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What is in a Number? What is in a Number?
One of Dr. Eva Thanheiser's research foci is on how preservice elementary teachers conceive of numbers and what motivates them to learn mathematics--factors critical to the mathematics of future elementary school students.
Research
The Learner Web: Democratizing Adult Education The Learner Web: Democratizing Adult Education
From Portland State University to a network of partners providing educational programs to adult learners, the Learner Web supports education, equity, and social justice.
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Professor Olivia Murray publishes new book: Queer Inclusion in Teacher Educaton Professor Olivia Murray publishes new book: Queer Inclusion in Teacher Educaton
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Capps family gives back by supporting aspiring educators Capps family gives back by supporting aspiring educators
Gift
Book on spirituality by PSU Professor Rick Johnson benefits mental health practitioners Book on spirituality by PSU Professor Rick Johnson benefits mental health practitioners
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Bring new life to your classroom with this practical guide Bring new life to your classroom with this practical guide
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Education and Fine Arts faculty collaborate on ePortfolio book Education and Fine Arts faculty collaborate on ePortfolio book
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New book published by Professor Ann Fullerton focuses on supporting persons with autism to choose and participate in recreation New book published by Professor Ann Fullerton focuses on supporting persons with autism to choose and participate in recreation
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Alumni Profile: Donna M. Roy Alumni Profile: Donna M. Roy
Donna Roy, MA, Clinical Director of M.E.T.A. Counseling Clinic, is a pioneer of unorthodox counseling methodology. Donna’s career began in nonprofit management and ESL/cross-cultural training before she jumped into the personal change field via a somewhat circuitous route. After recognizing her dissatisfaction with her teaching and mentoring work and having had an epiphany about going back to school to become a counselor, she trained for a number of years in experiential dreamwork, earth-based change processes, and Hakomi mindfulness-based psychotherapy.
Alumnus
Meet Professor Bernd Ferner Meet Professor Bernd Ferner
How can we see the whole child both as a learner and a person in a culturally and linguistically diverse classroom?
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Alumni Profile: Marci Krass Alumni Profile: Marci Krass
Marci Krass, MS '12, is passionate about growth of all kinds. Having spent a significant portion of her life outdoors, she has substantial knowledge of horticulture and sustainable food production. Her training at the GSE has helped her translate those skills into encouraging growth and development in students.
Alumnus
Explicating factors that foster civic engagement among students Explicating factors that foster civic engagement among students
Authored by: Nishishiba, M., Nelson, H. T., & Shinn, C. This paper investigates many facets of civic engagement by disaggregating how undergraduates conceptualize civic engagement as well as defining variables predicting greater student involvement in political, social and community affairs.
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Meet Professor Christopher Pinkney Meet Professor Christopher Pinkney
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Meet Professor Sam Sennott Meet Professor Sam Sennott
How can individuals with speech and language disabilities harness the power of technology?
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Meet Professor Jan Abramovitz Meet Professor Jan Abramovitz
Professor in Curriculum and Instructor
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Alumni Profile: Brett Bigham MS '02 Alumni Profile: Brett Bigham MS '02
Brett Bigham graduated from Portland State University in 2002 with a masters degree in Special Education. He was named 2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year.
Alumnus
Meet Professor Donna Shrier Meet Professor Donna Shrier
Professor Donna Shrier knows how to create engaging and relevant literacy practices.
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Assessing Context at Oregon Schools Recognized for Closing the Academic Achievement Gap Assessing Context at Oregon Schools Recognized for Closing the Academic Achievement Gap
PSU Faculty Enhancement Grant recipients Professors Esperanza De La Vega and Moti Hara of the Graduate School of Education are conducting research that may soon help Oregon recognize schools where efforts to close the achievement gap are succeeding.
Research
How are students' lives improved as a result of comprehensive school counseling programs? How are students' lives improved as a result of comprehensive school counseling programs?
