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UTC launches series of learning lunches

It’s a common misconception that dyslexia is just reading words incorrectly, but according to Dr. James Herman of MTSU, the learning disability has deeper neurological roots. Herman was on campus to speak at a new series focused on community education, sponsored by the UTC McKee Chair of Excellence.

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Alumna chosen for graduate fellowship

UTC Alumna Jillian Pennyman ’13 has been chosen for the Betty Jane Narver Policy Fellowship for 2013 – 2014. Pennyman received both a B.S. and M.Ed. in Secondary Education from UTC. She is pursuing the Master’s in Education Policy.

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Educations majors’ imaginations lift off with NASA demonstration

Dr. Susan Currie marveled at the perfect conditions on Challenger Field. It was a beautiful, sunny day in late September with no wind, a great day for a special project. As the Education Specialist from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center explained how to assemble and launch small rockets to a group of UTC education majors, senior Rebecca Gifford was thinking about all the ways a child could learn from this project.

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New Japan Outreach Coordinator offers classroom presentations

Asami Nakano likes to learn new things about America and when she returns to her native Japan, she enjoys sharing her knowledge.  It delights her when Americans are curious about the culture of her home country.

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Regional teachers learn new English Learner strategies

Southeast Tennessee students are busy adjusting to new school schedules and perhaps acknowledging a little anxiety about taking a new math or science class.

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