An impressive number of School of Education Bloomington faculty members have been ranked among the most influential scientists in their fields in an annual list from Stanford University.
Alisa Schank was a graduate student working toward her M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership when she passed away from cancer last April. Schank’s family was awarded her posthumous degree this semester to honor her and her work.
Danielle DeSawal, a clinical professor in the Indiana University School of Education in Bloomington, is being honored by a national organization for her work in student affairs and higher education.
Vesna Dimitrieska, Coordinator of Global Education Initiatives at the IU School of Education and Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, has won the Leo Benardo Award for Innovation in K–12 Language Education from the American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages.
Visit from Universität Hamburg leaders solidifies IU School of Education’s commitment to international work
The visit’s focus was on reinforcing the strong institutional relationship based on robust ongoing engagements between the School of Education and the Faculty of Education at UHH.
Gamze Ozogul has been named interim department chair of Learning, Design, and Adult Education. Ozogul, an associate professor, succeeds Anne Leftwich, who has been named associate vice president for Learning Technologies.
As Associate Vice President for Learning Technologies in the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology, Leftwich will lead staff who focus on using technology to improve the classroom experience and learning processes for students and faculty across all Indiana University campuses.
Last month, Professor Curt Bonk won several awards at the Association for Educational Communication and Technology International Convention, including the AECT Annual Achievement Award for accomplishments advancing the educational communication and technology field.
Beep baseball is a form of baseball played by people who are visually impaired. The Indy Thunder's 2017 season and quest to repeat a win at the World Championships is at the center of a new documentary co-created by Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus Robert Arnove.
The challenges of college—and of everyday life—can be daunting. A new resource that is part of the larger SoE Cares program will give undergraduates access to a dedicated counselor who is there to help students through those challenges.
During his sophomore year at IU, Eric Jenkins had a “lightning strike epiphany moment” and realized teaching was the best way for him to make the biggest impact on the world. This month, he was named the 2024 Indiana Teacher of the Year.
Dubravka Svetina has been named to an advisory panel that oversees accreditation related to legal practices. Svetina, an Associate Professor in Counseling and Educational Psychology, was appointed to the Indiana Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Advisory Panel for Attorney Specialization as a psychometric consultant last summer.
The IU School of Education recently celebrated the legacy of Elder Watson Diggs, the first African American to graduate with a degree in education from Indiana University, with a symposium that explored issues surrounding the future of education given recent and anticipated court decisions and legislation around access and diversity.
A trip to explore sustainable agriculture in a tea garden in Bangladesh or a volunteer opportunity at teaching English in a K-10 school in Indonesia—both are international trips available to IU School of Education students.
Kevin Scott, grand historian of Kappa Alpha Psi, suggested the creation of a portrait of Elder Watson Diggs in 2016—100 years after the trailblazing Indiana University alumnus graduated. Scott saw his idea realized Sept. 30 in the atrium of the W.W. Wright Education Building.
Pam Fischer (B.S.'88, M.A.'99), Gene Tempel (M.A.’74, Ed.D.’85), and Dawn Whitehead (B.A.’97, M.S.’03, Ph.D.’07) are the recipients of this year's Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest award given to an alum of the school.
Just across the hall from Suite 1000, a special classroom with new technology is now available for reservation. Equipped with several cameras and extra computer monitors, the Slide Classroom is an experimental space designed to explore a variety of current and emerging technologies and instructional approaches.
Zoë Peterson has been named a Fellow for the Society of the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), an organization dedicated to advancing knowledge of sexuality and communicating scientifically based sexuality research and scholarship to professionals, policy makers, and the general public.
Participating in banding birds or learning how a tornado develops—for K-12 science teachers, these two lessons are just a small sampling of the workshops offered by Educating for Environmental Change this semester.
School shutdowns due to the pandemic in 2019 and a military coup in 2021 left teachers in Myanmar without access to professional development resources and training. A program from the IU School of Education Global & International Engagement is helping to change that.
A new $3.8 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) will fund a project led by Hannah Schertz, professor of special education, to address the need for effective early intervention for toddlers with autism.
Finding a school with both an excellent elementary education program and a diverse community was a necessity for freshman Lillian LaTour.
