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September 14, 2020

Childs ’20MEd Uses Social-Emotional Learning to Encourage Empathy in Students

As Jess Childs ’20MEd prepares to teach her first year as a special educator teacher at MaST Community Charter School in Philadelphia, she’s making sure to focus her teaching style on inclusion and emotional-social learning. Emotional-social learning is focusing on teaching healthy ways to interact...

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September 9, 2020

Q&A with SAJE Fellow Hardika Patel

By John Stuetz '20M Hardika Patel '24 is a member of the first Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship cohort at Arcadia University. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms—...

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September 7, 2020

Q&A with SAJE Fellow Audrey Chin

By John Stuetz '20M Audrey Chin '24 is a member of the first Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship cohort at Arcadia University. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms—...

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September 4, 2020

Karoline Lopez '24: A Generation of Positive Social Change

My name is Karoline Lopez. I was born in Manila, Philippines. For a couple years while my parents worked overseas, my two older brothers and I were raised by my grandmother. At the age of 6, my family and I migrated to the US. Since I was not very familiar with my surroundings at the time, I...

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September 3, 2020

Alumna Publishes Memoir on Resilience During COVID

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Alumna and 40 Under 40 recipient Keisha M. Robinson ’18MEd will publish, "I Barely Survived My Summer in Quarantine: A Memoir," on Sept. 4, which focuses on how she found resilience while quarantining during COVID. Robinson discusses the impact the pandemic had on her life,...

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September 3, 2020

Dr. Hickman and Dr. Wirth Publish in International Dyslexia Magazine

Dr. Peggy Hickman , associate professor of Education, and Dr. Kathy Wirth , adjunct professor of Education and program director of the Arcadia Community Learning Center (ACLC), recently had an article accepted for the October issue of Pennsylvania Branch International Dyslexia Association’s (PBIDA...

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August 31, 2020

Q&A with SAJE Fellow Emily Wingfield

By John Stuetz '20M Emily Wingfield '22 is a member of the first Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship cohort at Arcadia University. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms...

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August 26, 2020

SAJE Fellowship Welcomes First Cohort of Aspiring Educators of Color to Arcadia

By John Stuetz '20M The Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship will welcome nine aspiring educators of color to the Arcadia community this fall. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse...

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August 20, 2020

Husik ’20MEd Launches Holistic Education Podcast

“The education system is not going to change unless teachers start doing things within their own classrooms,” said Samantha Husik ’20MEd , discussing her plans to implement a holistic education style in her classroom. Husik, an English teacher at Abington Senior High School, began exploring the...

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August 10, 2020

Daniels ’21, ’22M Awarded Hannah Amgott Memorial Scholarship

Education and Literacy Studies major Desmond Daniels ’21, ’22M is the first Arcadia student to be awarded the Hannah Amgott Memorial Scholarship, a prestigious award from the Delaware Valley Education Consortium (DVEC). Each year, the DVEC awards five or six scholarships to college juniors who...

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August 4, 2020

Browne ’20MEd Brings Racial Literacy into Classrooms with Colorful Stories

“I don't believe that children are blank canvases,” said early childhood educator Lisa Browne ’20MEd . “I think that they're bringing things to conversations and they're still making meaning of the world around them, as well as how they fit into the world.” That’s why she believes it’s integral to...

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July 20, 2020

Dr. Dean Talks on Options for Students During COVID-19 Pandemic on Fox29

As higher education institutions announce plans for the fall, some families are struggling with the decisions of paying tuition for online courses versus having their students take a gap year. Dr. Kim Dean , assistant professor of Education, was featured on the Fox29 Good Day Philadelphia segment “...

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July 13, 2020

Dr. Campbell Co-Hosts Virtual Learning Webinar

Dr. Bruce Campbell , associate professor of Education and director of the Educational Leadership Masters and Supervisory Certification programs, co-hosted the webinar “Making Virtual Learning Manageable” on June 30. In the webinar, Dr. Campbell and Dr. Keith Look, senior director of programs for...

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July 8, 2020

Dr. Dean Discusses Work-Life Balance for Mothers on Fox29

Dr. Kim Dean , assistant professor of Education, was featured in the Fox29 Good Day Philadelphia segment "Working Parents in the Coronavirus Pandemic" on July 7. In the special, Dr. Dean discussed the struggles of balancing a career and parenthood during the COVID-19 pandemic, and strategies to...

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June 18, 2020

Dr. Campbell Uses Johnston Fellowship to Connect Social Justice, Leadership, and Music

“A lot of artists became complacent,” said Dr. Bruce Campbell, associate professor of Education, director of the Educational Leadership Masters and Supervisory Certification programs, and 2018-20 Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences recipient, reflecting on how...

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June 4, 2020

As Protests Continue, Daniels ’21, ’22M Publishes on the Black Male Experience

“But, I am afraid! Daily, I am afraid! I always wonder… ‘Will TODAY be the LAST day of my Earthly experience?’ ‘Will TODAY be the LAST day I will feel the warmth and love of all the communities I am a part of?’ ‘Will TODAY be the LAST day I say ‘I love you mom’ when I walk out the door?’” Desmond...

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May 19, 2020

Online ABA Certificate Program Ranked Top in Country

Arcadia’s Online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Graduate Certificate has been ranked nationally by the Applied Behavior Analysis Program Guide as one of the best online programs for this subject area. Offered through the University’s School of Education, the fully online program was ranked among...

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April 28, 2020

Dr. Skilton Appointed Director of CTLM

Dr. Ellen Skilton , professor of Education, has been appointed the inaugural Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentorship (CTLM) at Arcadia University, effective June 1. Dr. Skilton will be responsible for assembling a team of faculty, staff, and student partners to support...

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April 22, 2020

Artist in the Community Course Gets Creative with Online Learning

How do you make an artistic connection at the community and global levels when coronavirus forces the need for social distancing and stay-at-home orders? This is the question pondered by Linda Ruth Paskell , adjunct professor of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, when the University transitioned...

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April 13, 2020

Dr. Appelbaum Co-Edits Book on Effects of Sound in Education

Dr. Peter Appelbaum , professor of Education, co-edited "Sonic Studies in Education: Echoes, Reverberations, Silences, Noise,” a book that explores the ways in which sound considerations can affect how people recognize, identify, plan, assess, and design educational possibilities within the...

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March 24, 2020

REAL Certificate Mentor Helps Prepare Students for Online Courses

Annalise Christy ’20 thought her Education Studies Capstone was going to be about the first time that Raising Expectations for Academic Learning (REAL) Certificate students participated in Preview. As the REAL Mentor, Christy had attended the “Leadership Lessons Learned” Preview class with the REAL...

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