Vesna Dimitrieska, Director of Global Education Initiatives at the IU School of Education, was recently honored with two major awards in her field—the 2020 AACTE Award for Global/International Initiatives and the 2020 NNELL Award for Outstanding Support of Early Language Learning.

The first cohort of the Holmes Scholars Program has begun at the IU School of Education. The program, established in 1991 by the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, supports students who self-identify as racially and ethnically diverse and are pursuing graduate degrees in education.

As COVID-19 shut down schools, education majors have lost out on observing teachers in their classrooms, an important part of their training. Ryan Cowden, a doctoral student in the Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies program, is trying to make up for that loss with interviews from social studies teachers across the country.

Patrick Ober, who earned a Ph.D. in History, Philosophy, and Policy in Education with a Specialization in Education Policy Studies from the School of Education, currently serves as the Disability Rights and Advocacy Specialist for the Center for Independent Living Options (CILO) in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Sparking joy and wonder: that’s one of the reasons Olivia Shafer decided to become a teacher. A junior studying Visual Arts Education with an ENL license addition, she believes art in education serves as a powerful tool in empowering students to become problem solvers, risk-takers and creative thinkers.

When daily interaction and face-to-face events ground to a halt thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, creativity – even in a creative world – was stretched and put to the test. Students and faculty had to shift the way they learned and taught, a change that is particularly felt by theatre education students.

Victor Borden, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, has won the 2020 W. George Pinnell Award from Indiana University. The award is given annually to a faculty member who is considered to be a shining example of dedication and excellence in service to others.

Eight new courses will be offered at the IU School of Education as part of the university’s Winter Session. These classes were developed by faculty and professional staff with proposals coming from Alumni Board members, some of whom stepped up to teach the electives.

Elizabeth Boling, Professor in Instructional Systems Technology, has co-edited a handbook that sets out the priorities for research in the field. The book, “Handbook of Research in Educational Communications and Technology: Learning Design,” is in its fifth update.

They may not be able to meet in person, but that doesn't mean the School of Education hasn't found creative ways to help students in need. Teacher candidates and staff volunteers have been virtually tutoring K-12 students for free across the state this semester.

When Taji Gibson took a class from Associate Professor Janet Decker as part of her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership degree, she didn’t realize one of her assignments would lead to recognition – especially from her first article ever published.

Four School of Education alumni whose work includes instructional design and technology, research in school improvement, student affairs administration and elementary classroom instruction have been recognized with the Indiana University School of Education Distinguished Alumni Award.

The IU School of Education is now offering its first non-teaching degree, a B.S.Ed. in counseling and student services (CASS). Students may choose between two tracks, the Counseling Psychology track and the Higher Education and Student Affairs track.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every facet of life, it’s particularly changed education. At the first Armstrong Teacher Educator panel of the school year, five teachers shared how they’ve adjusted their teaching, whether from home, in school, or in a hybrid situation.

Dionne Danns, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, delves into the experiences of over sixty graduates of the class of 1988 in three desegregated Chicago high schools in her newest book, Crossing Segregated Boundaries: Remembering Chicago School Desegregation, to be released on October 16.

Amber Hill, Assistant Director of Finance and Business Affairs for the School of Education, says several teams around the school have been working hard since May with many departments around the university on new safety measures.

Anna Keune, a Ph.D. student in learning sciences at the IU School of Education, has won the University Distinguished Ph.D. Dissertation Award in social sciences from the University Graduate School.

A junior studying Teaching All Learners with a license addition in English as a New Language, Clara Valentine said she hopes to help people achieve their goals and have the best quality of life.

Amy Pickard, Assistant Professor in Instructional Systems Technology, will be part of an initiative from IU Global with a goal of enhancing the ability of students to communicate and collaborate across national and cultural boundaries, and to increase their understanding of and respect for norms and values different from their own.

Victor Borden, Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs, has won the Sidney Suslow Scholar Award from the Association for Institutional Research.

Five IU School of Education students and alumni have won the Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Outstanding Future Educator Award for 2019-2020.

Four faculty members at the IU School of Education have been honored with inaugural faculty awards, given for their commitment to research, partnership, international engagement and equity.

Sarah Lubienski and Russ Skiba have been named Outstanding Reviewers for 2019 from the American Educational Research Association. The recognition goes to individuals who rendered outstanding professional service to the journals, AERA and education research.

