Congratulations to Jared Izumi, first year school psychology student, who entered the App Jam competition from April 11th to April 24th 2014, and won for User’s Choice Award (peer judge’s choice).
Chapman University Chancellor Daniele C. Struppa, Ph.D. and College of Educational Studies announce the retirement of Dean Donald N. Cardinal, Ph.D. effective at the conclusion of the 2014-15 academic year. Serving as Dean since 2002, Dr. Cardinal led the college through tremendous growth in students, faculty, programs and initiatives. While retiring as Dean, Dr. Cardinal will remain in the College of Educational Studies as a Professor of Education. A national search for a new dean will commence.
Completed in April 2013, the Next Generation Science Standards are the result of a collaborative effort between the National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve. They began by developing the Framework for K-12 Science Education, which outlined the science concepts students in K-12 should know. Design teams were created in four areas: engineering, life science, earth/space science, and physical science. The draft they created was offered to the public for comment in 2010, and the revised, final version was released one year later.
On April 2nd, 2014, students, faculty, and staff of the Communications Science and Disorders program and the College of Educational Studies handed out blue wrist bands in front of the Attallah Piazza at Chapman University. The goal of the volunteers was to create awareness about autism, its effect on families, and its growing prevalence in the United States, as part of Autism Awareness Month.
On Friday, February 7, 2014, leading activist from the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) hosted a brief panel discussion on evolution and climate change at Chapman University. The discussion of topics included the reasons why educators should continue to teach and design curriculum based on the scientific findings, and why there is so much resistance toward the teaching of these two topics.
Chapman University College of Educational Studies has formed a partnership with Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) to provide science content and teaching strategies over the next three years. A $1.4M grant secured by Dr. Frank Frisch, dual appointment with the College of Educational Studies and Schmid College of Science and Technology,
I recently visited the Chapman website and saw the new caption promoting Chapman as one family with many stories. I found it uncanny how this coincides with my recent involvement in planning a district-wide event for all Santa Ana Unified school district families. It was an affair where over 300 people came to share their stories- stories featuring their traditions, family treasures, and recipes.
I am shouting from the rooftops about the upcoming On March 7, 2014 opportunity to learn from national experts on evolution and climate change. Bill Nye (the science guy!) will host this open-panel discussion, which features our very own Brian Alters, Ph.D., Director of Evolution and Education Research Center and President of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE).
Padres Unidos hosted the Orange County Padres Unidos Partner Appreciation Event and awarded for the first time “Partner of the Year” to Donald N. Cardinal, Ph.D., the dean of Chapman’s College of Educational Studies. In 2011, Chapman’s College of Educational Studies and the Office of Extended Education provided training to Padres Unidos volunteers through a Community Workers certification program. The program included comprehensive modules dealing with education, health, faith, and parenting.
Rachel Chan, School Counseling , visited the Nguio-Viet Daily Newspaper and the Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance to learn more about Asian cultural characteristics as protective and risk factors in mental health. The goal was to consider best practices in counseling for this population.