Ask Professor Kathryn Van Asselt
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How can counselors better respond to the ever-evolving needs of today’s young adults? How can counselors better respond to the ever-evolving needs of today’s young adults?
Meet Dr. Joel Lane who is researching the psychological impact of life transitions in emerging adulthood.
Faculty Member
Alumni Profile: Lacy Cagle MS '10 Alumni Profile: Lacy Cagle MS '10
Alumnus
The First Annual, Campus-Wide Student Research Symposium The First Annual, Campus-Wide Student Research Symposium
Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from departments across campus gather to share their ideas and celebrate their research at the first annual, campus-wide student research symposium.
Research
PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Audrey Lingley PSU Student Research Symposium Presenter: Audrey Lingley
Audrey Lingley's presentation at the recent campus-wide student symposium illuminated aspects of her dissertation: Seeing Crucibles: Legitimizing Spiritual Development through Critical Historiography
Research
Laura Kutner - Trash For Peace Laura Kutner - Trash For Peace
“We know we are having an impact and that makes everything worth it.”
Graduate Student
Peggy (Houston) Shivers (BS '59) Peggy (Houston) Shivers (BS '59)
Peggy graduated Portland State in 1959 with a degree in education. She had majored in music for two years singing soprano, however her parents urged her to get a teaching degree as “something to fall back on.” That had a lot to do with social conditions; it was only a year before she graduated that the first African American woman, Gloria Davy, sang at the Metropolitan Opera. During her time at Portland State, Peggy was the only African American in the music department.
Alumnus
Ask Wendy Swanson, who helps students find their voice. Ask Wendy Swanson, who helps students find their voice.
How is a Letter to the Editor like a poem?
Faculty Member
The Center for Student Success The Center for Student Success
Providing services to K-12 schools, school districts, and nonprofit organizations to improve education systems here in the Metro region and across the state.
Research
Meet David Bikman Meet David Bikman
Staff Member
Meet Mindy Friend Meet Mindy Friend
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Meet Professor Becky Boesch Meet Professor Becky Boesch
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Meet Jaymee Jacoby, GSE Director of Development Meet Jaymee Jacoby, GSE Director of Development
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Meet Professor Tiffany Jones Meet Professor Tiffany Jones
What practices support professionals in identifying and teaching students who have skill deficits versus those with performance deficits? Tiffany Jones explores these questions with students in her instructional methods courses at PSU.
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Meet Professor Deborah Peterson, an innovative educational leader with extensive school administrative experience Meet Professor Deborah Peterson, an innovative educational leader with extensive school administrative experience
How can schools raise academic achievement in a time of reduced funding?
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Meet Professor Olivia Murray Meet Professor Olivia Murray
How can educators counteract heterosexism in schools that reinforce gender norms and impart heteronormative values?
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Ask Professor Amy Petti Ask Professor Amy Petti
How do we prepare teacher, building and district leaders for 21st century learners?
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Meet Program Manager Kathy Lovrien Meet Program Manager Kathy Lovrien
Are you interested in areas of human services? Talk to Kathy!
Staff Member
Ask Professor Sheldon Loman Ask Professor Sheldon Loman
How do we create schools that effectively support all learners in general education environments?
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Howard Yank Meet Professor Howard Yank
How can teachers and schools best provide equity, access and rigor for all students? Howard Yank explores the variety of issues and strategies connected to academic success in challenging environments with students in his instruction and advisory roles at PSU.
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Ask Professor Karen Haley Ask Professor Karen Haley
How can student affairs professionals understand student motivations, support student growth and development, and provide necessary support services in a learning environment?
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Meet Professor B. Lynn Coupland Meet Professor B. Lynn Coupland
Ms. Coupland knows how to differentiate a student's physical, mental or emotional special need from the challenge of learning the English language.
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Meet Professor Anita Bright Meet Professor Anita Bright
How do language and culture shape school experiences? Discuss your thoughts and experiences with Dr. Anita Bright, whose research explores these ideas in the context of public school education.
