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Communication key to dealing with grief during the holidays

November 29, 2016

Grief regarding the death of a loved one can be as big a part of the holidays as celebration for some families, according to College of Education professor Heather Servaty-Seib, who specializes in grief. She said the traditional gatherings of family and friends around this time of year can understandably highlight the absence of someone […]

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Old Master Phoebe Bailey shares how educators can impact students

November 29, 2016

Alumna Phoebe Bailey (MS ‘72 COE; PhD ’79, CLA) visited campus in November as part of Purdue’s Old Masters program, a long-standing Purdue tradition that unites distinguished alumni and inspires students to embody the value of a Boilermaker experience. Bailey gave the inaugural lecture in the Office of Diversity Initiatives’ social justice lecture series, discussing […]

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Students spend Fall Break in Chicago Public Schools

November 29, 2016

Nearly 20 students from EDCI 205 (Exploring Teaching as a Career) spent Fall Break (October 10-12) in Chicago, where they learned about education in urban environments. Purdue alumni Christina O’Leary (BS ’11) and Chris Vienna (BS ’13), as well as Katie Sullivan, who is currently completing her student teaching experience in Chicago, spoke to the […]

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Recent survey supports Purdue Collaborative Leadership program

November 14, 2016

Plans for the expansion of a College of Education program received unexpected support from a business community survey. The three-course Certificate in Collaborative Leadership program was piloted in fall 2011 and launched in summer 2012. Brittany Gundel, assistant professor and program director, said employers at the time told the university that graduates were highly skilled but […]

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College receives five grants since July

October 11, 2016

Faculty members in the College of Education have recently received five new grants for projects in student success, STEM education, early physics education, and high school aviation curriculum. Carla Johnson, associate dean for Engagement and Global Partnerships, received $24.5 million in funding from the United States Department of Education for a seven-year project called GEAR […]

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Discovery Learning Research Center’s research and evaluation team to join College of Education

October 11, 2016

In January 2017, the research and evaluation team from the Discovery Learning Research Center (DLRC) will join Purdue’s College of Education. The center will be led by Jim Lehman, associate dean for research and faculty development, and Wilella Burgess, managing director. The team conducts original research and supports research and engagement projects through their expertise […]

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High school juniors learn about Purdue at IGNITE

October 11, 2016

High school students from Indiana and Texas came to Purdue for IGNITE, a two-day overnight visit where they learned about the College of Education and teacher education at Purdue. Targeted towards high-school juniors, IGNITE invites students to learn more about Purdue before making their college decisions. Lexi Brower, a high school junior from Indianapolis, said, […]

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Holmes Scholar’s work has local and global impact

October 11, 2016

Doctoral student Ileana Cortes Santiago shares the College of Education’s passion for social justice and diversity. Originally from Puerto Rico, Cortes Santiago is a doctoral student in literacy and language and a recipient of Purdue’s prestigious Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship. Ileana’s dissertation focuses on educators’ and Latino/Latina families’ community-based initiatives. In August, the American Association of […]

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SLED program challenges 5,000 students statewide

October 11, 2016

The Science Learning Through Engineering Design (SLED) program, intended to help teachers incorporate principles of engineering design into their classrooms, began in 2010. Initially funded by a seven-year, $6.7 million grant, the program has now impacted more than 32 schools, 300 teachers, 125 preservice teachers and 5,000 students. As a result of the program, Lafayette […]

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Graduate and undergraduate enrollment increases

October 11, 2016

The quality and rigor of the College of Education’s programs is clear: U.S. News and World Report has ranked our graduate programs in the top 20 percent of all U.S. colleges of education for the past eight years. The College of Education’s undergraduate enrollment has increased 35 percent this fall over last fall. This counters […]

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