Curriculum and Instruction

Erin Doolittle Rises to State Finalist

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Erin Doolittle head shot 2014Frederick County Teacher of the Year Erin Doolittle is one of seven finalists for the Maryland State Teacher of the Year award. Erin earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and master’s degree in reading specialization, both from Hood College. A panel of judges from Maryland education organizations selected the seven finalists from among the state’s 24 district winners.  The 2014-2015 Maryland Teacher of the Year will be announced during a reception on October 10.

Reception for All New Students: August 20

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All students who are new to the Hood Graduate School for the Fall 2014 semester are invited to an orientation on Wednesday, August 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The informal welcome reception, to be held at Whitaker Campus Center, will provide an opportunity to meet faculty, staff and fellow students.

The agenda includes a campus tour, introduction to the bookstore and Apple computer lab, a welcome from Graduate School Dean Dr. Maria Green Cowles, and dinner with the program directors. Get the complete agenda and then RSVP here 

Action Research to Take the Stage

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Twenty-six students in the Curriculum and Instruction program are hard at work on the action research that makes up their capstone projects. They’ll showcase their work on Thursday, May 1, 5-7 pm at Whitaker Commons on the Hood campus.

Projects run the gamut: Integrating Art and Reading: Teacher Collaboration to Influence Student Comprehension; Does the Use of an iPad Affect the Receptive and Expressive Communication Abilities of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder?; and LiveScribe Pens and Their Impact on Mathematical Problem Solving and Communication.

Curriculum and Instruction students aim to increase the depth and scope of their instructional expertise. Some have aspirations to become professional staff developers, go on for a doctorate, develop curriculum or work as curriculum specialists at the county or school level. Special interests include mathematics and  STEM.