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Sweet Briar and LC move forward on STEM project

Sweet Briar and LC move forward on STEM project

| June 5, 2012

Sweet Briar and Lynchburg College will hold a STEM conference at Lynchburg College June 13-15. Participating teachers will present results from the colleges’ shared curriculum development project, “Central Virginia Collaborative for Developing STEM Lessons to Improve Learning in Grades 4 and 5.”

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Sweet Briar students explore teaching at R.S. Payne

Sweet Briar students explore teaching at R.S. Payne

| June 1, 2012

At Sweet Briar, internships are a vital part of the academic experience. For the past few weeks, rising seniors Alyssa Berkeley and Jessica Murphy have been teaching at Lynchburg’s Gifted Opportunities Center at R.S. Payne Elementary School.

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Tusculum conference highlights War of 1812

Tusculum conference highlights War of 1812

| May 29, 2012

The Tusculum Institute at Sweet Briar College will host its fourth “Teaching with Historic Places” conference from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Registration must be received by June 5.

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SBC Teacher Educator to Speak at Texas Conference

SBC Teacher Educator to Speak at Texas Conference

| February 7, 2012

Jeff Frank, assistant professor of education at Sweet Briar, will speak at the annual Association of Teacher Educators meeting in San Antonio, Texas, on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Based on his paper “Creating a Global Community of Learners: Teachers—Alone—Are Not Enough,” Frank’s presentation argues against the vision of teaching popularized by the recent documentary “Waiting for [...]

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DOE Fund Leads to STEM Development Grant for Local Schools

| January 28, 2012

The Toshiba America Foundation has announced that it will sponsor a local K-12 school project undertaken by school divisions in Bedford, Appomattox and Campbell County in collaboration with area colleges. “Toy Race Cars, Magnets and Copper Coils” will receive $909 to fund equipment needed to implement a lesson plan created through a grant-funded partnership among [...]

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Raconteur for Education’s Digital Age to Speak

Raconteur for Education’s Digital Age to Speak

| October 4, 2011

Bryan Alexander, senior fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education, known as NITLE, will present “The New Digital Storytelling: Narratives for Education,” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 in the 1948 Theater at the Sweet Briar College Fitness and Athletics Center. Alexander, an expert in applying current and emerging technologies to enhance [...]

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College Recognized for Impact on STEM Education

| May 11, 2011

Sweet Briar College’s teacher education program, Inquiry Approaches to STEM: Professional Development for Grade 3-8 Teachers, has received a 2011 “Programs that Work” award from the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition. Professors Jill Granger and Tim Loboschefski attended a dinner at the Virginia Museum of Science and Technology on May 10 to receive the honor. [...]

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Education Department Receives $20K for Teaching with Technology

| May 7, 2011

Sweet Briar College has received a $20,000 grant from Verizon Foundation through a program of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges to fund a teacher education program designed to integrate technology into K-12 classrooms. During the two-year pilot, faculty members in the education department will work with students in Sweet Briar’s teacher education program. The [...]

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Colleges Team Up to Land Va. DOE Funds for STEM Development in Local Schools

| March 9, 2011

Sweet Briar College has received a Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant from the Virginia Department of Education for $199,502 for a collaborative grade school curriculum development project. The partners are Lynchburg College’s graduate studies office and its Donovan Media Development Center, public schools in Lynchburg and Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford and Campbell counties, and Holy Cross [...]

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Alouf Leads Education Association

| February 22, 2011

Jim Alouf, Sweet Briar professor of education and director of the College’s master’s in teaching and education programs, was recognized as the new president of the Association of Teacher Educators at the organization’s annual meeting on Feb. 16. He will serve during the 2011-2012 term. Jonathan Green, dean of the College, and his wife, Lynn [...]

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