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social emotional learning

Jun 03, 2019


Initiative Encouraging Care for the Common Good

Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, envisions a world in which children learn to care about others and the common good, treat people well day to day, come to understand and seek fairness and justice, and do what is right even at times at a cost to themselves.

Stories Featuring Characters of Color

May 15, 2019


Podcast Promoting Diversity in Children’s Books

Talking About Books for Kids is a new podcast hosted by Jaqueline Douge, a pediatrician, mother, writer, blogger, child advocate, and book reader. Intended for anyone looking to more fully engage with children’s literature, the podcast has a special focus on highlighting diversity (or discussing lack thereof) in children’s publishing. Each episode takes a critical look at the industry while interviewing diverse authors and celebrating their work.

STEM Benchmarks

May 15, 2019


STEM Benchmarks for Success

A new interactive national report shows how states are performing based on 10 STEM benchmarks. The STEM Opportunity Index, developed by the National Math and Science Initiative, SRI International, and 100Kin10, looks at more than 100 public datasets and puts the results into an interactive map that compares how states are doing across 10 conditions, practices, and outcomes demonstrating STEM success rates.

Our M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and our Graduate Certificate in Children's Literature are taught by distinguished faculty from Penn State's College of Education and offered online through Penn State World Campus.

May 01, 2019

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Online Courses to Earn a Master’s Degree or Graduate Certification

Penn State’s M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and Graduate Certificate in Children’s Literature are taught by distinguished faculty from Penn State’s College of Education and offered online through Penn State World Campus. The M.Ed. offers five emphases—Children’s Literature, STEM Education, Elementary Education, Curriculum and Supervision, and Theory and Practice in English, Social Studies, and World Languages; a path that allows participants to customize their master’s degree in curriculum and instruction; online courses replicating those in Penn State’s prestigious, high-quality resident program; and a program from a university long renowned for preparing and supporting education professionals. No matter where you are in the world, you can pursue a master’s degree or certificate backed by a world-class reputation and accreditation, a student support team, and a powerful network of students, mentors, and alumni. Request more information about Penn State’s Curriculum and Instruction (Master of Education) here.

Media Literacy

May 01, 2019


Pathway to Becoming a Media Literacy Educator

PBS and KQED offer a set of free media literacy micro-credentials that validate media literacy skills and classroom implementation practices. These competency-based micro-credentials provide the pathway to earning certification as a PBS Media Literacy Educator.


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