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Elon faculty and high school teachers selected for Elon Teaching and Learning Partnership

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) announces the selection of its second cohort of research partners for the Elon Teaching and Learning Partnership (ETLP). Among those selected are eight Elon faculty members and eight high school teachers.

"Our first year with the first ETLP cohort demonstrated that we all can learn a great deal from each other about the teaching and learning process.” says Katie King, Associate Director of CATL. “Conducting classroom research is a powerful form of faculty development.”

The Elon Teaching and Learning Partnership (ETLP) involves yearlong inquiry communities of high school and university faculty investigating common questions about student learning, leading to improved teaching at both the high school and college level.

The Partnership involves faculty from Elon University and teachers from the public school systems in Alamance and Orange counties.

Elon University professors are:
Crystal Anderson, English
Kirsten Doehler, Mathematics
Harlen Makemson, Communications
Rebecca Pope-Ruark, English
Omri Shimron, Music
Kerstin Sorensen, Political Science
Safia Swimelar, Political Science
Anthony Weaver, Leisure and Sport Management

Area High School Teachers selected are:

Jeanne Allen, English, Alamance Burlington Middle College
Amy Efland, Social Studies, Cedar Ridge High School
Robert Flanagan, Social Studies, Cedar Ridge High School
Charlie Oakley, History, Cedar Ridge High School
Jolene Alley, Business and Marketing, Southern Alamance High School
Susan Crane, Digital Communication, Southern Alamance High School
Jacqueline Quick, Environmental Science, Williams High School
Neil Schledorn, History, Williams High School

About the Partnership

ETLP bridges the divide that often exists between high school and post-secondary teachers. Participants in the program work together to investigate specific problems in student learning. For example, they may examine how students use their conceptual understanding to solve problems in science courses.

The Elon Teaching and Learning Partnership is made possible through a grant by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, which awards grants primarily in the areas of private higher education, secondary education, graduate theological education, health care and public television.

Ben McFadyen,
3/19/2009 11:01 AM