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 […]
Hear from Mia Bowman, one of the first students in Clemson’s College of Education to take part in its new teacher residency program. The teacher residency program is a research-based method to increase teacher retention and preparedness as well as student achievement. At the heart of the residency program is the college’s combined degree option […]
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 […]
Beth Leavitt didn’t travel the traditional road to education. In fact, it took 14 years after graduating from Clemson in 1984 before she stepped into her classroom at Wade Hampton High School, where she teaches AP physics. She worked as a chemist for an environmental company before she turned to education, but Leavitt doesn’t see […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Back in the early 2000s, Lisa Bennett was a secondary education major at Clemson who had no way of knowing that one of her coworkers at a video rental store would go on to found one of the most successful educator development organizations in Zambia. Lusungu Sibande was just another employee in the trenches with […]
Two Ph.D. students in Clemson’s College of Education recently traveled to Tanzania to help secondary teachers develop greater knowledge of how to teach English as a third language. The trip represented the first step in a collaborative research project that will collect data over the course of two years on the impact of these development efforts on Tanzanian teachers.
Cassie Quigley, associate professor in Clemson’s College of Education, has released a new textbook on science education research. The book, “Exploring Emotions, Aesthetics and Wellbeing in Science Education Research,” covers new research dimensions related to the field including emotion, aesthetics and wellbeing in science education, areas that Quigley describes as not yet well established. “With […]