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Nov 2, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Gustavson Talks to 'Charlotte Parent' About Metacognitive Understanding

Dr. Leif Gustavson, Chairman, Education Department, Coordinator of Secondary English Education and Middle School Education Programs, was quoted in an article titled, "Learning Beyond the Books" recently posted in the Charlotte Parent. Smart kids think about their own thinking: they can take...

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Nov 2, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Course is First To Tackle Teaching Math in Inclusive Classrooms

Mathematics and Special Education come together in a new class that will help those teaching math in inclusive classrooms—with widespread ability levels among their students. Differentiation in the Mathematics Classroom (ED534), offered in the spring, will help teachers discover useful skills for...

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Oct 18, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Papay Named Runner-Up of National Award for Emerging Researchers

Dr. Clare Papay, Assistant Professor of Education, was the runner-up recipient of the Pat Sitlington Emerging Researcher Award at the 2011 Council for Exceptional Children Division on Career Development and Transition International Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 14. The award is given for...

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Oct 18, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Graduate Certificates Springboard Teachers In and Out of the Classroom

By Erica Lamberg Small class sizes, personalized attention, knowledgeable professors and flexible course options are some of the benefits Jenna Connor has discovered through earning undergraduate, graduate and completing post-graduate coursework at Arcadia University. Connor, 26, a graduate of...

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Oct 7, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Slesaransky-Poe, Speaking as Mom, Before President Obama

By Graciela Slesaransky-Poe Associate Professor of Special Education Over the years, I felt very proud to have been recognized for my professional contributions to the field of inclusive education. This past weekend, the recognition was, not only as an educator, but also as a mom. And it felt...

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Sep 30, 2011 Donna Whitlock

Slesaransky-Poe to Speak Before President Obama at Human Rights Campaign Dinner

Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, Associate Professor of Education, will speak before 3,000 guests, including President Obama, at the 15th Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Oct. 1. Slesaransky-Poe, a trainer and consultant for the HRC’s Welcoming Schools...

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Sep 23, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Expanding Learning for a Professional Edge

By Erica Lamberg It's been an exciting career progression for Obioma Martin. Before she started OMART Training and Development, a training business in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia that provides professional development workshops, technical assistance, mentoring, and coaching to...

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Sep 23, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Welch '80M Rescues Orphaned Chimp in Cameroon

Monica Welch ’80M recently returned from her second trip to a primate reserve in the Republic of Cameroon, as reported by James McGinnis of Phillyburbs.com. A teacher at Russell C. Struble Elementary in Bensalem, Pa., Welch wanted to learn more about the apes discussed in her classroom. With...

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Sep 23, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Rupp Helps Form Special Education Support Group

The Reporter Online recently featured Michelle Rupp, who is taking online courses through Arcadia's Special Education program. Rupp helped to form a supportive parents network in the North Penn School district, where her daughter Emily is enrolled in special education, hoping to work with the...

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Aug 19, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

'Reading Eagle' Spotlights Brandywine Heights Principal Piperato ’00M

The Reading Eagle featured Heather Anne Piperato ’00M in the weekly segment "In Our Schools," which spotlights teachers and administrators in Berks County, on Aug. 15. As the Principal of Brandywine Heights High School in Topton, Pa., Piperato says she most enjoys “[h]elping teachers discover how...

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Aug 12, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Shultz Works With AAC&U Shared Futures on Global Content

Dr. Jeff Shultz, Assistant Provost for Special Projects and Professor of Education, was a faculty member and consultant at the Association of American Colleges and University’s (AAC&U) Shared Futures Summer Institute held in Ellicott City, Md., from July 31 through Aug. 5. The Shared Futures...

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Aug 9, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Petrillo '12 Pioneers Urbanization Study of the Wissahickon Watershed

This summer Robert Petrillo ’12 is examining how urbanization affects stream salamanders in the Wissahickon Watershed, under the supervision of Dr. Christopher A. Binckley, Assistant Professor of Biology. In addition to using the study for his Senior Capstone project, Petrillo hopes to publish his...