The IU School of Education’s outreach often extends throughout the community. The Southeast Indiana Superintendent Study Council, a group of about 30-35 school superintendents who meet monthly for professional development and networking, is just one example of that important work.
A new grant will help IU School of Education researchers develop a suite of tools to support students as they construct and critique models in science education.
Curt Bonk, Professor of Instructional Systems Technology, has received the Excellence in Distance Learning Research Award in Higher Education from the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA).
Forty incoming IU School of Education students are recipients of the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship from the Indiana Commission of Higher Education.
As students return to classes this semester, they are sure to appreciate big changes in the newly reopened IU Libraries Education Library.
Senior Jaya Parail spoke to new students during a Welcome Week event at the School of Education. Her advice: advocate for yourself, work hard, lean into the uncomfortable, and remember why you chose education.
Ten new faculty members are joining the IU School of Education this semester, bringing with them a rich and diverse background of experiences, from community-based art education to crisis interventions and student activism.
New students in our graduate programs are starting an exciting journey in their education careers. As you begin the new semester, below are important links you will need during your program.
Undergraduate organizations are a great way for new students to get involved and meet new people. Whether you’re starting your college career or just looking to network with your fellow students, our student organizations are the perfect place to grow your community at IU.
Chad Lochmiller, an associate professor and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies department chair, has been named to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education by Governor Eric Holcomb.
Three graduate students with the Luddy School have been busy this summer working with INsite on projects tracking special education progress, discrepancy in the rate of school suspensions and expulsions, and helping teachers and administrators to view changes in student data across time.
Cindy Hmelo-Silver and Joshua Danish have been awarded a grant of $1.515 million from the National Science Foundation for the project Hearing Each Other's Voices: Community Models for Professional Learning for Teachers, STEM Coaches and Researchers.
Educators spent some of their summer break in Bloomington this month as part of a program that will prepare them for leadership roles in special education. The Special Education Leadership Program is a 21-credit hour program for the Director of Special Education licensure.
Alumnus Brian A. Burt has been awarded the 2023 Alumni Achievement Award from the Neal-Marshall Alumni Club. Burt graduated in 2004 with a degree in secondary English education from the IU School of Education.
Five years ago, Laura Stachowski began brainstorming a way to bring teachers from Indiana to Northern Ireland, where they could see for themselves how peace and reconciliation were being brought into Northern Irish classrooms. This summer, Stachowski, grad student Mariah Pol and five teachers from Owen County finally made the trip.
A week-long day camp over the summer taught middle-school students all about artificial intelligence—and helped IU School of Education faculty continue their mission to introduce AI in rural communities.
Several faculty members are in new leadership roles at the IU School of Education. These appointments were effective on July 1.
The expertise of our faculty extends across our campus through IU’s many research centers. Starting this month, several of our faculty members will serve in appointments outside the IU School of Education.
Professor Victor Borden has won the 2023 John Stecklein Distinguished Member Award from the Association for Institutional Research.
Drawing pictures of rivers, collecting muddy sentiment samples and learning about what scientists do: for a week in May, that was the work of 25 elementary students as they participated in River Camp on the IU campus.
Jac’lyn Bera, a doctoral student in School Psychology with a minor in Clinical Counseling Psychology has won a Minority Fellowship Program Award from the American Psychological Association.
Andrea Mariani, a third-year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology, has won the Lindsey M. Bonistall Research Fellowship from PEACE OUTside Campus. The fellowship funding will allow Mariani to conduct two studies aimed at testing the validity of the philosophical construct of “himpathy."
Jesse Oakes, director of Education Technology Services at the IU School of Education, has won the Spirit of Leadership award from the IT Leadership Community at IU.
Sophomore Cameron Turner will have extra responsibility next year: he has been selected as a member of the Board of Aeons for the 2023-2024 academic year.
The Indiana University Board of Trustees approved promotions for five faculty members last month. These promotions are effective July 1.
The IU School of Education community celebrated the careers and contributions from five colleagues who are retiring. We thank these faculty and staff for their many years of dedication and wish them well in their retirement!
