Archive for 2013

Dr. Sidonia Alenuma-Nimoh presents at the 23rd annual NAME conference

  Dr. Sidonia Alenuma-Nimoh presents at the 23rd annual NAME (National Association for Multicultural Education) international conference in Oakland CA, on November 7, 2013. The title of her presentation is Embracing the light and re/visioning multicultural education from a Ghanaian-American perspective. The abstract is as follows:   “A perspective that requires the re-visioning of multicultural […]

Graduation 2013

Education majors from the class of 2013 gather on the steps of Old Main for a final photo.

Dr. Daniel Moos elected as the Jr. Chair for the SSRL Special Interest Group

I am honored to have been elected to serve as the Junior Chair for the SSRL Special Interest Group (SIG). SIGs support the mission of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The mission of the Studying and Self-Regulated (SSRL) SIG is to pomote “the development of theory and research in academic studying and self-regulated learning across […]

Chemistry in EDU 247

    EDU 247 (Science for Elementary Educators II) is a content-based interdisciplinary science course with a focus on chemistry, earth and space science. For the first three weeks of the spring 2013 semester 27 elementary education majors learned about periodicity, chemical reactions, water chemistry, and pH with Assistant Professor of Chemistry Amanda Nienow.  In […]

Minnesota Conference on Science Education (MnCOSE)

Twelve science methods students attended the Minnesota Science Teacher Association Conference on Science Education in Duluth on Friday, February 22, 2013. Teacher candidates were able to participate in a number of break out sessions including: Is it science or Magic; Dragonflies; Outdoor Learning; Engineering with Puff Mobiles and Bird Feeders, and Assessment in science among […]

Learning to teach mathematics

EDU 373 (Elementary Mathematics Methods and Materials) features many opportunities to peer teach mini lessons in math following activities that are outlined by Marilyn Burns and AIMS. In the activity below, students are comparing the measurements of their arm span to their height to determine if they are a square, a long or a wide […]

Teaching with the Giant Map of Africa

This semester’s elementary Social Studies methods group jumped right into teaching! For our first day of class, we helped second grade students from St. Peter’s South Elementary explore National Geographic’s Giant Map of Africa. In this activity, we asked students to estimate whether Africa is longer north-south or east-west. Then the second grade students used […]

Dr. Moos publishes with Christopher Stewart (’10)

Dr. Daniel Moos co-authored a chapter in International Handbook of Metacognition and Learning Technologies with Christopher Stewart, a Secondary Education graduate from Gustavus Adolphus College (’10). This book, published by Springer Science, includes two volumes dedicated to metacognition and self-regulation within the context of technology designed for learning, performance, and training. Our chapter outlines the […]

Journal Publication by Dr. Alenuma-Nimoh

Dr. Alenuma-Nimoh’s article, Taking Multicultural Education to the Next Level: An Intoduction to Differentiated-Multicultural Instruction,  was published in the October 2012, Volume 8, Number 1 issue of the Journal of Multiculturalism in Education. This is a peer-reviewed journal. Dr. Alenuma-Nimoh’s article can be found here.   Abstract: Although there has been a great deal of […]

Casey Dowling ’14

Position: Publicity, SEA Hometown: Ely, MN I am from Ely, MN and am a Junior Elementary Education Major. I love being part of SEA because the people are wonderful and we do really beneficial activities. We have had principal panels, speakers, and also just fun social events. SEA is a great way to get involved and […]