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Bridges: Research into Practice - Fall 2010

The Fall 2010 issue of Bridges, the research and alumni newsletter from the Penn State College of Education.

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Fall 2010 Issue



Alison Carr-Chelman"The Unheard Voices Project" Broadens Education Policy Debates

Research led by Alison Carr-Chellman is bringing often-ignored perspectives into policy discussions about the future of the country's schools.

Deborah SmithExperts Draft New National Science Education Framework

Deborah Smith is serving as a member of the National Research Council's Committee on Conceptual Framework for K-12 Science, aimed at reconceptualizing science education standards.

Frank RuschRusch: Schools Can "Bridge" a Brighter Future for Youth with Disabilities

Three "bridges" can help high school students with disabilities make their transition to higher education or the workplace.

Gail BoldtNew Web Site Helps Teachers Use Digital Technology More Effectively

Faculty from Penn State's College of Education have launched an online initiative that demonstrates how teachers can effectively use digital technology in elementary school classrooms.

Sue RankinRankin Addresses U.S. Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus

Sue Rankin briefed the Caucus on the results of the newly released national report that chronicles the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.


Alumni News

Donald K. BoswellDonald Boswell, Paula Donson Named 2010 Alumni Fellows

The Alumni Fellow Award is the most prestigious award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.

2010 alumni award winnerAlumni Society Honors 2010 Award Recipients

The College of Education Alumni Society recognized seven honorees October 15 at its annual awards banquet.

Michael DissenPenn State Alumnus Returns from Peace Corps

After two years volunteering in the Kingdom of Lesotho, Michael Dissen returned to the United States on October 14. He reflects on the experiences he encountered during his time abroad.

Kristen Burnett Named Fall 2010 College Marshal

Penn State Schreyer honors scholar Kristen Burnett will serve as the College of Education’s fall semester 2010 student marshal.

Matt PoehnerWorld Languages Underclassmen Get a Taste of Elementary School Instruction

Eleven College of Education underclassmen are gaining valuable teaching experience in an after-school enrichment program for local elementary school students.

Vince YoungbauerEducation with an Electric Twist

Doctoral student Vince Youngbauer discusses his undergraduate academic career and his time spent teaching in Lewistown, Pa.

Alumni Notes

Alumni, learn about what your Penn State classmates are up to, and let them know what you are doing now.

Professional Development

Penn State offers a number of seminars and courses, many approved for Act 48 credit.


College News

Gay KrauseKrauses Make $6.5M Gift to Support Innovation in College of Education

With a $6.5 million gift to the College of Education—the largest gift ever to the College—Gay and Bill Krause of Los Altos Hills, Calif., will establish and support the Krause Innovation Studio.

humphry fellow 2010 thumbnail2010–2011 Humphrey Fellows Focus on Higher Education Studies

Fourteen international professionals are participating in this year’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at Penn State.

Carla Zembal-SaulZembal-Saul Named to Lead Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Carla Zembal-Saul's appointment as department head began October 1.

Michelle Houser tmbCollege Welcomes New Director of Development & Alumni Relations

Michelle Houser succeeds Ellie Dietrich, who retired in July.

Karen MurphyMurphy Named Eberly Faculty Fellow

P. Karen Murphy has been named recipient of the Harry and Marion Royer Eberly Faculty Fellowship in Education in Penn State's College of Education.



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