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In the news 2016

Faculty quartet collaborates on new disciplinary literacy article -- An innovative, collaborative approach to thinking about disciplinary literacy has resulted in a new article by four College of Education faculty members.

College of Education, UW celebrate $5 million Daniels Fund commitment to Trustees Education Initiative -- University of Wyoming leaders and the College of Education gathered at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center Wednesday, Jan. 20, to celebrate a $5 million commitment from the Daniels Fund to support the UW Trustees Education Initiative.

Journal of Educational Research publishes new article by Dean Ray Reutzel, USU colleagues -- Congratulations to Dean Ray Reutzel on the recent online publication of a new article in The Journal of Educational Research. Reutzel is co-author of the article with three former Utah State University School of Teacher Education and Leadership colleagues: Cindy D. Jones, Sarah K. Clark, and Tamara Kumar.

Wading through science: Buss creates novel, 3-D lab learning experience demonstrating density principle —  1.    Take a graduated cylinder. 2.    Pour in maple syrup, salt water, regular water, and some vegetable oil. 3.    Describe what you think will happen. Despite using this, and other engaging, hands-on activities to teach the principle of density to future elementary educators, Alan Buss routinely found that his students struggled to explain the concept. But with access to the University of Wyoming’s Shell 3-D Visualization Center, expert assistance from center intern Kyle Summerfield, and a research sabbatical, Buss has created a novel, immersive experience that places future students in the middle of the concept they are studying.

College of Education Research Symposium March 4, 2016 -- The 2016 College of Education Research Symposium is scheduled for Friday, March 4, in the Education Annex. The Research Symposium is an annual conference, hosted by the Department of Professional Studies, designed to promote faculty and graduate student scholarship throughout the College of Education. The principal purpose of the symposium is to build awareness of faculty and graduate students’ research activities.

UW adult & postsecondary ed doctoral programs nationally ranked for second year -- Two University of Wyoming doctoral degrees that prepare graduates for careers in adult and postsecondary education maintained a second-place ranking in 2016 by a national organization tracking and evaluating quality online academic programming.

UW faculty, graduate students contribute to AECT leadership -- The University of Wyoming Instructional Technology Program is well represented in the Association for Educational Communication & Technology’s (AECT) current and future leadership ranks.

Six WyCEL programs foster professional development for Wyoming school leaders -- After successful launches of two school leadership capacity building initiatives and the return of a popular school law conference, the Wyoming Center for Educational Leadership (WyCEL) is preparing for an expansion of services to meet even more of the state’s schools staff professional development needs.

International Society for Technology in Education recognizes Dousay's collaborations, advocacy -- University of Wyoming College of Education faculty member Tonia Dousay is this year’s recipient of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Award for Advocacy.

Buss demonstrates 3-D density project to UW technology educator group -- Education associate professor Alan Buss recently demonstrated work creating immersive learning around principles of density to members of UW's Technology and Teaching group.

Melissa McGee receives major military counseling scholarship -- A University of Wyoming graduate counseling student recently received a significant financial boost to support her educational goals as a 2016 recipient of the NBCC Foundation military scholarship.

PhD student Adeline Borti receives prestigious AAUW International Fellowship -- University of Wyoming doctoral student Adeline Borti arrived in Laramie earlier this year with not only a goal and a literacy education research agenda. She also arrived and a few months later, she won an international award with financial support from a highly competitive American Association of University Women (AAUW) 2016-17 International Fellowship.

Full agenda: D.C. trip yields Maker Faire awards, TBS promo opps, White House invitation for Dousay -- A trip to Washington, D.C., to represent the University of Wyoming at the 2016 National Maker Faire this summer yielded the expected opportunities to spotlight UW’s emerging work in the movement for College of Education faculty member Tonia Dousay, along with a couple of surprising twists – including an invitation from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Reutzel article recognized by The Elementary School Journal -- A scholarly article co-authored by Ray Reutzel, UW College of Education dean, spotlights the value of the CORE Phonics Survey, a widely-used assessment of K-3 reading decoding ability.

Wyoming Excellence Chair Cindy Brock joins UW literacy education team -- Opportunities to collaborate with others to enhance literacy education opportunities for Wyoming’s children in innovative ways are among the many reasons that Cindy Brock chose to spend the next chapter of her professional life as a scholar-leader at UW’s Literacy Research Center and Clinic (LRCC).

Alum Michael Huntington named 2016 KSTF fellow -- Two-time University of Wyoming graduate Michael Huntington has just been named a 2016 Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) fellow.

Education excellence chairs sponsor UW-wide academic scholarship workshop -- Helping busy University of Wyoming faculty find the time to focus on writing so necessary to a successful academic career is the goal of a half-day workshop hosted by the UW College of Education’s three endowed chairs.

UW gaming, robotics pilot article gains national science education visibility -- A just-published article describing pilot data from a University of Wyoming study exploring the use of gaming and robotics in public school classes to improve mathematics learning is receiving national attention.

New UW Energy Education Initiative to aid Wyoming K-12 students -- Creating comprehensive, embedded learning that ensures students in Wyoming’s K-12 schools understand energy’s history and economic impact is the ultimate goal for a new collaboration between the University of Wyoming College of Education and the UW School of Energy Resources. (College of Education and UW News)

Education Dean Ray Reutzel publishes new book, two new journal articles on literacy topics -- University of Wyoming College of Education Dean Ray Reutzel continues his long history of distinguished contributions to literacy education scholarship with the recent release of a new book and two new journal articles.

2016 Newcomb Grant recipients visit campus for class visits, meetings, presentations --  The University of Wyoming College of Education recently hosted 2016 recipients of the Lola B. Newcomb Beginning Teacher Support Grant during a day dedicated to sharing their insights and experiences as first-year teachers.

Destination Turkey: Alums Lee, Shipman launch next international teaching adventure -- The opportunity to explore new international teaching horizons – and to share those experiences with their children – has led two UW College of Education alumni on a professional and personal adventure spanning three countries so far.

Rebecca Watts leads launch, implementation of Trustees Education Initiative -- For Rebecca Watts, the challenge of leading a multi-year initiative charged with transforming Wyoming teacher preparation is a natural extension of experiences and interests that boil down to one critical question: What is best for K-12 students?

Creating stakeholder engagement infrastructure focus of Trustees Education Initiative launch -- With the hiring of new Executive Director Rebecca Watts, the Wyoming Trustees Education Initiative (TEI) has entered the first of two phases leading to potential transformation of teacher preparation in the state and beyond.

2017 Lola B. Newcomb Beginning Teacher Support Grant application now available -- The College of Education is now accepting applications for 2017 Lola B. Newcomb Beginning Teacher Support Grants. Qualified applicants are graduates of the college who are first-year teachers in Wyoming. Download a copy of the application by licking on the title above.

Winter 2016 issue of Education@UWYO now available online -- The Winter 2016 issue of the UW College of Education newsletter, Education@UWYO, has just been published and is available for download. Beginning with this issue, all fall/winter editions will be distributed as electronic publications. All spring/summer issues will continue to be published as print editions.


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