Victoria Abramenka-Lachheb and Ahmed Lachheb were recently awarded the Nova Southeastern University Award for Outstanding Practice by a Graduate Student in Instructional Design by the Design and Development Division of the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT).

Junior Peyton Ramsey has found himself at the center of attention, both when the IU football team is successful and going through challenges. It’s lessons like that from the field that translate to the classroom, where the secondary social studies major will one day teach.

Four alumni who made their mark on the education world were honored with this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award from the School of Education. David Ambler, Carole Ames, Marilyn Friend and Karen Schuster Webb were selected for the award because of their leadership and contributions in the fields of higher education and special education.

This month Dean Lemuel Watson and Zhu XuDong, Dean of Faculty of Education at Beijing Normal University, signed a memorandum of intent for collaboration. The memorandum broadens collaboration pathways for all faculty members from all departments of the two schools of education to work together in common areas of research, teaching and program development.

Senior Secondary Social Studies Education major Noah Scibbe has an extra special way to celebrate his final Homecoming Week as an IU undergraduate: he’s been named to Homecoming Court.

HOPE was developed by Theresa Ochoa, Associate Professor in Special Education, when she learned that many students with disabilities were incarcerated in juvenile correctional facilities. As she began looking into the school-to-prison pipeline and factors that contribute to incarceration and recidivism, the idea for the HOPE Mentoring program was born.

Heather Ormiston, Clinical Associate Professor in School Psychology, is working with a local school district on a new project tosupport the development, training and retention of school psychology graduate students.

It was impatience – and the current news throughout the country – that led Grace Waltz to the Secondary Transition to Teaching program at the School of Education. She had a successful career as a video producer, but found herself wanting to do something more collaborative, more fulfilling and more interactive with the people inside and out of her community.

Natalia Galá has big plans for her teaching career. Her goal is to open a school in a poor Latin American country and give children in need an access to education. Galá’s example of entrepreneurship is one of the reasons she was named a Shoemaker Scholar.

Classroom and behavior management was the theme of this semester’s Armstrong Teacher Educator panel, a chance for School of Education students to hear from experienced teachers about what works in their classrooms – and what doesn’t.

A new study focuses on subconcussive hits in high school football athletes over time, and it comes at a particularly pivotal moment for the sport: participation in high school football has declined dramatically in recent years thanks to concerns over concussions.

Rachel Gross, a Ph.D. candidate in Human Development and Inquiry Methodology, is still working towards her degree, but she’s already proving herself to experts in her field with an invitation to speak at a prestigious consortium over the summer.

While communication through email, texts and social media has grown, social science research around this type of communication has not. Trena Paulus is looking to change that. Paulus graduated in 2003 with a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology, and her work around online conversations is just another example of the range of career paths a degree from the School of Education can provide.

Weverton Ataide Pinheiro, a Ph.D. student in Mathematics Education, has been awarded a research grant to study why graduate mathematics continues to be a male-dominated field. Current data shows college-level math courses include even numbers of men and women – but that number decreases drastically when looking at who pursues a doctorate program in mathematics: 90-95% of all doctoral mathematics students are men.

After over 40 years in higher education, Charlie Nelms was ready to tell his story through his new book, From Cotton Fields to University Leadership: All Eyes on Charlie, A Memoir. Nelms, a Professor Emeritus at the School of Education, hoped to leave behind a legacy through the book – and remember those who helped him along the way.

For two weeks this summer, Dean Lemuel Watson and Professor Faridah Pawan were in Kunming and Beijing, China. In both locations, university administrators and colleagues organized large-scale meetings, small group discussions and one-to-one conversations to share research, express interests and propose multiple partnership possibilities.

Seth-Aaron Martinez’s career demonstrates the range of futures a degree from the School of Education can provide. He graduated in 2015 with a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology and now works for Adobe Inc. as a program manager and coach in global talent development.

A $500,000 grant will help the School of Education faculty complete a new project to support foster youth and improve their educational trajectory. This randomized controlled trial provides an important opportunity for the School of Education to collaborate with Child Advocates, Inc., on a scientific investigation to identify the best possible intervention approach for moderately at-risk middle and secondary students in the Marion County, Indiana, foster care system.

School of Education alumna Mariah Pol was a continent away when she found out she had been chosen as the 2019 Indiana History Teacher of the Year. Pol is in her fifth year teaching seventh and eighth-grade Social Studies at Barker Middle School in Michigan City, Indiana. Pol has incorporated her international work into her classroom lessons and calls teaching one of the most rewarding professions.

A new anthology written by Rwandan and U.S. students has been released as part of an ongoing partnership to increase literacy. The anthology is an annual part of the Books and Beyond project, a collaborative service-learning project that connects the Kabwende Primary School (KPS) in Kinigi, Rwanda, with Indiana University’s Global Living-Learning Center and The Project School in Bloomington.

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