STEM Learning in the Summer Time

July 14, 2017

Fifty students from Dodge City attended portions of the MASTERS summer institute earlier this summer. 

Kansas teachers are working with students in rural parts of the state this summer to increase student learning in key areas. 

All totaled, more than 60 teachers met with 150 students in Dodge City, Fredonia, Independence, and Neodesha in late May and early June for MASTERS – Math and Science Teaching Excellence in Rural Schools. MASTERS is a nearly $200,000 grant partnering Emporia State, Pittsburg State and the Southwest Plains Regional Service Center.  

They worked with kindergarten through sixth-grade grade teachers to improve the teaching quality in STEM fields while providing an enhanced integrated curriculum for teachers’ classrooms.  

“The end goal is – as always – to increase student learning and engagement, in this case within the content of STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math,” said Dr. Matt Seimears, the project’s director and chair of Emporia State’s department of Elementary Education, Early Childhood and Special Education. “Time was scheduled for both the teachers and the students to interact with businesses to learn how what they’re teaching and learning is integral in the jobs and operations of their industry, thus furthering the connection to real world applications.” 

The project’s co-director was Dr. Karla Childs from Pittsburg State’s department of Mathematics; other Emporia State faculty involved included Dr. Tiffany Hill, Dr. Sara Schwerdtfeger, and Dr. Kelly McErnerny. 

National Teachers Hall of Fame Induction Week Begins Tuesday

June 16, 2017

Emporia is getting ready to roll out the red carpet next week for the five new inductees into The National Teachers Hall of Fame as activities are in place for the 26th induction ceremony.

2017 Distinguished Alumni Announced

June 7, 2017

Leader of an SEC athletic program. A nationally known accounting expert. Kansas Superintendent of the Year. An advocate jailed while fighting for the Americans with Disabilities Act. Founder of the Travel Channel.

Emporia State Names Four University Service Citation Honorees

June 1, 2017

Four Emporia State alumni will be honored with the 2017 Service Citation Award during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Saturday, June 3.

The Teachers College Honors Students at End-of-Year Banquet

May 5, 2017

Eighty Emporia State University students from The Teachers College and seven retiring faculty and staff members received special recognition at The Teachers College 33rd Annual Honors Banquet held the evening of May 5. Twenty-nine received outstanding student awards and 56 students were honored for achievement of a 3.8 grade point average or higher.

Second Career Closet Opens Thursday

April 11, 2017

The second of two initiatives on campus to provide professional clothing to Emporia State students will open Thursday with a ribbon cutting.

Applications Available for Kansas Future Teacher Academy

April 10, 2017

Kansas high school students interested in exploring careers that either are in education or begin with degrees in education have an extra few weeks to apply for the Kansas Future Teacher Academy. The ...

ESU to Dedicate New Flint Hills Map and Education Exhibit

April 4, 2017

Two ribbon cuttings on April 12 will dedicate new installations of the first-of-its-kind Flint Hills Tallgrass Prairie map exhibit and educational program.

Workshop on Coaching Education Offered

March 15, 2017

Helping make a difference in lives and optimizing performance. How do you handle this at any level of coaching? Emporia State will host two speakers in a workshop for coaches, athletic directors, recreation directors, and administrators this spring for a one-day coaching education experience addressing this goal.

2017 Class of Kansas Master Teachers Announced

February 28, 2017

The 2017 Kansas Master Teachers represent more than 140 years of classroom experience.

Figure from Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood Speaking at Emporia State

February 24, 2017

Homemade puppets. DIY Flowerpots. Wigs made of various materials. Paintings made with straws. These projects were that the “Art Lady” on television’s Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood showed children – and adults – how to create.

Legacy Gifts to Support Scholarships in The Teachers College

February 17, 2017

Planned gifts from two Hornet alumnae — Mildred Caldwell (BSE 61 – Speech, Psychology) and Coleen Thebo (BSE 64 – English) — will continue to give education majors in The Teachers College the opportunity to chase their dreams through scholarships. Caldwell’s gift establishes the Mildred L. Caldwell Donor Advised Fund, and Thebo’s gift benefits the recently established Roger G. and Colleen D. Thebo Scholarship.



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