Chris Brownell will help public school teachers learn while he earns a doctorate.
The FPU Board of Trustees granted Brownell, a member of the mathematics education faculty since 2000, a leave of absence at its June 10-11 meetings so he can be part of the TEAMES (Teachers Employing Applied Mathematics to Engage Students) grant at Claremont Graduate University.
Special attention and structure can give struggling students the edge they need to be successful in the classroom, educators were told at a conference hosted by FPU. Nearly 250 teachers and administrators attended “Putting RtI2 into Practice: Response to Instruction and Intervention with a Focus on Writing” May 12 -13 in Steinert Campus Center on the main campus.
The May 11 Teacher Education Celebration honored 128 FPU students who earned teacher credentials in 2010-2011. Speakers included Teacher Education Program Director Linda Hoff, pictured, and Provost Steve Varvis.
Supporting students with strategic help in their regular classrooms is the goal of “Putting RtI2 into Practice: Response to Intervention and Instruction with a Focus on Writing,” May 12-13, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Special Events Center on the main campus.
Sign up for early bird registration by May 2 and pay $100 for the two-day workshop, refreshments, lunch both days and the Vendor Faire. Regular registration is $150. Register and get more information at fresno.edu/rticonference.
More than 20 schools and school districts and 130 teachers attended FPU’s Teacher Education Job Fair March 17 in the Special Events Center on the main campus. Organizers were pleased with the turnout, which included 20 public school districts, two charter high schools and one private Christian school.
School is an experience with society that shapes the rest of a child’s life. Peter Kopriva, professor in special education and early childhood development, looks at ways to help children adjust that pay off beyond the classroom.