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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Teachers of Tomorrow Reward Local High School Students

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 6, 2014 – High Point University’s Teachers of Tomorrow chapter spent the afternoon rewarding local high school students who went above and beyond this past semester. T. Wingate Andrews High School recently lost funding for its Incentives Program, which rewards students for outstanding work. To help keep the program going, HPU’s […]

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HPU Poll: N.C. Residents Give Public Schools a ‘C’

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HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 5, 2014 – In the latest High Point University Poll, North Carolina residents give state public education an average grade, and say public education in the state is headed in the wrong direction. The poll found 60 percent of N.C. respondents believe public education in North Carolina is headed in the […]

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New Format for Education Leadership Graduate Program

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 21, 2013 – High Point University is offering a new course format for graduate students interested in a M.Ed. Education Leadership degree. Instead of meeting one night a week, the graduate program will adopt an executive weekend format. Students will meet one weekend a month, Friday night and Saturday, in order […]

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Students Deliver ‘Literacy Stools’ to Florence Elementary Teachers

  HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 13, 2013 – “That is so sweet! This is unbelievable!” said a beaming Kim Cobb as HPU senior Alyssa Springer delivered a hand painted “literacy stool” to Cobb’s Kindergarten class at Florence Elementary today. Springer was one of a number of North Carolina Association of Elementary Educators (NCAEE) HPU cohort […]

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‘Teachers of Tomorrow’ Makeover a Local Elementary Classroom

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 18, 2013 – A group of High Point University education majors dedicated their weekend to makeover local teacher Phyllis Marshall’s Kirkman Park Elementary classroom. HPU’s Teachers of Tomorrow chapter raised funds to purchase new supplies and decorations. The makeover included a special mural painted by an HPU student, installing a new […]

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