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  • RLL Students Attend George Graham Lecture

    Snow students Row 1: Sara Peters and Emily Swale Row 2: Dr. Wendy Snow and author Dr. Marcia Invernizzi Row 3: Dr. Angelica Blanchette, Alyssa Cardwell and Alexa Russell Row 4: Alexis Drewer and Emily Duke

    Reading, Literacy, and Learning (RLL) graduate students had an opportunity to attend the George Graham Lecture at the University of Virginia. Educators and administrators from across the state gathered to hear Dr. Daniel Willingham as he shared his cross-disciplinary insights on reading comprehension and motivation. He presented results from recent work with one of our own adjunct professors, Gail Lovette. Their study confirms that initial comprehension strategy instruction yields benefits; however prolonged strategy instruction has little effect on student comprehension beyond those initial gains (Willingham & Lovette, 2014). After the lecture, the students met Henderson Professor of Education, Dr. Marcia Invernizzi, and other professionals in the field.  They also toured UVA’s Central Grounds, Edgar Allan Poe’s room, and Jefferson’s Rotunda.

  • Keeping Little Eagles Warm

    Hark coat delivery L to R: Karlie Schauer, David Van, Ashley Brown (President) Erica Mawyer, Staci Guillemin

    PHETE First members coordinated a coat drive for Prince Edward Elementary school students. The Longwood community generously donated 63 new coats (and counting). PHETE First is the professional organization for health and physical education majors. It is an organization designed to support, encourage, and provide professional opportunities and experiences; to promote professional growth and understanding; and to encourage participation in professional activities at the local, state, and national levels. 

  • Students Map Cumberland Elementary School

    hark map cumberland elementary Students stand in front of the newly-painted map at Cumberland Elementary School.

    Since 2013, Health and Physical Education majors and members of the Phi Epsilon Kappa (Honor fraternity) have partnered with the Farmville Sherwin Williams store to paint world and US maps at area schools. The groups have completed ten maps at seven schools throughout five area counties. Cumberland Elementary School was the latest recipient of the maps. Painters for the Cumberland maps were Health and Physical Education majors and the project was completed in two afternoons. Dr. Vonnie Colvin is the faculty advisor. To enjoy more photos, click here.


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