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Date: Oct 2014

Five senior interns in the School of Education presented a session at the Maryland Universal Design for Learning conference on October 24, 2014, entitled, “How Can UDL Support Maryland College- and Career-Ready Standards and Develop Higher-Level Thinking Skills in Middle School English/Language Arts and Social Studies Classrooms?” David W. Nicholson, Professor of Education, sponsored the group. In their junior year, these five interns designed Unit Plans in the course, Methods for Teaching Middle School English/Language Arts. Samantha Atwell, Kristen Gregory, Sean Kelley, Breanna Ongley, and Stephanie Turley  selected learning activities and assessments from one lesson in each Unit Plan, identified the challenges learners may encounter, and proposed Universal Design for Learning solutions to address the learning challenges, support Maryland College- and Career-Ready Standards, and develop higher-level thinking skills. 


More than 60 teacher candidates attended the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference on October 17.  Teacher candidates attended sessions, talked with presenters, and networked with teachers and school leaders from all over the state. The School of Education sponsored the trip by paying the registration fee and providing a shuttle for the eager teacher candidates. Sporting their SU polos, they created quite an impact at the conference with their positive attitude and enthusiasm for teaching. Notably, Stevenson had the greatest number of teacher candidates attending the conference. Plans for sharing all the great lesson ideas for teaching mathematics are currently underway. 


On Oct. 10, the officers of Kappa Delta Pi honor society, Teachers of Tomorrow club, and School of Education faculty attended the Maryland Teacher of the Year Gala at Martin’s West where they had their picture taken with Dr. Lillian Lowery, State Superintendent of Schools. At this event, the outstanding teachers in Baltimore City and each county in Maryland were recognized and the Maryland Teacher of the Year was announced.

On Thursday, October 9, 2014, the School of Education’s Psi Omicron Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (an International Honor Society in Education) and its partner the Odyssey School (a private school in Baltimore county for dyslexic children), hosted its second “WE ALL LEARN” program at Stevenson University’s Rockland ballroom on the Owings Mills campus.

The guest presenter was the esteemed Dr. Russell Barkley, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Barkley who is also an educator, author of numerous books and leading authority on the topic of ADHD, spoke on the topic of “Taking Charge of ADHD-The 12 Best Principles for Management”. It was an informative evening that was attended by over 200 students, faculty, clinicians, educators, community leaders and parents. Needless to say, the event was a huge success!

On Oct. 2, 30 School of Education students and graduates participated in the School of Education presentation at the President’s Donor Dinner. The students and graduates facilitated table discussions related to experiences in their university and public school classrooms.

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