I PROMISE School celebrates its grand opening
Faculty, staff, students, and a very special kangaroo from The University of Akron joined the festivities as the I PROMISE School officially opened its doors. The I PROMISE School is a public school in the Akron Public School District and is a partnership between APS and the LeBron James Family Foundation.
Local teachers prepare to teach fiscal responsibility in the classroom
“This was, hands down, one of the best professional development experiences I’ve participated in, and I feel prepared to teach my high school students about the national debt and federal deficit,” said Vikki Dahl, social studies teacher and department chair at Field High School. Ms. Dahl was one of thirty teachers from across Ohio selected from an applicant pool of over 100 to participate in the 2018 Understanding Fiscal Responsibility Teacher Institute organized by the H.K. Barker Center for Economic Education.
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You can earn college credit while mentoring middle school students in Akron Public Schools.
College of Education earns reaccreditation, mark of ‘national excellence’
After rigorous review, our College of Education is being recognized for “national excellence” by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), earning its reaccreditation.
Window on the World: Education major learns lesson on gratitude in Haiti
Joanna Cardarelli saw firsthand how education can change and shape people’s lives during a service and teaching trip to Haiti with other UA students.
Seed, soil and soul: Education major discovers the power of potential
On a service and learning trip to Haiti, education major Joe Paolucci saw how important it is to find ways to nourish the seed of potential in all students.
Can you dance with a chandelier?
The assignment for Jessica Doughty and her fellow students in choreography class was to scout locations on campus they thought would be ideal for staging dances they had yet to create.
Doughty didn’t hesitate.
For the modern dance she envisioned, the perfect setting in which to perform would be under the “Flux Chandelier,” an interactive sculpture in Zook Hall, home to the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education. Composed of clustered, interactive LED tubes that hang at varying heights, the sculpture produces an ever-changing range of colors in response to movement from below.
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