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Ed Kane

DEPARTMENT: Lancaster General Education

POSITION: Adjunct Faculty

EMAIL: edward.kane@emu.edu

Ed has been teaching statistics part-time at EMU-Lancaster since 2004. Initially he taught only nurses and business students in programs at the Lancaster campus, but has seen the Lancaster programs become increasingly diverse, and also for several years has interacted via online courses with students at the Harrisonburg campus. He grew up in urban Philadelphia, but has lived in Lancaster County, PA for about thirty years. After forty years teaching English, Spanish, mathematics, and work as a reading specialist, he retired from full-time middle school and high school teaching in 2016 . While acquiring his undergraduate degree in English he had worked in a non-profit research laboratory investigating the use of technology to help overcome physical disabilities, as well as the use of technology in studying and following the migration pattern of grey whales. He also worked in a large state prison. While teaching English and Spanish he pursued graduate study in reading education, and later pursued graduate courses in mathematics. He enjoys bicycle riding, amateur astronomy, and recently began learning the violin. He seldom travels, but more than several times has visited his mother's hometown of Guanica, Puerto Rico. He is married, has three adult children, and five grandchildren, all living near his home. He believes that statistics, feared a little by some for perceived technical difficulty, can be a humane and human endeavor in a quest to discover or ascertain truth.

Education:

Mathematics & education, 1993-2001, Millersville University, Millersville, PA 17551. 

Statistics education, 2000, Center for Statistics Education in PA at Indiana University of PA (Project SEQuaL), Indiana, PA  15705. 

M. Ed. Reading & Education, 1988, Widener University, Chester, PA 19013.

Accounting, 1979-1982, St. Joseph University, Philadelphia, PA 19131. 

B. A. English & Education, 1978, La Salle College, Philadelphia, PA 19141.

Publications (selected):

(2003, April).  [Photograph].  Landis Valley Museum Volunteer Calendar 2003.  Lancaster, PA: Landis Valley Museum. [Two 7th-grade LVP students in colonial costume demonstrate textile processes at weekend museum event.]

(2001, September).  Bringing back the analemma.  Science Scope, 26-29.  [National Science Teachers Association journal article about a yearlong hands-on project to monitor and model the solar analemma to teach astronomy, geography, and technology.]

Presentations (selected):

Pennsylvania Middle School Association (Eastern Division) Professional Development Institute. Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA “Mathemagical Math Patterns” 2008 October 17.

Lancaster-Lebanon IU-13 Mathematics Education Conference: Making Connections. Landisville, PA “The Beauty of Mathematical Patterns” 2007 August 16.

Manheim Township School District in-service. Blackboard.com strategies & methods. October 2004 & February 2005.

Featured articles (selected):

Ruder, R.  (2003, May).  Capturing the Obvious.  Principal Leadership, 39-40.  [Administrator summarizes the initial vision and the formation of the Landis Valley Project, a 7th-grade program utilizing integrated curriculum, projects-based learning, thematic investigation of Pennsylvania German culture, outdoor experiences, and a museum partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Landis Valley Museum.]

Sauder, B.  (2002, June 13).  Worthwhile experience [Letter to the editor].  Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA), A13.  [Parent expresses thanks for child’s education in the Landis Valley Project, a “gift that will last a lifetime.”]

Conservancy partners with state Department of Education in new pilot program.  (2001, July).  Landview: the newsletter of the Lancaster County Conservancy, 1, 4-5.  [School projects conducted on LCC land; photos.]

Roggie, A.  (2001, April 24).  MT drawing picks program participants.  Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA), B1, B2.  [Students, teachers meet at museum; photos]

Roggie, A.  (2001, January 19).  Course at museum: MT, Landis Valley to offer joint course.  Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA), A1, A4.  [Manheim Township School District announces the new Landis Valley Project.]

Roggie, A.  (2000, September 23).  Clean Water 101.  Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA), A1, A7.  [Teachers meet, study, and develop a theme-centered curriculum focused on rivers, stewardship, and watershed; photos]

Schaaf, F.  (1997, November).  The near sky: a halo puzzle.  Sky and Telescope, 94.  [Astronomer hobbyist notes 500-year-old description of solar-optical phenomenon parhelia (sundog) by early Anabaptists.]

Kito, M.  (1994, June 22).  Contemporary America: the Amish in Lancaster County.  The Yomiuri Shimbun  [Japanese daily newspaper], 4.  [Reporter interviews traditional Anabaptist folk.]

 

 

Education

MED, Widener University (Reading and Education)
BA, La Salle College (English and Education)

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