Local professor elected to serve on state college board for educators
WILLIAMSPORT Throughout the fall, faculty members of the Lycoming College Education Department have continued to show their commitment to the field of teaching through new publications, presentations and participation in state teaching organizations.
Drs. Amy Rogers, Marisa Macy and Rachel Hickoff-Cresko, assistant professors of education, published two articles. “Transforming teacher preparation programs to meet the needs of all learners” appeared in “Educational Programs and Special Education: Issues, Challenges, and Perspectives” and “A window of opportunity for quality experiences: Developing partnerships to support pre-professional practicum” was published in “The Pennsylvania Educator.”
The three faculty members also delivered several presentations. At Lycoming, their presentation on the Lycoming Education Data Analysis project garnered them a professional development grant from the College.
Rogers, a Hughesville native who also serves as department chair, was elected as a board member representing liberal arts institutions to the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges of Teacher Educators (PAC-TE). In this role, she will represent more than 35 colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. PAC-TE is the unified voice of professional educator preparation in Pennsylvania, devoted solely to the improvement of teacher education or school-based and post-secondary teacher educators.
At the state level, Rogers, Macy and Hickoff-Cresko presented “A window of opportunity for quality field experiences: Developing partnerships to support pre-professional practicum” and “Preparing teachers through reflective inquiry” to the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators in Harrisburg. They also presented “Information literacy skills: How can we teach them?” at the Keystone State Reading Association Annual Conference in Pittsburgh.