Teaching Fellows who traveled last spring to the Central American country created a resource to help future students who want to study abroad in a nation known for its natural beauty, as well as its rapid social, economic and environmental changes.
Speakers, service projects and a special College Coffee at Elon University are among the many programs that commemorate the legacy of the American civil rights leader.
The second annual event hosted by the university's "It Takes a Village" Project featured talks, a poster presentation, and musical selections by children involved in a program aimed at helping youth overcome reading difficulties.
The assistant professor of education at Elon University took part in three presentations along with colleagues from Winston-Salem State University and from an elementary school in Burlington, N.C.
The assistant professor of education presented in two sessions at a program hosted by the American Educational Studies Association.
Jenna Gilder, a senior psychology major and early childhood minor, provided a professional development session on Nov. 1, 2014, for early care and education professionals, along with Heidi Hollingsworth, assistant professor of education and program coordinator for early childhood education.
With more than 140 local children now involved in an Elon University program that helps struggling readers, administrators sought a larger community space to bring families together with their college student tutors.
Furman Moseley '56 met Friday with students in the Center for Access & Success to share his own memories of Elon and to learn about their collegiate experiences made possible through scholarships he created.
Monday, October 27th, Lakeside Outdoor Plaza from 5:30-6:30 pm. (rain location: Koury Concourse)
Elon received the group's Carraway Award for preservation of the historic schoolhouse on the university's campus.
The School of Education at Elon University is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) on April 19 - 21, 2015, and your feedback is needed.
Amanda Ketner ’11, a math teacher at Woods Charter School in Chapel Hill, N.C., visited campus Oct. 2 with several students to hear husband-and-wife Pulitzer Prize-winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, whose book inspired her to create a chapter of Girls Learn International at the school.
Mary Knight-McKenna, Associate Professor of Education, and Heidi Hollingsworth, Assistant Professor of Education, presented at the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) 2014 Conference.
Assistant Professor of Education Cherrel Miller-Dyce spoke to the Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows during a recent Fellows Forum about social justice values in democratic leadership.
Alexis Kagel '08 and her students created the project to support UNICEF, the children's rights and emergency relief organization that has helped children all over the world.
The Cummings High School (Burlington, N.C.) history teacher was honored during an ABSS ceremony on Sept. 3.
Research by Elon's Faculty Fellow for the Multicultural Center looks at the role of juvenile justice, child welfare and education systems on educational outcomes of African-American men in foster care and residential group homes.
A Wednesday ribbon cutting and open house in Mooney building gave faculty, staff, family and friends an opportunity to tour the new home of four Elon University programs that collectively serve underrepresented students from pre-kindergarten through college.
In concluding his annual opening of school address, President Lambert asked his colleagues to speak out for greater investment in K-12 education.
In Saturday remarks to graduates from Elon's Master of Education program, Elon President Emeritus J. Fred Young, who founded with his family a company that brings international teachers to the United States, proposed changes to the way Americans view learning and student outcomes.
The article, titled "How and Why Educators Use Twitter: A Survey of the Field," was published in the Journal of Research on Technology in Education.
Seven years after joining the Elon Academy, a dozen of the first high school students to take part in the university’s college access and success program have earned their college degrees. Brittney Burnette is one of them.
Driven by a desire to bridge the education gap, the early childhood education major and Spanish minor works with children of all ages throughout the community to help pave the way to their future successes in school.
Scholars created service projects and traveled to the nation's capital this summer as they sought solutions to barriers faced by underrepresented and underserved students who dream of attending college.
Rising seniors Krystal Lanclos and Ashley Rose are spending the summer in Newark, New Jersey, to teach in the urban classrooms of a regional nonprofit charter school operator.
The assistant professor of education gave four presentations at the 28th Annual "High Schools that Work" Conference in Nashville, Tenn., from July 17-18.
Sixty children taking part in the "It Takes a Village" Project for young readers shared stories and displayed artwork on July 18, 2014, to parents and civic leaders who visited campus to celebrate the end of a summer program.
Prior to a Friday evening closing ceremony, high school scholars in Elon University’s college access and success program shared with family and friends the lessons they will carry with them from their summer experience on campus.
Fourteen high school students in a philosophy course on race, gender and hip-hop visited a Greensboro recording studio Wednesday to create their own album with messages of resilience, hope and equality.
Anyone from the community is welcome to borrow and return books - no library card required - from a renovated newspaper newstand in the heart of Elon University's campus.
