Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr.
Welcomes you to the
Claudius G. Clemmer
College of Education
News and Information Conference
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Dr. Bert C. Bach, Provost
and
Vice-President for
Academic Affairs
Focus of ETSU Strategic Plan on
Leadership and P-16 Education
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Dr. Mark D. Musick
President Emeritus
Southern Regional Education Board
Chairholder
James H. Quillen
Chair of Excellence
in Teaching and Learning
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Dr. Hal Knight, Dean
Claudius G. Clemmer
College of Education
ETSU Initiatives Designed
to Improve the Quality of
Education in Public Schools
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
ETSU Initiatives
• Enhancing Teacher Quality
• Developing Principals as Educational Leaders
• Improving the Lives of Children and Families,
and
• Revisioning the School-University Connection
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Teacher Quality
ETSU has prepared 80%
of our region’s teachers
– 1082 graduates in 5 years
– 14,000 in our history
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Teacher Quality
Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants
3 years > $800,000
ETSU
has received the most
TQE Grants
awarded in Tennessee
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Teacher Quality
THEC Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants
Dr. Aimee Govett
• Field-based Science Program
• 14 Teachers in northeast Tennessee
• Hands-on Project in Area Streams and Gray Fossil Site
• Integrates Digital Media
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Teacher Quality
THEC Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants
Dr. Rosalind Gann
• 23 Teachers in Hamblen County
• Direct Impact on 1056 Hispanic Students
• Spanish 2nd language
• English 3rd language
• Dr. Gann traveled to Mexico as part of the Research Grant
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Teacher Quality
THEC Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants
• Autism Spectrum
Disorders (ASD)
Dr. Chrissy Willis
• Impacts over 100
Children in the Region
• Partnerships with 8
School Districts
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Teacher Quality
THEC Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants
Dr. Martha Coutinho and former ETSU colleague Dr. Woody Johnson
• Asperger Syndrome and High
Functioning Autism
• 18 Teachers in 2 School Districts
• AS/HFA
• Resource Libraries in School
Districts
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Teacher Quality
Addressing national needs
in Science and Mathematics
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Teacher Quality
Dr. Anant Godbole
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Standards based curriculum for
new Master’s program in
mathematical sciences
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Collaboration with the Department
of Curriculum and Instruction
– K-8 teachers
– Southwest Virginia cohort
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Teacher Quality
Dr. Jack Rhoton
• National Science Foundation Grant aimed at closing the
achievement gap
• Partnerships with Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics,
Astronomy, and Geology
• 75 Middle and High School Teachers from 4 Rural Counties
• $5 Million in NSF Grants received during the last decade
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Teacher Quality
Dr. Anant Godbole
• $1.2 Million National Science Foundation
Grant aimed at improving mathematics
knowledge of elementary teachers
• TBR Teacher Preparation Collaborative
• Partnership with 6 community colleges
and a university
• Science/Mathematics/Technology
preparation of K-6 teachers
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Educational Leaders
Focus on leadership in principal preparation
Distinctive curricular focus on principals as
educational leaders
– Reflects SREB
national research
on best practices
– Cited by SREB
as an exemplary
program among
11 participating
universities
East Tennessee State University
First cohort
graduates
Fall 2006
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Educational Leaders
Dr. Eric Glover
• A primary participant in a major U. S. Department of
Education grant to SREB
– Expands ETSU model program for statewide
replication
– Addresses revision of licensure standards for
Tennessee principals
– Supports school system pilots in Kingsport and
Greeneville
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Children and Families
Center of Excellence in Early Childhood
Learning and Development
Dr. Rebecca Isbell
• Original Center of Excellence
• $16.5 million in extramural
funding in the last decade
• $2.4 million in last FY alone
• Director serves on Governor’s
Early Childhood Advisory
Committee
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Children and Families
Center of Excellence in Early Childhood
Learning and Development
Faculty Publications and
Presentations
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35 books
125 referred journal articles
160 national and international
presentations
Kentucky Public Television
• Featured Presentation:
Creativity and the Arts
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Children and Families
Center of Excellence in Early Childhood
Learning and Development
Dr. Jim Fox
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Major funding for the Make a
Difference Project
– Children with Challenging
Behaviors
– 8 Counties
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Children and Families
Center of Excellence in Early Childhood
Learning and Development
Two Model Programs
• Child Study Center
• Little Buccaneers
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Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Children and Families
Center for Community Outreach and
Family Services
Dr. Jerry Leger and Dr. Judith Hammond
– Programs to improve the quality of
life for the children and youth of the region
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Children and Families
Center for Community Outreach and
Family Services
Appalachian Youth Partnership
• Serves 6 school systems
• Low income, basic skills
deficient
• Tutoring and study skills
training
• Mentoring
• Leadership development
• Occupational skills training
• Summer employment
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Children and Families
Center for Community Outreach and
Family Services
Even It Up Mentoring Program
• 6th – 8th graders at Northside Elementary and Indian Trail
Elementary
– Lunch Buddies
– After school math, reading, and technology activities
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
Children and Families
Center for Community Outreach and
Family Services
GEAR-UP Grant
• Improve the 51% graduation rate at David Crockett High School
– Focuses on 6th and 7th grades
– Case management and academic support
– Parental involvement
– College Center in each school
Sole Tennessee University to receive 2005
GEAR-UP partnership award
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
School-University Revisioning
University School is the only
year-round
laboratory school in the nation
Stronger connections with
the ETSU community in
science, mathematics, and
technology
Technology integration
Unique high
school dual
enrollment model
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
School-University Revisioning
With operation of a K-12 school –
Revisioning opportunities abound!
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
School-University Revisioning
Dr. Terry Countermine, David Robinson, and the
Office of Information Technology
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PASTA – Providing Area Schools with Technical Assistance
900 refurbished computers
ETSU resources
Community impact
Partnerships with computer science and pre-service teachers
Evaluation of program effectiveness
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
School-University Revisioning
Dr. Roberta Herrin
• Governor’s School for the Scientific Exploration of Tennessee
Heritage
• Provides University Credit
• Focuses on 4 Scientific Program Areas
– Astronomy – University Observatory
– Paleontology - Gray Fossil Site
– Archeology – A local museum
– Science of preservation in Tennessee’s oldest town
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
School-University Revisioning
Dr. Nancy Dishner
• Dual enrollment Scholars program
• Distinctive Curricular Model for General Education
• Blended Web-based and Hands-on
weekend delivery
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
School-University Revisioning
Dr. Anant Godbole
• National Science Foundation
– $ 1Million Grant
– Challenging Interdisciplinary Program for
talented high school students
– Talent Expansion in Quantitative Biology
– Confluence of the Mathematical and Biological Sciences
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
School-University Revisioning
Dr. Pat Stern
• Boones Creek Community Wellness Center
• College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
– Holistic approach to treatment of children and families
– Pediatric residents, clinical psychology and school
counseling interns
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
School-University Revisioning
Dr. Jo Lobertini and Darla Dye
• Renaissance Child Camps
– Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science
– 300 participants
– Science and Forensics Camp
– Computer Camp for Teens
– Digital Media Camp
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
East Tennessee State University
Dr. Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President
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