Education Students Share Research and Hear from Expert, April 26

Marty Abbott '72

Marty Abbott ‘72, executive director for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), will serve as the keynote speaker at the University of Mary Washington’s fourth annual Educator-In-Residence event on Saturday, April 26. … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts Fourth Annual EdTech Conference, March 14

The fourth annual EdTech conference, held at UMW's Stafford campus, will gather teachers and technology specialists from across the region.

The University of Mary Washington will host the fourth annual EdTech Conference, supported by the College of Education, on Friday, March 14 at UMW’s Stafford campus. … [Read more...]

Literacy Symposium Attracts Participants Statewide

Patty Breland, reading specialist at Kate Waller Barrett Elementary Schools takes notes during a breakout session at the 4th Annual Literacy Leaders Symposium.

Nearly 150 literacy leaders came together Oct. 10 for the fourth Annual Literacy Leadership Symposium at the University of Mary Washington Stafford campus. … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts Annual Literacy Symposium, Oct. 10

Area educators will learn classroom strategies and leadership techniques at the fourth annual Literacy Leaders Symposium at UMW.

The University of Mary Washington College of Education and Stafford County Public Schools will co-host the fourth annual Literacy Leadership Symposium: Reaching All Learners on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

Educator Bill Bosher Addresses Master’s Candidates, May 10

Public Policy Expert Bill Bosher addressed master's candidates at the William M Anderson Center.

Dr. William “Bill” Cleveland Bosher Jr., public policy expert and former Virginia superintendent of education, urged University of Mary Washington graduates to hold onto their passion and enthusiasm as they continue in their future paths. Bosher spoke at the University of Mary Washington’s graduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10. “I would say to those of you today with new skills and new knowledge: the day that you cease to be excited about young people, I don’t want you teaching mine,” Bosher said. “The day that you cease to be excited about your business or your company or what you sell or what you provide as a service, I don’t want to buy it. Because part of this is not just being prepared with new skills and knowledge, but part of it is the excitement that you have.” Bosher addressed more than 1,000, including graduates, family members, friends and faculty, gathered in the William M. Anderson Center. A total of 249 graduate degrees were awarded, including 111 … [Read more...]

Educator-in-Residence Shares Teaching Advice

Barbara Bishop Mann spoke to graduates at the UMW College of Education program.

Barbara Bishop Mann ’66 taught University of Mary Washington College of Education graduates a lesson at the annual Educator-in-Residence program May 1. … [Read more...]

UMW College of Education Hosts Literacy Leaders Symposium

At the Literacy Leaders Symposium, educators will

The University of Mary Washington College of Education and Stafford County Public Schools hosted the third annual Literacy Leaders Symposium on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The symposium, “Literacy Leadership: Catalyst for Change,” allowed educators to engage in professional discussions of how literacy teaching and learning are impacting Virginia K-12 students, school divisions and education stakeholders. The symposium included a keynote presentation from William Brozo, professor of literacy at George Mason University. Brozo is the author of numerous articles and books on literacy development for children and young adults, including “Content Literacy for Today’s Adolescents.”  His research focuses on adolescent and content literacy, secondary literacy reform, struggling learners and closing the literacy achievement gap for boys. Brozo received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina and a master’s and doctorate from the University of South Carolina. The day also … [Read more...]

Teaching and Technology Conference Unites Virginia Educators

Students from J.W. Alvey Elementary School give a presentation to the Dean of the College of Education Mary Gendernalik-Cooper

Former state technology leader of the year John Hendron assured a group of more than 100 teachers, administrators and instructional technologists at the University of Mary Washington that they still hold a significant role in education. “Despite the ubiquitous availability of technology, students still need us,” said Hendron, webmaster and supervisor of instructional technology for Virginia’s Goochland County Public Schools. “You are here to inspire a legion of students.” Hendron, who was recognized as state technology leader of the year in 2006 by the Virginia Department of Education, spoke at the second annual EdTech Conference on Saturday, June 2 titled “Leading through Change: Teaching, Learning, and Technology.” The conference also included breakout seminars, with such topics as “Integrating an iPod Touch into an Elementary Classroom,” “Cooking Up SMARTER Lessons-A Recipe for Success” and “iPads in the Math Classroom.”  One session, “Frames and Share, You Can Do It!,” … [Read more...]

CEO Shawn Boyer Addresses Master’s Candidates, May 11

Boyer Graduate Graduation

Shawn Boyer, founder and chief executive officer of SnagAJob.com, spoke at the University of Mary Washington’s graduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 11, emphasizing the importance of living a purposeful and intentional life. “Most of us don’t think about our life plans as much as our business plans,” he said, noting the need to establish core values, set goals and choose positive peers. Boyer addressed more than 1,000, including graduates, family members, friends and faculty. The ceremony was the first commencement held at the recently opened William M. Anderson Center. A total of 230 graduate degrees were awarded, including 102 master of education degrees, 73 master of business administration degrees, 30 master of science in elementary education degrees and 21 master of science in management information systems degrees. Four graduates received both the MBA and the MSMIS in a dual-degree program. Mission statements are not solely for businesses, Boyer said. He … [Read more...]

UMW College of Education Hosts Educator-in-Residence Event

Princess Moss

The University of Mary Washington’s College of Education held its second annual Educator-in-Residence event on Wednesday, May 2 at the Stafford campus, featuring a lecture from 2012 Educator-in-Residence Princess Moss. Moss ’83, is a veteran educator with more than 20 years of instructional experience and is the current president of the National Education Association (NEA) Executive Committee. She served two terms as president of the Virginia Education Association (VEA) and more than 10 years on the VEA Board of Directors. Moss is an advocate on a wide variety of topics, including minority concerns, women’s issues, political action and school finance at the local and state levels. Moss was awarded UMW’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2006 and served as a member of the university’s Board of Visitors from 2007 to 2011. She received a master’s degree in education from the University of Virginia. In addition to the keynote lecture, the Educator-in-Residence event also included the … [Read more...]