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 >>

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 >>