College of Education & Human Services
Authors Visit Summer Literacy Institute
The 11th annual Summer Literacy Institute "Inquiry to Make Connections," sponsored by the Reading, Literacy, & Learning and School Librarianship graduate programs, was held July 17-18, 2014. The 130+ participants learned all about reading comprehension and questioning strategies from national literacy expert Doug Buehl, were delighted by award-winning author and illustrator Henry Cole’s banquet presentation, and enjoyed hearing four regional authors—L. M. Elliott, Meg Medina, A. B. Westrick, and Jason Wright—discuss their writing craft. Twenty-four concurrent sessions rounded out the Institute program. In addition to current Longwood graduate students, participants included administrators, classroom teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, and librarians from all across Virginia.
Tamara Bird Jones Outstanding Student Teacher Award
On May 1, 2014, Katie Harris was presented the Tamara Bird Jones Outstanding Student Teacher Award. The cash award was established by Mike Jones to honor his wife, Tamara Bird Jones, class of 1981, who is completing 30 years as a passionate educator and student advocate in Chesterfield and Henrico Counties. The award recognizes excellence in student teaching and is given to a graduating senior who has shown superior potential for excellence in the teaching profession. Ms. Harris attended the ceremony via SKYPE and has appeared as a Mystery Guest Reader at Springfield Park Elementary School where Mrs. Jones is the principal.
Scholarships Awarded for 2014-2015
Almost $100,000 was awarded to 30 students for the upcoming academic year. Dean Paul Chapman is featured above presenting the Lady Boggs Walton Scholarship to Cedric Hawkes. Mr. Hawkes is a member of Longwood’s Call Me MISTER program and is also featured with the Director, Maurice Carter. Dean Chapman is presenting the Lady Boggs Walton Scholarship to Deirdre Bates in the photo below. More scholaship information and criteria can be found by clicking here.
Departments & Programs
- Education and Special Education
- Health, Athletic Training, Recreation & Kinesiology
- Social Work and Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Speech Language Pathology Online
- Call Me Mister
Centers & Services
- Office of Professional Services
- Infant & Toddler Connection
- Institute for Teaching through Technology & Innovative Practices
- Speech, Hearing, and Learning Services
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