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TCNJ Graduate wins 2017 Aletha Wright Award

TCNJ Graduate wins 2017 Aletha Wright Award

Mrs. Ana Berdecía has won the 2017 Aletha R. Wright Award Excellence in Early Care and Education, presented by the New Jersey Early Care and Education Alliance. More information on the award can be found on the NJECE website.

Mrs. Berdecía is a graduate of our P-3 and Master’s programs in Early Childhood Education and holds a Bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in women’s studies from TCNJ. Also honored were nominees Dr. Blythe Hinitz (EECE faculty) and two of her students, Dee Bailey Gittens and Sister Donna Minster. Congratulations to Mrs. Berdecía and the nominees!

SOM 203 Classes Join the Constitution Day Celebration

SOM 203 Classes Join the Constitution Day Celebration

As is required of all educational institutions receiving federal funding and to enhance our Social Studies and Multicultural Education (SOM 203) courses, three course sections visited  the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA. The SOM 203-01, -02, and -03 sections, along with faculty members Drs. Hinitz, Ammentorp, Conte, Prince, and Burroughs, participated in the annual celebration of “Constitution… Continue Reading

Jillian Manzo (’15) Wins NJAECTE Award

Jillian Manzo (’15) Wins NJAECTE Award

Jillian Manzo (Early Childhood Education/History ’15, Phi Kappa Phi ’15) has won the the New Jersey Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators award: Outstanding Early Childhood Student for 2015. The award was presented to Manzo by Dr. Louise Ammentorp at the Barbara Meyers Pelson ’59 Panel on Faculty-Student Research Engagement on Wednesday, March 30th. At the Pelson… Continue Reading

ECE Student, Jennifer Liang, Presents at the United Nations

ECE Student, Jennifer Liang, Presents at the United Nations

Jennifer Liang, a senior Early Childhood Education and Psychology Major recently presented at the United Nations as part of the CTUAN Conference. Ms. Liang worked with Dr. Madden through the MUSE program during the summer of 2015 to investigate early childhood environmental education. Dr. Hinitz encouraged Jennifer to submit a proposal to present at CTUAN.… Continue Reading

Math & Science Methods Students Attend 2015 NJEA Convention

Math & Science Methods Students Attend 2015 NJEA Convention

  On November 5th and 6th, education students from Professors Maureen Nosal and Judith Winogron’s Math (MTT 202) and Science (MST 202) Teaching Methods courses (respectively) attended the 2015 NJEA Convention in Atlantic City. Most of these students attended as members of the NJ Student Education Association, which allowed them to take advantage of all… Continue Reading

Three TCNJ ELE Students win Doris White Scholarship Award

Three TCNJ ELE Students win Doris White Scholarship Award

  We’re pleased to announce that three of our students (Rachel DiVanno, ELE/iSTEM; Briana Dioses, ECE Urban/WGS; and Mariah Scott, Special Education/Biology) have won The New Jersey Science Teachers Association’s prestigious Doris White Scholarship Award at the NJ Science Convention (October 14-15, 2015). These students distinguished themselves by composing an original science lesson in accordance… Continue Reading

Elementary MAT Alumna named NJ Teacher of the Year

Elementary MAT Alumna named NJ Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Chelsea Collins on being named the 2015-2016 New Jersey Teacher of the Year! Chelsea is a graduate of the EECE department’s Elementary MAT program and currently teaches 6th grade English in the Pilesgrove Regional School District. Among her other accomplishments, Chelsea co-authored a feature article on education expert Steve Barkley’s blog and presented best practices at the… Continue Reading

Drs. Leake & Prince win TCNJ Civility Award!

Drs. Leake & Prince win TCNJ Civility Award!

   The Department of Elementary & Early Childhood Education is pleased to announce that two of our own faculty, Dr. Brenda Leake and Dr. Karen Prince, have won the TCNJ Civility Award. The Civility Award is meant to recognize those faculty, staff, and students who truly make a difference through their compassion and dedication to the… Continue Reading

Blythe Hinitz Blogs about Bullying for KDP

Blythe Hinitz Blogs about Bullying for KDP

October is Bullying Prevention Month in the U.S. Almost everyone has been bullied at some point in their life, often for an actual or perceived characteristic over which they have no control, such as race; color; religion; ancestry; national origin; gender; sexual orientation; gender identity and expression; or a mental, physical, or sensory disability. Read… Continue Reading

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