California University of Pennsylvania: Principal K-12 certification – 2005
Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Ph.D. English – Rhetoric and Linguistics - 1999
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania: M.Ed. Reading Specialist - 1980
Cedarville University: B.A. Communications - 1973
Reading Specialist K-12
Journalism Education Association: Certified Journalism Educator
Journalism Education Association: Master Journalism Educator
Jane has secured $8500 of federal grants and $1000 in university diversity grants to support STEM-based graduate research and programming in Erie’s urban schools. Her research focus continues in the urban school setting with middle and secondary level students.
She serves as a facilitator for the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit #5 Secondary Literacy Council and is an elected Public School Director for the North East School District. Blystone also serves as a consultant for textbook selection and Comprehensive Plan Document development for area school districts.
She is a Standards-Aligned System (SAS) portal trainer for the Pennsylvania Department of Education and an Advance Placement reader for Educational Testing Service.
Jane has been elected to the national board of the Journalism Education Association as the Region 7 Director and serves on the national Certification Commission and the Scholastic Press Rights Commission. She edited the second edition of JEA Making a Difference (2102) and is currently editing the third edition. In 2007 she served as the local chair for the national convention held in Philadelphia.
EDUC 210 Comparative Issues
EDUC 211 Computers for Teachers
EDUC 475 Clinical I
EDSE 500 Foundations of Pedagogy and Practice
EDSE 604 Curriculum and Instruction: English Methods
EDSE 605 Curriculum and Instruction: Social Studies Methods
EDSE 610 21st Century Literacies
EDSE 665 Clinical I
EDSE 676 Research-based Project
EDSE 677 Thesis