Even though Roy Jones says he’s “averse” to snakes, his tone implies a stronger dislike than he lets on. However, Jones is willing to face the possibility of poisonous reptiles and other beasts of the field if the reward is worth the effort, and on this overgrown, country road, Jones is close to standing on […]
Students aren’t the only ones benefitting from Clemson’s teacher residency program. The college designed the program so that master teachers come away from the experience with long-lasting benefits in addition to the immediate helping hand that comes from a second teacher in the classroom. Over the summer, master teachers and residents convened in the upstate […]
Natalie Odom Pough, Ed.D., lecturer in Clemson’s teaching and learning department, has been recognized as an emerging leader by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). Pough is among 27 educators from across the country to be included in the association’s 2018 class of emerging leaders, which recognizes and prepares young, promising educators to […]
Clemson University literacy professor and administrator Kathy Headley has been named vice president of the International Literacy Association board of directors. She started her tenure July 1 and will assume the ILA presidency after a one-year term as vice president.
While many slides are fun for children, the “summer slide” in reading is way less enjoyable – and often detrimental to budding readers. The summer slide occurs when students, especially those with less access to educational resources, lose some of the academic skills they gained during the previous school year. To combat this slide, Clemson […]
The largest study of bullying prevention efforts in U.S. schools has revealed significant, sustained positive impacts from the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Researchers at Clemson University and the University of Bergen in Norway evaluated nearly 70,000 students across 210 elementary, middle and high schools in Pennsylvania over two years. A companion analysis assessed year-to-year changes in a subset of 95 schools over three years. The research documented clear reductions in student reports of being bullied and bullying others. Overall, the results were stronger the longer the program was in place.
Dave Barrett, alumni distinguished professor in Clemson’s department of education and human development, was a featured speaker at the 2018 Workshop for Contributors to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive. The workshop was held in Greenville, South Carolina on May 31 and June 1, 2018. The workshop focused on risk assessment for juveniles, information system […]
Clemson University Ph.D. student Abby Baker has developed workshops to deliver concepts related to science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) to elementary school students. The workshops are part of a Clemson Creative Inquiry project that sees Clemson students translate college-level STEAM projects for a fifth-grade audience. The lessons are a valuable extension in the education of Clemson students and the fifth graders they teach, but Baker is thinking even bigger. She is testing a model that she hopes will be copied across a state with a growing need for students interested in science and math.
Traditionally, students start thinking about going to college when they are in high school, but in a state that has been struggling with poorly performing and underfunded school districts for years, it’s vital to get children excited about college from a much younger age. So Clemson University’s new Office for College Preparation and Outreach recently hosted 110 fourth-graders from Greenville’s Legacy Early College Charter School to capture their imaginations and open their minds to the joys of going to college.
Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, Winthrop University and The Citadel have joined forces to provide a seamless transition from each institution’s Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree programs to Clemson’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Education Systems Improvement Studies.
Clemson University’s College of Education recently celebrated its first class of teacher residents at Memorial Stadium. Clemson University President James P. Clements, college benefactor Darla Moore and our Founding Dean George Petersen spoke about the importance and potential impact of the program in front of a crowd of participating districts, master teachers, and state and […]
George Petersen remembers escaping; his mom, Mabel, scooping him out of bed in the middle of the night when he was 4 years old, secreting him out of a dark house and into the frayed back seat of her pale blue Ford Fairlane and pulling away into a restless Los Angeles night. It was the […]
Dr. Chris Miller is in his second year as associate vice president within the Division of Student Affairs. Miller serves as Clemson’s dean of students and oversees several arms of the division: Advocacy and Success, Career and Professional Development, Community and Ethical Standards, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Graduate and Global Engagement, and Student Transitions and […]
Clemson faculty researchers are using a near $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help computer science teachers across South Carolina develop teaching methods that better serve the state’s diverse population. The research aims to broaden participation in computer science by improving teaching methods and discovering what does and doesn’t work in computer science classrooms for different student audiences.
A recent gift from Wells Fargo of $350,000 will support two Clemson University programs concerned with improving educational outcomes for diverse student populations across South Carolina.