Dr. Sherri Theaker, Angie Wood, Dr. Temple Grandin and Bethany College teacher candidates enrolled in Special Ed courses at the “Autism and Aspergers Syndrome Conference” in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Sherri Theaker, Angie Wood, Dr. Temple Grandin and Bethany College teacher candidates enrolled in Special Ed courses at the “Autism and Aspergers Syndrome Conference” in Pittsburgh.


Education

Angela Icard, Assistant Professor of Reading Education, will present a session titled "Common Core Standards:  A Moving Experience" at the West Virginia Reading Association's 57th Annual Conference and at the Early Childhood Celebrating Connections Conference. The presentation will address effective research-based lessons that integrate action-based learning and support the development of literacy.

Professor Icard is also a contributing writer for the Ohio Valley Parenting Magazine. Her most recent submission, "Read, Read, Read" was featured in the Education section of the Wheeling News-Register on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. She will also serve as the advisor of the Alpha Beta Tau Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (honors education).

Dr. Sherri Theaker, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Education, along with CATE (Career and Technology Education) coordinator and teacher candidates enrolled in special education courses, attended the “Autism and Aspergers Syndrome Conference” in Pittsburgh on Sept. 7, 2012.

Speakers included Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. James Ball and Britt Collins.  Pictured above are Bethany's teacher candidates, Dr. Sherri Theaker, Angie Wood and Dr. Temple Grandin. Dr. Temple Grandin has served as inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. Participants for this conference learned a multitude of strategies for working with children and families affected by autism.

 

History and Political Science

Dr. Gary Kappel, Professor of History, with the help of Becky Rose, Director of Communications, has created a blog to chronicle his experiences this fall as a visiting professor at Harlaxton College in Lincolnshire, UK. Follow his activities at http://bethanyglobal.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/welcome-bloggers-ok-i-know-i-said-i.html

Kappel has already posted a number of entries about the manor house where the college is located, which served as headquarters of the British First Airborne for part of WWII, a welcoming service at St. Mary and Peter Church in Harlaxton, a building that dates from the 14th century  and a trip to "Dirty Duck" pub some few miles distant from the manor along an old 18th century canal towpath.

The site will remain active after Gary's return so that other Bethanians who are travelling and studying abroad can share their own experiences with the Bethany community.

 

Communications and Media Arts

M.E. Yancosek Gamble, Chair of the Department of Communications and Media Arts, was published in the Summer 2012 education edition of West Virginia Executive magazine. Her article, "Teacher-Friendly Technology," offered strategies for using digital tools in classrooms, such as smartboards, smartphone applications, iPads, and social media.

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