Education News


Preschoolers try squash in healthy eating program developed by Lycoming College students

Peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, squash, and pumpkin were among the selections tested by both the brave and the wary during a new healthy eating program integrated at the STEP Head Start. The Harvest of the Month program introduces preschoolers from three to five years of age to the advantages of eating vegetables and fruits.

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Lycoming College students inducted into education honor society

The Lycoming College chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the national honor society for students interested in the field of education, inducted 12 students. The guest speaker was Justin Ross, Principal, Williamsport Area School District for the ceremony held in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall in March 2016.

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Students at Lycoming College prepare for education careers

Several teacher candidates at Lycoming College have completed their student teaching experience to prepare them for careers in education. Most of the students obtained their first taste of teaching in local schools and represent a range of fields including mathematics, sciences, languages, early education and special education.

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Lycoming College professor selected for teacher education fellowship program

Amy Rogers, Ph.D., the director of Teacher Education at Lycoming College, and Cindy Allen, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Health Science at Lock Haven University, were selected to participate in the 2015-2016 Pennsylvania Education Policy Fellowship Program. The fellowship cohort of forty includes state policymakers, district superintendents and principals, school business officers, school board members, higher education deans and faculty members, statewide association leaders, parent leaders, education advocates, and other education and community leaders.

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Lycoming student teachers showcase teaching experiences

Lycoming College students preparing for a career in teaching shared the highlights of their student teaching experiences during an exhibit held on campus Dec. 10.

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Student teachers learn about challenges faced by young, non-English speaking students

Several middle and high school students shared their experiences with coming to the United States, learning the English language, and adjusting to a new culture with Lycoming College’s student teachers in mid-November.

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Lycoming welcomes fifteen new faculty members

Lycoming College welcomed fifteen new full-time faculty members at the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year.

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Students study identity and culture in Ireland

Eight Lycoming College students recently traveled to Ireland for the “Being Irish: an exploration of identity and cultural issues in Irish and Irish-American people” May term course. During their 10-day trip, they explored several towns in Ireland, including Bective Abbey, Trim, Rath Cairn, Loughcrew and Tara.

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Department of Education hosts social media speaker

The Lycoming College Department of Education hosted Cary Kurtz, a representative with the Pennsylvania State Education Association, to present on the effect social media can have on education professionals.

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Education honor society inducts new members

On Sunday, March 1, the Tau Chi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in education, held its induction ceremony in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall. The guest speaker was Mr. David Michaels, principal, Curtin Intermediate School, Williamsport. A reception followed.

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Local women in history event

The Lycoming College Department of Education and John G. Snowden Memorial Library will host “Taking Local Women's History into Today's Classrooms,” in honor of Women’s History Month, on Thursday, March 19, at 4 p.m. in Snowden Library.

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Lycoming announces spring class of student teachers

The following Lycoming College students, listed with their placements, have begun their professional semester through the college's education program.

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Kasey Uppling '15 presents research at 2014 PACEC Convention

Kasey Uppling, a senior at Lycoming College, presented “First Things First: Using Assessment to Inform Early Literacy Instruction,” her early literacy research, at the 2014 Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional Children (PACEC) Convention on Nov. 21 in Harrisburg, Pa.

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Faculty members publish book for instructional librarians

Three Lycoming College faculty members recently published a book titled "Snapshots of Reality: A Practice Guide to Formative Assessment in Library Instruction." The book was written by Jessica Oberlin, assistant professor and instructional services librarian and coordinator of access services; Mary Broussard, associate professor and instructional services librarian and coordinator of reference and Web services; and Dr. Rachel Hickoff-Cresko, assistant professor of education. The Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) published the book and it is available for purchase from the American Library Association (ALA) store and on Amazon.

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Education department hosts Chloe's law contributor

The Lycoming College Department of Education will welcome Kurt Kondrich to present “How Down Syndrome Lifted Me Up: A Family Journey focused on Abilities.” His presentation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 7-8 p.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

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