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.”
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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.
Dr. Camille Brandt, School of Teaching and Learning, is one of the keynote presenters at the North Dakota Council of Administrators in Special Education Paraeducator Conference on June 20. She will be presenting strategies for working with students on the autism spectrum.
Steve Grineski, School of Teaching and Learning, presented a paper at the 15th Annual International Conference on Research in Education, sponsored by the Athens Institute for Education and Research, and held in Athens, Greece. The paper was titled, “We were pretty darn good”: A social history of the preparation of rural school teachers, 1900-1950.
MSUM, in collaboration with Clay County Community Transition Interagency Committee and North Dakota Region V Transition Community of Practice, held a two-day conference in the Comstock Memorial Union. The conference involved high school youth with disabilities, their educators, and parents and sought to educate participants about transitioning to life after high school. High school students participated in breakout sessions focused on college life, advocacy, and fitness activities. Read the rest of this entry →
Layna Cole, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education in the School of Teaching and Learning, has been elected by her statewide peers as president of the Minnesota Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators.
Sue Severson, STL, co-presented with Troy Gonzales, St. Mary’s University and Roxanne Pickle, MN edTPA Coordinator at the Special Education edTPA informational session held at the Minnesota Department of Education April 12.
Be that Teacher: Breaking the Cycle for Struggling Readers, a book coauthored by Doris-Walker Dalhouse, Professor Emerita, STL, and Victoria Resko, Vanderbelt University, was listed in a recent publication by Teachers College Press as one of its three bestsellers.
Dr. Ruth M. Newton from the School of Teaching and Learning recently had a chapter published in a book edited by Dr. Steven Grineski, Julie Landsman, and Robert Simmons III. Grineski is also from the School of Teaching and Learning. The book is titled “Talking About Race.” The chapter she authored is Chapter 6, Vignettes on Education and Racism in My Life and the Lives of My Children.
American Sigh Language Night (ASL) is April 13, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Come for a night full of fun and signing! Members of ASL Club and the Deaf community will showcase a variety of entertainment including signing songs, performing skits, and showing a short documentary about having a Deaf parent. There will also be several speakers presenting important topics in Deaf culture. Read the rest of this entry →
Last week, it was reported that Steve Grineski co-edited a book entitled, “Talking about Race: Alleviating the Fear,” with Julie Landsman and Robert Simmons III. Dr. Ok-Hee Lee, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education in the School of Teaching and Learning, is a contributing author to the book. Her chapter is entitled, “Talking about Race: A Story from a Teacher Educator.”
Doris Walker-Dalhouse, professor emerita STL, and A. Derick Dalhouse, Psychology, has a chapter (chapter 1) in a recently published, edited book, entitled: Struggling Readers Can Succeed: Teaching Solutions Based on Real Kids in Classrooms and Communities. The title of the chapter is: Outcomes in Reading for Bryant, An African-American Urban Learner: A Case Study. The editors of the book are Nina L. Nilsson, St. Joseph’s University and Sandra E. Grandy, Governors State University. The publisher is Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, N.C.
Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to a Q&A with Kevin Sorbo today at 11 a.m. in the Gaede Theatre. Sorbo is an actor, author and motivational speaker. He’s also an MSUM alum (1977-1981). This event is free.
Sorbo will be at Barnes & Noble Saturday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. in Fargo signing his memoir, “True Strength–My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal–and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life.”