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Jane Penman

Dr. Jane Penman

132 Robinson Learning Center
(570) 484-2693

Courses Most Commonly Taught

  • Assessing Educational Needs and Planning for Instruction
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Effective Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
  • Cognitive Development of Diverse Learners

Areas of Expertise

Educating students with behaviour disorders and learning disabilities, educational assessments, instructional strategies, accreditation

Education: 

  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, The Pennsylvania State University

Courses Developed: 

  • Assessing Educational Needs and Planning for Instruction
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Effective Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
  • Cognitive Development of Diverse Learners
  • Comparative Studies in Special Education

Programs Developed: 

  • Special Education Dual Major Programs
  • Disability and Community Services Major

Research Areas: 

  • Classroom Management
  • Gifted Education
  • School Boards

Professional Publications: 

Penman, J.L. & Bugaj, S.J. (under revision).  "From the Student Perspective: Opportunities and Benefits Provided by the Odyssey of the Mind Program"

Bugaj, S.J. & J.L. Penman (2010).  Pennsylvania’s commitment to students who are gifted and talented: Meaningful intentions but little substance.  The Pennsylvania Teacher Educator, 9, 11-18.

Professional Presentations: 

Co-panel presenter at the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Annual Spring Conference. Topic: “Excellence in Teacher Preparation: PK16 and Beyond,” Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania (2012).

Co-presenter at the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges & Teacher Educators Annual Teacher Education Assembly. Topic:  "Pennsylvania’s Commitment to Students Who Are Gifted and Talented: Meaningful Intentions but Little Substance,” Grantville, Pennsylvania (2010)

Co-presenter at the Pennsylvania School Boards Association Annual Conference.  Topic:  “Best Inclusive Practices Grant Project,” Hershey, Pennsylvania (2009)

Presenter at the Association of Teacher Education Summer Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Topic:  “Dual Enrollment:  An Innovative Opportunity for Diverse Learners to Explore Careers in Teaching.” (2006)

Co-presenter at the LiveText Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.  Topic:  “Evaluating Student Teachers:  Getting Cooperating Teachers to Cooperate with LiveText.” (2006)

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