The Colorado College Education Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new Education Major, as well as a new Education Minor for Secondary and K-12 Teaching.
What Students Want
The major is designed first and foremost to meet the needs and desires of students. In 2009, 24% of alumni considered themselves in the field of education. A 2010 Education Department survey of 161 undergraduates revealed that 77% were interested or very interested in “social justice through education,” and 83% in “educational policy.”
Empirical Support and Legislative Trends
Peer institutions such as Skidmore, Brandeis and Beloit offer education as a discipline to study the political, historical, psychological and cultural forces that shape perspectives on learning and development. These institutions are aligned with 2012 Colorado standards that embrace the idea of future teachers majoring in education. The education major will help Colorado College to align with this important legislative shift: providing a liberal arts context to the study of how people learn, while supporting students who want to get a license after graduation. Continue reading
Last day of class at Kris Stanec’s house to view digital storytelling movies.
Kris Stanec’s ED220 class
Elementary MAT candidates Mickelle Spendlove and Ronit Pitrone were elated to drop off their MR papers at Mierow House yesterday. Congratulations!
Mickelle Spendlove with her completed MR paper
…and Ronit Pitrone with hers
Congratulations to K-12 Music Supervisor Joyce Hanagan on the completion of her first half marathon race! Pictured: Joyce (right) and daughter Rebecca Atkinson after the Disney’s Princess Half Marathon at Disney World Orlando, Florida on February 24, 2013.
BSCS is still accepting applications for field-test teachers for Energy: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Teachers (EMAT), an NSF-funded, graduate-level professional development course for teachers that is focused on energy-related concepts.
Application Deadline March 31, 2013
For more information, visit http://bscs.org//emat.
Visit http://www.bscs.org/ematftapp for the application.
Education Department math supervisor Sandie Gilliam was appointed the new editor of the Colorado Math Teacher journal, published four times a year by the Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Congratulations, Sandie!
The Education and Environmental Science Departments are launching a new program for students to become certified as environmental educators.
Click here for the full text of the article in this week’s Catalyst.
The Education Department hosted a panel on Friday, October 12 as part of Homecoming Weekend. The discussion topic was “Issues Facing Teachers Under High Stakes Testing.” Click on each photo for full display.
- Victor Fitzjarrald, Technology Teacher and STEM Program Director at Denver Center for 21st Century Learning and CC alumnus (undergraduate and MAT)
- Dr. Nicholas Gledich, Superintendent at Colorado Springs School District 11
- Antonio “Tony” Rosendo, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Atlas Preparatory School and CC alumnus
Education Department Chair Mike Taber was the host and moderator.
Elementary Supervisor Saverio Greto recently became President-Elect (2012-2013) of the Colorado Association of Science Teachers. For more information on CAST, visit http://www.coloradocast.org/. Congratulations, Saverio!