Jennifer Snow Mayo, a recent doctoral graduate of the School of Education, has been selected to serve a full-year internship with NASA as a 2016-2017 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow. She joins twelve other outstanding science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators selected to serve their fellowships in Washington, DC, within the offices of three sponsoring agencies and four congressional offices. The 2016‐17 Einstein Fellows were selected from a nationwide pool of applicants through a rigorous application and interview process, and will begin their appointments September 1, 2016. For more information go to this link.
School of Education
The School of Education invites all education students, as well as faculty and staff, for an in-depth discussion on current issues that educators at all levels are facing and what expectations administrators have for new teacher graduates. “The Good, The New, and the Ever-Changing Dimensions in Education” takes place on Monday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons Terrace Room. The event will feature a focused panel presentation and roundtable discussions led by current school administrators and teachers. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with both teacher and administrator alumni and fellow education students. Register at this link.
For more information contact the School of Education at 7135 or email@example.com.
Each year, the School of Education sponsors a tutoring program for later elementary, middle, and high school students in the summer. The program is held on campus and, this year, it will run Monday-Thursday, July 5-August 4, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Students entering grades 4-11 in 2016-17 will work with tutors who are School of Education master of arts in teaching (MAT) program candidates. The MAT students/tutors work with students on their learning needs in math, reading, writing, speaking, and other subjects.
If you would like to register your child or have any questions, please contact the School of Education at x7135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School of Education cordially invites UP faculty and staff to attend the final dissertation defenses of the inaugural cohort of Ed.D. candidates in the coming weeks. For a full schedule of the defenses, please click here.
Last year the School of Education launched the OMAT Program, a two-year master of arts in teaching residency program at Open School, a 7th-12th grade college preparatory and leadership alternative school in east Multnomah County. The OMAT Program prioritizes the recruitment and development of teachers of color to better represent the diversity of schools, but accepts applications from all pre-service educators with a calling to work with marginalized youth.
Applications to begin the OMAT program in Summer 2016 are due by March 1, 2016. Faculty and staff who are aware of students who would like to enter the teaching profession and also have a calling to work with disconnected and struggling youth are encouraged to share information about this program with them.
The University of Portland School of Education will host its 22nd annual Reading Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, in the Chiles Center. The event, “Catch the Reading Wave,” is free and open to the public. The event will be hosted by Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education. Every child attending will receive a free book of their choosing.
The fair’s theme is designed to be an integrated approach to literacy that will engage students from pre-kindergarten to middle school. Kid-friendly activities offered throughout the day will include arts, crafts, and game, all designed with literacy and fun in mind. Local school principals will perform read-a-louds as well. The Reading Fair is a great way to get your child involved in literacy while having lots of fun.
For more information contact Katie Snider at email@example.com.
The School of Education’s Teacher Leadership Network (TLN) and Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) will present “Literacy: Utilizing Academic Vocabulary in Multiple Disciplines,”a focused academic vocabulary panel presentation with Rich Christen, Tisha Morrell, and Peter Thacker, on Tuesday, December 1, at 6:30 p.m., in Franz Hall Room 120. The panel will benefit teachers across all disciplines. Please register by Friday, November 27, at this link. PDU credit will be offered.
For more information contact the School of Education at 7135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University is sponsoring a free STEM family night on Thursday, November 19, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Howard Hall gym. All employees and family members are invited to attend the event, which will provide hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to pique everyone’s interest in those fields.
For more information contact Patricia Morrell, education, at 8013 or email@example.com.
The Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education (PACE), a program of the School of Education, is hosting an informational meeting on Thursday, October 29, at 7 p.m., in Franz Hall Room 214. PACE candidates earn tuition-free graduate degrees in education while they serve as teachers in Catholic schools. Over the course of three summers and two academic years, PACE teachers strengthen Catholic education while developing and refining the skills of successful educators. The PACE program focuses on whole-person formation, with attention to personal, communal and professional formation, informed by the charisms of Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., and the Congregation of Holy Cross.
PACE is seeking faith-filled applicants (Catholic and non-Catholic) from all academic majors. Education majors pursue the M.Ed. in the graduate program. Non-education majors pursue the M.A.T.
For more information, contact Leah Nusse at x7043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year, in partnership with Open School, the School of Education launched the OMAT Program, a two-year master of arts in teaching (MAT) residency program. Open School is a 7th-12th grade college preparatory and leadership alternative school in east Multnomah County. The OMAT Program prioritizes the recruitment and development of teachers of color to better represent the diversity of local schools, but accepts applications from all pre-service educators with a calling to work with marginalized youth. Applications to begin the OMAT program in Summer 2016 are due by March 1, 2016.
Faculty and staff who know students that would like to enter the teaching profession and also have a calling to work with disconnected and struggling youth are encouraged to share information about this program with them. For more information, go to www.education.up.edu and then “Graduate Programs” or contact Rich Christen (email@example.com) or Anne Rasmussen (firstname.lastname@example.org).