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Bridges: Research into Practice - Winter 2010

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

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Winter 2010 Issue



Student Voice: A Key Element of School Reform Efforts

Students offer a unique perspective as a legitimate means of improving educational outcomes, says Dana Mitra.


Classrooms for the Future Program Meeting with Success

The preliminary results of a three-year statewide program to increase the technological and educational competency of Pennsylvania's students and teachers indicate that program has generated significant progress toward achieving its goals.

student-cffDisruptive Technologies Are a Powerful Social Learning Force

Scott McDonald and Cole Camplese developed a graduate-level course that incorporated the use of emerging technologies in a learning context.

jim herbertCareer Assessment Practices in the High Schools: Helping Students with Disabilities

Research by James Herbert, Dawn Lorenz, and Jerry Trusty shows that only about half of 10th grade students with disabilities had received career assessment services.


College News

New Study to Identify Risk Factors for Cognitive Delay in Preschool-aged Children

A better understanding of the early risk factors for cognitive delays would give early childhood researchers and practitioners important information about a child's cognitive development before entering kindergarten.

Preparations in Full Swing for Cycle-Thon

Cycle-Thon is coming April 17, 2010, with proceeds to benefit the SCOPE program in the College of Education.

water-filling-stationDrink Up! New Water Refilling Station is Ecologically Friendly

3E-COE, a student organization in the College of Education, initiated the project of installing refill stations in Chambers Building and throughout campus.

female special ed studentPenn State Offers $12,500 Scholarships for Special Education Master’s and Certification Program

Participants of the program undergo 15 months of study in early intervention and early childhood special education.

American Journal of Education Identified as One of the Top Education Journals

Research published in Educational Researcher cites the American Journal of Education as being one of the eleven academic journals in the field of education that has "impact."

Academy for Career and Tech Ed Administrators Announced

The Professional Personnel Development Center (PPDC) in the Penn State College of Education will be holding its annual Penn State Directors’ Academy on March 22 and 23, 2010.

Managing Your Classroom Effectively” - New Three-Part Series Available Online in March

The EdLion Program of the Penn State College of Education will be offering in March 2010 a new three-part series of online presentations on "Managing Your Classroom Effectively."

SPSEA Students Welcome "Their Kid" to Successful THON 2010

SPSEA is a pre-professional student organization that seeks to advance leadership skills and professional development among Pennsylvania's future educators.


Alumni News

linda warnerAILP Alumna Linda Sue Warner Supports American Indian Education at All Levels

Warner is currently the president of Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kan.

American Indian Leadership Program Student Profile: Arlene Tachine

As AILP celebrates its 40th anniversary, we are examining the impact of the program by profiling some of the people whose life AILP has changed.

phil hoyHoy Joins College of Education as Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

The College of Education welcomes Phil Hoy as its new assistant director of alumni relations.

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.



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