Lumina Foundation has granted Indiana University $96,900 for a yearlong effort to create a plan to help minority-serving higher education institutions improve student degree completion rates.
A policy brief from two Indiana University centers provides insight into what schools, school corporations and teacher preparation institutions should take into account to comply with Senate Enrolled Act 1 passed during the 2011 Indiana General Assembly.
The Indiana Department of Education announced this morning that Steven Perkins, Latin Teacher at North Central High School in Indianapolis, is the 2014 Indiana Teacher of the Year. Perkins is a 1991 Classical Studies graduate of Indiana University. While earning his bachelor’s degree in the College of Arts and Sciences, he completed secondary education coursework in the IU School of Education to earn teaching certification. Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz made the announcement during a special ceremony at North Central.
National arts standards project involving IU School of Education and Ivy Tech faculty member beginning public review
The public is invited to review the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) draft high school national core arts standards for dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts starts on Monday, Sept. 30 through Monday. Oct. 21. As part of that, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, the NCCAS will host an online town hall-style meeting to provide updates on the projects and a summary of the data collected to this point. A link to the town hall will be available through the NCCAS web site.
The project stared the art teacher in the face practically from the time he started his job. Rob Freese, BS’08 in visual arts from the Indiana University School of Education, said the subject of putting a new mural in a south hallway at Batchelor Middle School came up even before he was gainfully employed. “I'm pretty sure in my job interview they asked me if I could replace it, about three years ago,” Freese said. After some time, a student teacher from the IU School of Education came up with a thought. “She approached me with the mural idea and I said 'Hey, why don't we have the students come up with this mural?’”
Cold Environmental Spring Magnet School teacher Kathryn Sullivan, who graduated from IU in 2012, never dreamed her students would fall so deeply in love with “This is Indiana,” the song written by former students Brice Fox and Daniel Weber that went viral last year. She’d played it for them as part of a class segment about the importance of college, intending to use it to merely introduce her students to the concept of higher education using her alma mater as an example. “I thought I’d just show them the video, and that would be it,” she said. “But it turned into part of our daily routine; I’d play it before tests. I realize it’s about basketball, but it really became an anthem for education, about going to college, about achieving their dreams.”
In earning the prestigious honor, these teachers have an opportunity over the next year to participate in professional development opportunities and work with IU faculty and students studying to be teachers. The School of Education honored the new Armstrong teachers during the annual Celebration of Teaching ceremony this afternoon (April 23).
The experience epitomizes the work of Professor Erna Alant, who holds the Otting Chair in Special Education at the Indiana University School of Education in Bloomington.
An Indiana University faculty member and her students from the “Creativity Labs” at IU will lead a free symposium on Wednesday, March 13 in Chicago focused on learning through making. The “Make-to-Learn Symposium 2013” is a one-day event dedicated to placing making, creating and designing at the core of educational practice. The symposium is at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. Educators, researchers, or anyone simply interested in hands-on activities and learning through them is welcome to attend.
George Kuh, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Higher Education at the Indiana University School of Education, received the 2013 Robert Zemsky Medal for Innovation in Higher Education in a ceremony Thursday night in Philadelphia.