Janna Oechsle is an Anderson University senior elementary and special education major who traveled to Alaska with Tri-S this past May. Oechsle always wanted to go on a Tri-S trip and had passion for teaching. “I found out that the Alaska trip was specifically for education majors, which sparked my interest,” said Oechsle.
School of Education News
Since its founding in 1917, Anderson University has believed in giving back to the local community. That belief remains the same today, and thanks to recent grants from Indiana Campus Compact, AU will sow the seeds allowing the campus to expand its efforts.
Peeking in a window, it may appear that these toddlers are merely playing. What the observer cannot readily see is that they are also learning.
While adults may sit down in a lecture or in front of the computer to learn, children are “sponges” that continually soak up knowledge, no matter what they are doing.
Affected by the movement in childhood education to direct toddler learning through play, Robyn Stinson, a 2006 Anderson University graduate, developed a vision of a new brand of day care.
Thanks to a generous gift from the estate of the late Robert Austin, the Center for Educational Technology (CET) at Anderson University will be the home of the Robert and Marjorie Austin Education Technology Laboratory. The new laboratory features a faculty development area, a student exploratory area, and a state-of-the-art electronic classroom center.
Many students fear the day when they will have to leave their comfortable college community to find a job out in the “real world.” For many of last year’s Anderson University School of Education graduates, this fear did not last long. Ninety-one percent of Anderson University’s education majors found jobs within three months of graduation.