Education News


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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Education Department hosts SLO seminar

The Lycoming College Education Department hosted a Student Learning Objective (SLO) training seminar sponsored by BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 on Friday, Feb. 28. More than 30 administrators and teachers from area public schools attended to learn about the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s new educator effectiveness system.

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Lycoming to host Special Olympics Pennsylvania training camp

Lycoming College will host a training camp March 29-30 for Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes preparing for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games scheduled for June 14-21 in Princeton, N.J. A total of 206 athletes and unified partners from across the state will train for a variety of sports, including aquatics, athletics, basketball, bocce, bowling, golf, gymnastics, powerlifting, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

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Education students begin professional semester

Lycoming College announces its spring class of student teachers. The following students, listed with their placements, have begun their professional semester through the college’s education program:

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Student teachers participate in mock interviews

Eight Lycoming College student teachers recently participated in mock interviews with 17 teachers and administrators from six local school districts. The interviews were organized by Marlene Cauley, elementary student teachers supervisor; Melvin Wentzel, secondary student teachers supervisor; and Kristine Datres, placement coordinator, to hone the professional skills of the student teachers and to give them feedback about their performance.

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Education students begin professional semester

Lycoming College announces its fall class of student teachers. The following students, pictured from left and listed with their placements, have begun their professional semester through the college’s education program.

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Lycoming College collects 1,200 books for teacher in New Mexico

The Lycoming College education department recently held a book drive that collected more than 1,200 books for Kristen Forgotch, a 2011 Lycoming graduate who is teaching on a Native American reservation in New Mexico.

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Student receives scholarship from regional education council

Lycoming College student Briana Wingrove, a junior in the education program and a psychology major, was recently awarded the 2013 Susquehanna Valley Reading Council (SVRC) Education Scholarship.

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Education students celebrate Easter with community

The Lycoming College education students who are members of the Student Pennsylvania State Education Association celebrated Easter with the community on March on campus.

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Education students participate in science fair

Lycoming College education students recently participated in a Title I science fair at Central Elementary School in South Williamsport.

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Superintendent speaks to education students

The Lycoming College Education Department hosted Robert Grantier, superintendent of Loyalsock Township School District, on Feb. 6. He spoke with education students about professional conduct and ethical behavior in the field of education.

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Education professor co-authors book

Dr. Marisa Macy, assistant professor of education at Lycoming College, has co-authored a book about improving services for young children with disabilities. The book, "Developmental Screening in Your Community: An Integrated Approach for Connecting Children to Services," is available now at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.

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Education students begin professional semester

Lycoming College announces its spring class of student teachers. The following students, pictured from left and listed with their placements, have begun their professional semester through the College's education program.

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