LHU Recognized Nationally for PA Core Conference

May 7, 2014-Lock Haven University (LHU) was recognized nationally for hosting a Pennsylvania Core Conference on April 16,  2014 for PK12- teachers and administrators, Pennsylvania Department of Education representatives, and faculty from Lock Haven University’s three colleges. 

In the April 29th edition of “Ed Prep Matters,” a web-based national newsletter distributed by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), LHU’s Pennsylvania Core Conference was described as having the potential for a positive impact on moving toward the implementation of the Pennsylvania Common Core standards.  The conference was hosted by Dr. Susan Rimby, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Education at LHU.  Elizabeth Ross, Director of the AACTE’s State Programs’ Division and Common Core expert, was the conference’s keynote speaker.  

The conference’s intent was to allow Lock Haven University faculty to work closely with PK-12 teachers and administrators for successful integration of the Core into PK-12 instruction and to better align curriculum between basic and higher education.  In “Ed Prep Matters,” Ross reported that “the conversations at the conference were quite robust, and all parties agreed to continue working together.  This dialogue is an important step toward implementing the standards and a crucial component to ensuring a more aligned system.” 

For more information on the nationally circulated web-based article regarding LHU’s Pennsylvania Core Conference, go to http://blog.aacte.org/2014/04/lock-haven-university-hosts-pennsylvania-core-summit/.

Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.