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SIUE’s Pryor to serve on Archeological Society Education Committee


From Illinois Business Journal news services

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Caroline Pryor, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, has been selected to serve on the Archeological Society of Saint Louis’ Education Committee.

Pryor will focus her committee work on aligning resources, such as historic sites and artifacts, with states’ K-12 content area of learning standards.

“I’m incredibly excited to serve on the ASSTL Education Committee and join other regional scholars in the mission of outreach to the bi-state K-12 schools,” said Pryor.

Pryor’s scholarly work includes the development of workshops for teachers nationally to study Abraham Lincoln and related sites in Springfield. She has published several scholarly articles that describe how teachers can efficiently use a range of standards, such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics within the social studies, in classroom lessons.

“I’ve developed a workbook for teachers to learn how the sites they visit and the artifacts located there are related to the learning standards they use to develop lessons for their students,” Pryor explained. “The studies I’ve conducted indicate that when teachers use a range of resources, such as primary source documents, photographs, artifacts and online site visits or field trips to museums, city spaces and historic locations, students become highly engaged in learning.”

As a teacher-educator in SIUE’s School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, Pryor teaches undergraduate and graduate level social studies methods and curriculum courses.

Those interested in learning more about the committee’s work may contact Pryor at

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