Sixty children taking part in a university program that helps struggling readers will spend the next two weeks on campus with activities aimed at strengthening their writing and creative expression.
The assistant professor of education recently published “Twitter’s Capacity to Support Collaborative Learning” in the International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments.
This June, the National Science Foundation hosted its national meeting for institutions supported by its program to recruit and develop of STEM teachers.
The nonpartisan National Council on Teacher Quality has ranked the School of Education #3 in the United States for its special education program and #22 for its undergraduate elementary education program.
Alamance County high school students were introduced to the campus community in the 8th annual College Coffee held in honor of the Elon Academy.
Catherine Lee, Emma Luparello and Julie Merritt will each receive a $21,900 scholarship for each of the next two years while working toward teacher licensure as part of their studies in mathematics and the natural sciences.
A literacy program created by Associate Professor Jean Rattigan-Rohr received $2,500 to help purchase new books for young children tutored by Elon University education majors.
The one-hour school receptions allowed students to introduce parents to faculty mentors, laugh with friends and recognize the people who helped make the last four years possible.
The Class of 2014 is sending more scholars overseas next year with Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grants than any previous class in Elon University history.
Natalie Sipala '15, early childhood minor and human service studies major, and Heidi Hollingsworth, assistant professor of education, co-authored an article in Milestones, a practitioner-oriented early care and education publication.
The article is titled "Using Cultural Artifacts to Understand Self and Other: A Global Exchange in Elementary Classrooms."
Alamance County students taking part in Elon University's college access and success program gathered May 14, 2014, to hear words of wisdom from academy leaders and alumni as they prepare to graduate high school.
Scholars were recognized for making the President's or Dean's List, for being honored at the Black Excellence Awards program in April, for completing internships, for studying abroad and for participating in the Spring Undergraduate Research Forum.
The assistant professor of education recently published an article in the Journal for Science Teacher Education.
Two Elon University students studying to be teachers and a School of Education staff member converted a newspaper stand to offer campus visitors a selection of books available for borrowing and return at no cost.
Senior Lumen Scholar Wesley Rose has been accepted into the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington, to pursue a doctorate degree in musicology.
Assistant Professor Cherrel Miller Dyce, education, presented at the Alamance- Burlington School System’s inaugural Title I Conference held at Hugh Cummings High School on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
Alamance County high school freshmen accepted into the Elon Academy's Iota class will spend parts of the next three summers on campus learning from Elon University faculty and preparing to apply to college.
Elon Teaching Fellows and the School of Education co-sponsored a program that shared with future teachers advice and activities that foster more balanced and holistic lifestyles.
Three Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students presented at the School of Education's first "Live Well Teach Well" event for education students.
The School of Education held its year-end faculty and student awards ceremony on Thursday, May 8.
Members of the Elon University community gathered May 6, 2014, to dedicate a restored antebellum schoolhouse believed to be the only one of its kind in North Carolina still standing in its original location.
Cherrel Miller Dyce, assistant professor of education, was the keynote speaker for the Cinderella Project held at Elon University on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
On May 1 the School of Education honored the academic excellence of 39 undergraduate and graduate students as they were inducted into the Sigma Gamma Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education.
Cummings High School senior Jessica Canar-Quito will attend Guilford College in North Carolina with assistance from a program initially funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The School of Education hosted Edcamp Elon, a participant-driven professional development event, on April 19.
Jenni Johnson, Darris Means and Kimberly Pyne presented at the annual conference of the American College Personnel Association held in Indianapolis.
The associate professor of education and longtime Elon Academy instructor formally takes over this summer for founding director Deborah Long, who is now serving as interim dean of Elon University’s School of Education.
Three Elon education students were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and often considered the nation’s most prestigious honor society, during an April 7 dinner and ceremony where Jill McCorkle, an award-winning Southern novelist, served as the keynote speaker.
The assistant professor in the School of Education presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
Amanda Tapler, senior lecturer in the Department of Health and Human Performance, and Elon students are featured in an international training film for The Jamkhed International Institute for Training & Research.
The Oaks Neighborhood's RAC (Rachaele Andrews), RA (Evan Buck), TSIR (Angela Ansah), Director of Residence Life (Elaine Turner), and association members, (Joan Ruelle and Scott Hildebrand) are awarded a grant for...
