Kappa Delta Pi Installs New Chapter at Pfeiffer University
Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society for qualified education professionals, has installed a new chapter at Pfeiffer University, approved for charter. Installation took place on April 7. Among those initiated are faculty from Pfeiffer’s undergraduate and graduate programs as well as several Pfeiffer graduates.
Pfeiffer University supports Autism Awareness Month with special campus events
Community invited to participate
From April 1-3, Pfeiffer University will celebrate Autism Awareness Month through several activities on its Misenheimer campus (48380 U.S. Hwy 52N) designed to create awareness for early detection and intervention for the diagnosis defined by the Centers for Disease Control as a national health crisis. Autism spectrum disorder affects 1.5 million adults and children in the U.S., 60,000 in North Carolina alone.
Whether or not individuals or families are affected directly by autism, community members are invited to participate in the schedule of events organized by Pfeiffer’s division of education. They are:
Elementary Education students present at state conference
On Friday, March 1, Pfeiffer students Ashley Caudle, Ashleigh Gray, Meghan Lowder, Lyndsay Reynolds and Katie Trogdon presented at the North Carolina for the Social Studies’ 43rd annual state conference in Greensboro, N.C. as part of Dr. Angie Kern’s Social Studies Methods in Elementary School course.
Dr. Angela Kern, Pfeiffer University Education Professor, receives Cornetet Award from Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation
Dr. Angela Kern, associate professor of elementary education, Pfeiffer University, has received a Lucile Cornetet Individual Award for professional development from the Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation. It is a nonprofit organization that supports the goals of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an association that promotes the professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.
The $1,000 award will allow Dr. Kern, an Asheboro resident, to participate in a train the trainer workshop offered by Thinking Maps®, a tool that helps teachers and teacher educators fully understand the ways learners process and understand information. Upon completion of the workshop, Dr. Kern will be certified to share the information with her Pfeiffer colleagues and students. She also plans to present what she learns at the Delta Kappa Gamma (Eta State Chapter) Conference in Greenville, N.C., and the organization’s international conference in 2014.
Pre-service teachers plan event for Albemarle Middle School students
Sixteen teaching candidates in Professor DeAnna Hurley-Chamberlain’s Diversity in Education course planned an exciting event for the after school academy at Albemarle Middle School. The Pfeiffer students created five activities for the students which included: a crafting station where students made cards for the troops and residents of a local nursing home, a station where students created musical instruments, a Christmas caroling station, and a station that allowed students see how fast they could throw a football and then compare their results to top football quarterbacks.
- Education professors share expertise at N.C. Council for Exceptional Children Conference in Greensboro
- Pfeiffer University welcomes new faculty for 2012-13 academic year
- Future teachers from Pfeiffer University and RCC student cohort host free educational summer activities at the Asheboro Public Library
- School of Education Awards Graduating Seniors at 2012 Annual Awards Ceremony