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Austin Peay State University’s Eriksson College of Education sends students, professors to China for the summer

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this summer, Amanda Crumb opened an innocent-looking email promoting a free trip to China. The information seemed legitimate, but the promise of a hassle-free, all expenses paid trip caused her to hesitate. Was this one of those email phishing scams?

An Austin Peay State University professor and two APSU students taught at a summer school in China this July. (APSU)

An Austin Peay State University professor and two APSU students taught at a summer school in China this July. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University Eriksson College of Education welcomes delegation of Chinese teachers

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For nearly 90 years, Austin Peay State University (APSU) has provided professional development training for local teachers, but in late February, the Eriksson College of Education expanded its services well beyond the Middle Tennessee region.

On Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 a delegation of 15 preschool and kindergarten teachers and administrators from Beijing, China, arrived on campus for a special, week-long training symposium.

Chinese teachers delegation visits Austin Peay State University.

Chinese teachers delegation visits Austin Peay State University.

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Austin Peay State University College of Education looks at China for potential students

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Benita Bruster’s cell phone pings all day with messages from WeChat—a popular Chinese social media app.

The Austin Peay State University professor and chair of the APSU Department of Teaching and Learning within the Eriksson College of Education downloaded the app earlier this summer, while on a recruiting trip to China, and now whenever she picks up her phone, she learns of another potential international student eager to study at APSU.

APSU professor Dr. Benita Bruster recruiting trip to China.

APSU professor Dr. Benita Bruster recruiting trip to China.

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Five APSU Professors Honored with Annual Socrates Award

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Five Austin Peay State University professors have been singled out by their students and peers as exceptional teachers this year, earning them one of the University’s top distinctions for tenure-track faculty members.

Michelle Rogers, biology instructor, Christina Chester-Fangman, assistant professor of library administration, Dr. Benita Bruster, assistant professor of teaching and learning, Dr. David Nelson, assistant professor of history, and Dr.Mercy Cannon, assistant professor of English, were named this year’s Socrates Award winners, an honor bestowed by APSU annually to teachers who have excelled in motivating and inspiring their students. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU to celebrate grand opening of new STEM Center in Claxton

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will have a grand opening celebration and name dedication of the new STEM Center in the College of Education.

The event will begin at 11:00am, Thursday, October 14th in the Claxton Building, Room 104. The public is invited to attend.

The new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Center was created with the help of $476,000 in federal funding received in early 2010, designed to provide state-of-the art science and mathematics instruction to K-8 preservice teachers and professional development workshops and courses for elementary and middle school teachers. «Read the rest of this article»

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Federal award helps APSU improve K-8 science and math education throughout the area

 

Austin Peay State University LogoThe Austin Peay State University College of Education recently received $476,000 in federal funding to provide state-of-the art science and mathematics instruction to K-8 preservice teachers and professional development workshops and courses for elementary and middle school teachers.

“We are very excited about this award,” APSU President Tim Hall said. “It reinforces the University’s historic strength as a place where teachers learn to teach. It also recognizes the University’s increasing prominence in the area of undergraduate science and math education.”

The congressional award was the result of two years of lobbying to improve science and math education for preservice teachers. The award was the result of the support of Congressman John Tanner of Tennessee’s 8th District.

“This is the largest award the College of Education has ever received. We are very grateful to Congressman Tanner for his support,” Dr. Carlette Hardin, interim dean of the College of Education, said. “This funding allows us to provide the very best instruction for our students.” «Read the rest of this article»

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