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.
2011 News Stories
A passion for higher education and a connection to the life-changing opportunities available in Virginia led Crystal Hall to apply for an internship in the Virginia Department of Education.
Now in it's second year of a federal grant, Professor Rick Gressard and Jill Russert report on results to date of their study of high-risk drinking and behavior among college 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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
Students in the EPPL751 summer colloquium on "Educational Planning for Environmental Sustainability," conducted by Shannon Chance, PhD 2010, got hands-on experience with green planning and design.
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.
Tracy Cross, Executive Director of the Center for Gifted Education, has been elected President-Elect beginning September 1, 2011 to the Board of Directors for the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).
Graduate and undergraduate students in Dr. Gail McEachron’s Elementary and Middle Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction course gained new insights into accurately teaching about Virginia Indian history and cultures.
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.
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".
William & Mary program shows kids that careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are anything but geeky.
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.
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.
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.
Tracy Cross, Executive Director of the Center for Gifted Education and Professor Kyung Hee Kim have been named for the 2011 National Association for Gifted Children Awards for Excellence.
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.
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.