Education

Lindeman presents research on ‘Cultivating Curiosity’ at Queen’s University Belfast

Cheryl Lindeman on the campus of Queen's University Belfast

Today, education professor Cheryl Lindeman is presenting her research on intellectual curiosity in the classroom as part of the 26th International Conference on Learning hosted by Queen’s University Belfast in Ireland. The theme for the 2019 International Conference on Learning is “Learning to Make a Social Difference.” In her presentation, titled “Informal STEM Learning: Cultivating... READ MORE >>

Randolph earns state approval for new elementary education program

Randolph teaching alumna Kate Thornhill works with students in her elementary school classroom

Randolph College is pleased to announce a new major in elementary education. The program was approved earlier this week by Governor Ralph Northam as part of a new initiative to address the statewide—and nationwide—shortage of Pre-K through 6th grade teachers. Northam announced that the state policy boards for elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education approved 53... READ MORE >>

Mining information: Summer Research considers role of social media in organizing West Virginia teacher strikes

Professor Crystal Howell and Caleb Schmitzer go over their notes about the project

When Caleb Schmitzer ’21 gets deeply engaged in conversation, he knows his Minnesotan accent sometimes slips out. But thanks to his Summer Research project with education professor Crystal Howell, he’s become very familiar with a different type of accent—the one shared by the many West Virginian educators he has talked with about teacher pay and... READ MORE >>

Randolph announces 2019 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College held its annual Academic and Leadership Awards ceremony to honor students who excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. The following students received awards: Academic Awards Art and Art History Outstanding First Year: A’Nyeja Adams Rachel Trexler Ellis ‘44 Art Prize for Excellence in Art: Cai Czuhai... READ MORE >>

Symposium of Artists and Scholars highlights student research, creative endeavors

McKenzie Givens '19 delivers her presentation,

At Randolph’s 2019 Symposium of Artists and Scholars Friday afternoon, students presented the results of various research and creative projects on topics ranging from teaching strategies to rainwater harvesting to mobile app development. In its 11th year, the Symposium brings together students of all academic disciplines to share research results and highlight some of the... READ MORE >>

Randolph chapter of SVEA receives Highest Membership Increase Award

Ke’Asia Carter ’19 M.A.T. (right) accepts the Highest Membership Increase award from SVEA President Catie Travassos.

Randolph College’s chapter of the Student Virginia Education Association (SVEA) has been recognized for more than tripling its membership in the past year, receiving the Highest Membership Increase Award for 2018-19. Ke’Asia Carter ’19 M.A.T., marketing officer for Randolph’s chapter, accepted the award at the recent SVEA 2019 Convention in Richmond. Randolph’s chapter of the... READ MORE >>

From Biostatistics to Harry Potter and Religion: Register now for summer online courses!

Student talking to professor through a chat window on a laptop

Randolph College is once again offering summer online courses for both Randolph and non-Randolph students seeking undergraduate level academic credit in a wide range of subjects. Registration is now available for summer 2019 online courses at http://online.randolphcollege.edu/. This summer’s selection includes 24 courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, education, geography, Greek, math, sport and... READ MORE >>

Top Teacher: Michaela Phillips ’17, ’19 M.A.T. receives ATE-VA award for research on learning strategies

Michaela Phillips teaching science at the Empowerment Academy.

On Thursday, Michaela Phillips ’17, ’19 M.A.T. earned the 2019 Teacher Candidate Research Award from the Association of Teacher Educators in Virginia (ATE-VA) for her project, “Alternative High School Classroom: Hands-On Learning.” In addition to her enrollment in Randolph’s Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program, Phillips is a science teacher at the Empowerment Academy... READ MORE >>

Professor Crystal Howell lectures at Indiana University education symposium

Crystal Howell

On Friday, February 15, Randolph education professor Crystal Howell delivered an invited lecture at the Curriculum and Instruction Research Creative Activity Symposium at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Howell’s lecture was entitled “Finding a job and finding your way: Navigating the transition from graduate school to the professoriate.” She was one of several faculty from... READ MORE >>

Q&A with new faculty: Crystal Howell

Crystal Howell

Randolph College’s 2018-19 academic year is officially underway, and there are several new faces among the faculty. Education professor Crystal Howell is one of the new additions: Where are you from originally and what is your background? I am from West Virginia—you’ll probably hear me call it Best Virginia—but I’m delighted to be living here... READ MORE >>