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HASS Colloquium series to begin February 27

 
The Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Colloquium Series will kick off on with two presentations: “No Teacher is an Island: How Teachers’ Social Networks Shape the Way They Teach and Learn” and “Engaging Pre-Service Teachers in Interdisciplinary Action Research: Learning with Toothpick World at the Reading Museum” on Monday, February 27, 2012, at 1 p.m. in room 104, Franco Building. This event is open to the campus community and light refreshments will be served.

Dr. Kira Baker Doyle will present “No Teacher is an Island: How Teachers’ Social Networks Shape the Way They Teach and Learn.” Baker-Doyle will discuss her research on beginning urban teachers’ social support networks. This topic also is included in her recent book, The Networked Teacher, published by Teachers College Press.

In addition, Dr. Jessica Schocker will present “Engaging Pre-Service Teachers in Interdisciplinary Action Research: Learning with Toothpick World at the Reading Museum.” Schocker will share her work in bringing Toothpick World to the Reading Public Museum, July through December of 2012. Schocker will also outline her plans to execute a project that will involve pre-service teachers at Penn State Berks and students in the Reading School District.

The HASS Colloquium Series will feature informal presentations that serve as opportunities for HASS faculty to share their completed or in-progress research. Faculty will share their research in approximately a 15-minute presentation that welcomes dialogue, discussion, and questions.

For more information on the HASS Colloquium Series, contact Holly Ryan, Assistant Professor of English, and Coordinator of the Writing Center Coordinator at HLR14@psu.edu.

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