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 – In a set of curriculum standards for a K-12 science classroom, teachers will find details about concepts to be taught and performance indicators to aim for. But they won’t find a breakdown describing how to navigate their students’ personal beliefs regarding contentious scientific topics such as climate change, evolution, or genetically modified organisms. […]
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 […]
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine named Clemson University a recipient of its Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for the second year in a row. The magazine, which is the oldest and largest publication and website of its kind in higher education, also recognized Clemson as a Diversity Champion and recipient of its first Inspiring Programs in STEM Award.
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 […]
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.