Winter 2016--In This Issue:
Welcome Back
The start of the new year is always a time when we consider future goals and commitments--whether it's a plan to exercise more, to volunteer with an organization or to enhance career options by furthering our education. It's my hope--as we look at the year ahead--that you'll find inspiration from the articles below, and find many reminders that students, faculty and alumni of the Ammon School are busy and engaged professionals making outstanding contributions to their fields and to the children, young people and adults that they serve.

I wish you a happy and productive new year.
All the best,
Deans Sig  
Jane Ashdown, Ph.D.
Most Physically Educated Contest
Students and teachers from 15 Nassau County high schools visited Adelphi to compete in various events while also learning how to sustain a physically active lifestyle post-graduation.

On your mark, get set, read more.

Learning Over Performing
Michael O'Loughlin, Ph.D., professor, was awarded the RECE Bloch Distinguished Career Award in October 2015.

Making Change
Ruth S. Ammon School of Education faculty members joined with administration at the Freeport Public Schools to win a $700,000 Carol M. White Physical Education Program
(PEP) grant. 

A Jolly Good Fellow
Ron Feingold, Ph.D., was acknowledged as a 2016 fellow at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE) in January.

Find the listing here.

Rapid Multimedia eLearning 
Authoring With Captivate
Captivate is an industry standard tool for authoring interactive learning. Register here.

MLearning K-12: Powerful Learning With iPads
Digging deeper, we'll look at iPads in schools, to consider how they can best be used to transform learning. Register here.

Implementing Assistive Technology and UDL in the Classroom 
Consider low and high-tech tools, with an emphasis on classroom integration and initial curriculum design using UDL. Register here.
Did You Know?
Don't forget to look into our financial aid and scholarship opportunities. You can afford a higher education.
Exercising Body and Mind
Darla M. Castelli, Ph.D., discussed physical and mental health issues associated with inactivity during the Adelphi University Robert and Augusta P. Finkelstein Memorial Lecture.

Principal Figure
Janice Bruce, M.A. '09, graduated from the Ammon Educational Leadership Certificate program (which leads to New York State Administrative Certification in School Building Leaders) and the School District Leader Advanced Certificate Program. She recently became principal of J.H.S. 291 Roland Hayes.

Athletics, Phys Ed and Kristen Bagley

Kristen Bagley made her athletic and academic ambitions work in tandem to better her job prospects after graduation.

AU "Supports Her"

The Becoming Human fund-raiser/advocacy event in support of global girls' education aimed to raise $480 to provide another year of education to four impoverished Cambodian girls via the Girls Be Ambitious Project. They ended up raising $12 per minute, much more than they asked for. 


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