College of Education - Announcements and Events
- At Rowan, "Relay" Co-Chairs have a Special Bond
- Dr. Ane Turner Johnson was Awarded the JSBM Editor’s Choice Award
- Monroe Township Teachers Collaborate with Rowan Staff Via iPads
- The NJSTA Awarded the Doris White Memorial Scholarship to Ms. Katherine Bond
- Annual Play Day on Campus Organized by the Early Childhood Education Club
- Mayor Joseph Stemberger kicked off the Mayor’s Book Club Program
- Educational Leadership Doctoral Students Receive the David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar Award
- Rowan Graduate Receives 2011 Barbara K. Townsend Award
- Rowan University Education Honor Society Receives National Award
- Rowan University Dedicated Faculty Award
- Rowan Graduate Named Among Top 16 Los Angeles County Teachers
- Lessons on Urban Education
- Rowan University Aim High Science and Technology Academy
- Get Fit Program in People and Families Magazine
- Honoring a Lifetime of Work, Leadership: National Association of School Psychologists Honors Rowan's Williams
- Gary Hunter Excellence in Mentoring Award
- Rowan Graduate: Teacher of the Year in Clayton High School
- Rowan Education Undergraduate Wins National Essay Competition
- Zeta Pi Chapter of the Graduate Students International Counseling Honor’s Society Chi Sigma Iota (CSI)
- Importance of Play by Dr. Karen Hutchison, Department of Teacher Education
- Rowan Graduate: Teacher of the Year in Greenwich Twp.
- Health Promotion and Fitness Management Award
- Get FIT Program
- Senior Matt Hoffman considered for The Gagliardi Trophy for Division III College Football
- Injury Reduction Strength and Conditioning Program
- Concussion Investigation
- Lower and Upper Extremity Evaluation CD’s and Text books by Dr. Douglas Mann
- Physical Education For All: HES Program Brings Together Rowan and Kingsway Students
Rowan University Dedicated Faculty Award
Dr. Jay Kuder, Professor & Chairperson of Language, Literacy, and Special Education,received the award which acknowledges an individual who has gone above and beyond in their endeavors to provide services to students with disabilities.
Graduate Program in Counseling in Educational Settings Achieves Accreditation
The graduate program in Counseling in Educational Settings (school counseling) in Rowan University's College of Education has received national accreditation.The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) granted the program accreditation through 2019. It's the first time the program has achieved accreditation from CACREP.
The NJSTA awarded the Doris White Memorial Scholarship to Ms. Katherine Bond
Ms. Bond is double majoring in secondary science education and Biology. She is currently a senior in her last semester at Rowan. Recipients of the award receive a one-year membership to the NJSTA (New Jersey Science Teachers Association), paid admittance to the New Jersey Science Teachers Convention and a meal ticket at the awards ceremony. The scholarship honors Dr. Doris Gnauck White, an exceptional New Jersey science teacher and biomedical and biophysics researcher who devoted her life to scientific research and the professional development of teachers before her death in 2001.
Dr. Ane Turner Johnson was Awarded the JSBM Editor’s Choice Award
Dr. Ane Turner Johnson, Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership, was awarded the JSBM Editor’s Choice Award sponsored by the Journal of Small Business Management at the 2013 United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE) conference. With her co-authors, Dr. Steven Phelan, Professor, College of Business at Rowan and Dr. Thorsten Semrau, Assistant Professor, Unternehmensentwicklung und Organisation, at the Universität zu Köln, Dr. Johnson accepted the award for their paper “Entrepreneurial Orientation in Public Schools”.
This work explores the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation (EO) and school performance. The results indicate a significant relationship between several dimensions of EO and performance measures. Charter schools were found to have higher EO than traditional public schools.
Gary Hunter Excellence in Mentoring Award
Dr. Janet Moss, an associate professor in the Teacher Education Department, received the award, which acknowledges a member of the Rowan community who “goes to extraordinary lengths to mentor students in the spirit of Gary Hunter.” Hunter was a history professor for 29 years before his death. A native of Highland Park, Ill., Moss is a former elementary and middle school teacher. At Rowan, she has served as a professional Development School liaison, coordinator of the Collaborative Education Program, and facilitator for Elementary Clinical Practice. Nominated for the award by fellow Teacher Education Professor Donna Jorgensen, Moss said her approach to mentoring students involves four ideals: caring, modeling, nurturing, and paying it forward.
Rowan Graduate: Teacher of the Year in Clayton High School
Jamie Quinn has been awarded Teacher of the Year in Clayton High School. Jamie has been teaching at Clayton High School for the past eight years as an 11th grade English Teacher. She also teaches 11th grade Advanced Placement Language and Composition. She graduated from Rowan University in 2003 with her BA in English and a Secondary Education Teaching Certificate. She is currently a graduate student at Rowan University and is working on her Masters as a Learning Disabilities Consultant. Mrs. Quinn stated, "I credit Rowan University for providing me with the content knowledge and teaching strategies to excel at my profession."
The Rowan University athletic training program is investigating whether “brain training” can improve neuro-cognitive ability and perhaps prevent concussion or lessen post concussion symptoms. A research investigation by Dr. Douglas Mann is being done to ascertain whether six weeks of brain training will improve test scores on IMPACT, a nationally recognized neuro-cognitive examination for helping to determine return to play decisions from concussion. In addition a brain training program is being implemented for those athletes that suffer a concussion in hopes to reduce their symptoms. Lastly, athletes who have had a previous concussion and are considered “concussion prone” are going to be placed on the brain training program in an effort to help prevent another concussion.
