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Education Department Newsletter – February 2023

February 2023 Education Department Newsletter. Learn more about what the education department is doing.

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Annual Connections and Recruitment Event

The Education Unit will be hosting our annual Connections Education event. Connections will take place from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm in the DeVos Athletics and Recreation Center (DeVos Gymnasium) on Wednesday, March 15th.

Young Authors Festival 2023

Young Authors Festival featuring Laura Martin

This year’s author,  Laura Martin, has several upper elementary adventure novels published by HarperCollins including the Edge of Extinction series, Float, Hoax for Hire, Glitch, Float, The Monster Missions, and Vanishing Act.

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Education Department Newletter – January 2023

Message From the Education Unit Welcome back, Education students. We hope you enjoyed your winter break. The Education Unit has an exciting semester planned and we're happy to have you back. Please be sure to review all information below and add the important dates to your planners. We wish you much success this semester and … Continue reading "Education Department Newletter – January 2023"

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Education Department Newletter – December 2022

Message from Dr. O'Connor As an associate professor in Trinity’s Education Unit, I have the wonderful opportunity to work with students across our undergraduate, adult, and graduate programs. One of my favorite activities is to guide our education graduate students as they engage in research. Throughout the fall semester, our current master’s students have been … Continue reading "Education Department Newletter – December 2022"

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Education Department Newletter – November 2022

Message from Dr. Boerman-Cornell, Professor of Education For Young Authors’ Festival this year, our featured guest is writer Laura Martin. Laura is an amazing story teller who has had nearly ten books published so far. Imagine a future world in which civilization has collapsed and humans survive underground, hiding from the dinosaurs that roam the … Continue reading "Education Department Newletter – November 2022"

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Education Department Newletter – October 2022

Message From Assistant Professor The pandemic made many of us realize human connection is vital to our success and to our life overall.  We need connections.  During the pandemic I often heard people ask, "when can we return to normal?"  I never wanted 'normal.'   I wanted an improvement. I hoped the pandemic would help all … Continue reading "Education Department Newletter – October 2022"

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Education Department Newletter – September 2022

Message From Assistant Professor The start of the school year is such an exciting time! Harry K. Wong, an award-winning teacher, a new teacher advocate, and the co-author of First Days of School has often said, “The most important day of a person’s education is the first day of school, not graduation day.”  I like … Continue reading "Education Department Newletter – September 2022"

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Students Come Together to Save “Trollsboro” in Disaster Simulation

Recently, more than 60 Trinity undergraduate and graduate students across a range of majors, including nursing, social work, education, and psychology, participated in a disaster simulation that struck the fictional town of Trollsboro.

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Education Department Newletter – May 2022

Message From Assistant Professor And just like that, another year comes to a close! For me this school year was like no other as it represented my first as a part of the Trinity Christian College community. Over the course of this year one of the things that has struck me most about our department … Continue reading "Education Department Newletter – May 2022"

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Mark Your Calendars for OPUS 2022

OPUS, Trinity’s annual festival of student scholarship, is taking place on Wednesday, April 20. The word “opus” is Latin for work. Whether it’s the arts and humanities, natural and applied sciences, or social sciences, students from all disciplines can present their work or attend this annual celebratory conference.

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Young Author’s Reception Featuring Ben Hatke

Award-winning author, illustrator, and cartoonist Ben Hatke will be featured at the Young Author’s Reception on April 25 at 6:30 pm, part of the Education Department’s Annual Young Author’s Festival. The reception is open to the public.

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Education Department Newletter – April 2022

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION OPERATIONS Welcome to our April issue of Trinity’s Education Department Newsletter. I had to think long and hard about what to write for an opener for this newsletter.  For those of you that don't know me, I'm a big fan of data and numbers.  For me, the use of … Continue reading "Education Department Newletter – April 2022"

Founders' Scholars

Trinity Names Five as Founders’ Scholars

For every incoming class, our Founders’ Scholars stand apart even amongst their exceptional peers. Normally, Trinity designates two incoming freshmen to receive the prestigious, full-tuition Founders’ Scholarships. Yet thanks to the generosity of our donor community, Trinity has been able to designate five Founders for the Class of 2026.

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Trinity Professors Named Chicago Semester Scholars

Along with many Trinity students who have taken advantage of everything Chicago Semester has to offer, several professors from the College, including Dr. Bill Boerman-Cornell, will be participating in Chicago Semester’s Summer 2022 Scholar-In-Residence program.

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Education Department Newsletter – March 2022

Welcome to the first ever edition of Trinity’s Education Department Newsletter. We are excited about this debut and thankful to the faculty and staff who made this possible.

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98 Percent of the Class of 2021 Are Employed or in Grad School

According to data from Trinity’s Cooper Center for Vocation and Career Development, 97.7 percent of the graduates in the Class of 2021 are employed or in graduate school. That far surpasses the nationwide average of 82.4 percent.