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Ask Professor Randall De Pry Ask Professor Randall De Pry
How do we support children and youth with challenging behavior in school and community settings?
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Meet Program Manager Greta Krahn Meet Program Manager Greta Krahn
Interested in adding an ESL (ESOL) endorsement to your teaching license? Talk to Greta.
Staff Member
Meet Program Manager Tracy Williams-Murphy Meet Program Manager Tracy Williams-Murphy
Interested in pursuing a certificate or endorsement in special education? Talk to Tracy!
Staff Member
Meet Program Manager Julie Wolleck Meet Program Manager Julie Wolleck
Would you like to get PSU credit for courses offered through a cooperative agency? Talk to Julie Wolleck!
Staff Member
Meet Program Manager Elizabeth Snyder Meet Program Manager Elizabeth Snyder
Interested in pursuing a reading endorsement online? Talk to Elizabeth!
Staff Member
Meet Program Manager Kerry Goldstein Meet Program Manager Kerry Goldstein
Interested in incorporating service-learning into your curriculum? Kerry can tell you about our programs!
Staff Member
Meet the first graduate of the Native American Urban Teacher Program Meet the first graduate of the Native American Urban Teacher Program
What would it be like to grow up Native American in our preK-12 school system? No one would know this better than Terri Reed, the first graduate of the American Indian Urban Teacher Program (AIUTP).
Graduate Student
Ask Professor Sybil Kelley Ask Professor Sybil Kelley
How can we build a scientifically literate population necessary to address the critical problems of our times?
Faculty Member
Ask Professor Susan Carlile Ask Professor Susan Carlile
Why is leadership development important to the success of all students in our schools?
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Ask Professor Pat Burk Ask Professor Pat Burk
How does state policy impact the success of students in Oregon’s PreK-16 educational system?
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Susan Lenski Susan Lenski
Reading Up - Boosting teen literacy
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My Life My Life
Youth in Foster Care Build Successful Adult Lives
Research
Ask Professor Esperanza De La Vega Ask Professor Esperanza De La Vega
Want to know how linguistically and culturally diverse children and their families navigate the educational system in search of equity?
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Dot McElhone Meet Professor Dot McElhone
How can teachers make the most of each interaction with students around texts? How can teacher educators help teachers facilitate more powerful text-based discussions? Dr. Dot McElhone explores these questions through both her teaching and research.
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Meet Professor Janine Allen Meet Professor Janine Allen
Want to know about college student success?
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Meet Dr. David Capuzzi, Professor Emeritus Meet Dr. David Capuzzi, Professor Emeritus
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Micki Caskey Micki Caskey
In the Middle - Teaching and learning about young adolescents
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Meet Professor Heather Burns Meet Professor Heather Burns
How can postsecondary teaching and learning create authentic experiences that empower learners to create social change for sustainability? Dr. Burns explores leadership skills and organizational change with her students in sustainability courses.
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Ask Professor Julie Esparza Brown Ask Professor Julie Esparza Brown
How can you learn to differentiate between ELL students who are struggling because of second language acquisition issues or disorders?
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Ask Professor Ramin Farahmandpur Ask Professor Ramin Farahmandpur
How do social, political, economic and cultural forces shape and influence public education?
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Meet Professor Ron Narode Meet Professor Ron Narode
How do we make the student the center of math and science teaching and learning? Ask Professor Ron Narode.
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Meet Professor Tina Anctil Meet Professor Tina Anctil
What role does work and career play in adolescence and adulthood? Dr. Anctil studies the specific career development needs of people with chronic illness and disability.
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Meet Professor Nicole Rigelman Meet Professor Nicole Rigelman
How can you deepen the mathematical thinking and discourse in your classroom? Dr. Nicole Rigelman explores this question through both her teaching and her research.
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Meet Professor Helen Young Meet Professor Helen Young
Autism affects one child in 68. Where can teachers learn about effective educational practices for children with autism?