Leonard Taylor has been named director of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The appointment begins in July. He will also join the Higher Education and Student Affairs program as an associate professor.
It started with a walk from the Wright Education Building to the Musical Arts Center and ended with undergraduate and graduate IU School of Education students celebrating their newly-earned degrees at this year’s Spring Convocation.
A new study hopes to find new ways for higher education and student affairs professionals to support LGBTQ+ college students while also shifting the narrative about their postsecondary education experiences.
Convocation is always a special event for graduates and their families—but one family in particular has been waiting years for the degree their loved one will finally be given this Saturday.
Students, staff and faculty gathered this week for the Celebration of Excellence, an annual tradition where we honor the outstanding achievements from across the School of Education.
The IU School of Education has been recognized again as one of the best graduate schools in education across the country by U.S. News and World Report’s 2023-2024 “Best Graduate Schools.”
Distinguished Professor Cindy Hmelo-Silver has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary societies in the United States.
Tennisha Riley has been named an Outstanding Junior Faculty by Indiana University. This award recognizes promising tenure-track faculty who have not yet been awarded tenure and provides resources to further develop their research programs or creative activity.
Professor Emerita Enid Zimmerman has won the 2023 Distinguished Researcher in Asian Art and Culture Education award from the National Art Education Association Asian Art and Culture Interest Group (AACIG).
Vasti Torres, a professor of educational leadership and policy studies and executive associate dean at the School of Education at IU Bloomington, has been named interim vice provost for undergraduate education.
A team of researchers from Indiana University will support middle school students' data literacy with the help of their software tool Net.Create and a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
The Teacher Leader Pathway, debuting this summer, provides classroom teachers with two years of classroom experience an opportunity to acquire important leadership skills that create opportunities for professional advancement.
Around 130 people gathered together this month for the 23rd annual IST Conference. This year’s theme was "Learning for Progress, Teaching for the Future, and Designing for Diverse Contexts."
As part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the IU School of Education, Dean Anastasia Morrone is recognizing four individuals today for their outstanding professional contributions to the world of education with the IU School of Education Dean’s Medallion.
Laura Stachowski has been awarded the John W. Ryan Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Programs and Studies from Indiana University. This award honors faculty members for their exceptional contributions to the university’s international programs and studies.
Working together to improve mental health in schools was the theme of this year’s Case Challenge at the IU School of Education.
“Contestations of Citizenship, Education, and Democracy in an Era of Global Change: Children and Youth in Diverse International Contexts” considers the shifting social, political, economic and educational structures shaping citizenship among children and youth across the globe.
Professor Jessica Lester was recently elected to a three-year term as Vice-President of Division D - Measurement & Research Methodologies for the American Educational Research Association.
Dasha Carver, a fourth-year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology, has won the Lieber Memorial Associate Instructor Award from IU. This award recognizes young teachers who have not yet achieved faculty rank at IU.
During Asia Burgett’s freshman year at IU, they weren’t happy with their chosen major of Astronomy. But thanks to the welcoming atmosphere they felt working in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the IU School of Education and after a meeting with their career counselor, Burgett switched majors to Early Childhood Education - keeping Astronomy as a minor.
Dave Shriberg has been inducted to the Society for the Study of School Psychology, a group of highly accomplished researchers in school psychology.
How did Black IU School of Education students navigate student teaching in the 1930s, when they were not allowed in segregated classrooms? A new series of blog posts from IU Archives graduate assistant Jo Otremba will answer that question while giving a glimpse into the lives of these students and the difficulties they faced.
The five-year $3.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund a project to help recruit, train and retain school counselors to implement mental health services in schools.
Professor Daniel Castner led an overseas study experience with six students from the Community of Teachers (CoT) program to Hamburg, Germany, last November.
The IU School of Education continues to be recognized nationally for its online graduate education programs in the 2023 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Program rankings.
If K-12 students don’t have the resources to travel to Indiana University Bloomington’s campus and visit its museums, a new digital toolkit will bring items from IU’s collections to them.
The program is a collaboration among the Title VI National Resource Centers in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies and the School of Education.
Assistant Professor Tennisha Riley has been awarded the Outstanding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Achievements Award from the IU School of Education’s Diversity Committee.