Four IU School of Education graduate students have been recognized with awards from the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA). Akua Adjeiwaa Asomani-Adem, Breanya Hogue, Quinton Stroud, and Francesca Williamson were chosen as award recipients for their excellence in service and education.

Anne Leftwich, Associate Professor in Instructional Systems Technology, has been named the new Barbara B. Jacobs Chair in Education and Technology, while Adam Maltese, Associate Professor of Science Education and Director of the MILL, has been named the new Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education.

Being grateful during a pandemic might sound like a challenge. But now more than ever, finding something to be thankful about – no matter how small – can make a difference to your physical and mental health.

Shanalee Gallimore, a third-year doctoral student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program, has won the John H. Edwards fellowship from the University Graduate School, one of the most distinguished fellowships awarded to graduate students at IU.

With schools closed across Indiana because of the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers have had to adapt to online learning and connect to their students from afar. Both teachers and students have risen to the occasion, showing their dedication to learning no matter the circumstances.

This spring, the IU School of Education is saying good bye to ten extraordinary colleagues as they retire. While the coronavirus pandemic took away our opportunity to celebrate in person, it does not diminish their accomplishments and contributions over many years.

The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved promotion and tenure for eight faculty members from the IU School of Education. The promotions are effective July 1, with the appointment with tenure effective July 1, 2021.

Jenkins, a senior elementary education major, was several games into the 2020 softball season when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Big Ten to cancel all spring sports. But the abrupt end to the season doesn’t diminish the team’s and Jenkins’s accomplishments.

The Helping Offenders Prosper through Employment (HOPE) program, a project that provides 1-1 mentoring to incarcerated youth, has been suspended due to the COVID-19 epidemic. HOPE mentors will stay socially connected with their mentees for the duration of this crisis through written cards – and we are looking for more volunteers to write to incarcerated youth.

Twelve teachers from around Indiana have been recognized as the 2020-2021 winners of the Armstrong Teacher Educator Award. The award is given out annually to outstanding Indiana teachers, recognizing their contributions above and beyond the job of teaching.

A popular Zoom feature is its virtual backgrounds, which make it look like you’re calling in from wacky places like the Golden Gate Bridge or outer space. You can even upload your own backgrounds. We've created six downloadable backgrounds that will make you feel like you’re still taking classes at the School of Education.

The annual Celebration of Teaching Awards highlight excellence in instruction and mentoring around the school. While the event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these prestigious awards are still being given out, and we’re honored to highlight the phenomenal work being done at the School of Education.

The Make, Innovate, Learn Lab (MILL), a makerspace full of equipment meant to empower students to be creative, has a new and potentially life-saving job right now: it’s being used to create face shields to protect people in healthcare and emergency services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The strength of graduate programs at the School of Education has once again been recognized nationally. The U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings include eight School of Education graduate programs, five of which are in the top ten across the nation.

Krista Glazewski, Associate Professor and Department Chair of Instructional Systems Technology, has won this year’s Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award from the IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology.

About 145 participants from around IU and beyond gathered at the School of Education last week for the 20th Instructional Systems Technology Conference. The conference is a free, student-run event that offers graduate students a safe venue to gain experience in presenting, organizing and attending professional conferences.

Adult Education master's student Dr. Tyler Severance, a pediatric hematologist and oncologist, is working with a team of doctors, nurses and other medical providers in Indiana and Kenya to improve diagnostic rates of pediatric patients with cancer.

Donald Lahr and his wife Cindy recently decided to fund scholarships at the School of Education. Their decision came from Lahr’s own life experiences – and the impact education has had on his life.

Vesna Dimitrieska, Coordinator of Global Education Initiatives, has won the Best Practice Award in Support of Global and International Perspectives from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. The award recognizes her unique work between the School of Education and the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.

Nelson Zounlome, a doctoral candidate in Counseling and Educational Psychology, is a recipient of the Wells Graduate Fellowship, one of the most prestigious fellowships given at IU.

The Civic Education Task Force, a part of the Indiana Bar Foundation, is made up of leaders and experts in politics and education from around the state. This team will analyze civic education in Indiana, with a goal to produce a report with actionable recommendations by the end of the year.

When she’s not teaching in the Instructional Systems Technology Department, Gamze Ozogul serves as an appointed member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council as part of a three-year term.

Expressing gratitude is associated with improved physical health, relationships and life satisfaction. It is simply noticing and appreciating what's good in our lives, said Joel Wong, a professor of counseling psychology.