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Monday, January 26, 2015

Shamille Orr joins SOE staff in Office of Student Affairs

On Monday, Feb. 2, Shamille Orr joins the staff of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) as assistant director for the newly created Career Services section in OSA. Shamille will provide strategic design and planning, infrastructure development, and hands-on application of a comprehensive suite of initiatives and services designed to provide professional development, and career readiness. Read more »

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Elliot Soloway cited in ‘Coding for Kids’ story on IBT website

In a story on the International Business Times website, “Coding for Kids: Teaching Girls, Minorities to Program Important for a Diverse Workplace,” Elliot Soloway is quoted on the importance of teaching children how to code. “Coding is about giving kids the new pencil and paper, it’s giving them the new typewriter, the new tool to say things that they couldn’t say before,” he said. Read more »

Tags: expertise, solo way, teaching and learning

Friday, January 23, 2015

Deborah Loewenberg Ball mentioned in Detroit News column

In a column by Ingrid Jacques in The Detroit News, Deborah Loewenberg Ball is mentioned in connection with her work as chair of the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness. The editorial, “Finish work on teacher evaluations,” urges state legislators to develop policies that school districts can use to evaluate teachers. Read more »

Tags: ball, expertise, teacher quality

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Research by Holly K. Craig central to educational program rollout

Xconomy, a website covering business, life sciences, and technology news, has posted a story on Ventris Learning, whose flagship educational program is based on research by Holly K. Craig. The program, called Toggle Talk, centers around Craig’s work on a language “code-switching” curriculum involving uses of Standard American English and African-American English. Read more »

Tags: craig, expertise, language, literacy

Monday, January 19, 2015

Shari Saunders keynote speaker at UCSD diversity conference

On Jan. 15, Shari Saunders was the featured keynote speaker at the University of California San Diego's Teaching Diversity Conference: "Strategies for Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Communities." The goal of the conference was to explore, identify, and develop student centered pedagogy and practices with an aim toward building a more inclusive campus environment. Read more »

Tags: diversity and social justice, expertise, saunders

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