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January 2013 - Wayne State University
January 2013

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Welcome Back Message from Dean Carolyn Shields

 

Welcome Back Message from Dean Carolyn Shields

 

To COE Students, Faculty and Staff: Welcome back to the College of Education for the Winter 2013 semester! I’m pleased to use this forum to remind you about several upcoming events that are being held in or sponsored by the college in the next few months: Second Annual Research Symposium and Educational Dialogue: Understanding the Impact of Poverty on Education to be held...

 

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Faculty, Staff & Programs

 

Who's New in the College of Education: Amanda K. Sommerfeld

 

Who's New in the College of Education: Amanda K. Sommerfeld

 

By Asia Myles Several individuals joined the College of Education faculty and staff in 2012. As an introduction to these individuals, each edition of The Educator will profile of one of them. The featured faculty member in this edition is Amanda K. Sommerfeld. Settled in front of a computer screen with three wise turquoise owls watching over her, on the third floor of the Education...

 

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Research

 

Research Grant to Investigate Gap in Professional Development Studies

 

Research Grant to Investigate Gap in Professional Development Studies

 

By Julie Osburn A recent grant in the amount of $538,632 from the National Science Foundation (2012-2015) –  Empirical Benchmarks of Design Parameters for Group Randomized Trials in Teacher Professional Development Intervention Studies (with Geoffrey Phelps & Nathan Jones) – will assist Ben Kelcey, Ph.D., assistant professor in the college’s Education Evaluation...

 

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Outreach & Engagement News

 

 Investing in the Future of Adolescent Girls in Our Community

 

Investing in the Future of Adolescent Girls in Our Community

 

For over twelve years, since its inception in 2002, the College of Education (COE) Go-GIRL program has served over 750 middle-school girls from the metropolitan Detroit area. The program, directed by Sally Roberts, Ed.D., assistant professor of Mathematics Education in the COE, serves as a pipeline to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines for its participants and also...

 

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News For Students

 

Participation in African Democracy Project Captivates College of Education Student

 

Participation in African Democracy Project Captivates College of Education Student

 

By Asia Myles Two flights, one layover, 13 travelers, 1400 lbs. of luggage and 25 hours later, College of Education Student Ambassador and third year secondary science major, Terrel White, landed in Accra, Ghana on December 2, 2012 along with others from the Wayne State University (WSU) African Democracy Project. White embarked on this journey, lasting until December 14 th , with eleven...

 

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Alumni News

 

2013 Michigan Superintendent of the Year Award Presented to COE Alumnus

 

2013 Michigan Superintendent of the Year Award Presented to COE Alumnus

 

By Asia Myles A special honor has been bestowed upon College of Education alumnus, Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson, who received her Ph.D. in instructional technology and served as an adjunct professor in the program. She was recently named 2013 Michigan Superintendent of the Year by the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA), a highly-regarded recognition by the association....

 

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Endowed Scholarship Named for Tina Abbott, Chair of WSU Board of Governors, Designated for College of Education Students

 

A Special Connection Honored in an Unexpected Way

 

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