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.”
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]