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Ackerman Center organizes Constitution Day event

December 3, 2018

Today, the College of Education’s James F Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship celebrated its annual Constitution Day event in an effort to educations students and community members about the Constitution. This event was open to the public and commemorated the signing of the Constitution through various booths and activities, including a Constitution QuizOff, a ‘Banned […]

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News, Research

Ignore fancy packaging this holiday season

November 29, 2018

Parents trying to find suitable gifts for their gifted and talented child must look beyond nice packaging or impressive features. Kristen Seward, associate director of the Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute at Purdue University, said appropriate toys and games provide gifted children with many of the experiences that characterize high-quality curriculum in their schools. […]

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News, Research

Fun and educational toys for children with autism

November 28, 2018

Several toys and games available this holiday season provide more than just fun for children dealing with autism spectrum disorders. Families shopping for holiday gifts have options that can build social skills and provide a foundation for communication skills, said Mandy Rispoli, co-director of the Purdue Autism Cluster. “Toys and games that promote turn-taking, perspective-taking […]

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Centers, News

Holiday gift ideas teach history, civics to children of all ages

November 8, 2018

With midterm elections finished, the James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship at Purdue University is suggesting several gift ideas to help children begin understanding their place as citizens. The center, part of the College of Education, works to integrate civic education in K-12 classrooms with the goal of promoting active student involvement in their […]

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Awards, Faculty, News

Dr. Richard Olenchak recipient for NAGC Award

September 18, 2018

Recently, Dr. Richard Olenchak, professor and head of the Department of Educational Studies here at the College of Education, has been awarded the National Association for Gifted Children Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes him for his dedication to NAGC and his many years of work in the field of gifted education both as a […]

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Awards, Graduate Students, News, Research

Purdue doctoral students selected for NAGC awards

September 12, 2018

Purdue GERI doctoral students Mehdi Ghahremani and Julianna Tay have been selected for National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Doctoral Student awards. NAGC presents the Doctoral Student Award to a maximum of five doctoral students who have demonstrated exemplary work in research, publications and educational service, as well as their potential for future scholarship and two […]

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Awards, Graduate Students, News, Research

Purdue Geri recognized by MENSA Foundation

September 11, 2018

We are excited to share that Mensa Education & Research Foundation recognized a number of our Purdue GERI students, faculty and alumni with awards Enyi Jen (PhD ’15 and continuing lecturer), and coauthors Marcia Gentry, director of the Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) and professor of educational psychology and research methodology and Sidney Moon, professor emerita, […]

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Faculty, News

Project EINSTEIN addresses need for more STEM educators

September 5, 2018

Faculty in Purdue’s College of Education has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a project to train highly qualified K-12 STEM educators and provide financial support for Purdue STEM education students. Project EINSTEIN: Excellence in STEM Teaching in Indiana through Integrating Engineering Practice and Design Principles is a multidisciplinary collaboration […]

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Faculty, News

Dean Marchand-Martella: Changing the World

September 4, 2018

Get to know the newly appointed Suzi and Dale Gallagher Dean of Education, Nancy Marchand-Martella, and learn where she plans to take Purdue University’s College of Education. Dean Marchand-Martella describes the importance of the role of the College of Education, stating “… we conduct high quality research at a research-intensive university, we publish in high […]

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New Dean Spotlight

August 14, 2018

After graduating from Purdue in 1985 with a degree in psychology, Marchand-Martella headed to Southern Illinois University to pursue a master’s degree in behavior analysis and therapy. She earned her Ph.D. in special education from Utah State University in 1991. Then it was on to faculty stints at Gonzaga University, Drake University, the University of […]

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