Rowan Education Undergraduate Wins National Essay Competition
Heather Butler, majoring in Writing Arts and Elementary Education, recently learned that her essay, "Special Education: Creating Opportunities, Reaching for Success," has been selected as the winner in the Undergraduate/Graduate Student category in the Kappa Delta Pi Centennial Essay Contest. KDP is the International Honor Society for Education, and Heather serves as an officer in Rowan's Eta Psi Chapter.
Senior Matt Hoffman considered for The Gagliardi Trophy for Division III College Football
Senior Matt Hoffman was one of four finalists considered for The Gagliardi Trophy for Division III college football (comparable to the Division I Heisman Trophy). Given to the best Division III football player in the nation, the recipient must have performed well not only on the field, but in the classroom and in the community as well. Of the roughly 20,000 Division III football players in the Nation, only four have the privilege becoming a finalist for this prestigious award. View a You Tube video of Matt's story here.
Watch video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVx-Gy9tj-E
Rowan Graduate: Teacher of the Year in Greenwich Twp.
Kathy Seacrist has been awarded Teacher of the Year in Greenwich Twp. She teaches at Broad Street School of Greenwich Township school district, as a special education teacher for 3rd-4th graders with special needs. She graduated from Rowan’s graduate program in special education in 2009. As she indicated in her e-mail: “I couldn't have done it without everything I learned in Rowan’s Special Education program”.
Her colleagues in school mentioned that “Kathy is so dedicated to her career as a teacher. She has developed creative lessons to help student’s learning and provided opportunities for students with special needs to demonstrate their competence in various school activities. Not only do children love her, but co-workers lover her, too. She is always there for children and for other teachers”.
Get FIT Program
Since 2008, The Health and Exercise Science Department has offered the Get FIT fitness and nutrition intervention for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers. Partnering with the Family Resource Network of NJ and funded by several foundation grants, Rowan faculty member Leslie Spencer coordinates this program, which is offered using the Fitness Lab and Exercise Physiology Lab of the HES Department. Each year, approximately 40 Health Promotion and Fitness Management (HPFM) undergraduate students are trained and serve as the fitness trainers for 25 clients who participate three times a week during the fall and spring semesters. Program staff include a fitness consultant, a nutrition education consultant, a research consultant, two graduate assistants and 2 – 6 student staff managers.
Health Promotion and Fitness Management Award
The Health Promotion and Fitness Management undergraduate specialization was awarded the Distinguished Undergraduate Program Award for 2010 by the National Wellness Institute. The Award committee reviewed 278 health promotion undergraduate programs in the U.S. and selected three to receive this award in its inaugural year.
Injury Reduction Strength and Conditioning Program
Every Monday and Wednesday at 2pm in Esby Gymnasium the athletic training program at Rowan University is running an injury reduction program for the University athletes. The program includes exercises to help prevent ACL knee injuries, reduce other musculoskeletal injuries, improve agility, and core stability. The program has had approximately 20 Rowan University athletes during its first two sessions and we expect it to continue to grow. College of Education students within the athletic training major are running this program and testing the athletes on lower extremity strength to gauge improvements.
Lower and Upper Extremity Evaluation CD’s and Text books by Dr. Douglas Mann
Dr. Douglas Mann recently released the Lower and Upper Extremity Evaluation CD's and Text books. He believes these products help the student of today, by providing a visual and interactive medium for learning complex information. In addition the development of podcasts for download offer the student the ability to study anywhere and anytime with the touch of a button. The product includes CD's showing the clinical skills involved in the lower and upper extremity evaluation. This product is great for the visual learner and provides demonstration to hands on clinical skills and interactive questions. In addition a workbook provides landmark identification, practical examinations, scavenger hunts related to the CD's, peer assessments, and fill in related questions. Dr. Mann believes this product fills a much need niche in the clinical evaluation literature because it provides clear and concise video showing hands on clinical skills; skills are shown in their entirety and include all skills from palpation to neurological testing; often students find it hard to read about hands on clinical skills; provides interactive questions that resemble the athletic training certification examination; the workbook provides an observation assignment related to clinical evaluation; workbook exercises can be used by the student to further enhance learning.
In addition to the workbook and CD's, students can also download podcasts related to athletic training evaluation for study "on the go". The utilization of podcasts for study will help the busy student study right from there I-phone or I-touch. Dr. Mann believes this combination of CD's, workbooks, and Podcasts, provides the student with the best arsenal of information regarding clinical evaluation of the upper and lower extremity. For more information on these products please visit Delmar cengage learning at www.cengagebrain.com.
Rowan Graduate receives 2011 Barbara K. Townsend Award:
Dr. Karen Archambault, a graduate from Rowan University Educational Leadership Program, receives the 2011 Barbara K. Townsend Award.
The award is provided by The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students for her dissertation “Improving Transfer Student Preparation: Transition Theory and Organizational Change in One Community College”. Dr. Archambault’s dissertation chair was Dr. MaryBeth Walpole, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Services, Administration, and Higher Education.