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Archive for April, 2013

Spring Awards

April 12 School of Ed Program

Celebration of Excellence on Friday April 12, 2013.

ASPIRE members were prominent of among the Elementary Education majors who received special recognition for achievement.   Camille Fontenelle received the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, Alpha Chapter-Freshman Award which recognizes future promise in education based on academic achievement and participation in education-related activities.  Camille, who is enrolled in the Honors College has already identified a research project and faculty mentor.  She is planning a comparative study of rigor required of elementary students in schools on the Island of St. Lucia and here in Delaware.  Camille is the treasure-elect of ASPIRE and is pictured below with her father.

  Camille and Father April 12 School of Ed Program

Amber Beaman received the Mathematics Education Undergraduate Award which recognizes her outstanding potential as a mathematics educator.  Amber has completed several research projects and most recently worked with Professor Jim Hiebert and conducted a comparative study of mathematics instruction in three countries using TIMMS video data to identify patterns in pedagogical styles and expectations of teachers.  Amber served as treasurer of ASPIRE in 2012. She is pictured below with her mother and her sister.

     Amber at School of Ed Awards Program

The ASPIRE Family salutes Camille and Amber!!

Welcome Class of 2017

Riley Interacting with Class of 2017 Destination DE Two prospective education majors and members of the UD Class of 2017 chat with Riley O’Brien during Destination Delaware.  Two hundred future Blue Hens found their way to campus on Sunday April 7th for a fast-paced, over night adventure that sealed the deal for many of the pre-freshmen.  ASPIRE leaders were on hand to welcome students to campus on Sunday and during a parting luncheon on Monday April 8th.                                  ASPIRE at Destination DE Spring 2013