Offering programs to improve social skills and enhance emotional well-being may have far-reaching effects for elementary students, including better academic performance and even improved job opportunities. A brief prepared by Penn State's Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center outlines some of these programs and reviews studies that have explored the effects of social and emotional well-being programs on students.
Blue-White Weekend attendees and the general public are invited to the Penn State Blue-White Science Expo, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the HUB. The expo offers the community a chance to show their support for research while learning about the newest work from 17 of Penn State’s research faculty. A complete schedule and registration form for tickets is available at http://research.psu.edu/expo.
Last semester, twenty Boy Scouts from Annapolis, Maryland, had the opportunity to see firsthand what a major in Biobehavioral Health entails, from hands-on activities to lab tours.
Penn State’s Center for Childhood Obesity Research has received additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) funding and will expand its nutrition program to reach more children and their families in underserved populations.
NUTR 456 class, as part of field work, host community nutrition education fair on Nov. 29 at Ferguson Township Elementary School for CEEL - the after school program- for about 55 elementary aged children. The NUTR 456 students used interactive games and booths to engage the children in healthy eating and nutrition.
The Penn State Berks Elementary and Early Childhood Education degree program will host more than 50 fifth-graders from Reading School District’s Glenside Elementary School for a full day of learning, excitement and fun from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.
The College of Health and Human Development recently honored a number of faculty members with the Teaching Excellence Award in recognition of their outstanding instruction and dedication to undergraduate education.
Like most teachers, Schreyer Honors College alumnus Kyle O’Donnell starts his day by gathering with his students at 8 a.m. For O’Donnell, however, “homeroom” is held on the deck of the 200-foot tall ship that he calls both his home and his workplace.
John Diamond, associate professor of education at University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be speaking about the systematic inequality that persists in schools and the effect it has on students' opportunities. His speech will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 11, in the Lewis Katz Auditorium in the Law School on the University Park campus of Penn State.
America’s future teachers, counselors and education administrators will be hosting a multimedia poster exhibition to display issues of discrimination in American schools from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, July 17, in the Krause Innovation Studio.
The Sacred Valley Project, founded in 2009, began in Peru in a small village where education, especially for girls, was difficult to attain because of economic and safety issues. To help change that, Penn State College of Education doctoral student Joseph Levitan and his colleagues created a comprehensive, culturally responsive educational approach, which included on-site living, to cater to the cultural and developmental challenges facing each student.
Penn State Lehigh Valley will host diverse speakers on three occasions this fall as part of its annual Faculty Invitational Lecture Series. Topics include observations from an ion composition experiment, globalizing teaching strategies and a performance event on Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart.” All events are free and open to the public.
A new study-abroad course in Ireland, which focuses on disability and is the University's only study-abroad course of its kind, starts in June 2015.
Packaging was torn apart, buckets were filled and the scent of Pine Sol filled the air as students from Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Kappa Delta Pi and members of the Human Services Club began to prep the interior of one of the Sixth Street Shelter’s old shelter apartments in Allentown on Sept. 26.
The Rock Ethics Institute is implementing a range of ethics education initiatives for children, graduate students, researchers and professionals in 2014-15 as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting ethics education at Penn State and beyond. Initiatives include weekly discussions with local kindergarten classes.