Education

Curious About Curiosity

Education professor Cheryl Lindeman and Jasmine Fowler '20 craft more blocks for their

Like Santa Claus at Christmas time, Jasmine Fowler ’20 and education professor Cheryl Lindeman have been loading up a large bag with items for children to enjoy. But instead of toys, the young students they visit this summer will receive mysterious blocks, puzzles, and other objects meant to stir their curiosity. Fowler and Lindeman have... READ MORE >>

Randolph College’s Master of Arts in Teaching program recognized for national excellence

2017 Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) graduates

Randolph College is one of 16 schools from 10 states and the District of Columbia earning national accreditation for its educator preparation programs this year. The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) recently announced the decision. “These institutions meet high standards so that their students receive an education that prepares them to succeed... READ MORE >>

History lessons

Shaun Spencer-Hester shows Nour Elkhamra '17 a wall of photos kept by her grandmother, Anne Spencer.

When Nour Elkhamra ’17 moved from Canada to the United States several years ago, she quickly realized life in America is much different from how it’s portrayed in the movies. This summer, she is getting even more lessons in American culture and history as part of a Summer Research project at the Anne Spencer House... READ MORE >>

Randolph honors students with 2017 Academic and Leadership Awards

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Randolph College students were recognized on Wednesday with numerous academic and leadership awards. This annual event honors students who have excelled in their academic performance as well as demonstrated leadership at the College. SEE PHOTOS ON THE RANDOLPH COLLEGE STUDENT LIFE FACEBOOK PAGE Academic Departmental Awards included:   Art and Art History Rachel Trexler Ellis... READ MORE >>

Middle school students team with Randolph College mentors to build tiny house

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By Josh Moody/The News & Advance (reprinted with permission) A program at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School for Innovation has students swinging hammers and stretching tape measures, all in the name of science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Dunbar students are working to sharpen STEAM skills through the construction of a 20-foot-long and 8-foot-wide tiny... READ MORE >>

Teaching the teachers

Participants in Randolph's teaching institute work together to build a structure that would be tested on the shake table.

As adjunct education professor William Eggl explained the final steps of the algebraic equation on the white board, one of the middle school teachers in the Martin Science Building lecture hall exclaimed, “Oh, my gosh. It’s so simple!” Eggl was one of several Randolph faculty members sharing new instructional techniques this week at the College’s... READ MORE >>

Studying Mars brings life to Randolph MAT graduate’s science class at Forest Middle School

L-R: Keaton Ellis, James Dodson, Olivia Moore, and teacher Caitlin Unterman practice flying and landing a drone during coursework on a mock mission to Mars in Ms. Unterman's 8th grade science class on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Forest, Va. The students are planning a simulated mission to Mars and are even getting help from NASA scientists. (Photo by Jay Westcott/The News & Advance)

By Rachael Smith Reprinted from The News & Advance with permission (Caitlin Unterman ’12, earned her Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Randolph College in 2013) The knowledge of Mars for most eighth-graders is it’s a red planet with dirt on it. This is not the case for the eighth-grade students at Forest Middle... READ MORE >>

Expert to offer free education workshop at Randolph

struggling school child

Local teachers, parents, and school administrators are invited to attend a free workshop at Randolph College about classroom motivational strategies for “tuned out” children. Participants will learn new and effective strategies to stimulate learning and classroom success. Internationally-recognized education speaker and author Rick Lavoie will lead the workshop, “The Motivation Breakthrough,” April 28. The event... READ MORE >>

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

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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 >>