Education in Action

2013-14 Academic Year

College of Education Improves Classrooms for Minority Students


Donald Easton-Brooks was appointed Chair of the Oregon Minority Educator Advisory Group.

Donna Rainboth was awarded $312,000 for the Eastern Oregon STEM center.

Tawnya Lubbes was awarded $198,000 state grant to develop the Center for Culturally Responsive Practices.

The College of Education, under the leadership of Amanda Villagomez, was awarded $178,000 state Minority Pipeline Grant to develop Oregon Teacher Pathway.
Donna Rainboth has been elected to the Oregon Science Teachers Association Board (OSTA).

Teresa Farrell on completing her Ed.D. from the University of Montana.


Amanda Villagomez and Tawnya Lubbes will be presenting Oregon Teacher Pathway and Center for Culturally Responsive Practices at the 5th Annual Teaching With Purpose Conference in October. 

Myrnda Doering and Aimee Alexander-Shea presented Teacher’s Fears: Including gay perspectives in the classroom at the 10th International Globalization, Diversity, and Education Annual Conference.

Michael O’Connor for the acceptance of his paper: “Collaborative Success: Teaching Mathematics Using Collaborative Instruction in a Low-Income, Culturally Diverse Middle School” to the Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2014) at the Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Kerri Wenger and Tawyna Lubbes on the acceptance of her proposal to present at the Oregon Association of Latino Administrator Winter Conference.

Ray Brown and Tawnya Lubbes on the acceptance of their proposal, Applying 21st Century Skills through Student-Based Projects, at the Oregon Association of Teacher Education (ORATE) Annual Conference.

Steve Clements and Tawnya Lubbes Translation and Transformation of Writing Pedagogy: Moving from Face-to-Face to Online at Teaching Professor Technology Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Miriam Munck: How does professional development change elementary teachers and their students understanding of the work of engineers? at the International Conference of Association of Science Teacher Educators.

Donna Rainboth and Miriam Munck: Meeting the Next Generation Science Standards Through Engineering Contexts at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Portland Area Conference.


Kelly Rice: Age related differences in the validity of the OMNI perceived exertion scale during lifestyle activities.  Pediatric Exercise Science.

Tawnya Lubbes & Skurat-Harris, H.  From Do as We Say to Do as We [Digitally] Do: Modeling the Implementation of the Common Core. In J.P Purdy & R. McClure (Eds.), The Next Digital Scholar (pp. 441-467).  Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc.

Donald Easton-Brooks: Ethnic-Matching in Urban Schools.  The Handbook of Urban Education.

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