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PSU’s George C. Hoffmann Award goes to Dilafruz Williams

Education News - May 26, 2015 - 4:47pm
Professor Dilafruz Williams has been awarded Portland State University’s George C. Hoffmann Award for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. The Hoffmann Award is given annually to a PSU faculty member in recognition of distinguished contributions to the University in … Continue reading →

GSE grad named 2015 Oregon High School Principal of the Year

Education News - May 21, 2015 - 4:21pm
McMinnville High School Principal Kris Olsen, CAL ’01, has been named Oregon’s High School Principal of the Year. He is a graduate of PSU’s first Willamette Valley cohort group. Faculty members Dan Johnson and Wink Miller led this cohort as part … Continue reading →

Christine Cress publishes new book on service-learning

Education News - May 17, 2015 - 10:53am
Christine Cress has published a third book on service-learning—this time with a focus on the educational power of community organizations. The Community Partner Guide to Campus Collaborations: Strategies for Becoming a Co-Educator in Civic Engagement (Stylus, 2015) was written in … Continue reading →

Meet the GSE’s visiting scholar Kiyoshi Karaki

Education News - May 6, 2015 - 6:09pm
Dr. Kiyoshi Karaki is a visiting Japanese scholar from the University of Tsukuba, one of the leading research universities in Japan. He is spending a yearlong research sabbatical in Portland, along with his wife and their two sons, who are … Continue reading →

GSE student survives earthquake in Nepal

Education News - May 1, 2015 - 6:18pm
Half a world away in Nepal, a PSU Library Media student is dealing with the unimaginable—a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Jeremiah O’Sullivan and his family are safe after spending the night in a field near their school and enduring dozens … Continue reading →

PSU Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program ranked 18th in United States

Education News - April 28, 2015 - 4:43pm
U.S. News and World Report announced that PSU’s Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program in the Graduate School of Education (GSE) is ranked 18th in the country (out of 88 schools), a significant advance from last year’s ranking of 24th. PSU’s program … Continue reading →

Meet the Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education

Education News - April 21, 2015 - 6:03pm
The Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education (OCCD) is a relatively new department in the GSE that provides professional development infrastructure services to early learning and afterschool professionals in Oregon. The OCCD has contracts and grants … Continue reading →

GSE Associate Professor Pat Burk receives statewide leadership award

Education News - April 15, 2015 - 8:27pm
The Executive Committee of the Oregon Leadership Network (OLN) has named the GSE’s Patrick Burk as one of two recipients of the 2015 Tom Ruhl Leadership for Equity Award. Dr. Burk is an associate professor in the Educational Leadership and … Continue reading →

Robert and Robin Holmes establish GSE’s first scholarship for aspiring arts educators

Education News - March 31, 2015 - 3:29pm
Inspired by the memory of Robin Holmes’s grandmother, Ethel Ray, who taught music in the public schools of Vernonia and Willamina, Oregon, Robert and Normandie (Robin) Holmes have established the Robert and Normandie Holmes Endowed Scholarship for Fine and Performing … Continue reading →

PSU alumnus Gustavo Balderas named Eugene superintendent

Education News - March 27, 2015 - 10:50am
Dr. Gustavo (Gus) Balderas, a 2001 graduate of the PSU Master in Curriculum and Instruction program, has been selected as the new superintendent of Eugene 4J School District. He is originally from Nyssa near the Oregon/Idaho border and attended Western … Continue reading →

PSU honors GSE members for length of service

Education News - March 16, 2015 - 12:12pm
On Thursday, March 5, 2015, PSU honored faculty and staff who reached a length of service milestone in 2014. PSU employees were honored for 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service to the university. Congratulations to the following Graduate … Continue reading →

Associate Professor Will Parnell publishes book on school readiness

Education News - March 15, 2015 - 11:40am
The world is changing rapidly, both outside and inside the classroom. Early childhood educators have new challenges every day that provide opportunities to rethink and reimagine approaches to conventional early childhood instruction. In a new volume, co-edited by professors Will … Continue reading →

Christine Chaillé publishes early childhood math and science book

Education News - March 4, 2015 - 1:47pm
Dr. Christine Chaillé, Curriculum and Instruction (CI), has published her third book on early childhood curriculum, entitled Integrating Math and Science in Early Childhood Classrooms through Big Ideas: A Constructivist Approach. Chaillé, and co-author Sara McCormick Davis from the University … Continue reading →

GSE mentor project yields robotic champs

Education News - February 22, 2015 - 12:05pm
How do you motivate elementary children to love science and math? Answering that question led five local middle school students; their coach, Arun Sagiraju; and their mentors, GSE doctoral student Donna Webb and GSE faculty member and Associate Dean Micki … Continue reading →

GSE offers LGBTQ discussion panel

Education News - February 19, 2015 - 10:56am
Event Details Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015 Time: 6:30-8pm Location: Room 408 PSU Graduate School of Education, 615 SW Harrison, Portland The Graduate School of Education Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA) invites students, faculty, and community to an event that will explore issues … Continue reading →

GSE student Dana Gieszler receives NBCC fellowship

Education News - February 17, 2015 - 5:11pm
Counseling student Dana Gieszler has been named a recipient of the Minority Masters Fellowship for Addictions Counselors. Gieszler is in the Counselor Education master’s program, specializing in clinical mental health. The award is sponsored by the NBCC Foundation, an affiliate … Continue reading →

Alumna profile: Nelly Patiño-Cabrara

Education News - February 13, 2015 - 4:02pm
Nelly Patiño-Cabrara is a 2014 graduate of the Bilingual Teacher Pathway (BTP) program and holds a master’s in early childhood and elementary education from PSU. She is currently a second-grade dual-immersion teacher at Lowrie Primary School in West Linn-Wilsonville School … Continue reading →