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Chandler-Olcott, Haddix honored with Divergent Awards for writing and advocacy

Marcelle Haddix and Kelly Chandler-Olcott, faculty in the department of reading and language arts, were both honored with 2021 Divergent Awards by the Initiative for 21st Century Literacies Research. Marcelle Haddix, Dean’s professor, is a recipient of The Divergent Award for Excellence in Literacy Advocacy. This award recognizes the indelible contributions of educators and scholars...
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Dean Masingila discusses extended remote learning with WSYR

Dean Joanna Masingila spoke to Syracuse’s WSYR NewsChannel 9 on “How students learn virtually now that distance learning is the rule the rest of the academic year.” On Friday, May 1, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced all K-12 schools and colleges in the state would continue to provide distance learning through the end of...
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Kristen Konkol on Flourishing as an Athlete During COVID-19

Kristen Konkol, assistant professor of exercise science and I-MOVE coordinator, wrote an article on “Keeping Your Drive: Flourishing as an Athlete During COVID-19” for the Chopra Center. A canceled season, club, or activity does not need to lead to a canceled identity as an athlete or active individual. Athletes and active individuals can experience a...
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Prof. Tiffany Kozalka talks student learning while social distancing.

Tiffany A. Koszalka, professor of instructional design, development and evaluation, talked with Jennifer Sanders and Dan Cummings of WSYR News Channel 9 in Syracuse about how families can support students learning at home while schools are closed and communities are social distancing. Her tips included: Set and schedule or routine for the day, but be...
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Beth Myers speaks to NBC News about the ADA’s 30th Anniversary

Assistant professor Beth Myers spoke to NBC News about the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the progress made, and the work still to be done. The ADA was landmark civil rights legislation when passed in 1990, prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life, including education, employment,...
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USASMA Fellow shares online IDD&E experience

U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Fellows shared their experiences with the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence, where fellows can earn a master’s degree in instructional design, development and evaluation through the program’s fully online format. Graduates of the fellowship often go on to teach in the Sergeants Major Course at Fort Bliss, Texas. Sgt. Maj....
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Hussain G’10 appointed vice president at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Congratulations! Khuram Hussain G’10 has been named vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. He previously served as dean of Hobart College and associate professor of education the Colleges. Hussain received his Ph.D. in cultural foundations of education, and spoke at a recent CFE colloquia on...
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Justine Hastings ’21 named 2020 Unsung Hero

Justine Hastings ’21, an English education undergraduate student, has been named a 2020 Unsung Hero Award winner by the 35th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee. She will be honored along with four other Unsung Heroes at the Celebration on Sunday, January 26. The awards are bestowed annually on people who, in...
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Chandler-Olcott Looks at “What’s Strong, Not What’s Wrong”

Kelly Chandler-Olcott, professor of reading and language arts, shared her thoughts on highlighting student assets over deficits with Education Week. This week’s question was “What can teachers do to help highlight student assets and not their deficits? In other words, what can teachers do to help create that mindset for themselves when they look at students...
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InclusiveU’s Harry Dydo is Right Where He Belongs #BeOrange

Harry is a Syracuse University senior, and like his peers, he’s looking forward to what lies ahead: graduation, getting a job, owning a home and getting married to his girlfriend, Gabby. He was born with Down syndrome, and despite the obstacles in his path, has fully embraced life. The highlight so far has been the...
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