Asbury University’s Dean of the School of Education, Dr. Verna Lowe, will speak via Webcast — on Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. — on new Common Core Standards and how teacher preparation programs can equip their candidates.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an effort coordinated by the Council for Chief State School Officers to establish consistent, high goals for student learning across the United States. Currently, each state creates its own standards for education.
Building on a desire for easy-to-implement best practices from educators and administrators, Asbury University professor Rocky Wallace has published a series of four books on servant leadership.
Asbury University’s School of Education has been awarded a grant through the WHAS Crusade for Children that could end
WILMORE, Ky. — Educators from across the state of Kentucky met at Asbury University this week to discuss strategies to develop schools that serve the needs of all children, regardless of background.
Dr. Helen Rader began working at Asbury in the fall of 2010. She moved back to the United States after living and teaching overseas in Seoul, Korea for twenty-four years at Seoul Foreign School (an American Christian international school serving expatriate students from all over the world). Before going overseas, Dr. Rader graduated from Asbury University in 1980 with a B.S. in Physical Education and a minor in Music (piano). After teaching PE for five years, she earned two masters degrees; a M.S. in Educational Leadership and a M.A.
Rocky Wallace is a former administrator in Kentucky's P-12 system, and has served at the Kentucky Department of Education as a leadership consultant to school principals. While principal at Catlettsburg Elementary, the school was named a Kentucky and U.S. Blue Ribbon School (1996-97). Wallace has also served as the Director of Instructional Support at the Kentucky Educational Development Corporation (KEDC), and received his doctorate in strategic leadership from Regent University in 2007.
For most university students, classes are focused on lectures and laptops rather than on crayons and construction paper. For the Fall semester, however, four Asbury University foreign language education majors were returning to the basics.
For two afternoons a week, Natalie Young, Rachelle Frazier, Shae Glenn and Joshua Hodge set aside their college textbooks and turned to coloring sheets and classroom games as they taught Spanish to 12 local home-schooled students ranging in age from 6 to 11.
WILMORE, KY—More than 70 middle school and high school students got a taste of life on Asbury’s campus Saturday during the Black Achievers of Central Kentucky College Awareness Day.
The Black Achievers of Central Kentucky is one branch of the nationwide YMCA Black Achievers program, which connects students with local African-American adult role models and helps them develop academic, career and life skills. Their visit to Asbury, which was sponsored by PNC Bank, was designed to teach them about college life and studies.
WILMORE, KY—The Asbury University School of Education, in partnership with the school’s Admission’s Office and with the support of a generous grant from PNC Bank, is sponsoring “College Awareness Day” for Black Achievers of Central Kentucky (grades 7-12) on Saturday.