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Christina Groark - Giving Children Around the World a Place to Call Home

Published on 8/29/2011 12:31:00 PM

From youth mentoring to inter-generational issues. From the impact of pre-natal care to the effects of homelessness. And from the issues that face orphanages, to the challenges that face children around the globe, Christina (Chris) Groark, PhD, associate professor of education and co-director of th... Read More...

Daniel Winston - From the Stage to the Classroom

Published on 8/5/2011 12:20:00 PM

Some of Dan Winston’s earliest memories involve being in a play, and from elementary school on, the stage became an important part of his life. Dan’s love of theater led to his involvement in a program called Creating Landscapes that sponsored a three-week camp each summer. Dan stayed involved with... Read More...

Centennial Conference on Motivation and Engagement - Presentation Videos

Published on 7/19/2011 10:35:00 AM

The University of Pittsburgh School of Education’s Centennial Conference on Motivation and Engagement took place May 5-6, 2011. As part of the conference, some of the leading scholars studying motivation made presentations. These were recorded and can now be replayed from the links below. In each c... Read More...

Sean Langnecker - Inquiry Leads to Inspiration

Published on 7/9/2011 12:04:00 PM

Sean Langnecker understands firsthand that children learn differently and that finding the right approach can have a powerful impact on someone’s educational experience and life in general. “I had trouble paying attention [in elementary school] which led to behavior problems. Until fourth grade, th... Read More...

Alumni Bobbie Gaunt: A Passion for Education

Published on 6/7/2011 3:18:00 PM

Pitt Trustee Bobbie Gaunt (EDUC '72) learned the value of education from her parents. A trailblazer for women executives in the automotive industry, Gaunt is co-owner and president of Capitol Holdings LLC, a small collection of automotive dealerships. In an effort to provide Pitt students with simi... Read More...

SOE Alum Named MCPS Teacher of the Year

Published on 5/2/2011 3:47:00 PM

The School of Education is excited to announce that alumnus Brian Freiss has been named Teacher of the Year for Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) and will now compete for Maryland Teacher of the Year. Freiss is a 2001 graduate of the Professional Year Certification program. While at Pitt,... Read More...

Faculty Members Receive Promotions

Published on 4/27/2011 3:49:00 PM

Associate Professor Linda Kucan Associate Professor Heather Bachman The School of Education is pleased to announce that two of its faculty members have received promotions from Chancellor Nordenberg. Dr. Linda Kucan, full time faculty in the Department of Instruction and Learning, has received appo... Read More...

University of Pittsburgh Dance Minor

Published on 4/25/2011 4:11:00 PM

The Dance Minor at the University of Pittsburgh prepares students to assume roles in dance education, dance performance and production. Students are provided knowledge in areas such as basic anatomy/kinesiology, pedagogy, history, production, ballet, modern and jazz dance technique. The students' i... Read More...

Seniors Display Internship Projects

Published on 4/19/2011 4:36:00 PM

Leanne Pinski (right) talks about her internship and the 'All About Me' project to a fellow student. In the beginning of April, students in this semester’s class of Child and Youth Work Practice 2, showcased their senior projects in the hall outside of the Dean’s Office. The class is a senior works... Read More...

2011 Alumni Award Winners

Published on 4/8/2011 4:41:00 PM

In the midst of celebrating the School of Education’s 100th anniversary, the School recognized some of our outstanding alumni with the annual alumni awards ceremony. This year, the ceremony took place at the Centennial Celebration, a special gala celebrating the School's milestone, on Saturday, Apr... Read More...
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