Education News: Academic Year 2014-2015

Twin sisters making impact in Briggs classrooms

Twin NSU education alumni, Allison Dillard and Arden Sampson, share their perspectives after 25 years of teaching. The sisters reflect on how their upbringing influenced their values as teachers and their hopes for making an impact on their students' learning experience. Dillard and Sampson consider the importance of a parent's involvement in a child's education, and offer advice on how to balance common school-related issues.

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Twin sisters making impact in Briggs classrooms - tahlequahdailypress.com

NSU: Job Fair for prospective teachers Potential teachers, school districts seek matches at NSU job fair

The Teachers Job Fair at NSU Broken Arrow connects education students who are expecting to graduate soon with schools, district representatives, recruiters, and cooperatives. Students can schedule interviews with prospective employers during this event. Many schools are willing to hire candidates "on the spot" if they are a good match. Employers from Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas especially seek out special education, secondary math, and secondary science teachers.

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Potential teachers, school districts seek matches at NSU job fair - tulsaworld.com

NSU, CASC partner to offer 4-year degrees in Elementary Ed and Special Ed

Beginning in the fall of 2015 Northeastern State University will begin offering potential teachers wishing to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education or Special Education the opportunity to complete their degrees at the campuses of Carl Albert State College (CASC) in either a full-time or part-time format.

Plans for the partnership began in the summer of 2014 after NSU’s Transfers & Parent Programs Coordinator brought to the Education department’s attention that there was a strong need for teachers in the Sallisaw and Poteau areas. Although the idea was discussed several years ago, the Education department now believes that the technology, through the use of Blackboard Collaborate, and the willingness of dedicated faculty members, will allow for the program to run successfully.

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Dr. Allyson Watson, COE Endowed Chair, Honored with Pinnacle Award

Dr. Allyson Watson, endowed chair for Urban Education, Outreach and Research in the College of Education at Northeastern State University, was one of seven women who received the 2015 Pinnacle Award from the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women, Wednesday at Tulsa’s City Hall.

In The News

NSU Endowed Chair honored with Pinnacle Award - nsuok.edu

NSU COLLEGE OF EDUCATION FACULTY MEMBER AND STUDENT RECEIVE DAVINCI INSTITUTE AWARD

COE Associate Professor and director of the Reading Clinic on the Broken Arrow Campus, Dr. Stephan Sargent, and Elementary Education major, David Dotson, were honored at the DaVinci Institute award banquet, March 27, 2015. The institute recognizes outstanding creativity in higher education.

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NSU College of Education represented at DaVinci Institute awards banquet - nsuok.edu

National Teacher of the Year Speaks at the COE Celebration of Teaching Event

National Teacher of the Year, Sean McComb, spoke to high school students at NSU's College of Education Celebration of Teaching Event, March 3, 2015, at NSU.  Oklahoma's Teacher of the Year, Jason Proctor, (math teacher at Tahlequah High School) also hosted a panel with other top teachers--Tonya Boyle, 5th grade teacher at H. Cecil Rhoades Elementary School, Broken Arrow (2015 OKTOY finalist); Lezlie Gilbert, 2nd grade teacher at Heritage Elementary School, Tahlequah (2016 Heritage Elementary TOY); Shawn Sheehan, special education teacher at Norman High School (2016 Norman HS TOY); and Diane Walker, history teacher at Muskogee High School (2015 OKTOY finalist).

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Top teacher speaks to high school students at NSU - muskogeephoenix.com

NSU Hosting State VEX Robotics Competition March 7, 2015

On March 7, at the NSU Event Center more than 300 elementary, middle and high school VEX Robotics students and mentors from around the state of Oklahoma will be competing in the Oklahoma VEX State Championship.

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NSU to host state VEX robotics competition – Mar. 7 - nsuok.edu

Young Innovators Gear Up for Local VEX Robotics Competition at NSU

More than 300 leading middle and high school VEX Robotics students and mentors from around the state of Oklahoma will unite at the NSU March 7, 2015, at the NSU Event Center for the 2014 for the VEX Oklahoma State Championship.

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Young Innovators Gear Up For State Vex Robotics Competition - nsuok.edu

Psychology & Counseling Newsletter

NSU Robo hawks Qualify for World Competition

Congratulations to the NSU1 RoboHawks Team who traveled to League City, Texas, on 2/21/15, for a regional robotics competition. They placed first and are now qualified for the World Championship.

Rankings:

#1 NSU1 RoboHawks Northeastern State University 6-0-0 (12/37)

#2 HEAT Synergistic STEM Outreach Center Houston ENT 5-1-0 (10/46)

#3 OWLS Rice University 4-2-0 (8/30)

#4 GATR University of Florida 4-2-0 (8/19)

#5 CELTS University of St. Thomas 2-4-0 (4/26)

#6 RUT University of Texas Austin 2-4-0 (4/1)

#7 UHCGS University of Houston 1-5-0 (2/23)

#8 TXMX TexMex Robotics BONBOTZ-U 0-6-0 (0/0)

In The News

NSU RoboHawks bring home championship title from Robot Jubilee - nsuok.edu

The CLARION Newsletter Summer 2015

Inside This Issue:

  • Teaching for Inspiration: Celebration of Teaching
  • The Educator’s Desk: From the Classroom to the Court!
  • Spring 2015 Student & Faculty Spotlight
  • 3rd Annual SNAG Golf Fundraiser Save the Date
  • Alumni Spotlight
  • Bon Voyage Dr. Geise
  • Photo Gallery

The College Clarion Summer 2015 Newsletter (pdf)

NSU & Carl Albert State College Host Information Session

Beginning in the fall of 2015 Northeastern State University will begin offering potential teachers wishing to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education or Special Education the opportunity to complete their degrees at the campuses of Carl Albert State College (CASC) in either a full-time or part-time format.

To kick-start enrollment in the program, on April 6, NSU and CASC will be hosting an introductory information session on the Sallisaw CASC campus for students who plan to pursue either of the degree programs or would like more information. The event will take place at 5:00 p.m. in the Delores O’Guin Mitchell Library, and representatives from admissions, financial aid, academic advising and the College of Education will be available to assist and answer questions.

For more information regarding these academic programs, please call Dr. Tritschler at 918-444-3710 or email her at tritschl@nsuok.edu or Suzanne Myers at 918-444-2137 or myers@nsuok.edu.

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NSU, Carl Albert State College host information session for Elementary and Special Education degrees - nsuok.edu