Enhancing Residents’ Writing and Using Writing to Build Community at the Oaks Neighborhood
The Oaks Residential Neighborhood targets its goal to infuse Study Abroad/Study USA opportunities into the neighborhood; foster academic engagement around “experiential learning” with special emphasis on preparing for study abroad; and to promote inter-cultural knowledge and competence, including leadership.
Angela Owusu-Ansah, School of Education associate dean and associate professor, Melissa Joy Cutrera, Samford University alumna, and Amanda Strong Hilsmier, associate professor of special education at Samford University recently published "Current Practices in Multicultural Education: Curriculum Refor in the Elementary Classroom."
Jeff Carpenter, assistant professor of education, gave three recent presentations on the use of technology to support teacher and student learning.
Katie Nash, special Collections librarian and archivist, and Marna Winter, lecturer in the School of Education, presented at the annual LAUNC-CH conference in Chapel Hill, N.C., on March 10, 2014.
The National Association for Music Education recognized its Elon University members for their contributions to the "It Takes a Village" Project reading program.
The School of Education welcomed 23 students into its Teacher Education Program during a March 4 induction ceremony.
Angela O. Ansah, associate dean in the School of Education, was quoted in an article in Belgium's "N'Go Cooperation au Développement Relations Humaines" magazine.
Sam Jennings, a 2011 mathematics with teacher licensure graduate, is making waves early in his teaching career at South Brunswick High School in Southport, N.C.
Lisa Rosenberg, Belle Booker, Kris Zorigian, Angela Owusu-Ansah and Victoria Shropshire will use funding to help develop innovative approaches to writing in various courses.
Hundreds of educators, business leaders and policy makers took part in the event at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C., from Feb. 10-11, 2014.
The Distinguished Service Award bestowed on Thompson recognizes the honor he brings to his profession, and his exemplary service to his state and professional association.
The professor of education was quoted by the (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer as part of the daily newspaper's coverage of the event.
The assistant professor in the School of Education helped a local elementary school establish a family engagement program with parents and children of a local apartment complex.
Jeff Carpenter, assistant professor of education, has co-authored an article titled "Chat it up: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Twitter Chats but Were Afraid to Ask."
Kathryn Osborn '14, a History/Social Studies Teacher Licensure major, co-moderated a national Twitter chat on Dec. 30 that involved educators sharing advice for pre-service teachers as they head into student teaching.
Six men representing law, education, medicine, ministry & the student perspective offered reflections Thursday about the challenges confronting African-American males in the United States.
Liz Bailey in the Department of Health and Human Performance shares in regional newspapers her advice for setting realistic and obtainable goals for improving your life in the new year.
Elon University senior Leigh Iler developed strategies for a middle school tutoring program as she studied an emerging technique for deciding whether students require special education.
Graduate students in Physician Assistant Studies heard Dec. 11, 2013, from several Elon University professors who shared best practices for making a difference in the world by assisting the disadvantaged.
Carol Smith, associate professor of health & human performance, presents at Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Students, educators and “It Takes a Village” Project stakeholders from three universities meet to discuss ways to improve literacy for struggling readers.
A $1,000 check was presented Dec. 3, 2013, to leaders of Elon University's college access and success program.
Amy Heaton, Sarah Woidill and Anna Lewis have been selected to participate in Elon's Noyce Scholars Program, which comes with a $21,900 scholarship for each of their final two years at the university.
Jeff Carpenter, assistant professor of education, has co-authored an article titled "Preparing Students to Take Responsibility for Learning: The Role of Non-Curricular Learning Strategies"
Seven faculty members will take part in a program that will allow them to incorporate or enhance a focus on sustainable principles and practices in their courses.
Wesley Rose is using the Lumen Prize, Elon University’s top award for undergraduate research and creative achievement, to explain how a famous 19th century composer used mortality and superstition to shape the evolution of classical piano performances.
Leigh Iler '14, a teaching fellow and Lumen Prize recipient, received the Outstanding Mathematics Education Award for the Central Region of North Carolina at the annual N.C. Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference on Friday, Nov. 1.
Five Elon students in a "Children's Literature" course taught by Erin Hone read books to two dozen children from the greater Alamance County community.
A childhood literacy initiative at Elon University will add a summer reading camp to its list of programs for boys and girls in the local community who encounter trouble learning to read.
Seven English (Teacher Licensure) majors attended the NC English Teachers Association conference in Wilmington, N.C., on Oct. 11 to learn new approaches to the classroom and join others in the local professional community.