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Meet Professor Amanda Sanford Meet Professor Amanda Sanford
How do we improve literacy outcomes for a diverse range of learners? Dr. Amanda Sanford explores this question in her instructional and supervisory role at Portland State University.
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Meet Professor Andrew Job Meet Professor Andrew Job
What enhances adult learning and motivation in the classroom? Dr. Andy Job helps students learn effective tools and techniques.
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Meet Professor David Allen Meet Professor David Allen
How can young children benefit by interacting with senior citizens? Ask Professor David Allen.
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Meet Professor Leslie Munson Meet Professor Leslie Munson
How can you approach your special education career through family-centered and strengths-based models? Dr. Leslie Munson emphasizes the importance of these approaches as she prepares students to provide services to children with special needs and their families.
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Meet Professor Jason Ranker Meet Professor Jason Ranker
How can we develop literacy curriculum that is relevant to students' cultural and linguistic worlds? Dr. Jason Ranker explores these questions in his research on literacy.
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Meet Professor Samuel Henry Meet Professor Samuel Henry
Dr. Samuel Henry has taught and served in variety of roles in education and academia.
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Meet Dr. Lisa Aasheim Meet Dr. Lisa Aasheim
As an expert in supervision, Dr. Aasheim can help clinicians understand how to to keep professional boundaries while developing therapeutic relationships with clients.
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Meet Professor Russell Miars Meet Professor Russell Miars
How do counselors develop the most potent clinical and professional skills to help a variety of clients? Dr. Miars addresses these questions through his interests in clinical supervision and the development of ethical professional practice.
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Meet Dr. Hanoch Livneh Meet Dr. Hanoch Livneh
How do people cope with major life crises such as the onset of chronic illness and disability? Dr. Livneh is studying these areas and would love to hear from you about your own personal experiences.
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Learning Garden Laboratory Learning Garden Laboratory
Promoting sustainable gardening, growing food and healthy nutrition.
Community Partnership
Autism Training and Research Center Autism Training and Research Center
How do we improve the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders?
Research
Meet Professor Will Parnell Meet Professor Will Parnell
How can documenting children and teachers' learning experiences become a teacher's way of life? Ask Dr. Will Parnell, a professor in early childhood education and Pedagogical Director of Campus Early Childhood Schools.
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The Young Child as Scientist: A Constructivist Approach The Young Child as Scientist: A Constructivist Approach
Professor Christine Chaille co-authors book entitled:The Young Child as Scientist: A Constructivist Approach to Early Childhood Science Education, 3rd Edition.
Publication
The Mong Oral Tradition The Mong Oral Tradition
Dr. Yer Thao publishes his book, The Mong Oral Tradition: Cultural Memory in the Absence of Written Language.
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Project BRAILLE - USA Project BRAILLE - USA
Professor James O."Blue" Bickford in the Department of Special Education is the project director for a national distance distance learning program preparing teachers of children with blindness and visual impairments.
Resource
Meet Professor Barbara Ruben Meet Professor Barbara Ruben
What do teachers need to know to empower and engage all students to be lifelong lovers of learning? Ask Dr. Barb Ruben, assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
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Literacy Teacher Preparation:Ten Truths for Teacher Educators Literacy Teacher Preparation:Ten Truths for Teacher Educators
Professor Susan Lenski, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, co-edits literacy book entitled Literacy Teacher Preparation: Ten Truths Teacher Educators Need to Know. Co-editors include Dana L. Grisham and Linda S.Wold.
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Making the Difference:Action Research in Middle Level Education Making the Difference:Action Research in Middle Level Education
Edited by Dr. Micki M. Caskey, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Graduate School of Education, Making a Difference: Action Research in Middle Level Education, highlights action research in middle grades education.
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Effective Teacher Evaluation: A Guide For Principals Effective Teacher Evaluation: A Guide For Principals
Dr. Kenneth D. Peterson co-authors book entitled:Enrich the quality of teaching and learning in your school with meaningful teacher evaluations by Kenneth D. Peterson and Catherine A. Peterson.
