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2016 News Stories

Scholarship Awards Ceremony 2016
A ceremony of thanks

In early December, the School of Education celebrated scholarship donors and the students who benefit from their generosity at the annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony.

STEM-a-thons provide community outreach to schools

The School of Education's STEM Education Alliance was recently awarded a $500,000 grant to continue supporting students of military connected families in the Virginia Beach school system.

Irish Education Talk
School of Education hosts talk on Irish education

Students and faculty, along with community members, heard from two prominent Irish educators about how Ireland is responding to rapid demographic and economic changes with innovations in teacher education.

The cure for the creativity crisis

W&M professor KH Kim’s latest book The Creativity Challenge: How We Can Recapture American Innovation may provide the antidote for the nationwide epidemic of declining creativity.

Chen, Ramer awarded for service work

Jiajia Chen '18 and Debbie Ramer, an instructor in special education at the William & Mary School of Education, will receive the 2016 President’s Awards for Service to the Community.

Pathways Project
Two faculty projects receive Creative Adaptation funding

The provost's Creative Adaptation Fund is awarded annually to faculty members pursuing innovative projects that improve the quality of educational programs by reducing costs or generating new revenues.

SOE Hosts Community Screening of "Most Likely to Succeed"

A screening of a film on innovation in K-12 education, Most Likely to Succeed, recently took place as an initiative between the Center for Innovation in Learning Design and the Williamsburg-James City County School district in preparation for the unveiling of their new partnership.

W&M students win first prize in national ethics competition

Keosha Branch, Brian Kooyman, Clay Martin and Becky Sheffield, all first and second year Ph.D. students, recently took home top honors in the American Counseling Association’s annual Graduate Student Ethics Competition.

E-Communities and STEM

E-Communities is a three-year ITEST grant awarded by National Science Foundation to Dr. Deena Khalil at Howard University’s School of Education and Dr. Meredith Kier at the College of William and Mary’s School of Education.

William & Mary Represented at Teaching and Learning Conference

The 8th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy (CHEP) served as an opportunity for presenters from William and Mary to showcase the latest pedagogical research and instructional practices that promote student learning and improve the quality of higher education.

Explore the Makerspace Movement

Makerspace, a place where individuals can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials such as 3D printers was taught at its second event this year.