MOOCs support English learners and their teachers (Stanford)- This past fall, Stanford University and OSU's College of Education partnered to provide educators an opportunity to connect online with thousands of colleagues across Oregon and other states. This 'MOOC' (massive open online course) had an aim to help all K-12 instructors assist their students in mastering the complex language and reasoning skills required by new standards.
World peace, courtesy of Hoover Elementary fifth-graders (Gazette Times)- Matthew Criscione’s fifth-grade class at Hoover Elementary School has been learning about political science by playing a game that challenges students to solve realistic world crises. The game promotes cooperative solutions from the perspective of fictional countries, and has been developed by the family of College of Education instructor Terry Adams.
Going wild (Counseling Today)- Counseling Ph.D. candidates Sean Roberts and Sabrina Marie Hadeed discuss the benefits of wilderness therapy through their experience with Second Nature Cascades in Central Oregon. Wilderness therapy is a unique treatment model that brings clients to natural settings for intensive therapy with a counselor (or other mental health professional) and peer group.
OSU’s Ray joins other education leaders on initiative (OSU News)- Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray is joining President Barack Obama and hundreds of higher education leaders at the White House today to announce new actions to help more students prepare for college and to graduate. Through OSU’s College of Education and local school district counselors, partners are working to increase the number of high school students in the region attending college and achieving success.
Girls Daring Greatly (Counseling Today)- Sabrina Marie Hadeed provides perspective for the perceived vulnerability that girls have in the wilderness, identifying that it has more to do with courage and resilience. Sabrina is a primary therapist at Second Nature Cascades and a doctoral candidate with Oregon State University's Counselor Education program.
Researchers Identify 'Goldilocks Effect' of Reclassification on High School ELLs (Education Week)- A new study by the College of Education's Karen Thompson and University of Illinois' Joseph Robinson-Cimpian looks at how the increased rigor of curriculum and assessments under the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards needs specific scaffolds so that English learners can be successful.