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Bridges - Winter 2012

The Winter 2012 issue of Bridges, the research and alumni newsletter from the Penn State College of Education.

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Winter 2012 Issue



dexterd_thm.jpgGraphic Organizers Aid Students with Learning Disabilities

Doug Dexter and Charlie Hughes found that students who are taught with graphic organizers perform better posttest than when traditional instructional techniques are used.

Sue RankinRankin Co-Authors Book on the Experiences of Transgender People

The Lives of Transgender People is based on a survey of nearly 3,500 self-identified transgender individuals and follow-up interviews with more than 400 of the participants.

evensen-thmEvensen Co-Authors Book That Examines Legal Profession for African Americans

The 2011 book, The End of the Pipeline, explores factors that contribute to the success of African Americans who practice bar.

lloydg_sml_thm.jpgInteraction with Mathematics Textbooks Helps Preservice Teachers Develop Their Reasoning Skills

A new book co-edited by Penn State's Gwendolyn Lloyd illustrates different ways of engaging preservice teachers with math textbooks.


Alumni News

m_Keasy_thm.jpgMaura Keasey Serves as Fall 2011 Student Marshal

Keasey earned a 4.0 grade-point average while working toward a bachelor’s degree in elementary and kindergarten education.

kirstin_meyer_thm.jpgAgent of Social Change

Alumnus Kristin Meyer aims to inspire students to make a difference.

Lauren ApgarLauren Apgar Pursues Her Career Goals

The senior education major has always known she wanted to teach.


Professional Development

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

Alumni Notes

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


College News

 Gay KrauseRibbon Cutting Celebrates New Krause Innovation Studio

Gay and Bill Krause, whose $6.5 million gift is supporting the soon-to-open Studio, were on hand for the October 28 ceremony in Chambers Building.

Marcellus Shale Informational Conference for School Officials Being Planned

The March 15 conference will be held on Penn State’s University Park campus. Educators, school administrators, and community stakeholders in the gas-drilling region are urged to attend.

bookmark thmBookmarks Promote Ways to Detect and Report Child Sexual Abuse

Counselor education graduate students have created bookmarks that list possible signs that a child might be a victim of sexual abuse and include information on where to report suspected abuse.

Detail of TED logoValente, Carr-Chellman Speak at TEDxPSU

TEDxPSU is an independently organized event that brings a TED-like experience to Penn State.

Scholarships for Special Education Master's Degree and Certification

Participants can concurrently earn both a master's degree and certification in the program that begins in summer 2012.

Education Theory and Policy Doctoral Students Present Qualitative Research at Poster Session

The event was part of the coursework of the program’s Qualitative Methods I course.


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This publication is available in alternative media on request. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. U.Ed. EDU 12-40