ISEA (Interdisciplinary Secondary Education Alliance) Meeting
September 27, 2017
Visser Hall, Rm 126
SSIOP (industrial/organizational psychology) meeting
September 28, 2017
Visser Hall, Rm 343
September 29, 2017
1701 Morse Drive, Visser Hall, Rm 125B
KS Masonic Literacy Center: Mobilizing Literacy at the Zoo
September 29, 2017
David Traylor Zoo, Emporia, KS
News from The Teachers College
ESU Earns National Accolades
Emporia State University is the only public university in Kansas to have earned national recognition as a College of Distinction, an honor for universities demonstrating ...Read More
Kansas Literacy Week Proclaimed by Governor
Elementary students who reach grade-level reading proficiency by the end of third grade are four times more likely to graduate high school. Currently, one-third of fourth graders ...Read More
STEM Learning in the Summer Time
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 ...Read More
From September 15, 2015 WIBW, "Emporia State celebrates their new Art Therapy facility and program birthday"
From September 13, 2015 Topeka Capital-Journal, "Washburn Rural, Silver Lake, Cair Paravel students score well on ACT test"
James Persinger, interim chairman of the department of psychology in the Teachers College at Emporia State University, says ACT scores are helpful for gauging a teenager’s academic preparedness for college.
But, Persinger cautioned, the scores don’t fully correlate with college success — meaning, for example, that a student with a low score can do better in college than a student with a high score — nor have the scores been shown to measure teacher or school quality.
From June 8, 2015, Bright, medium.com's publication about innovation in education, "Treating Student Teachers Like Doctors-In-Training"
Instead of one semester of student teaching, which is common at many teacher preparation programs, students at Emporia State complete a full year of student teaching at partner school districts across the state. Students are strategically matched with “mentor teachers” to ensure a good fit — a shy student would, for example, be matched with a mentor who has had success helping student teachers overcome classroom stage fright. Mentor teachers and principals are trained on how to supervise student teachers.