Dozens of students in eight different courses will spend Block 6 off campus, going as far afield as the Bahamas, Belize, Rome, and New Zealand.
Jacob Fields will address educational inequality head-on by teaching at an elementary school in Brooklyn as part of Teach For America.
This summer Cornell College will offer its first online-only courses: Foundation of Literacy and Literacy in the Content Areas—Elementary, taught by Professor of education Kerry Bostwick, and History of American Education taught by Assistant Professor of education Kate Kauper.
During the second week of Block 3, 23 students from two education courses spent a full week assisting and observing in local classrooms.
New Technology: Successes and Struggles by Michelle Herder, assistant professor of history. Professor Herder will discuss an assignment from her first block class which used Neatline, an online service which allows users to create and annotate interactive maps. Thursday, Oct. 31, 11:30 a.m. in Cole Library, Room 108.
Fifty-seven students joined their Cornell professors for courses in the Bahamas and Belize during block 6. Cornell courses have traveled to the Gerace Research Center in the Bahamas for years, and 2013 marked the third annual trip to a field station in Latin America.
Education faculty members Kerry Bostwick and Jill Heinrich and former Cornell College Librarian Jean Donham were awarded the Iowa Association of College and Research Libraries’ 2012 Research Award. The IACRL grants one award every two years for original scholarship and was presented in May at the Association’s spring conference held at Luther College. The award was given for their article “Mental Models of Research: Generating Authentic Questions” which was published in the Journal of College Teaching.
On Jan 19th, Associate Professor of Education Jill Heinrich will give a lecture titled “The Devil is in the Details: Can I Really Say God in School?” This presentation will examine conflicts regarding the separation of church and state in our nation’s public schools.
Mary Iber, consulting librarian for the sciences, will present work completed during her sabbatical. Her talk will focus on three dimensions of becoming information literate: the knower, the process of knowing, and the known.
Lois Hetland ’75, professor of art education at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and research associate for Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education will return to campus October 14th and 15th to give a series lectures on various aspects of art education.
Inspired by her student-teaching experience in Numazu, Japan as a Cornell Fellow, Rachel Tjaden spent two years as a first-grade teacher at an international school in Bahrain. She’s planning to continue her international adventure by returning to Japan to teach at the school where she student taught.
Jeffrey McCune ’99 credits his Cornell experience for “planting the seed” that led him to become a professional scholar. His research examines closely the interrelatedness and intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and class.
Franziska Zgraggen ’04 teaches high school math at the Gstaad International School in the Swiss Alps after majoring in math, secondary education, and German at Cornell. As an undergrad, she spent a semester studying in Basel, Switzerland.
After majoring in German, mathematics, and secondary education at Cornell, Jessie Strains will pursue a master’s in German at Bowling Green State University, including studies at the University of Salzburg. Her eventual goal is to teach at a German immersion school in the states, though she is also considering teaching abroad in a German-speaking country.