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Fowler Presents on Leadership Ethics in Xi’an, China

by UM School of Education on October 9, 2015
Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications

Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications

Dr. Denver J. Fowler, assistant professor of educational leadership,  is one UM School of Education’s newest faculty members. Last month, Fowler led an original research presentation at the 2015 Euro-Asia Economic Forum in Xi’an, China. The Ohio native recently sat down with us to discuss his research and time abroad. [Read More…]

Alumni Spotlight: Meredith Kajdan

by UM School of Education on April 23, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 1.56.07 PMSOE alumna Meredith Kajdan (B.A.Ed. ’13, M.Ed. ’14) is a fifth-grade science teacher at Commonwealth Elementary School in Sugar Land, Texas. Today, Kajdan is combining the knowledge she gained at UM with the online educational service Glogster. Two of her students were selected to have their projects appear on Glogster’s information site Glogpedia.

We recently spoke with Kajdan to discuss her career and her use of Glogster in the classroom. [Read More…]

UM Education Students Complete Student Teaching in Ireland

by UM School of Education on April 13, 2015
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Duke leads a lesson with her students in Celbridge, Ireland.

This May, four University of Mississippi teacher candidates will complete their student teaching more than 4,000 miles from home as part of an ongoing study abroad partnership between UM and St. Patrick’s College in Maynooth, Ireland.

The students include elementary education majors: Hannah Duke of Brandon, Mallory Hunt of Ripley, Ellen Kerce of Jackson and Hillary Lindberg of Collierville, Tenn. [Read More…]

Induction Ceremony Honors New Teacher Candidates

by UM School of Education on March 3, 2015

InductionEDGENearly 150 University of Mississippi juniors were ceremonially declared pre-service teachers during the UM School of Education’s first-ever Teacher Education Induction Ceremony on Monday, February 23.

During the keynote speech, 2014 Mississippi Teacher of the Year Mary Margaret King, an English teacher at New Albany High School, shared her professional experiences with the educators in training and urged them to set a high bar for new teachers entering the profession. [Read More…]

Third Annual Mississippi FTC Robotics Championship Scheduled for Feb. 21

by UM School of Education on February 6, 2015

FTCThe Third Annual Mississippi FTC Robotics Championship will take place at UM’s Oxford campus on Saturday, February 21.

Hosted by the Center for Mathematics and Science Education, the event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Jackson Avenue Center.

This year’s event will feature 22 teams of high school students from across the state competing in a robotics competition called “Cascade Effect.” [Read More…]