Meredith Kier, associate professor of science education, has secured a grant from the NSF for an exploratory research study that will examine how a partnership between engineering undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds and middle-school STEM teachers can engage and inspire students in engineering.
Last week, researchers from across the country gathered at William & Mary for the second annual Oracle Writers Retreat. Sponsored by the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), the retreat was meant to give both professionals and students dedicated time to write and to connect with fellow researchers in the field.
Starting this fall, William & Mary undergraduates will have the opportunity to pursue a standalone degree in elementary education, with optional concentrations in ESL/bilingual and special education. The new degree option was created after the 2018 Virginia General Assembly approved legislation aimed at streamlining licensure requirements and combating a statewide teacher shortage.
Three of William & Mary’s Holmes Scholars participated in the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s (AACTE) 2019 Washington Week in Arlington, VA as part of the organization’s Annual Day on the Hill.
The Quinn Scholarship was created by Julie Richardson Agnew ’91, Richard C. Kraemer Term Professor of Business at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, to support School of Education students committed to helping children with dyslexia. Agnew established the scholarship in honor of her son Quinn, who was diagnosed with dyslexia and benefited from learning at the Riverside School.
Through a partnership between W&M and Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, four students in counseling designed and delivered a 10-week counseling curriculum focused on empowering and motivating women inmates to find a path toward a healthier life.
William & Mary School of Education alumna Bronwyn MacFarlane Ph.D. ’08 is the recipient of the 2018-2019 National Association for Gifted Children Early Leader Award. The award recognizes individuals with exceptional professional contributions within the ten years since earning a doctorate.
Gene Roche, executive professor of higher education at William & Mary, will receive the 2019 Shirley Aceto Award for exceptional commitment to excellence in service to the campus community.
William & Mary School of Education faculty and students presented at the American Education Research Association's (AERA) annual conference. We offer a look at some of the research projects behind the presentations and the group that won an award for their evaluation tool.
This fall, the School of Education will enroll its first students in a new online master’s degree program focusing on military and veterans counseling. The program, the only one of its kind in Virginia, will train counselors to work with veterans and their families on issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, the emotional impacts of physical injury, long-term family separation and the transition from military to civilian life.
On May 11, the School of Education conferred degrees on 192 students during its annual Diploma Ceremony.
Four W&M School of Education students were inducted into The Teachers of Promise program at this year's conference. The Institute prepares students for their first year of teaching with networking opportunities, sessions, workshops, and a mentoring program with a veteran teacher.
William & Mary School of Education alumnus Zachary Fetters ’16, M.A.Ed. ’18 has been named Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools' Rookie Teacher of the Year in the district's Teachers of the Year ceremony. He is one of 12 alumni who received Teacher of the Year accolades at the annual ceremony.
As the spring semester comes to a close, the School of Education celebrates the retirement of two of its most beloved and longest-serving professors. Lori Korinek, professor of special education, and Gail McEachron, professor of social studies education, were granted the status of professors emeritae by the Board of Visitors during their April session in recognition of a combined 66 years of service to William & Mary.
The dean of the School of Education at William & Mary, Spencer “Skip” Niles, received the inaugural Thomas Hohenshil National Publication Award at the American Counseling Association (ACA) 2019 Conference & Expo on Saturday, March 30. The award honors an individual who is deemed to have made outstanding contributions to the publishing of counseling-related literature.
High school is a stressful time – and may be particularly difficult for students who have few social supports but need and want to be achieving big goals. Supporting these students is the expanded goal of Project Empower, a partnership between the School of Education and the three high schools within Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools.
A quartet of William & Mary counselor education doctoral students have taken second place in the national American Counseling Association (ACA) 2019 Graduate Student Ethics contest, with an essay addressing the ethical challenges raised in a fictional case study.
The William & Mary School-University Research Network (SURN) is partnering with Middlesex, Poquoson and West Point County Schools on the Virginia is for Learners Innovation Network, collaborating to innovate and transform their schools for the future.
Ryan McGill, assistant professor of school psychology, recently co-authored an article that received the Article of the Year Award from the Journal of School Psychology and the Society for the Study of School Psychology. The article, titled “Cognitive Profile Analysis: History, Issues, and Continued Concerns,” appeared in the November 2018 issue.
Twelve William & Mary Holmes Scholars attended the Holmes Scholars Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY in February as part of the 71st American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Meeting. The Holmes Program, a branch of AACTE, encourages diversity in education by providing mentorship opportunities to students from high school through doctoral programs who are interested in careers in education.
A recent article in the Review of Educational Research has named Professor Megan Tschannen-Moran among the top 20 most highly-cited authors in the field of educational administration. She has taught at William & Mary since 2000, and her research focuses on the critical importance of trust among teachers, administrators, parents and students.
The William & Mary School of Education has been named the 39th best graduate school of education by the U.S. News & World Report in their 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings released today.
Having grown up in a rural community and later became a school principal in a rural school district, Jamon Flowers, a third-year doctoral student in K-12 Administration understands the unique challenges rural schools and communities face. He welcomed an opportunity recently to participate as a panelist in a SchoolReform event in Washington, D.C. to help raise awareness of the educational issues these rural communities face.
Fathers’ grief after a miscarriage is often overlooked. A trio of doctoral counseling students in the William & Mary School of Education set out to rectify that, and published the results of their interviews with fathers in a 2018 issue of The Family Journal.
Doctoral student, Amelia Wildman and her colleague presented their research at the Council for Creative Education Symposium in Finland describing how digital storytelling can be used in the classroom to enhance learning and deepen understanding.
On Tuesday evening, students in the elementary teacher education program and local educators gathered at the School of Education for a reception kicking off the spring student teaching experience.
Patricia Popp Ph.D. '01, clinical associate professor and state coordinator for homeless education (Project HOPE-VA), is researching the needs of homeless students as they transition to college and developing best practices to support them.
School of Education assistant professor, Katherine Barko-Alva's ability to inspire young people to pursue a career in ESL and bilingual education, along with her research and service related to bilingual education, was recognized recently with the Latinx Leadership Award from the Virginia Latino Advisory Board.
Patrick Mullen, assistant professor in the William & Mary School of Education, received $10,000 as part of a Reves Center Fellowship to dig more deeply into the experience of school counselors in international Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) K-12 schools with the goal of preparing future school counselors to more effectively assist children of military families.
Literacy has to expand beyond reading and writing to include digital literacy, argues William & Mary assistant professor Lindy Johnson. She recently received the Divergent Award for Excellence in 21st Century Literacies for her work and advocacy around the necessity of educating K-12 students to be both better consumers and producers of digital media.
Last semester, School of Education counseling students gathered with Kelly Crace, Associate Vice President for Health & Wellness at William & Mary for a “Flourishing in a Relentless World” discussion series, providing students with tools to help them flourish in their careers.
The science of creativity suggests everyone can be creative with the right attitude and practice, according to William & Mary professor KH Kim, author of The Creativity Challenge: How We Can Recapture American Innovation. Kim is offering a course (EDUC582) about the science of creativity that is open to both undergraduate and graduate students in Spring 2019.