Book Buddies Celebrate the Holidays

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 24, 2014 – Jairus Jones, a third-grader at Montlieu Academy of Technology, wandered up and down the library aisles in the High Point University School of Education with his book buddy Breana Pavenski, a junior at HPU, in search of a book he’d like to read in the future. “I like […]

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Professor Named Regional Education Director

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 7, 2014 – Dr. James Davis, associate professor in the School of Education at High Point University, recently became Region 5 director for the North Carolina Association of Elementary Educators. NCAEE is the only professional organization in the state established expressly to advocate for and serve elementary educators and elementary level […]

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Class of 2014 Profile: Ali Jansen Creates a Future in Education

With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of […]

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Senior Fights for Awareness

Despite being diagnosed with a mitochondrial disorder when she was eight years old, special education major Sydney Breslow doesn’t let her difficulties with balance, vision, speech and walking get in the way of pursuing her dreams. Breslow, along with her family, formed a team to participate in the Energy for Life Walkathon in Camden, N.J. […]

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Davis Joins HPU’s School of Education

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 2, 2014 – High Point University’s School of Education welcomes Dr. James Davis as an associate professor of education. In his new position, Davis will teach undergraduate, graduate and doctoral classes in Elementary and Middle Grades and Educational Leadership. Davis brings an extensive background in education to the position. He spent […]

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Professor Helps Keep National Forests Open

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 18, 2014 – Summer break: a fleeting time for students, teachers and professors to change their routines and relax between academic years. That’s not entirely the case for Dr. Martie Bell, associate professor of physical education at High Point University. She’s spending her summer volunteering in the mountains of Virginia’s George […]

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Students Wrap Up Reading Institute with Books and Skills for the Future

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 29, 2014 – Rising third-graders from Oak Hill Elementary School left HPU’s School of Education’s Summer Reading Institute with pride in their accomplishments, new knowledge and plenty of books to take home and continue reading. Over the past two months, HPU graduate students worked with the elementary students on reading, integrated […]

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Thomasville Teachers Receive STEM Training at HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 18, 2014 – Thomasville City Schools teachers huddled in groups at High Point University discussing math problems on a worksheet. They discussed properties of multiplication and different ways of understanding them. Some of those ways involve the more conceptual approach championed by the Common Core standards. The activity was designed to […]

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Professor Discusses Education Strategies at International Conference in Colombia

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 2, 2014 – Dr. Shirley Disseler, assistant professor of elementary, middle grades and STEM in the School of Education at High Point University, recently traveled to Bogota, Colombia to share 21st century teaching strategies at an international conference. The National Training Conference of Colombia (SENA) invited her to speak during “Gran Foro […]

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Elementary Students Begin Summer Reading Institute at HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 23, 2014 – Summer is here, but that doesn’t mean students stop learning. High Point University’s School of Education kicked off its new Summer Reading Institute this week. Rising third graders from Oak Hill Elementary School began working with HPU master’s students on reading, integrated math and science experiments, and writing projects. […]

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U.S. Department of Education Awards Grant to HPU and Thomasville Schools

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 23, 2014 – High Point University’s School of Education and Thomasville City Schools were recently awarded a $150,000 Math Science Partnership (MSP) Grant by the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will allow professors from HPU, under the direction of the School of Education, to provide in-depth content training in science […]

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Books Published by HPU Professor Help Teachers with Common Core

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 16, 2014 – Dr. Shirley Disseler, assistant professor of elementary, middle grades and STEM in the School of Education at High Point University, recently published two books on how to teach elementary Common Core math. The two-book series, “Shirley Disseler’s Strategies and Activities for Common Core Math Grades 3-5,” provides creative […]

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‘LEGO Down!’ HPU Hosts LEGO Day for Montlieu Academy

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 5, 2014 – More than 100 second-grade students from Montlieu Academy of Technology learned through LEGOs at High Point University this week. The second-graders took part in a LEGO Showcase, constructing catapults, creating simple machines, configuring robotic animals and recreating natural habitats and life cycles with LEGOs to enhance their understanding […]

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Graduate Student Selected as Kenan Fellow

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 8, 2014 – Rachel Sniff, a graduate student in the School of Education at High Point University, has been selected to serve as a 2014-15 Kenan Fellow. The prestigious fellowship empowers educators to spearhead innovative teaching practices in North Carolina while remaining in their classrooms. Sniff is a seventh grade science […]

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Roundtable to Examine Education in North Carolina

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 22, 2014 – Six business and education experts will serve as panelists in a roundtable discussion on the success and challenges of North Carolina’s K-12 public schools, along with the role of colleges, universities and the business community in addressing the state’s workforce and economic development needs. The event will be […]

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