Posts by The Education Department

Education Department Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Amanda Bozack

Dr. Amanda Bozack has been an educational psychologist at the University of New Haven for five years. Her interest in educational psychology came about because of her special relationship with horses and learning. Dr. Bozack loves horses and has ridden them her whole life. She has given horseback riding lessons to children and elderly women. […]

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Social Media Usage and Effectiveness

A new study by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth reveals that colleges and universities are using social media, especially social networking sites, not only to recruit but to research perspective students. The adoption of social media by colleges and universities is being driven by their recognition of the increasingly important role of social media in […]

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Digital Citizenship Education

In the digital era, technology has permanently invaded the lives of our students. This can take the form of smart phones and apps to computers and social networks. However, little is being done to prepare adults and kids for life in a connected world, potentially endangering future generations. According to the latest Norton Online Family […]

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Healthier School Cafeterias

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, championed by first lady Michelle Obama, calls for new federal health regulations in school cafeterias. Under the new regulations, portion sizes vary from grade to grade, with a focus on cutting back on childhood obesity. The regulations call for daily fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat […]

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Technology Use 100 Years Ago

Times have changed for the world of technology over the past 100 years. Much of the work in our classrooms is guided by the teaching and learning opportunities provided by the teacher. Over the past decade much of this work has been changed as we transition into a much more technological, global society. A quick […]

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How to Obtain Digital Literacy Searching Skills

Current research indicates that students aren’t assessing information sources on their own merit –they’re putting too much trust in the machine. In a study led by College of Charleston business professor Bing Pan, college students were asked to look up the answers to a handful of questions, in order to assess how skillful they were […]

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Education Department and TechTalks

We have our first TechTalk of the year scheduled for next Monday afternoon (October 22nd) from 4 PM to 5 PM. The TechTalk will be held at the Sawmill Campus (600 Saw Mill Road in West Haven, CT). The discussion will be led by one of our 4+1 students, Kim Wilshire. The subject of the talk will […]

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Educational Technology in Schools

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) released a white paper that reviews technology-related topics that can contribute to student success. Additionally, the focus of the review is to generate interest in further research on filtering practices, acceptable use policies (AUPs), apps (applications, software or programs for computers and mobile devices), social media, and bring […]

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Education Department Welcomes New Faculty Member Shane A. Smith

On September 1, Shane A. Smith joined the Education Department as an Assistant Professor of Special Education. Shane was attracted to the University of New Haven because of the strong emphasis on teacher preparation in diverse environments, its structure, its community of educators, and the opportunity to connect with students. Prior to working at the […]

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Education Department Bids Farewell to Dr. David Perry

After serving 43 years in the field of education, Dr. David Perry has decided that it’s time for a change of scenery and retirement. While his friends wanted to be police officers or firefighters, Dr. David Perry wanted to make a difference for students as an educator. He began his career as a high school […]

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