Dr. Sue Severson and Dr. Ximena Suarez-Sousa from the School of Teaching and Learning attended the Annual Meeting and Conference of the American Association of College for Teacher Education (AACTE) in Indianapolis, March 1-3. They focused their attendance on meetings and presentations pertaining to teacher education accreditation including sessions that addressed data gathering and analysis, program evaluation, and new CAEP standards.
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Dr. David Tack, School of Teaching and Learning, led an hour-long professional development session with the teachers in the Early Education Center. Together they focused on implementing strategies to enhance the co-teaching models that are utilized within the center, as well as discussed instructional strategies that would best facilitate effective learning in these models.
Springing from work done in Steve Grineski’s Ed. 310 class, art education major Marissa Van Vleet continued her social justice work by volunteering at Churches United for the Homeless on Saturday mornings running an art club for children. Van Vleet’s advisor Brad Bachmeier hopes to turn this into a sustainable program in the future.
Read more in The Forum article.
Erica Clark, an MSUM student studying elementary inclusive education, was presented with a framed Ethical Citizen Award in recognition of exemplary ethical behavior within the Fargo-Moorhead community.
Interim Dean of the College of Education and Human Services and Graduate Studies Boyd Bradbury presented Clark with the award in front of the School of Teaching and Learning faculty Wednesday afternoon.
“It was my privilege to present Erica with the Ethical Citizen Award,” Bradbury said. “It is easy to do the right thing when people are watching, but it is an altogether different thing when no one is watching. Erica’s actions truly exemplify the sort of integrity that we want in our teacher education majors. I am proud of Erica and our teacher education program at MSUM, and I believe that Erica is representative of the type of teacher we produce at MSUM. It should be remembered that it is our choices in life that truly define who we are.” Read the rest of this entry →
Dr. David Tack, School of Teaching & Learning, published a chapter “Using Visualization and Deep Breathing” in the upcoming book Educational Psychology Reader: The Art and Science of How People Learn (Peter Lang). This chapter draws upon Tack’s research on strategies for alleviating school-related distress in high school students.
Dr. David Tack, School of Teaching and Learning, conducted a seminar for teachers in the Detroit Lakes Public Schools during their professional development day. His presentation (“Just Take a Couple Breaths” – Identifying and Addressing Anxiety in Your Students, Your Colleagues, and You!) draws upon his research he conducted on his dissertation, as well as from the number of seminars he has led for K-16 students and teachers.
Teresa Shume, School of Teaching and Learning; Biosciences Department, presented a research paper entitled “Elementary Teachers’ Conceptions of Environmental Literacy” at the international meeting of the Association for Science Teacher Education in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Mary Dosch, School of Teaching & Learning, presented her research, “A student-centered instructional approach: An attempt to counteract the effects of strategic rhetoric in higher education” at the Hawaii International Conference on Education on Jan. 8.
Drs. Steve Grineski and Ok-Hee Lee, School of Teaching and Learning, have published an article entitled, “Looking Past the School Door: Children and Economic Justice.” Their article appears in the book, “The Poverty and Education Reader: A Call for Equity in Many Voices” edited by Paul Gorski and Julie Landsman.
Dr. Camille Brandt, School of Teaching and Learning, has been accepted as a presenter at the American Montessori Society’s Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas. Past presenters at this conference include Maya Angelou, Jane Goodall, Marian Wright Edelman, Greg Mortenson, and Daniel Pink. Dr. Brandt will be sharing information related to parent perspectives on quality education for preschool and early elementary age children. Conference dates are March 27-30, 2014. This conference is attended by teachers, administrators, and parents from around the globe.
On Nov. 2, the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER) presented Doris Walker-Dalhouse, Professor Emerita, STL, with the Albert J. Mazurkiewicz Special Service Award. The award, recognizing her significant contribution to ALER, was presented during the organization’s annual conference in Dallas, Texas.
Layna Cole and Erin Gillett, School of Teaching and Learning, presented a paper at the fall conference of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators in Washington, D.C. Their paper was titled, “Inside-Outside: Supporting Teachers ‘Doing’ Early Literacy with Infants and Toddlers.”
SCEC stands for Student Council for Exceptional Children. They are a collegiate organization whose focus is on showing awareness and working with people of all abilities. This year on campus they’ll meet weekly at 7 p.m. on Monday nights in the Lommen Hall first floor main lounge (located right outside of the computer lab). They hope to provide many volunteer opportunities in the community. They’ll be volunteering at a teen night on Friday, Nov. 22 from 6-8 p.m. They also hope to provide many awareness events and different ways to be involved in their student organization, this month will be their kick off with autism awareness. Read the rest of this entry →
Name: David Tack
Profession: Assistant professor of educational foundations, coordinator of secondary education
No. of years at MSUM: 3
Q: What is one of your favorite hobbies?
A: Oh, well that’s an easy one. I love to golf – if you can call it that – and every summer, we have the Author Open, or the Poet Pro-Am, I guess, with Thom Thammaro and Mark Vinz and Terry Rude, all of the English department, and then me. Although they can kick my butt in poetry, I can hold my own on the course. It’s great fun, and I think it’s really surreal to know that I go home, and I have their books on my shelves. I read them, truly love them and admire what they do as poets. They’re just great, great people. To sit in the golf cart just talking – it’s just the best. I play guitar a lot, so that’s my other one. I’m big into music. My buddy and I play a lot of music together. It’s been awhile since we’ve done live shows, but we still get together and think we’re rock stars. Read the rest of this entry →
Do you wish to get more out of your major? Come to our first chapter meeting for the education organization on campus: Education Minnesota Student Program Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the CMU ballroom. This first meeting will be an introduction to our program, and an informal way to hear about the things planned for this upcoming year. Get involved! It is a great way to network with education peers, our STL professors, and our community at large. Come to find out ways to learn about our profession, volunteer in our area and have fun. We hope to see you then.
Steve Grineski, STL, and Carole Braschayko, Elementary Inclusive Education major and Honors Apprentice, had a manuscript published in The Sophist’s Bane: A Journal of the Society of Professors of Education. The article is titled, “Speaking out about corporate school reform.” Braschayko presented this work at the undergraduate conferences on the Moorhead and Mankato campuses.
During Spring 2013, five School of Teaching & Learning students were in Hawaii with the National Student Exchange program. Please come hear about their adventures, memories, and learning’s from their Island experiences. We will meet in the lower level of Lommen Hall, NE side, room 003, on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, 4– 5. Come with questions. Please know that all students and faculty are welcome. Read the rest of this entry →
Doris Walker-Dalhouse, Professor Emerita, STL and A. Derick Dalhouse, Psychology, have a chapter published in Immigration in the 21st Century: Political, Social, and Economic Issues, edited by Judy Ho and Published by Nova Publishers, N.Y. The title of the chapter is Preservice Teachers Culturally Relevant Beliefs: The Impact of a Clinical Experience Tutoring Sudanese Students.
Keri DeSutter, School of Teaching and Learning, published a chapter in the Handbook of Research on Teaching and Learning in K-20 Education published by IGI Global. The title of her chapter is “Minority Students in Teacher Education: Diversifying America’s K-12 Teaching Force.”
Teresa Shume, joint appointment between the School of Teaching and Learning and Biosciences, has published a book chapter entitled “Computer Savvy but Technologically Illiterate: Rethinking Technology Literacy” in a book entitled “The Nature of Technology: Implications for Learning and Teaching” published by Sense Publishers.