Ball State Graduate Bicycles Coast-To-Coast to Support Public Education

When he’s coasting downhill and has a chance to catch his breath, Chris Willis, ’93 MA ’96, sometimes reflects on why he’s bicycling cross-country nearly 4,300 miles over the course of 57 days.

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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 HallDr. 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

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