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Crazy 8 Math Club
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Mar 19, 2015 4:23:00 PM EDT

Submitted by Kathy Milligan, SU IHE Liasion

Children called out “It was amazing!” and "This is so much fun!" and "I can't wait to come back next week!"

Catherine Robinson, Lauren Speiser, Kayla Neyer,  Marissa Cote, and Faith Logan
These excited claims of children echoed around the media center at Carrolltowne Elementary as Stevenson University Interns, Marissa Cote, Catherine Robinson, Kayla Neyer, Faith Logan and Lauren Speiser, introduced kindergarten through grade 5 students to an after school Crazy 8’s Math Club. Over an eight week period, students interacted in hands-on activities including the Bouncy Dice Explosion, Glow in the Dark Geometry, and Toilet Paper Olympics....Click here to read more.
Collaboration Transforms Course into a Professional Learning Community: Inside the Classroom
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Mar 14, 2015 9:00:00 PM EDT

Visiting fifth grader, Alex, joins in a literature circle with Erica Sharp, Ashley Fleming, Kelsey Shirey, Melissa Union, and Callie White.

In “ED 341: Methods for Teaching Elementary English/Language Arts and Social Studies,” one afternoon session every week in the 5-credit integrated course consists of a two-hour block devoted to collaboration time. Students participate in learning activities, plan projects, and complete assignments in small groups that change with each topic. The professor circulates around the classroom or meets with small groups while the rest of the student groups’ work independently....Click here to read more.

High Flying Superhero Interns at Perry Hall Elementary School
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Mar 7, 2015 8:27:00 AM EST

Written by Dr. Marsha Roach, IHE Liason

This year, five Stevenson University interns have joined the Perry Hall Elementary School staff. According to Caitlyn Saffer (2015) “The best thing about interning at Perry Hall is being with a great staff. Everyone is so inviting and ready to help.” Alyssa Pavignano (2015) added, “The long hours and hard work it takes brainstorming lesson plans and putting them in place is well worth it in the end because I know I am going to make a difference in the lives of my students. This is my ‘purpose driven life.”...Click here to read more.

School of Education hosts Statewide Event
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Feb 28, 2015 10:43:00 PM EST

Written by Dr. Bob Pelton

First row (left to right):  Jean Satterfield, MSDE, Bob Pelton, Stevenson University, Jamelah Murrell, US Department of Education, Ilene Swirnow, MSDE, Karen Robertson, Towson University

Back row (left to right): Saroja Barnes, MSDE, Lee Rutledge, Community Training and Assistance Center (CTAC), Dixie Stack, WestEd, Liz Neal, MSDE, Frank Stetson, MSDE, Joe Freed, MSDE, Rima Azzam, WestEd


Stevenson University hosted a convening of more than 85 participants from 19 individual higher education institutions across the state of Maryland on the topic of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)....Click here to read more.

Student Engagement
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Feb 20, 2015 1:03:00 AM EST

It all started with Mike Cooney’s blog.  Mike, an SU School of Education alumnus, and now Mays Chapel Elementary teacher, shares his perspective on teaching in a personal blog that showcases his unique insight on teaching elementary students. Several SU faculty follow his blog and after reading a riveting entry that highlighted his journey from teacher candidate to present, we knew we just had to have him come speak to our senior teacher candidates about how he has learned to support and engage students in learning!...Click here to read more.

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