- Summer Reading Programs Work Best When Kids Choose the Books
A study, conducted in kindergarten, first-, and second-grade classrooms in the Rochester City School District, showed that students who were allowed to choose their own summer reading saw lower levels of literacy loss over the summer months. Warner School Professor Carol St. George and master's students studying reading and literacies at Warner helped to implement the study along with Erin Kelly, the study's lead researcher and a fourth-year resident in the Medicine-Pediatrics program.
- Warner Celebrates 160 Graduates During 2015 Commencement
The Warner School of Education held its annual commencement ceremony on May 16 at Kodak Hall in Eastman Theatre. More than 160 students marked educational milestones on Saturday as they received their graduate degrees.
- Nurturing Children’s Natural Love of Learning Through Online Technology
Ella Wan, a graduate student in teaching and curriculum and the certificate in online teaching program at the Warner School, has been part of a digital revolution in K-12 education. As part of her internship this semester, Wan redesigned and converted The Strong National Museum of Play's traditional Butterfly Garden Program lessons into an online format that she then taught remotely from the museum to first-grade students at East Irondequoit Helendale Road Primary School.
- Horizons at Warner Participates in Horizons National Giving Day on May 20th
Horizons at Warner will participate in Horizons Giving Day, a national effort on May 20, 2015 with a single goal: to raise $1 million to expand existing Horizons programs and bring Horizons to more communities and families nationwide. The Horizons at Warner summer enrichment program will engage in a competitive, yet friendly, race to raise funds online and in person with 40 Horizons affiliates nationwide.
- New Master’s in Online Teaching and Learning Offered
A new master’s degree in online teaching and learning has been approved. The program will prepare qualified instructors to teach effectively in online spaces in higher education, K-12 education, and other contexts. The next application deadline is June 15.