Education

News & Advance – Randolph College Nursery School piloting new nature-based class for five-year-olds

Teacher Shanna Jackson reads a book about praying mantises to the students of Randolph College Nursery School on Wednesday while in the organic garden on campus at Randolph College. Photo by Jill Nance

Regular nature excursions began this spring for 5-year-olds at Randolph College Nursery School. ... READ MORE >>

Randolph M.A.T. graduate voted Lynchburg Living’s Top Teacher

Lynchburg Living cover

Caitlin Unterman ’12, ’13 M.A.T. received the most reader votes in Lynchburg Living’s second annual Top Teacher awards, and is featured on the cover of the March/April 2016 issue. In their nomination letters, voters lauded Unterman as an “innovative and exciting educator” and praised her for developing from scratch a Space Exploration course that connects... READ MORE >>

Community leaders inspire Randolph students to be agents of change

Lynchburg City Councilwoman Joan Foster speaks about the importance of education in improving communities. Laura Hamilton, executive director for Beacon of Hope (left) also spoke about education and ways Randolph students can make a difference in Lynchburg.

Lynchburg City Councilwoman Joan Foster challenged Randolph students to be part of change and to “pay it forward” as a speaker for the College’s “Voices of Lynchburg” series Wednesday evening. Joining Foster for the presentation, “Lynchburg’s Hope,” was Laura Hamilton, executive director for the local non-profit, Beacon of Hope. The two community leaders discussed the... READ MORE >>

Kids in College program creates picture of success

Kids in College

As she finished sketching a giant eyeball on the side of the green fish, Lily burst into laughter. Other Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School classmates around the table joined in when Anthony Hardy ’18 suggested she name her creation “Illuminati Mona Lisa” or “Illumilisa.” The drawing was included on one of two posters that the... READ MORE >>

Elementary students TAG along with Randolph education majors

Grace Cummins '16 teaches TAG students about polymers.

A dozen elementary school students watched with anticipation as Tom Overgaag ’17 dropped more than $15 in quarters onto a newspaper boat floating in a plastic container filled with water. When the 62nd quarter dropped aboard, the paper boat teetered, then slowly sank as students laughed and cheered. The “Let’s Build” workshop was one of... READ MORE >>

Work by Randolph student and professor helps children understand the environmental impact of a local train derailment

Addie Moore '17 meets with Cheryl Lindeman to discuss the lesson plan she is developing to help children understand the environmental impact of the 2014 Lynchburg train derailment.

Most children enjoy learning about trains, but something Thomas the Tank Engine doesn’t teach them is what happens when a train runs off the tracks. That’s where Addie Moore ’17 comes in. The curricular studies major from Lexington, Virginia is working with education professor Cheryl Lindeman on a Summer Research project designed to help young... READ MORE >>

Kids Curate at the Maier

Local school children curate their own exhibit at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College.

Kids can curate their own miniature exhibitions at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College this weekend. The Maier is hosting the event Kids Curate on Sunday at 2 p.m. Participants will have a chance to pick a theme, choose postcards whose images correspond to that theme, and put the images together.“They can then... READ MORE >>

Lunch and Learn sessions connect students with faculty

Classics professor Susan Stevens discusses her research with students at a Lunch and Learn session.

Randolph students have a new opportunity to learn from professors in an informal setting this semester. Each Monday, the Center for Student Research sponsors a “Lunch and Learn” that invites students to dine with professors for informal discussions about one professor’s research and creative work. The program was organized to help students become more engaged... READ MORE >>

Randolph hosts forum for teachers and education leaders

Educators will meet at Randolph College this weekend to learn more about how to become leaders in their field during the Women Education Leaders of Virginia (WELV) forum. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and will conclude at 12:30 p.m. Admission to the forum is $20 for WELV members, $30 for non-members, and... READ MORE >>

Graduate students provide summer camp for elementary school

Photo of students working at Elementary School

Students in Randolph College’s education graduate programs have been providing a summer camp for students of Paul Munro Elementary School in Lynchburg. This weekend, the camp was featured in an article in the News & Advance. In addition to helping the elementary students keep up with reading and math over the summer, the camp gives... READ MORE >>