Education in Action

2014-15 Academic Year

EOU’s online early childhood education major among most affordable
Ontario educators recognized for outreach efforts
University of Washington Professor shares culturally responsive teaching strategies
Grants support new minority education and STEM programs at EOU
College of Education hosts students from SMILE Workshop


Amanda Villagomez, Kerri Wenger, & Ernst-Slavit, G. (2015) Blogging the Way to Understanding: Constructing Meaning Through Reflection and Interaction. In L.C. de Oliveira, M. Klassen, & M. Maune (Eds.), Common Core State Standards in Language Arts, Grades 6-12: For English Language Learners (pp. 95-110). Alexandria, VA: TESOL Press.

Donna Raiboth and Miriam Munck are contributing authors to the book A Few of Our Favorite Things, Teaching Ideas for K-12 Science Methods Instructors.  Available here.

Tawnya Lubes, Heidi Harris, Nancy Knowles, and Jacob Harris published Translation, Transformation, and “Taking it Back”: Moving between Face-to-Face and Online Writing in the Disciplines.  The article can be found here.

Aimee Alexander-Sheas article “Understanding Resistance to Content Literacy by Pre-service Social Studies Teachers” will be published in The Journal of Social Studies Research.


Aimee Alexander-Shea was accepted to present “From Binder to Blackboard: Examining the Professional Evolution from Student to Teacher” at The Hawaii International Conference on Education.

Aimee Alexander-Shea‘s proposal “I’m NOT a Reader Teacher!: Refocusing on the Social Studies” by the 94th Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies.

2013-14 Academic Year

College of Education Improves Classrooms for Minority Students


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.


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