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Bridges: Research into Practice - December 2007

Bridges Alumni Newsletter, December 2007

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December 2007 Issue




Special Education Program Receives Grant to Support Doctoral Students

The Preparing Outstanding Scholars for Special Education (POSSE) leadership grant provides support to full-time doctoral students studying special education.

Penn State Children’s Literature Program Receives Top Ranking by Instructor Magazine

The Children's Literature World Campus program is rated the best online program in children's literature.

Jacqueline Stefkovich Named Associate Dean in College of Education

Stefkovich has been appointed the College's associate dean for graduate studies, research, and faculty development.

College Establishes Notebook Computer Requirement for Future Teachers

Initiative will provide important opportunities for teacher education students to learn to facilitate meaningful teaching and learning in a variety of settings.

PEPP Staff Members Making a Difference for Teens Across Pennsylvania

The staff of the Penn State Educational Partnership Program are having a profound, life-changing effect on thousands of young people.




Adults Have Many Roles in Children's Imaginary Friends and Traditions

Often parents get involved with and feed into their children's imaginations, sometimes for no other reason than to revisit their own childhood, says Gail Boldt, associate professor of education.   

Students Who Struggle with Writing Can Benefit from Self-Regulation Strategies

Researcher Linda Mason advocates an instructional approach known as self-regulated strategy development to improve student writing skills.



Goodling Institute and WNBA Star Helen Darling: A Winning Partnership to Promote Children’s Literacy

Darling, an author of children's books, is connecting with the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy to broaden children's interest in reading.

Professional Development

Various Penn State campuses are offering a multitude of seminars and courses, many approved for Act 48 credit. Choose from Saturday seminars, online seminars and courses, and on-campus summer and evening courses.

Online Degrees and Certificates Through Penn State World Campus

To help educators achieve their career goals, Penn State offers 13 high-quality online master's degree and certificate programs.

Nominations for 2008 Alumni Society Awards Being Sought

Alumni awards are presented in five categories each year to graduates and student teachers who have distinguished themselves in their profession. Nomination deadline is January 31.

Alumni Notes

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


Partnerships with Other Universities Yield First Graduates

The College of Education has created partnerships with Xavier University of Louisiana and the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez to allow graduate students from those universities to take advantage of programs at Penn State.


College of Education Student Uses Science and Education Background to Support Penn State Solar Decathlon Team

Tom Chorman, a Curriculum and Instruction master’s student in science education, has spent over a year working with a Penn State team to develop a state-of-the-art home that functions completely on solar power.

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