Current News: September 2011- May 2013
CUESTE student accepted to the NASA Pre-Service Insititute
Coos Bay CUESTE student, Beverly Scott, has been accepted to the NASA Pre-Service Institute at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.
The institute will focus on inquiry-based STEM learning and include participants from all across the US. Beverly will be attending the June 10-14 PTSI session. To see details of the planned experience see http://education.jsc.nasa.gov/psti/
MAT students and professor attend Civics Education Workshop at the capitol building in Salem, Oregon
EOU MAT students, Ross Ketchum and Brook Smith, along with MAT professor, Ray Brown, attended the Civics Education workshop sponsored by the Classroom Law Project on December 6-7. Ketchum and Smith are seen sitting in the Senate at the capitol building in Salem, Oregon, during the preliminary meetings. Topics such as current educational issues, the changing nature of the death penalty, and Project Citizen were included in the agenda.
Dinsmore, Wenger, and Villagomez published in Journal of Research in Rural Education
See full article at: http://www.jrre.psu.edu/articles/27-5.pdf
EOU Graduate Reading student, Suzanne Scarboro, is published on the Whole Language Umbrella website
EOU Graduate Reading student, Suzanne Scarboro, has just had a piece she wrote published on the Whole Language Umbrella website. Suzanne’s article on writing with young children encourages parents in ways they can support their preschool writers. Join us in congratulating Suzanne on this achievement. She is in prestigious company on this website! See article at:
The MAT program has a Facebook page!
As of April 25, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program has its own Facebook! Students can use this site to connect with other incoming MAT students and keep up to date with program and College of Education information. It could also be a great way to coordinate housing and/or transportation with other cohort members.
Check us out and be one of the first to Like us!
ED Club ESOL Students Visit West Park Elementary School In Hermiston
On Friday, March 9, 2012, thirteen of the EOU education club ESOL students and their two advisors, Heather Stanhope and Tawnya Lubbes visited West Park Elementary School in Hermiston, Oregon. The club purchased scholastic books and handed out and read a book to each of the ESOL students in first and second grade. While at the school the EOU students also had the opportunity to interact with two of their ESOL faculty and see many of the strategies they have learned in their EOU classes put into action. It was a wonderful experience for everyone and they hope to make this an annual tradition.
Lauritzen receives lifetime achievement award from the Oregon Reading Association
See full story at: http://www.lagrandeobserver.com/News/Local-News/Promoting-literacy
New teaching endorsement at EOU opens doors for Ag students
Agriculture science and technology are coming together at Eastern Oregon University in the form of a new endorsement offered through the Master of Arts in teaching program (MAT). See full story at: http://www.eou.edu/news-press/new-teaching-endorsement-opens-doors-for-ag-students/
College of Education has been temporarily re-located for the remainder of the academic year
The exciting remodel of Zabel Hall has required the Colleges of Education and Business to relocate to temporary offices located in the trailers in Dorian Park, off of 6th Street. Please go to the front office, located in Trailer 4, and one of our office staff will escort you to the office of the faculty or adviser who you seek. Come over for a visit!
Lubbes speaks on Tri-TESOL Education Panel
On October 14th, Tawnya L. Lubbes, Assistant Professor of Education presented on a teacher education panel at the Tri-TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) conference in Desmoines, Washington. Lubbes joined colleagues from Washington and Canada to discuss best practices in ESOL teacher preparation programs. The overarching message was to demonstrate how the theories and practices are similar across borders and that we need to strive to ensure our preservice teachers are all prepared with the same underlying principals of ESOL education. The session was attended by over 50 of the 800 total attendees to the conference.
Knudson-Martin publishes in the American International Journal of Contemporary Research
This fall, Dr. John Knudson-Martin’s paper, “A Combined Model for Understanding Motivation” was published in the American International Journal of Contemporary Research. In this paper he reviews major theories of motivation and then integrates them into a Combined Model for Understanding Motivation that can be used in the design, implementation and assessment of programs in business, education and other fields. This model gives professionals a way of understanding how motivation operates and that is intuitive and based on research.
Wenger, Dinsmore, and Villagomez present at NREA
Ed facutly members Kerri Wenger, Jan Dinsmore, and Amanda Villagomez recently returned from presenting a paper at the National Rural Educators Association (NREA). The title of the paper was, “Preparing and Keeping the Best Teachers for Rural Schools: Lessons Learned from a Multicultural Teacher Identity in a High-Performing, High-Poverty, Rural School”
Music Ed faculty advances Ukulele training
Sharon Porter attended Level II training for the James Hill Ukulele Initiative Certification this August in Truro, Nova Scotia. Througb this training, she will be moving students to more difficult repertoire (classics and canons) and more advanced music theory. She was certified at Level I this summer as well.
Porter contributes to the Distant Motes collection
Sharon Porter’s short story, “Nag” was published in Distant Motes (Carol Lauritzen, editor) this fall. “Nag” is one story in a set the she plans to collect and publish about growing up on the family farm in Ohio. This work began with Oregon Writing Project activities.
Education faculty present instructional technology colloquium
The next colloquium at EOU will go high-tech when College of Education faculty members
Tawnya Lubbes and Scott Smith discuss using instructional technology in the classroom. The presentation begins at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in Ackerman Hall, Room 210. Refreshments will be provided at 3:30.
Lubbes, Assistant Professor of Education in the English as Second Language program, and Smith, Assistant Professor of Education for EOU’s CUESTE program at Blue Mountain Community College, will demonstrate a Jigsaw cooperative learning technique through the use of Google Applications and PowerPoint. For more, see:
Sacramento teacher organizes fresh food pantry for local families
Every Friday afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. the market is set up in a breeze way outside his second grade classroom. Sacramento families are encouraged to bring an empty grocery bag to the school, 11400 N.E. Sacramento St., and fill it with free fresh fruit, vegetables and whole grain bread. Full story at:http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/10/sacramento_elementary_school_t.html
New book benefits crisis scholarship for education students
Supporting the Education Student Crisis Scholarship is the motivation behind the “Golden Motes” collection just out from Mt. Emily Press.The fund is established with the EOU Foundation and provides emergency awards of up to $500 to students enrolled in the university’s education program. Full story at:http://www.eou.edu/news-press/new-book-benefits-scholarship/