Curriculum and Instruction, presented a roundtable on using augmented reality for students with reading comprehension disabilities at the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education.

Machado and Seifert Author Paper on Engaging Teachers in Intercultural Dialogue

Crystal Machado and Tami Seifert presented a coauthored paper, "Using Flipgrid to Engage American Preservice and Israeli Inservice Teachers in Intercultural Dialogue," at the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education conference.

Radwan and Machado Present on Preservice Teachers’ Use of VoiceThread

At the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education conference, doctoral candidate Asmaa Radwan and Professor Crystal Machado copresented a paper on using VoiceThread to develop preservice teachers’ ability to learn, design, and facilitate an asynchronous presentation.

C&I Doctoral Student Hassan Publishes Chapter on Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Qatar

Ragia H. Hassan, doctoral student of Curriculum and Instruction's book chapter titled "Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Qatar: Challenges and Opportunities” was published in Abdulnaser Fakhro’s book “Disability” published by the College of Education at Qatar University. 

Creating a Positive Online Reputation: Steps to Career Success Workshop

This workshop, presented on Zoom, will provide students with practical tips for professional, successful, and effective online engagement.

Kalani Secures CCAMPIS Program Renewal at IUP

IUP has received $605,244 from the Department of Education to continue the program for the next four years (2021 through 2025).

Julie Ankrum Interviewed on Educational Podcast

Julie Ankrum co-wrote a chapter in the recent book, “Principles of Effective Literacy Instruction,” to describe the types of knowledge needed to develop teacher expertise. She discusses the chapter, “Teachers as Lifelong Learners,” with co-author, Aimee Morewood, in Jake Down’s “Teaching Literacy” podcast.

Nahar, Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Student, Receives Peace Scholarship.

Lizoon Nahar, a doctoral student of Curriculum and Instruction, has been awarded a Philanthropic Educational Organization International Peace Scholarship of $12,000 for the academic year 2021–22.

Machado and Nahar present on use of Social Media and Web-based Technology to Empower Science Teachers and Students

Crystal Machado and Lizoon Nahar coauthored a chapter on using social media and web based technology to empower science teachers and students at the International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership.

Machado and Seifert Author Chapter on Enhancing Teachers' Technology and Cross-cultural Competence

Crystal Machado and Tami Seifert presented a coauthored paper, "Using Flipgrid and Facebook to Enhance Pre-Service and Inservice Teachers’ Technology and Cross-cultural Competence," at the International Association for Intercultural Education.