Aluminations                    May 2016
College of Education and Human Development Alumni Newsletter
Join us for Alumni Weekend!
Conversation, cuisine and cocktails! Be sure to join us at the CEHD Alumni Reception, Friday, June 3 from 6-8pm Please note, the reception will be held in Perkins Student Center this year. 

We will be celebrating ASPIRE's 25th Anniversary. ASPIRE provides support to underrepresented students in our college. Former members are encouraged to share photos, memories or mementos with our coordinator prior to the event. 

Teachers, parents and their children are invited to join us at Perkins Student Center for a relaxing mind and body demonstrating how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine. This free session is on Saturday, June 4 from 1:30-2:30pm, immediately after the UD Brunch with Mascots.  

For more information on these events, visit the CEHD webpage
To register, go to UD's Alumni Weekend website. 

News You Can Use
Summer Learnings
Interested in expanding your expertise in math instruction, writing, or democracy? Want to become a teacher leader? Or are you still looking for camps for your kids? Check out CEHD's summer programs:
ELA Videos and Curriculum
UD researcher Sharon Walpole and her UVA colleague have developed instructional techniques designed to improve children's reading comprehension 

The  Bookworms program is available online for free. These videos and lesson plans allow teachers around the world to easily implement proven effective curriculum. 

Alumni Making a Difference

DE BioScience Awardee
Melanie Mundell, MI '09, obtained a grant to create a Biotechnology Pathway at Newark Charter School STEM Academy. As a result of her work, she was presented with Delaware BioScience's Educator of the Year award in April. 
Disney Hero for Change
Think one person can't make a difference?
Twelve-year-old Braeden Mannering (son of Christy, HS '15) received Disney Radio's Heroes for Change award for the creation of 3Bs, providing more than 6,500 healthy snacks to low-income/homeless people.  
CEHD in the News

CEHD undergraduate and graduate students presented their research during this day-long symposium .

UD alumni return to campus to recruit students at one of the East Coast's largest education career fairs (article and video).
Looking Back While Moving Forward 
Mike Adams, HDFS alumnus and NFL player, visited UD to discuss the challenges he faced growing up in Paterson, N.J., his experiences as a student and co-captain of the 2003 national championship football team, and what he is doing now to give back to the community.

Calling all EDD alums! The School of Education is hosting an alumni reception in Dover, June 16 from 4-7 pm at McGlynn's Pub and Restaurant. Stay tuned for more information. 
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