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Hosting High School Students from US and 45 European Countries for Transatlantic Institute

July 3, 2019

Purdue University’s College of Education is hosting 55 top high school age scholars from the United States and 45 European countries on campus for the Ben Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute. The institute is an intensive academic exchange program with a focus on global issues for 16- 18-year-olds who were chosen through a rigorous selection […]

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Looking to the next 150 years

May 8, 2019

The College of Education is well positioned to tackle the challenges the next 150 years will bring and turn them into opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others.

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Handling grief and emotions 20 years after Columbine

April 3, 2019

WHAT: April 20 marks the 20th anniversary of the high school shooting massacre in Columbine, Colorado. The number of school shootings has increased steadily since then, causing short- and long-term grief for survivors and members of society across the nation. EXPERT: Heather Servaty-Seib, a professor of counseling psychology in the College of Education, specializes in […]

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Faculty, Graduate Students, In The News, News, Research

Faculty and grad students to present research in Toronto

March 14, 2019

Sixty-six faculty and graduate students from the College of Education and Purdue University will present their research during more than 100 sessions at the 2019 American Education Research Association Annual Meeting. The conference will take place April 5 through April 9 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In addition, we are hosting a reception on Saturday, April […]

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Events, News, Undergraduate Students

Aaron Lai’s 100+ mile walk to honor Tyler Trent

February 13, 2019

Aaron Lai, a junior in Social Studies Education within the College of Education, is making waves this month in his bid to walk over 100 miles from Purdue University all the way to Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. for the final Purdue v. IU game on Feb. 19. The motivation for this seemingly crazy feat? […]

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Centers, Events, News

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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