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Education News

Lycoming College student teachers make history come alive at West Branch School

Students in the education certification program at Lycoming College had the opportunity to attend West Branch School, a private and student-centered institution, in costume as historical figures as an interactive way to teach social studies. Amy Rogers, Ph.D., professor of education and department chair, learned of the opportunity from Lycoming College alumna Sarah Smith ’11 who majored in history and graduated with a teacher certification.

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Lycoming students navigate student teaching during COVID-19 pandemic

Lycoming College’s Fall 2020 student teachers recently completed required field experiences as they head toward graduation and the job market. During an unprecedented semester that saw teacher candidates grapple with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, they successfully navigated traditional student teaching with in-person classroom instruction, as well as teaching through virtual platforms.

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Lycoming College championed as a College of Distinction with new recognition for career development

Lycoming College has received national recognition for the quality and uniqueness of its individualized and engaging academic program by being named a College of Distinction for three years running. Additionally, the College was honored for its student success and satisfaction with specific programs, including Business Administration, Education, and the Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE).

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Lycoming College student, faculty member collaborate on curriculum guide for Waterdale Environmental Center

Lycoming College senior biology major, Brandan Gracia (Houston, Texas) recently completed work on a curriculum guide for the Waterdale Environmental Education Center, which was a collaboration with Amy Rogers ‘92, Ph.D., associate professor of education at Lycoming College. Gracia and Rogers presented the curriculum guide on Thursday, Jan. 24, to the IU17 Curriculum Council from schools in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, and Tioga counties.

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Lycoming College faculty and students make an impact in the Dominican Republic

Travel to the Dominican Republic provided an interdisciplinary approach for Lycoming College faculty and students in the departments of political science, chemistry, and education, as well as the Center for Energy and the Future, in May 2018. Participants continued to advance the Warrior Coffee Project, studied reliable drinking water sources and the chemical composition of green coffee, helped bring impoverished populations more reliable access to energy, and developed improved pedagogical programming.

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Lycoming College again honored as College of Distinction with special recognition of business and education programs

For the second consecutive year, Lycoming College has been recognized as a College of Distinction, with further honor given to both the education program and the business program. Lycoming was originally named a College of Distinction in January 2017 for its engaging student body, excellence in teaching, vibrant residential campus community, and success in post-graduate career placement.

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Lycoming students gather for talk on diversity in education

Aspiring teachers and others from the Lycoming College campus community gathered in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall to receive a message from H. Richard Milner IV, Ph.D., one that will resonate with the campus for some time. Director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh and recipient of the Carl A. Grant and John Dewey awards, Milner is a strong and knowledgeable voice in the area of diversity in education and culturally responsive teaching. His teaching style is focused on educating and being mindful of cultural appropriation, which is a critical component of effective education.

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Lycoming student partners with local author on teacher’s guide

Victoria White ’18, a psychology major pursuing certifications in elementary and special education at Lycoming College, has created a teacher’s guide for the children’s book, “Uncle Axie’s Ugly Tie,” by Judy Nordstrom. White and Nordstrom worked together on the guide for several months, and have collaborated to present it in local classrooms.

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PA Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera, Deputy Noe Ortega to visit Lycoming College

Lycoming College will host Pedro A. Rivera, Pennsylvania education secretary, and Noe Ortega, deputy secretary for the Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education at the Pennsylvania Department of Education, for a community discussion, Jan. 18 at 4 p.m., in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on the corner of Fourth and Basin streets. The event is free and open to the public.

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