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New SOE books by faculty, Dr. Dale Schunk coming to speak about motivation & learning

Feb. 21, 2014 –


Five SOE faculty were honored and recognized for their academic contributions to the university at the seventh annual Virginia Tech Authors Day!

Drs. Bonnie Billingsley, Kathy Cennamo, Glen Earthman, Barbara Lockee, and Mark Lineburg were recognized for their 2013 book publications.

Dr. Bonnie Billingsley

Bonnie Billingsley Bonnie Billingsley


A Survival Guide for New Special Educators provides relevant, practical information for new special education teachers across a broad range of topic areas. Drawing on the latest research on special educator effectiveness and retention, this comprehensive, go-to resource addresses the most pressing needs of novice instructors, resource teachers, and inclusion specialists.

Dr. Kathy Cennamo

Dr. Kathy Cennamo Dr. Kathy Cennamo

Technology Integration for Meaningful Classroom Use: A Standards-Based Approach, Second Edition, equips readers with the knowledge, creative and critical thinking skills, and confidence needed to become "self-directed learners" who can successfully navigate the constantly changing environment of technology integration in the classroom. Using the principles of self-directed learning as its foundation, the book aims to help readers learn to evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in supporyof student learning.


Dr. Glen Earthman

Dr. Glen Earthman Dr. Glen Earthman

Planning Educational Facilities: What Educators Need to Know is a book about planning and the responsibilities educators have in the process of planning for educational facilities. The book covers every aspect of planning that needs to be done to complete any capital improvement project from the assessment of need to the evaluation of the product and process. The text is the most comprehensive book on planning educational facilities on the market.


Dr. Barbara Lockee

Dr. Barbara Lockee Dr. Barbara Lockee

Learning, Problem Solving, and Mindtools is inspired by the substantial body of learning research by David H. Jonassen in the areas of mind tools and problem solving. The focus of the volume is on educational technology, especially with regard to how new technologies have facilitated and supported problem solving and critical thinking. Each chapter focuses on a particular aspect of learning with technology and elaborates the implications for the design and implementation of learning environments and activities aimed at improving the conceptualization of problems, reasoning and higher-order thinking, and solving challenging problems.


Streamlined ID: A Practical Guide to Instructional Design presents a focused and generalizable approach to instructional design and development – one that addresses the needs of ID novices, as well as practitioners in a variety of career environments. Emphasizing the essentials and "big ideas" of ID, Streamlined ID presents a new perspective – one that aims to produce instruction that is sustainable, optimized, appropriately redundant, and targeted at continuous improvement.


Educating Students in Poverty provides essential strategies to help socioeconomically disadvantaged students achieve academic and lifelong success. Backed up with firsthand experiences and relevant research, these proactive instructional and administrative approaches cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Advocating for underprivileged students
  • Improving school climate and culture
  • Engaging and communicating with families
  • Instructional techniques and discipline issues
  • Student health and safety

SOE Slogan Contest!!!

What makes the School of Education shine? What does the SOE mean to you?

The winner will submit a short slogan of a few words that best defines/reflects/captures the essence and hope of the SOE. The submission deadline is March 14th, 2014 by 5pm. All students, faculty and staff are eligible to participate. Submissions should be emailed directly to Dave Brod The winner will have their slogan and name engraved on a plaque hung in the SOE main offices and a feature in an upcoming Newsworthy News Story.

Kappa Delta Pi chapter to be reinstalled Spring 2014.

WKappa Delta Pi the International Honor Society in Education

Since its inception in 1911, Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education has been an inclusive organization, embracing educators regardless of creed, nationality, or gender. Throughout the years, Kappa Delta Pi has had a rich legacy of connecting top educators to worthy practices and ideals.

Dr. Carol Mullen and Dawn Knight have worked closely with KDP's international leadership to initiate the reinstallation of SOE's KDP chapter at Virginia Tech. More information regarding future membership and reinstallation festivities will be available in the coming weeks. Any students, undergraduate or graduate, interested in leadership roles should contact Dave Brod as soon as possible.

Dr. Dale Schunk to speak at Virginia Tech – March 24-25, 2014


Dr. Dale Schunk Our School of Education is hosting lectures/talks by the outstanding educational psychologist Professor Schunk. Students, faculty, staff, and friends, come join us!!! Information on specific topics, times and locations will be published in the coming weeks.
Dale H. Schunk, professor of education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has published over 100 scholarly articles and books on motivation, self-regulation, and self-efficacy as related to student learning. Publications and speaker information:

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Editor Dave Brod Co-Editor and Faculty Adviser Dr. Carol Mullen