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    Connections (December 2014)

    Connections is the internal newsletter for faculty, staff, and students in the College of Education.

    Dean David H. MonkDean's Message

    Dean Monk shares some thoughts on high-quality advising for graduate students.

    ELL students take part in a virtual tutoring class.School Districts Struggle to Adapt to English Language Learner Needs

    Research from Assistant Professor Megan Hopkins revealed that the teaching of English as a second language and the teaching of academic subjects are separated and disconnected, which can cause English language learners (ELLs) to fall behind.

    CEDAR Clinic OutsideNew Study-Abroad Course Focused on Disability Only One of Its Kind

    A new study-abroad course in Ireland, which is focused on disability and is the University's only study-abroad of its kind, starts in June 2015.

    Penn State students take part in a virtual tutoring class with ELL students.Tutoring Through Technology: Education is Online in the College

    Penn State students helped elementary and middle-school English language learners from Hazleton One Community Center to develop their language, literacy and math skills during virtual tutoring sessions.

    CEAED students at Centre Furnace MansionTour of Local Historical Site Helps Students Improve Teaching Skills

    Students in the College of Education's CEAED program toured the Centre Furnace Mansion to learn about teaching history effectively.

    Mentor Ignites Student's Passion for Teaching, Mentoring, AIDS Education

    Sakena Sampson started a mentoring program for young women and is heavily involved in HIV/AIDS education, a motivation stemming from her middle school assistant principal, who continues to mentor and advise Sampson.

    Special Education, Autism Program Adds State Endorsement

    The Penn State College of Education announced an expansion of their special education and autism program that now features the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Endorsement.

    Student Summer Stories

    Students share about the amazing experiences that they had this summer.

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    Editor: Annemarie Mountz, 
    Writers: Samantha Schwartz, Kevin Sliman

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