Teacher education is certainly challenging, but it is always interesting. Over the past 20 years, I’ve gradually come to understand how inventive children and youth are with language and literacy, and how rewarding it is as a teacher to notice this creativity. My research focuses on capturing clear images of how children and youth construct literacy in and out of schools. And, my teaching encourages prospective teachers to take a look at these, and similar, situations through their own eyes. In holding this expectation, I believe teachers create opportunities to transform their understanding of things we take for granted and grow as professionals.
Majors and Concentrations
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Meet Ann Whitmer
Director of Financial Aid
Education: B.S., Program Management, Michigan State University, 1986; M.A., Higher Education Administration, Michigan State University, 1992
Hometown: Belleville, MI
Downtime: Distance running, long-course triathlons and reading. But my favorite activity is watching my son, Alex, run cross country and track for his college teams.
You'll often find me thinking: When's my next run/bike ride? And how can I make the financial aid process simpler?
What makes Albion a good investment? The personal touch. There is an incredible sense of community here. Students, faculty, and staff are connected. The staff and faculty are committed to assuring student success. At Albion, everyone is here for the same purpose – the success of the students. I've worked at larger schools and never knew the students. Here, we know the students, their background, their challenges, and their achievements.
Financial aid tip: Apply, read, succeed.
- Apply by completing the FAFSA, even if you don't think you'll be eligible. Many students are surprised at how much financial aid they can receive.
- Read e-mails we send you and the information we provide on our Web site. It is loaded with valuable information to get your aid faster, help you know what you're getting and any strings attached (yes, you do have to repay that loan.)
- Succeed: Your success at Albion is our success. Our goal is to help you finance your education so that you can experience all that Albion has to offer.
Michelle Coscia 2009 Fall Travel Schedule
|Community High School||September 21, 2009||11:15 AM|
|Greenhills||September 21, 2009||8:51 AM|
|Divine Child High School||September 22, 2009||9:32 AM|
|Dexter High School||September 23, 2009||8:00 AM|
|Findlay High School College Fair||September 23, 2009||8:15-10:15 AM|
|Manchester High School||September 23, 2009||10:00 AM|
|Ann Arbor Huron High School||September 24, 2009||12:30 PM|
|Pioneer High School||September 24, 2009||9:00 AM|
|Winston Churchill High School||September 28, 2009||11:00 AM|
|Adlai E. Stevenson High School||September 29, 2009||1:00 PM|
|Whitmore Lake High School||September 29, 2009||9:15&10:35 AM|
|Benjamin Franklin High School||September 30, 2009||1:00 PM|
|Ladywood High School||September 30, 2009||10:00 AM|
|Cabrini High School||October 1, 2009||1:00 PM|
|Milwaukee National College Fair||October 4, 2009||12-3:30 PM|
|Homestead High School (WI)||October 5, 2009||12:47 PM|
|Pius XI High School (WI)||October 5, 2009||8:25 AM|
|University School of Milwaukee (WI)||October 5, 2009||10:05 AM|
|Marquette University High School (WI)||October 6, 2009||10:39 AM|
|Rufus King High School (WI)||October 6, 2009||9:00 AM|
|Schoolcraft College Fair||October 7, 2009||6:30-8:30 PM|
|Wayne Memorial High School||October 8, 2009||12:09 PM|
|Grosse Pointe North High School||October 12, 2009||9:30 AM|
|Grosse Pointe South High School||October 12, 2009||10:30 AM|
|University - Liggett School||October 12, 2009||1:00 PM|
|Father Gabriel Richard||October 13, 2009||8:50 AM|
|Lincoln Consolidated High School||October 13, 2009||10:40 AM|
|Lima Campus College Fair||October 14, 2009||5:30-7:30 PM|
|St. Henry High School (OH)||October 15, 2009||9:52 AM|
|St. Marys Memorial High School (OH)||October 15, 2009||8:15 AM|
|Riverview Community High School||October 19 2009||9:15 AM|
|Theodore Roosevelt High School||October 19 2009||1:00 PM|
|Grosse Pointe North College Fair||October 20, 2009||6:30-8:30 PM|
|Oscar A. Carlson High School||October 20, 2009||12:10 PM|
|Woodhaven High School||October 20, 2009||9:00 AM|
|Grosse Ile High School||October 21, 2009||9:25 AM|
|Lincoln Park High School||October 21, 2009||1:15 PM|
|Gabriel Richard High School||October 22, 2009||10:00 AM|
|Lutheran High School Westland||October 22, 2009||1:00 PM|
|Plymouth High School||October 26, 2009||8:15 AM|
|Plymouth-Canton High School||October 26, 2009||9:30 AM|
|Plymouth-Salem High School||October 26, 2009||10:30 AM|
|Garden City High School||October 28, 2009||12:00 PM|
|Northville High School||October 28, 2009||9:20 AM|
|Fordson High School||November 2, 2009||9:30 AM|
|Saline High School||November 2, 2009||1:30 PM|
|Bluffton High School (OH)||November 3, 2009||10:30 AM|
|Elida High School (OH)||November 4, 2009||10:30 AM|
|Shawnee High School (OH)||November 4, 2009||8:30 AM|
|Southgate-Anderson High School||November 10, 2009||11:38 AM|
Meet the Minds: Students
Albion students love to think, to discuss and debate ideas, to pursue knowledge.
But they also love to do—applying what they learn in the classroom in many ways and in many places.
See how and where some of our students are taking action, gaining real-world experience, and preparing for life after Albion—always thinking along the way.