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Meet Director Ruth Falco Meet Director Ruth Falco
All children, including those with special needs and disabilities, deserve inclusive and effective educational practices. Ask Professor Ruth Falco about research in the GSE that applies and develops these practices.
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Meet Professor Susan Lenski Meet Professor Susan Lenski
What do teachers need to know about literacy instruction? Ask Dr. Susan Lenski, a Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education.
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Meet Professor Swapna Mukhopadhyay Meet Professor Swapna Mukhopadhyay
What is mathematics education for? Why does school mathematics alienate so many intelligent people? Those are the questions that haunt Swapna Mukhopadhyay, who studies Critical Mathematics Education and Ethnomathematics.
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The Gender Chip Curriculum The Gender Chip Curriculum
"The Gender Chip Curriculum," designed by Dr. Samuel D. Henry and Educational Leadership doctoral student Wendi Laurence, has been web published and is available for classroom use.
Website
Meet Professor Tom Chenoweth Meet Professor Tom Chenoweth
What does a bridge have to do with educational leadership? Ask Dr. Tom Chenoweth, PhD,a scholar and educational leader committed to building bridges between the university and school practitioners.
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Meet Professor Gayle Thieman Meet Professor Gayle Thieman
Social studies is her passion, and students are her highest priority.
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Meet Professor Jacqueline B. Temple Meet Professor Jacqueline B. Temple
What if your view of holistic education encompasses the entire world? Ask Dr. Temple to share her vision of internationalizing inclusive teacher education.
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Meet Professor Dilafruz Williams Meet Professor Dilafruz Williams
Do you want to talk "politics, public education and environment?" Meet Dr. Dilafruz Williams.
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Meet Professor David Bullock Meet Professor David Bullock
How do you infuse technology in a school library program? Professor David Bullock can tell you.
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Ask Professor Christine Cress Ask Professor Christine Cress
How does campus climate effect student development outcomes and faculty productivity?
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Meet Professor Chris Borgmeier Meet Professor Chris Borgmeier
Find out how schools can implement evidence-based practices that provide safe, positive school experiences for ALL students.
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Meet Professor Micki Caskey Meet Professor Micki Caskey
"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." a quote by John Dewey summarizes Dr. Micki Caskey's view of education.
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Meet Professor Ann Fullerton Meet Professor Ann Fullerton
How many career paths are available and how many lives can you touch as a special educator? Ask Professor Ann Fullerton, Director of Research.
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Meet Professor Michael Smith Meet Professor Michael Smith
When it comes to college choice, don't forget Mom or Dad. Through his scholarship, Dr. Michael Smith reminds us that entire families, not just students travel down the road towards four-year college enrollment and graduation.
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Meet Professor Dannelle Stevens Meet Professor Dannelle Stevens
How do teachers learn and develop? Ask Professor Dannelle Stevens, who studies teachers' learning and development.
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Meet Professor Yer Thao Meet Professor Yer Thao
What can we learn from a story? Ask Dr. Thao, a scholar interested in oral tradition.
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Meet Professor Christine Chaille Meet Professor Christine Chaille
How is play related to learning? Ask Dr. Christine Chaille, a professor in early childhood education, who researches the importance of play for young children.
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Meet Professor James Bickford Meet Professor James Bickford
Visioning the needs of children who are blind and visually impaired lets one reach a zenith of creativity. Dr. Bickford coordinates the sole program in the northwest and a national distance education program that prepares teachers of blind or visually impaired children.
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Meet Professor Susan Halverson-Westerberg Meet Professor Susan Halverson-Westerberg
Seeing people as part of many different systems exponentially expands the possibilities for counseling success.
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Ask Dr. Rick Johnson, in the Counselor Education Department Ask Dr. Rick Johnson, in the Counselor Education Department
Why do people do what they do and how can counselors help people live life more effectively?
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Meet Director Cheryl Livneh Meet Director Cheryl Livneh
Do you need information about continuing professional development? Talk with Cheryl Livneh.
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