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Congratulations to Fall 2021 Dean’s List Students

The Dean’s List is Trinity Christian College’s highest academic honor. Congratulations to all our undergraduate students who met this distinction for the Fall 2021 semester.

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Education Program Recognized by College Factual

Trinity’s emphasis on its education program was recently recognized by College Factual, which named Trinity among the “most focused” programs.

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U.S. News Names Trinity a Top 20 School

The life-changing value of a Trinity education has once again been recognized by U.S. New and World Report, which named Trinity to several of its “best” lists for 2022, including among the Top 20 Regional Colleges Midwest and #15 for social mobility.

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Boerman-Cornell Appears on Comic-Con Panel

Helping teachers incorporate graphic novels into the classroom is one topic the Comic-Con Educational Series recently tackled. Trinity Professor of Education Bill Boerman-Cornell appeared as a panelist to share strategies, resources, and lessons to improve methods of teaching with this highly effective medium.

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Education Program Honored by Colleges of Distinction

Trinity education majors leave the College confident in what they believe and possess the skills and experience necessary to excel in their field for good, according to Colleges of Distinction. The organization has once again recognized Trinity’s education program, among numerous categories.

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Alumni Success Story: Emma (Darcy) Schneider ‘19

After graduating from Trinity, Emma (Darcy) Schneider ’19 spent a year teaching English at the high-school level. But she missed theater and decided to earn a graduate degree from the University of Chicago in Theater & Performance Studies while serving as theater program coordinator at Trinity.

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Recognizing Emeriti Professors Meyer and Snoeyink

Along with celebrating graduates on May 8, the College also honored the emeritations of two long-time faculty members who have retired at the end of the 2020-21 academic year: Joy Meyer ’78, Ed.D., associate professor of education, licensure officer, and dean of education; and Rick Snoeyink, Ph.D.

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Education Program Recognized by Colleges of Distinction

Trinity’s Education program has been recognized by Colleges of Distinction based on four key areas: engaged students; great teaching; vibrant communities; and successful outcomes.

Using Graphic Novels in the English Language Arts Classroom

Boerman-Cornell Publishes Book about Graphic Novels

Congratulations to Prof. of Education Bill Boerman-Cornell on the publication of his new book, “Using Graphic Novels in the English Language Arts Classroom. ”

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Trinity Ranked Among Top 25 of Best Colleges

Continuing a years-long tradition of excellence and recognition, Trinity Christian College has been named among the “Best Midwestern Regional Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report for 2021. Trinity was also named a “Best Value” college and a “Top Performer on Social Mobility.”

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Alumni Success Story: Holli Moote ’13

Holli Moote ‘13 always had her heart set on becoming a teacher. Four years at Trinity and two countries later, Moote is living out her passion by teaching music to children halfway around the globe.

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Honoring Rudenga for Years of Service

At the May 2020 commencement, Trinity announced the retirement of two beloved, long-time professors, Professor of Education Liz Rudenga, Ph.D., and Professor of Music Helen Van Wyck, D.M.A. Both professors were awarded emeriti status by Trinity’s Board of Trustees.

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Education Program Named to Colleges of Distinction

Trinity’s Education program has been recognized as a 2019-20 “College of Distinction.” The program was honored for its exemplary commitment to engaged students; great teaching; vibrant community; and successful outcomes.

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Education Department Partners with Southwest Chicago Christian School

Trinity’s education graduates leave our campus prepared to make a difference in a world that needs them. One way we do that is through our partnership with Southwest Chicago Christian School, where Trinity students get classroom experience.

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Boerman-Cornell’s Book Receives Honor

“Graphic Novels in High School and Middle School Classrooms: A Disciplinary Literacies Approach,” has received the 2018 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award Honorable Mention.

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Trinity Celebrates 100% edTPA Pass Rate

Congratulations to our traditional undergraduate education majors, who all passed the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).

Trinity Hosts Middle School Diversity Conference

Trinity recently welcomed about 150 middle school students from Calvin Christian, Chicago West Side Christian, Deer Creek Christian, and Timothy Christian schools who took part in the Middle School Diversity Conference.

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Prof. Lenarz Works to Train Teachers, Guide Children

Prof. Kelly Lenarz ’99, assistant professor of education and coordinator of Adult Studies special education, gave a group of professional teachers and Christian education volunteers during a recent training session at Bethel Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Oostburg, Wis.

Dr. Snoeyink Rides the Tour de Cure

Dr. Snoeyink rides the Tour de Cure in memory of his father and to support the American Diabetes Association

Trinity Ranked Among Top 10 Christian College Education Programs

Trinity is pleased to announce that it has been ranked among the top 10 Christian college education programs in 2016 by Christian Universities Online.