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...
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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.
The entry deadline is Dec. 13, 2013, for a student competition focused on human rights that will award cash prizes totaling $3,600. Categories include: research papers, journalism, electronic media, creative writing, photos, and world languages
Judy Esposito, Human Service Studies, and Resa Walch, Health and Human Performance, present at the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference.
The School of Education held its fall semester Teacher Education Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
The assistant professor in the School of Education has been selected by Phi Delta Kappa International as a part of its 2013-2014 cohort of Emerging Leaders.
Liz Bailey in the Department of Health and Human Performance, joined by two students studying to be physical education teachers, have teamed this year with a Burlington elementary school as part of a national initiative led by First Lady Michelle Obama.
President Leo M. Lambert and Sam Mason '10 teamed up to spur Washington 3rd graders to dream big about their futures.
The 13 teachers from Asia and South America have started their studies to earn teacher licensure, which will ultimately lead them to apply to the university's Master of Education program.
A group of seniors in Professor Marna Winter’s "Principles of Learning and Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies" methods course is restoring the pre-civil war one room schoolhouse in collaboration with Siler Rothrock.
Ashley Meerbergen and Associate Professor Angela Owusu-Ansah led the group as part of a 10-day visit to provide medical relief to villagers while learning about local cultures.
An annual ceremony in front of West residence hall offered top Elon University administrators, faculty members and student leaders an opportunity to impart words of wisdom to freshmen starting their collegiate studies.
Recent university graduates are headed out this fall to teach students who attend school in underserved or high-need regions of the country.
The popular children's author dedicated her life to early childhood education and literacy.
Elon President Leo M. Lambert bestowed the university’s highest honor Monday morning on professors emeriti Jim Pace and Judith Howard, and Susan Klopman, Elon’s vice president emerita of admissions and financial planning.
Jim Hunt, a nationally recognized leader in promoting public education, instructed new graduates from Elon's Master of Education program to be forceful voices in advocating for their schools and students.
Fifty-three first-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students joined 20 elementary children on July 15 and July 18 for fun and physical activity as part of Elon’s Summer Learning and Enrichment Academy.
Allyson “Ally” Golightly ’13 and Kelly Zug ’12 will begin their teaching careers in South Korea and Bulgaria, respectively, as recipients of Fulbright program English Teaching Assistantships.
Students wrapping up their master's program in education held a Graduate Impact Celebration on July 26.
The assistant professor of education gave two presentations at the 27th Annual High Schools that Work Conference in Charlotte, NC on July 18th and 19th.
The fifth grade teacher at Swansboro (N.C.) Middle School was chosen as the top among 36 of her peers.
Alamance County students taking part in the university’s college access and success program on Friday shared personal reflections before attending a ceremony that closed out a summer residential experience.
High school scholars in the university's college access and success program receive a hands-on lesson on the history and complexity of wheat cultivation.
High school students in the university’s college access and success program met Thursday with current Elon students taking part in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience.
A partnership through the university’s college access and success program has allowed high school scholars from the Indian state of Kerala to take part in a month-long international exchange.
Local high school students in the university’s college access and success program moved to campus over the weekend for a month of classes and activities that will help them pursue dreams of a college degree.
The associate professor of education received the 2013 Periclean Award for Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility for her work to improve the literacy skills of children struggling with reading.
Marty Erskine G’11 is the AIG Specialist for Lawsonville Elementary and Sandy Ridge Elementary schools in Stokes County, N.C and was recently named Teacher of the Year.