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2011 News Stories

Professor John Noell Moore

Professor John Noell Moore's newly published book, John Marsden: Darkness, Shadow, and Light offers critical readings of John Marsden's major novels. Marsden is an Austrailian writer and master storyteller for young adults. Dr. Moore investigates the full spectrum of Marsden's work, beginning with the author's life as a teacher and writer.

Spring Awards ceremony recognizes over 90 students

The Spring Awards ceremony offers a wonderful opportunity for students to meet donors of their scholarships and tell them their story. Gifts to the School of Education live on through generations helping shape the future of education through its students selected for leadership, scholarship and service.

2011 School of Education Commencement

Certainly every graduation is special but May 15, 2011 was truly a milestone for the School of Education as they celebrated the most established ritual of higher education in their own, fabulous new facility!

Policy Speaker from the Institute of Higher Education

Brian Sponsler, Ph.D., a research analyst at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), visited campus to discuss the influence of recent federal policies regarding graduation targets and the changing dynamic of higher education.

Higher Education in China

With a desire to know more about the Chinese system of higher education to support efforts on campus towards internationalization, the School of Education hosted guest scholars from China knowing that Chinese students will comprise the majority of incoming international students at William and Mary for the 2011-12 academic year.

Dr. James Stronge
Professor James Stronge honored with the Lamp of Knowledge Award

Having amassed nearly $14 million in grants and contracts since 1989, James H. Stronge, Heritage professor at the College of William and Mary, has been selected the 2011 Frank E. Flora Lamp of Knowledge Award by the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals (VASSP).

School of Education recognized for Gold LEED certification

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system. Recently, it recognized the new School of Education bullding for Gold certification - the second highest rating a building can receive.

Anne Charity Hudley
Professor Anne Charity Hudley

Professor Anne Charity Hudley, who has a joint appointment with the School of Education, received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study how cultural and social language patterns affect learning and student assessment in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) classrooms.

Lisa Ownby finds rewarding career in Special Education

In a story by Greg Lilly, Editor, and published in Williamsburg Next Door Neighbors, Lisa Ownby was featured for her career choice. Her story includes life events and opportunities that led her to a position at the School of Education Special Education area.

Hornsby Distinguished Lecture Series

The public is invited to the 2011 Hornsby Distinguished Lecture Series Thursday, November 10 at 7pm in the Matoaka Woods Room at the School of Education. Professor Gloria Ladson-Billings will be speaking on "Blues & Abstract Truth: Why We Need Diversity".

It's Not Geeky

William & Mary program shows kids that careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are anything but geeky.

Philip Forgit
Philip Forgit '89, M.Ed. '95 produces film on Iraq

Philip Forgit '89, M.Ed. '95, with a grant from the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation, has produced a film documenting the life of a soldier in Iraq. This compelling film will debut at the Kimball Theatre on Veteran's Day.

EAST-MEETS-WEST Education Colloquium

A partnership between The College of William & Mary School of Education and Yunnan Normal University led to a meeting November 8 from a delegation of educators from China who met at the School of Education to discuss the challenges facing Chinese Public Schools.

eLearning Matters

Sharon Stone, a doctoral student in the EPPL program, and Dr. Sharon deFur, professor of special education, presented Postsecondary Students and Technology Accessibility: Comparing Groups with and without eLearning Experience.

Accreditation renewed

In mid-November, the College received official notification from The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) of the Unit Accreditation Board (UAB) decision to continue accreditation of the School of Education at initial and advanced preparation levels.

Associate Dean Chris Gareis visits China

In November Christopher Gareis, Associate Dean for Teacher Education and Professional Services, visited China in support of two different partnerships between the School of Education and universities in Kunming and in Beijing.