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ABA Student’s Senior-Year Diagnosis Made Graduation a Steep Climb
With just one semester left to finish her online bachelor’s degree in applied behavioral science, Melissa Courtney’s steps to graduation turned steeply upward when she was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism. Her doctor told her that this life-threatening blood clot was damaging her lungs and she might want to sit out for a semester. Keep Reading
Burris Laboratory School Recognized as One of State’s Best High Schools
U.S. News & World Report recognized Burris Laboratory School as the ninth-best high school in the state of Indiana in its annual Best High Schools Ranking. Burris was founded in 1929 by Teachers College; it is now operated and managed by Ball State as a laboratory school for the University. Keep Reading
Ball State’s Teachers College Awarded $2.9 Million Grant to Fund COVID-19 Student Learning Recovery Programs
The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) has awarded Teachers College a $2.9 million grant to fund COVID-19 student learning recovery programs. The wide-ranging project will serve students in Muncie Community Schools, the Indiana Academy, Burris Laboratory School, and Inspire Academy. Keep Reading
Ball State’s Research Design Studio Examines Impact of Early Literacy Program in Hancock County
At Ball State’s Research Design Studio (RDS), an underlying philosophy is that “great research starts with a great idea.” That approach is evident when considering the RDS collaboration with the Hancock County Community Foundation (HCCF) and its community’s generous $2.4 million investment to improve kindergarten readiness across the county. Keep Reading
Teachers College Alum Named Regional Indiana High School Principal of the Year
Noblesville Schools has announced that Noblesville High School (NHS) principal Dr. Craig McCaffrey has been named the Principal of the Year for North Central Indiana (region 5) by the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP). This also puts him in the running for the Indiana Principal of the Year. He was also recently named Outstanding Administrator of the Year by the Indiana Music Education Association. Keep Reading
Burris Laboratory School Adopts Project-Based Learning Model for Middle School
To help middle school students see themselves more as learners and not task-doers, Burris Laboratory School has adopted the IMPACT model of learning for the 2021-22 school year. Keep Reading
Dr. Sheron Fraser – Burgess Is Visiting Scholar at Wellesley Centers for Women
Dr. Sheron Fraser-Burgess is a Professor of Social Foundations of Education and Multicultural Education in the Department of Educational Studies. She is currently on sabbatical and is a visiting scholar at the Wellesley Centers for Women in Massachusetts. On September 23, she was featured on a webinar called “Evolutions of Womanism: From West African roots to Emerging Ideas in the Caribbean”. Dr. Fraser-Burgess also co-quest edited an issue of Educational Theory that was recently published. Keep Reading
Meet Dr. Rachel Geesa, 2020-2021 Graduate Faculty Inclusive Excellence Award Winner
Dr. Geesa is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Educational Leadership. Nominator Charla Chailland, EdS said this about Dr. Geesa, “I nominated Dr. Geesa for the Graduate Faculty Award for Inclusive Excellence due to her dedication to providing inclusive and equitable opportunities in the MAE, EdS, and EdD educational leadership programs, and enhancing inclusion and access for all PK-12 learners throughout the state and nation.” Keep Reading
Immersive Learning Project with the Second Harvest Food Bank
Dr. Scott Hall, Dr. Shu Shu, and Stephanie Ries, faculty from the Department of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies have created an immersive learning project called Big Idea Beginnings for Lifetime Readiness Project. Keep Reading
Three Teachers College faculty were honored with Outstanding Awards during the 2021 Ball State Fall Opening Convocation on Friday, August 20, 2021.
- Dr. David McIntosh, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, and the David and Joanna Meeks Distinguished Professor of Special Education, was given the Outstanding Administrator Award.
- Dr. S. Serena Shim, Professor of Educational Psychology, was given the Outstanding Research Award.
- Dr. W. Holmes Finch, George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology, was given the Outstanding Faculty Award.
Congratulations to all the 2021 Teachers College Outstanding Award winners!
- 2021 Teachers College Outstanding Research Award Winner
Gerardo Ramirez, Department of Educational Psychology
- 2021 Teachers College Outstanding Service Award Winner
Evette Simmons-Reed, Department of Special Education
- 2021 Teachers College Outstanding Teaching Award Winner
Lauren Mims, Department of Educational Psychology
- 2021 Teachers College Outstanding Professional Staff Award Winner
Katie Miller, Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities
- 2021 Teachers College Outstanding Staff Award Winner
Cary Witter, Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities
- 2021 Teachers College Outstanding University Schools Teaching Award Winner
Eli Jones, Burris Laboratory School
- 2021 Teachers College Outstanding PDS Mentor Award Winner
Heidi Keever, Grissom Elementary School
- 2021 Teachers College Dean’s Citation for Outstanding Service
Lisa Carmichael, Teachers College Dean’s Office
- 2021 Teachers College Dean’s Citation for Outstanding Leadership
Scott Hall, Department of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies
More from TC
- Dr. Argnue Chitiyo and Dr. Dr. Andy Markelz have created a new peer-reviewed, open-access, journal in the field of special education teacher preparation. The journal is called the Journal of Special Education Preparation.
- Ball State University has announced the appointment of Dr. Abigail E. Comber as interim principal at Burris Laboratory School for the 2021-22 academic year.
- Ball State University has announced the appointment of Dr. Dain Kavars as Executive Director of the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities.
- Professor Dr. W. Holmes Finch and Associate Professor Dr. Maria Hernandez Finch from the Department of Educational Psychology published Poverty and Covid-19: Rates of incidence and deaths in the United States during the first 10 weeks of the pandemic in the journal Frontiers of Sociology. To date, it has been viewed over 82,000 times.
- Dr. Patricia Clark, Dr. Eva Zygmunt, Dr. Susan Tancock, and Dr. Kristin Cipollone authored a book, The Power of Community-Engaged Teacher Preparation, which was recently published by Teachers College Press.
- Department of Educational Studies professor Dr. Sheron Fraser-Burgess was awarded a 2021 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award for her book, Making Sense of Race in Education: Practices for Change in Difficult Times.
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