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...]

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...]