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Her classroom showcases a legacy

A meticulously decorated classroom showcases a first-year teacher’s welcome to her students, but it also represents a legacy of teachers before her.
Sara Szumski in classroom
Saying thanks: when was the last time you told a teacher?

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

An elementary teacher teaches an average of 800 children during a 30-year career, and a secondary teacher has as many as 5,000 students. Yet, how many students come back to say thanks?

EducationEducating ForwardElementary EducationCollege of Education and Human SciencesTeaching Learning and Educational Sciences
Meet Ashley Henry, Senior of Significance

Thu, Mar 04, 2021

Ashley Henry, from Claremore, Okla., studies elementary education and plans to earn her master’s and doctorate in education to pursue a career training preservice educators.

College of Education and Human SciencesEducationTeaching Learning and Educational SciencesElementary Education
OSU alumna named Oklahoma Teacher of the Year finalist

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Ginger Billman, an OSU alumna, has been announced as an Oklahoma Teacher of the Year finalist by the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).

EducationCollege of Education and Human SciencesTeaching Learning and Educational SciencesElementary Education
Faculty recognized by School of Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences

Fri, Nov 06, 2020

The School of Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences (STLES) in the College of Education and Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University recognized six 2020 award recipients.

College of Education and Human SciencesElementary EducationCurriculum StudiesSecondary EducationTeaching Learning and Educational SciencesSpecial EducationEducationLanguage Literacy and Culture
Surprise news on conference call changes future teacher’s life

Fri, May 08, 2020

Many Americans have joined video conference calls in recent weeks. None have been as life-transforming as Sara Szumski’s, when she learned she was receiving a very generous scholarship.

Teaching Learning and Educational SciencesEducationCollege of Education and Human SciencesElementary Education
OSU student teachers and tutors adapt to distance learning

Fri, Apr 17, 2020

Public school buildings across Oklahoma are closed due to coronavirus concerns. For student teachers and education majors teaching and tutoring for the first time, virtual learning is not only their “new normal,” it is their “first normal.”

College of Education and Human SciencesSecondary EducationEducationElementary EducationTeaching Learning and Educational Sciences
OSU alumna’s podcast equips fellow new teachers

Fri, Apr 17, 2020

One first-year teacher and College of Education, Health and Aviation alumna, Shelbi Hladik, is bringing those conversations to the airwaves with a new podcast, “See You After Class!” designed as a space for veteran teachers to answer first-year teachers’ questions.

Elementary EducationTeaching Learning and Educational SciencesCollege of Education and Human SciencesEducation
Students recognized for diversity and service efforts

Tue, Apr 14, 2020

The Colleges of Education, Health and Aviation and Human Sciences recognized two students for their distinguished diversity and service efforts this year.

EducationInstitutional DiversityElementary EducationCollege of Education and Human SciencesHuman Development and Family ScienceTeaching Learning and Educational SciencesDiversity
Inspiring young minds

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Emily Burris’ classroom serves many purposes: operating room, construction site, campground, superhero staging area. Her first-grade students measure paper “bones,” video conference with construction workers onsite and read stories about real-life superheroes bringing change to their communities. Burris, OSU alumna and instruction specialist with Yukon Public Schools, hopes the transformations spark students’ curiosity and desire to come to school.

College of Education and Human SciencesTeaching Learning and Educational SciencesEducationElementary Education
Teacher Feature: Madison Anders

Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Meet Madison Anders, fourth-grade teacher Will Rogers Elementary School in Stillwater. Anders graduated from OSU with a bachelor's in elementary education and a master's in teaching, learning and leadership.

Teacher FeatureTeaching Learning and Educational SciencesCollege of Education and Human SciencesElementary EducationEducationProfessional Education UnitCurriculum Studies

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