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UM Graduate Students Provide Literacy Support at Lafayette School

by UM School of Education on July 9, 2014

GauthierClassEdgeA group of University of Mississippi graduate students spent part of their summer working with children at Lafayette County Upper Elementary School to gain hands-on experience in literacy instruction and intervention while offering summertime support to rising third- and fourth-graders.

The newly redesigned Clinical Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems class was comprised of 14 master’s and doctoral students currently enrolled in the UM School of Education’s elementary education graduate program. Throughout June, [Read More…]

Alumna Begins Interdisciplinary Ph.D. at Stanford University

by UM School of Education on May 14, 2014

RosieEDGEOle Miss higher education alumna Rosie Nelson has been accepted into Stanford University’s doctoral program in Social Sciences, Humanities and Interdisciplinary Policy Studies in Education.

A native of Santa Monica, Calif., Nelson came to UM in 2009 to pursue a master’s degree in sociology after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley. After graduating from UM in 2011, she spent a year developing service learning projects at the UM School of Engineering as part of the AmeriCorps’ North Mississippi VISTA Project and eventually enrolled in the School of Education’s master’s program [Read More…]

Photo Opp: Education Grad Students Visit Ireland in March

by UM School of Education on March 28, 2014

edge2014-03-07 21.16.39Nine University of Mississippi education students gained a multicultural perspective on education during a weeklong study abroad experience to Ireland in March.

The group of graduate students and assistant professor Dr. Susan Bennett traveled to Dublin on March 6 where they stayed in dormitories at St. Patrick’s College in the nearby community of Maynooth.

“It was very interesting because the educational experiences are so different than ours,” said Emmie Angel, [Read More…]

SOE, AmeriCorps VISTA Provide Books for Youth Opportunities Unlimited

by UM School of Education on February 26, 2014

Following the UM School of Education’s record-sized Rebel Road Trip in January, SOE and AmeriCorps VISTA workers have co-sponsored, Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) in Lambert, with the donation of books as the organization prepares to take 55 children on a similar field trip to Birmingham on February 27 and 28.

The YOU organization—which provides after school programs for children in high poverty areas—will follow a similar itinerary to the SOE’s trip. The group will visit the 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham [Read More…]

Teacher Candidates Use Giant Traveling Map at Lafayette Elementary

by UM School of Education on February 25, 2014

Ole Miss teacher candidates and more than 1,000 children at Lafayette County Elementary School had the chance to experience geography in a new and exciting way on February 24 and 25 with the arrival of the National Geographic Society’s Giant Traveling Map of South America.

The map, which measures 35 feet by 26 feet, is currently touring Mississippi and will visit Carroll County Schools on Wednesday and Strayhorn Elementary School in DeSoto County on Thursday where UM DeSoto [Read More…]