WKU presents research at international conference in Hawaii
|Date: Monday, July 15th, 2013||Return|
Students, faculty and staff in WKU’s GSKyTeach program, Psychology Department and School of Teacher Education presented a research poster and four research papers at the 2013 Education and Math and Engineering Technology Conference hosted by Hawaii University International Conferences in Honolulu June 10-12.
Drs. Pamela Jukes and Lisa Murley of the School of Teacher Education presented a research paper titled, “Technology and Teacher Candidates: Setting the Bar Higher.”
Dr. Lisa C. Duffin, Department of Psychology and SKyTeach, presented a research poster titled, “What Motivates People from STEM-Related Career Trajectories to Change to Teaching?”
GSKyTeach graduates Mollie Robertson and Lori Froedge presented research papers titled, “5E Instruction Model Workshop: The Underpinning of Extraordinary Mathematics Lessons” and “Grade Cam Making Grading as Easy as Snapping a Picture,” respectively. Both graduates were mentored by GSKyTeach Executive Director Dr. Martha M. Day. Dr. Day presented a research paper titled, “GSKyTeach at Western Kentucky University, Preparing STEM Teachers for Service in High-Needs High Schools.”
The GSKyTeach program was established in 2009 through a Teacher Quality Partnership grant from the U.S. Department of Education in an effort to improve the quality of mathematics, physics and chemistry teachers in high-needs high schools in Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Ky. To date, the GSKyTeach program has awarded master’s degrees to 29 individuals who are now serving as mathematics, physics and chemistry teachers in Louisville High Schools. The GSKyTeach program is jointly operated through Ogden College of Science and Engineering and the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at WKU.
Contact: Martha Day, (270) 745-4411.
Seven members of the WKU Forensics Team traveled to Boise, Idaho to compete in the 50th Biennial Pi Kappa Delta Convention and National Tournament the weekend of March 21-25.
More than 160 authors and illustrators are expected to be in attendance for the Southern Kentucky Book Fest weekend of April 21-22, including Ann Patchett, Tim Crothers, David Grann and R.L. Stine, well-known for his Goosebumps series.
White Squirrel Weather Staff, along with other WKU and community emergency responder groups, participate in "Enhanced Sports and Special Events Incident Management" FEMA training workshop held on campus.
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