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Oregon Administrator Licensure Redesign: What You Need to Know If You Want to Become a School Principal or District-Level Administrator in Oregon

By The Room 241 TeamApril 4, 2019

The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission recently approved a fully redesigned system of preparing and licensing school and district administrators in the state of Oregon at the Commission meeting on February 7, 2019, in Salem. To learn more about this new system, we checked in with our Chair of Administrator Licensure Programs, Gerald W. Gabbard,… Read More

Just For Fun

Quiz: How well do you know these famous educators?

By The Room 241 TeamMarch 29, 2019

How well do you know your famous educators? Take the quiz and see how you do!

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Teacher Preparation Program Coherence In an Emerging Professional Development School

By Stephanie Murphy and Angela VossenkuhlMarch 22, 2019

In February 2019, Alisa Bates, Angela Vossenkuhl, and Stephanie Murphy from the Concordia University-Portland College of Education presented Teacher Preparation Program Coherence in an Emerging Professional Development School: Lessons for All Stakeholders at The Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) conference in Atlanta. The presentation centered on our collaborative effort with Faubion and our pursuit of… Read More

Faculty Faculty Spotlight on Dan Carpenter

Meet the Faculty: Daniel Carpenter, Assoc. Professor of STEAM Education

By The Room 241 TeamMarch 18, 2019

An Army veteran and passionate teacher, Daniel Carpenter, PhD, is one of our highly regarded associate professors. Carpenter has served as a teacher, administrator, soccer coach, and university professor, as well as a consultant to organizations such as the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). As well as helping educators advance… Read More

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Program Insights

How My EdD Dissertation Has Benefited My Career

By The Room 241 TeamNovember 17, 2018

Interested in earning your EdD but not sure how it will benefit your career? Excited to advance your practice but feeling uneasy about the dissertation? What better way to find out more than by asking those with first-hand experience? Concordia University-Portland’s doctoral program prepares current and emerging leaders to become transformational change agents, impacting PreK-12… Read More

Leadership Insights

The Impact of a Thoughtfully Designed Learning Space

By Kara Wyman, MEdDecember 18, 2018

A school’s design can greatly impact students’ ability to learn. The layout alone can either make it confusing for students and their families or it can create a welcoming environment where staff, students, and resources are connected and accessible. The design can promote an inclusive school culture, hands-on learning, and community engagement. Many schools today… Read More

For Teachers

How to Break the Cycle of Student Misbehavior

By Kathryn Picano Morton, EdS, NCSPDecember 5, 2018

Getting a child to behave when expected can be quite a challenging task. When a student engages in misbehavior, that child is often attempting to get a response from the adult. Reacting to challenging behaviors negatively – yelling, using corporal punishment, removing the child from the setting, enforcing “timeouts,”– tends to exacerbate the issue. It… Read More