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Events

  • April 18- Career and Technical Education Research Seminar, "An Examination of Funding Equity in Indiana School Corporatoins" presented by Ed Eiler at noon in BRNG 1255.

News

March 2014

  • David Eichinger was awarded a Charles Murphy Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching in March. Read more about this well-deserved award here.
  • The Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium was held on Friday, March 14th where graduate students engaging in educational research shard their work and the keynote speaker was David Berliner, Regents Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University.
  • Melanie Shoffner was elected Vice Chair of NCTE’s Conference on English Education.  Next year she will move to the Chair position.
  • Trish Morita-Mullaney has been elected Vice President of INTESOL for 2014.  She and April Burke  were also featured presenters at the recent annual INTESOL meeting.
  • Dean Ballotti, Visiting Instructor in EDCI and EAPS, was recognized on the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Instructor Honor Roll for both Spring 2013 and Fall 2013.
  • The Learning Design and Technology online Masters’ program was mentioned in an article on digital badges in US News and World Report: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/articles/2014/03/12/graduate-schools-add-professional-focus-to-shake-up-programs%20?page=2.

February 2014

  • Trish Morita-Mullaney served as the lead keynote and discussant for the annual K-12 ELL conference hosted in partnership with the Wabash Valley Educational Service Center in West Lafayette on Thursday, February 20th.

January 2014

  • JoAnn Phillion was selected an IMPACT Fellow for Spring 2014 and will be re-designing EDCI 20500.

December 2013

  • David Eichinger and Science K-12 Outreach (Bill Bayley) received an Improving Teacher Quality grant from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and are partnering with the Gary School Corporation.
  • Carla Johnson, Lynn Bryan and Tamara Moore (Engineering) were awarded a Math Science Partnership (MSP) grant to build STEM schools at Maconaquah Middle School and Maple Crest (Kokomo) Middle School and will also bring in tuition for graduate coursework in STEM.
  • Melanie Shoffner was elected Vice Chair of NCTE’s Conference on English Education.  Next year she will move to the Chair position.
  • Trish Morita-Mullaney has been elected Vice President of INTESOL for 2014.  She and April Burke  were also featured presenters at the recent annual INTESOL meeting.
  • Congratulations to Bonnie Nowakowski and Kathy Reppert; both are celebrating 25 years of service to Purdue!
  • Nadine Dolby's essay, "Developing Empathy through Service-Learning: Finding Friends, Hope, and Community at a Local High School", was published in the on-line journal, Community Works.

November 2013

  • Tara Johnson received a Conference on English Education (CEE) Research Initiative Grant for “The Common Core in an Uncommon Era of Standards and Assessments.”
  •  David Eichinger, Peg Ertmer and Bob Sabol (Art Education) have been selected by their peers for induction into the Book of Great Teachers. 
  • Alsu Gilmetdinova (PhD student, EDCI), Ksenia Kirillova (PhD student, HTM), and Dr. Xinran Lehto (Associate Professor HTM) have received the 2013 ISTTE Best Paper Award at the 32nd International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE) Annual Conference in Detroit, Michigan. Their paper was entitled “Hospitality across religions: A hermeneutic phenomenological perspective” and explored the interpretation of hospitality in Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam.

October 2013

Jubin Rahatzad (doctoral student in Curriculum Studies) was selected as a member of the inaugural class of Purdue Global Ambassadors. Suresh Garimella, Chief Global Affairs Office noted the Jubin has “been chosen to not only represent your school or college, but Purdue University as a whole. Our selected Ambassadors have shown a wonderful mix of academic excellence, outside interests, and leadership skills that exemplify the Boilermaker spirit.”

Alberto Rodriguez (with colleague Christina Siry) was awarded a grant from the Luxembourg National Research Council to conduct an international workshop on cultural studies of science education entitled "Innovation and collaboration in cultural studies of science education: Towards an international research agenda" to be held in Luxembourg from June 17-19th, 2014

September 2013

Carla Johnson (Associate Director, CRESME) was awarded the Association for Science Teacher Education’s (ASTE) “Implications of Research for Educational Practice Award” for her paper: Educational Turbulence: The Influence of Macro and Micro Policy on Science Education Reform. One paper presented at the ASTE conference each year is selected for this award based on the potential impact on the field.

Laura Bofferding was recently named a 2013-14 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.  This year, twenty fellows were selected from a competitive pool of over two hundred twenty applications from scholars of education. The fellowships are administered by the National Academy of Education, an honorary educational society.

August 2013

Ji Eun Lim and Jian Liao have received the 2013-14 Learning Design and Technology Doctoral Scholarships.

JoAnn Phillion, Professor in Curriculum Studies has been awarded a 2013-14 Synergy Grant by the College for her proposal “Towards a Collaborative Engagement of Educational Theory: Impacting, Teacher Education, Community, and Schools.”

May 2013

Ji Eun Lim and Jian Liao have received the 2013-14 Learning Design and Technology Doctoral Scholarships.

Laura Bofferding was named a 2013-14 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.  This year, twenty fellows were selected from a competitive pool of over two hundred twenty applications from scholars of education. The fellowships are administered by the National Academy of Education, an honorary educational society. They are funded by a grant to the Academy from the Spencer Foundation.

Sharon L. Smith, a senior in the College of Education, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) to Colombia. Smith majored in elementary education and Spanish. She will be in Colombia for about 10 months and will teach at Universidad Católica de Colombia in Bogotá.

JoAnn Phillion,  Professor in Curriculum Studies has been awarded a 2013-14 Synergy Grant by the College for her proposal “Towards a Collaborative Engagement of Educational Theory: Impacting, Teacher Education, Community, and Schools.” 

Lynn Bryan (with Alejandra Magana, Edwin Garcia, and Nick Giordano) was awarded a $300,000 Research Incentive Grant from the OVPR for Learning Quantum Mechanics through Modeling-Based Instruction: Advancing STEM Education across Scale and Disciplines.

April 2013

Mary Nakhleh, professor emeritus in EDCI/Chemistry, was presented the Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry on April 9 by the American Chemical Society at its annual spring meeting. The award recognizes foundational work in student understanding of particulate nature of matter and visual representations of chemistry.

The Purdue Board of Trustees has announced faculty promotions for the 2013-2014 academic year. Congratulations to Teresa Taber Doughty, professor of educational studies, Minchi C. Kim, associate professor of learning design and technology, and William R. Watson, associate professor of learning design and technology.

The TRC was the happy recipient of 166 recently donated books, including 31 Young Adult titles and 135 Children’s Literature titles.  Purdue Student Government College of Education Senators (Nick King and Chelsea Cogswell), and Connie Neale coordinated the donation effort.  We very much appreciate the addition of these materials to the TRC collection. 

Five 2012-2013 student teachers have been chosen as Outstanding Future Educators: Kyle Bischoff (Social Studies Education); Kellie Coval (Elementary Education); Kayleigh Kelp (Elementary/ Special Education double major); Craig Locker (Engineering/ Technology Teacher Education); and Zachary Schroeder (Mathematics Education). The Indiana Association of Colleges of Teacher Education recognized their achievement with a day of Professional Development, a luncheon, and an awards ceremony on Friday, April 12th at the Ritz Charles in Carmel, IN.


 

 

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