Arcadia University News


March 4, 2015

Macalalag Helps Develop Professional Development Standards for K-12 Teachers of Engineering

Dr. Augusto Macalalag Jr. , assistant professor of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, joined researchers and educators from selected universities in the U.S. to develop rubrics for the Professional Development Standards for K-12 Teachers of Engineering. The rubrics...

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March 4, 2015

Brasof Develops Sessions on Civic Learning

Dr. Marc Brasof , assistant professor of education, worked with the Rendell Center to bring democracy and civic learning to the School District of Philadelphia’s Stanton Elementary. Under the leadership of Beth Specker, Dr. Brasof, Anne Spector, and Elaine Scarpino facilitated multiple professional...

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February 26, 2015

Baker-Doyle Facilitates Webinars, Publishes Work in the ‘International Journal of Research and Method in Education’

Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle , director of literacies, technologies and citizenship studies programs, facilitated two webinars for the Connected Courses program, a professional development forum for Higher Education faculty interested in the use of connected technologies . The first webinar, which occurred...

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February 26, 2015

Skilton-Sylvester and Shultz Lead Workshop at the AAC&U Meeting

Drs. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester and Jeff Shultz , professor of Education, presented a pre-conference workshop titled “Rethinking Reflection to Enhance Global Learning” at the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ meeting in Minneapolis, Minn. on Oct. 16.

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February 26, 2015

Mesner Publishes in ‘Arts-based and Contemplative Practices’ and ‘Out Proud’

Dr. Kerri Mesner , visiting professor in the School of Education, co-authored two chapters in a Routledge published book titled Arts-based and Contemplative practices in research and teaching: Honoring presence . She contributed to the chapters “Wrestling with the Angels of Ambiguity: Queer Paths...

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February 26, 2015

Rosen Publishes Her Research in the ‘International Journal of Leadership in Education’ and ‘Education 3-13’

Dr. Sonia M. Rosen , visiting assistant professor, recently published two pieces of research. Her article, “Identity Performance and Collectivist Leadership in the Philadelphia Student Union,” published in the International Journal of Leadership in Education , explores youth leadership from a...

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February 26, 2015

Arcadia University and the School of Education Hosts HigherEdCamp, a Participant-led Conversation About Higher Education

On Nov. 2, Arcadia University and the School of Education hosted HigherEdCamp, an unconference dedicated to exploring how to design meaningful learning in higher education. Seventy-five administrators, faculty, and students came together from 11 different colleges and universities to engage in...

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February 20, 2015

Dr. Brasof Pens Column on Civics Education

In a guest column in Citizenship Matters , Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Marc Brasof discussed how schools fail to improve despite constant changes, citing a lack of student input in decision making. “Evidence indicates school change processes improve, as do important student and...

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February 19, 2015

Drs. Slesaransky-Poe and Rosen Sign Petition to End Test-based Policies

As Congress revises and reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind, many professors and researchers are calling for an end to test-based education policies. In an open letter to Congress and the Obama Administration, Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe and...

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October 8, 2014

CNN, Inquirer: Slesaransky-Poe Discusses Embracing Gender Differences in Schools

CNN.com blog Schools of Thought posted a story Oct. 3 quoting Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe , professor of education and founding dean of the School of Education at Arcadia University. “This is the reality in which we live: Gender is a continuum, not a box,” said Slesaransky-Poe in “6 ways to...

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August 22, 2014

Graduate Student’s Exhibit Uses Art to Improve Learning

Greta Lindbloom-Carlton , a graduate student in Arcadia’s Master of Arts in Education program, is presenting an exhibit of her charcoal drawings at the Judith Taylor Student Art Gallery in the Landman Library. The show is titled Images of Extinction: Using Art to Improve All Learning . All work is...

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August 21, 2014

Dr. James Capolupo, School of Continuing Studies Adjunct Faculty Member, Education Alum Named National Superintendent of the Year

Dr. James Capolupo , superintendent of Delaware County’s Springfield School District, was named 2014 Superintendent of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents (NASS). Dr. Capolupo, who earned a Master of Arts in Education, a Certificate of Advanced Study, and a Superintendent...

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July 8, 2014

Papay Moderates at Lehigh University’s 42nd Special Education Law Conference

Dr. Clare Papay , assistant professor of special education at Arcadia University, served as a moderator at Lehigh University’s 42nd Special Education Law Conference held on May 9, after serving on the planning committee for the conference. The theme of the conference, “What Does Law Mean in 2014...

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July 7, 2014

Pan American Academy Recognizes Collaboration with Arcadia University at Festival de Sueños

[slideshow_deploy id='59398'] At the Festival de Sueños on June 12, Pan American Academy Charter School, Philadelphia's first international baccalaureate elementary school, acknowledged its collaboration with Arcadia University. The “Festival of Dreams” served as a fundraiser for the academy’s...

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June 2, 2014

Bhukhanwala, Dean and Troyer Present at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

Dr. Foram Bhukhanwala and Dr. Kim Dean of the School of Education worked with recent graduate Maryellen Troyer to present a paper at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Their paper, “Beyond the Student Teaching Seminar: Examining Transformative Learning...

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June 2, 2014

Hooker Presents at the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies

Dr. Steven D. Hooker , assistant professor of education in the Department of Leadership for Educational Equity and Excellence, was invited to present his research at the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS) conference in Glenside, which took place March 31-April 3...

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June 2, 2014

Jeter-Iles and Hickman Present at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Multicultural Education

Adjunct Professor Dr. Priscilla Jeter-Iles and Associate Professor Dr. Peggy Hickman of the School of Education presented a workshop, “Multicultural Education, Initiatives, Programs and Practices: Are They Working?”, at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Multicultural Education...

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June 2, 2014

Campbell Presents at the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Multicultural Education

Dr. Bruce Campbell , assistant professor in the School of Education, and Chett Farbstein , graduate student in Elementary/Special Education, presented “HBO’s The Wire Season Four as Text for Deconstructing the Opportunity Gap” to the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Multicultural...

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June 2, 2014

Papay and Gonzalez-Lopez Discuss the REAL Certificate at Drexel University

Dr. Clare Papay of the School of Education and Dr. Adriana Gonzalez-Lopez of the School of Continuing Studies presented at the Association for Continuing Higher Education Mid-Atlantic Spring Conference on March 27 at Drexel University in Philadelphia. In their session, “Students with Intellectual...

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May 29, 2014

Bornstein and Chance Present at Project Zero Conference

Dr. Jodi Bornstein , assistant professor of education in the Department of Curriculum, Cultures & Child/Youth Studies, and Janet Chance , director of the Office of School and Community Collaborations, presented a two-hour workshop at Project Zero Perspectives: How & Where Does Learning...

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May 29, 2014

Macalalag Presents STEM Education Workshops for K-8 School Teachers, Administrators

Dr. Augusto Macalalag , assistant professor of STEM education at Arcadia University, conducted science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workshops for K-8 teachers and school administrators alongside Terese Boegly, principal at Colonial Elementary School and an Ed.D. candidate at Arcadia,...

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