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Geisler Penquite announces 2014 spring speakers

The Geisler Penquite committee has announced its 2014 spring speakers. The speaker series will focus on a number of topics in education. All sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit: https://departments.central.edu/education. All sessions will be held in the Roe Center at Central College. The…

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School’s In for the Summer

Wendy Weber, professor of mathematics, helped high school teachers develop lesson plans for statistics and probability classes using fun activities to get students—and their teachers—involved.

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Central receives $25,000 gift for Central Teacher Academy

Central College will expand the Central Teacher Academy (CTA) to partner with Pella Christian schools this fall thanks to the generous support of two anonymous, long-time friends of the college. The $25,000 gift will enhance the CTA program, which already works with Pella Community Schools, and provide students with the opportunity to gain experience teaching…

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Patsy Snead with local children on a Campus Ministries service trip to Texas over winter break.

Country…Iowa

Patsy Snead ’13 wrote about her service-learning experience teaching ELL in Des Moines for the course Literary Journalism, taught by Josh Dolezal, associate professor of English.

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Education department announces Geisler Penquite Scholars

The Central College education department has named Emily Drey, Libby Larson and Sydney Gray as the 2013-14 Geisler Penquite scholars.

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Speaker Scott McLeod runs educational training and workshops

As part of yearly funding from the Geisler Penquite Foundation, the education department at Central College will host an event featuring Dr. Scott McLeod leading educational workshops March 6.

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A Classroom Refuge

Faculty and students teach English and American culture to Karen refugees from Burma, and learn how to be better teachers in the process.

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New faculty members announced

Central College introduces nine new faculty members for the 2012-2013 school year. Five tenure-line faculty and four visiting faculty members will join the Central community.

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Phil George award

Innovative Educator

Phil George was recognized by the Pella Chamber of Commerce as an innovative educator for his part in establishing the Central Teacher Academy, a collaborative education program unique in the state of Iowa.

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Education Club hosts Scholastic Book Fair

With the proceeds from the book fair, Central’s Education Club will buy books to donate to local schools and charities.

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