Great Things Happen Here
- Great Things
Here you can explore some of the great things happening in the Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Education Department.
November 5th the department hosted a panel discussion, “The Effects of Educational Inequality on our Community: It's Time to Stand Up for our Children”
The discussion was extremely well received. Panelists included:
1. Dr. Robert Oliver- Charter School of Excellence
2. Ms. Scherry Prater- Principal at Strong Vincent High School
3. Mr. James Delsandro- Early Childhood/Special Education
4. Dr. Ronald Spiller- Department of History, Anthropology and World Languages
5. Dr. Kathleen Benson- Facilitator of Discussion
On November 7th, we had an excellent showing by both the graduate and undergraduate 2012 College Bowl teams. Both placed third in their groups. Good work!
Recent Faculty Publicationss:
Over the past two years, Edinboro middle and secondary field students have joined Titusville Middle School in their Wilderness Quest. This partnership has provided great opportunities for our future teachers to learn first-hand about middle school students, work with in-service teachers, and have a lot of fun. Benson, Weber, Price, Roden, and Ledebur highlight the experience in NMSA's February edition of Middle Ground in the article Wilderness Quest: Uniting Preservice Teachers and Young Adolescents.
Corbett, F. & Wesley, W. (2012). Autoethnography of an on-line course: Theory and practice at a crossroads. In Q. Lin (Ed.), Advancement in online education: International perspective and practices. New York, NY: Nova Science.
Rotigel, J. V., & Wesley, W. M. (2012). A survey of pre-service teachers’ perceptions of gifted education: Is higher education dispelling the myths? Journal of European Teacher Education Network, 7, 35-50.
Johnson, J. A., & Yerrick, R. K. (2013). Creating School Scientific Communities Among Urban Refugee ELL Populations. Proceedings of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference.
Yerrick, R. & Johnson, J. (In Review). Tools versus teaching: Examining differences in university implementation of iTunes U. Journal of Online Teaching and Learning.
Johnson, J., Wesley, W., Smith, M., Wolbert, S., Buckwalter, D., & Daily, J. (In Progress). iSupervise: An exploration of the use of the Apple iPad for student teaching supervision.
Yerrick, R. & Johnson, J. (2011). Negotiating White science in rural Black America: A case for navigating the landscape of teacher knowledge domains. Cultural Studies in Science Education, 6(4), 915-939.
Scullin, B. & Ciecierski, L. (2012). “Using the Transactional Theory to Promote Discourse in the College Classroom.” Presented at National Council of the Teachers of English in Las Vegas, NV.
Scullin, B., Ciecierski, L., & Wesley, W. (2012). “Using Authentic Literature to Access the Social and Personal Dimensions of Reading in the Content Areas.” Presented at the PMSA Annual Conference at Pennsylvania State University.
Baron, H. & Scullin, B. (2013). “Creating Cultural Awareness Using ‘New Ways in Teaching Culture.’” Presented at Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference in Dallas, TX.
Scullin, Bethany. (2013). “Freewrites in the ELL Classroom: Promoting Success While Reducing Anxiety.” Presented at CamTESOL Conference in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Johnson, J. & Yerrick, R. (2013). Creating School Scientific Communities Among Urban Refugee ELL Populations. Paper presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference (Rio Grande, PR) Stand-Alone Paper #P-1007730-2119
Dr. Jo Ann Holtz
Ph. D. – Curriculum and Instruction with Literacy Emphasis
Kent State University
Dr. Holtz has served the Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Education Department and the University in many ways through the years. She currently serves on the university wide Curriculum Committee and is the director of the PennLake Writing Project, one of the National Writing Project sites. Dr. Holtz has presented at international, national, regional, state and local conferences. Her work has been recognized through awards like the Lucile Cornetet Award for Professional Development from The Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation and the NWP 2012-2013 SEED Grant for Professional Development in a High-Need School.
Dissertation: Gender Differences in Attitudes about Writing: A Comprehensive Study of Male and Female College Writers
Holtz, J.A. (fall,2000). Managing the middle school classroom. pmsa newsletter 8(6), 7-8.
“Reporting from the Regions: Northwest Region News.” quarterly reports, 1998-2006. pmsa newsletter.
Holtz, J.A. & Cross, C.W. (Fall 2001). Personalizing history. In A First timers guide to teaching Vietnam. Distributed by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund at the NCSS conference in Washington D.C.
Wrote and taped a “Survival Tip.” WFSE Radio, EUP; February 24, 1997.
Holtz, J.A. Voice of Youth Advocate. Forty-two published book reviews, 1988-97.
Holtz, J.A. (January 7, 1990) With all due respect educators could learn from Emerson’s secret, Times-News Sunday Magazine..
Holtz, J.A. Annual Fellows Meeting Newcomers Impressions, Society for Values in Higher Education Newsletter 32 (1).