James Harrison Goodwin, superintendent of Chesterfield County Schools, was recently named the 2019 South Carolina Superintendent of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. Goodwin, a two-time alum of Clemson University, has held this position for the past seven years. Goodwin recently shared information with us on what makes a superintendent tick, […]
Jennifer Hein, executive director of strategic planning, assessment and accreditation for Clemson’s College of Education, has been selected as a member of the South Carolina Education Policy Fellowship Program’s 2018-2019 cohort. The mission of this highly selective program is to develop a diverse and collaborative community of strategic leaders for effective public policy. Hein said […]
Clemson’s College of Education has been awarded funds to create the Center for the Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Educators, which will research, design and implement the best strategies for minority teacher recruitment and retention. The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education recently approved plans for the center, which will initially focus its efforts in Spartanburg, Cherokee, Orangeburg and Charleston.
Clemson’s College of Education will begin a series of professional development seminars for new teachers on October 13 at Pickens County Career and Technology Center. The series, Perfecting Your Roar, will consist of four sessions over the 2018-2019 school year and be geared toward first-year and early-career teachers. The sessions’ primary goals are to address […]
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 […]
A group of Clemson University students in the nationally renowned Call Me MISTER program spent their summer vacations this year helping elementary school students improve their reading abilities and enjoy a camp experience they might not have had otherwise.
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.
Sixteen professors and administrators from Clemson University’s College of Education gathered in the cool morning hours in a parking lot behind Memorial Stadium March 5 where they loaded into two big white vans and hit the road for a two-day field trip into the heart of the Palmetto State. They were headed to the so-called “Corridor of Shame,” a string of 36 school districts along Interstate 95 that have struggled with historically inequitable school funding and poor student achievement, to get first-hand experience of some of South Carolina’s most rural and high poverty school districts and build lasting relationships with the leaders there.
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 […]
Taylor Lawson is so competitive that competing in Clemson’s Club Swimming team isn’t enough to satisfy her. She learned there are different tiers ranging from white to orange for club teams, so she wants orange, and she wants to be the orange-tier team with the most points. So now she’s competing across sports. But mainly, […]
Kari McCormick has never had a shortage of passions, nor a shortage of opportunities to combine them. She loves crafts and fashion. She wrote a high school research paper on the history of shoes. In her opinion, the right pair of shoes can “change your life.” But even more than a cute pair of wedges, […]
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.
Jacquelynn Malloy, assistant professor in Clemson’s College of Education, and a team of researchers have been awarded for research that examines teachers’ visions for their classrooms and how that vision changes over time. The Association for Teacher Educators has recognized the research with its Distinguished Research in Teacher Education Award. Malloy said the initial motivation […]