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    May 18, 2020

    Learning for All: Culturally Relevant & Responsive Education

    Education is generally hailed as a great equalizer. A good education can change lives and open up new possibilities. However, not all classrooms provide the same access to education. Because of that, much attention has been paid to equity and motivating learners. Dr. Alysia Roehrig, associate professor and Learning & Cognition program coordinator, has spent […]

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    May 11, 2020

    Autism Spectrum Disorder Q&A Recap

    On May 7, faculty and staff members from the FSU autism spectrum disorder master’s program answered questions during a virtual Q&A session. We wanted to provide a recap of the most commonly asked questions regarding our autism spectrum disorder graduate program. What is the length of the program? How long does it take to complete? […]

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    May 2020 Student News

    May 7, 2020 Three elementary education students received university honors medallions during a special virtual ceremony. These three students earned at least 18 Honors points in order to fulfill the general honors program requirements. This year’s graduating class had the largest number of honor medallion-recipients to date, with 383 total graduates earning the distinction. “By […]

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    May 6, 2020

    May 2020 Faculty News

    May 26, 2020 Dr. Erik Hines, associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems and coordinator of the Counselor Education Program and School Counseling track, published a second issue in the special theme series, Group Work with African American Children and Adolescents. The title of the second issue is “Group Work with […]

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    May 5, 2020

    May 2020 Alumni News

    May 5, 2020 Jackie Thomas, Jr. Higher Education M.S. ’06 Jackie Thomas, Jr. was selected as a 2020-2021 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow by the Aspen Institute. The Aspen Institute tries to advance practices that helps higher education by supporting leaders, particularly leaders that promote students of color and low-income students in America. Thomas is currently […]

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    April 27, 2020

    Creating Community in an Online Learning Setting

    On April 24, Dr. Vanessa Dennen gave a webinar on the subject of “Creating Community in an Online Learning Setting.” You can watch the video of the presentation here:   The transcription of the video follows: Jennie Kroeger: Good afternoon. My name is Jennie Kroeger, and I’m the communications director for the FSU College of […]

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    April 23, 2020

    April 2020 Student News

    April 30, 2020 Sohaila Isaqzai, doctoral student in International and Multicultural Education, was awarded an International Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The International Fellowship is given to individuals who conduct full-time study or research in the US who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Isaqzai was chosen for her academic […]

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    April 10, 2020

    April 2020 Faculty News

    April 30, 2020 The College of Education had a number of faculty members receive recognition from Florida State University during the 2020 Florida State University Faculty Awards Ceremony. This year, the ceremony was held online due to the need for social distancing. Dr. Jason Pappas, teaching faculty and Sport Management Internship Program Director in the […]

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    Online Resources for Special Education Teachers

    This is part three of our series about helping students with disabilities during the coronavirus outbreak. In part one, we looked at challenges and offered some solutions as education temporarily shifts online. In part two, we provided advice to parents who are now also serving as teachers. In this third part, we list important online […]

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    Parents as Teachers: Supporting Student with Disabilities

    This is the second post in our series on helping students with special needs during the coronavirus outbreak. In the first post, we examined the challenges facing students with disabilities, their families and their teachers as school moves temporarily online. In this post, we asked Dr. Jenny Root and special education doctoral student Addy McConomy […]

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    Addressing Challenges in Online Special Education

    We have covered a lot of topics since the coronavirus forced schools to move online. We have shared tips on how to work and learn remotely, wellness advice for teachers, and collected a list of online resources. We wanted to be sure to add one more important piece to this discussion: how to help students […]

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    April 3, 2020

    AEFP Virtual Conference: A Retrospective

    The Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) was supposed to hold its annual conference March 19 through March 21 in Fort Worth, Texas. Like many large conferences, the planning committee had spent months of preparation to get the event ready. One of the individuals planning the conference was FSU’s own Patrice Iatarola, associate professor […]

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    April 1, 2020

    April 2020 Alumni News

    April 30, 2020 Leah Hollingsworth Mathematics Education Ph.D. ’19 Leah Hollingsworth received a Foundational Course Excellence Award from Florida State University during the 2020 Faculty Awards Ceremony. Hollingsworth is a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics.     April 28, 2020 Kyle Bunds Sport Management Ph.D. ’14 Kyle Bunds was promoted to associate professor […]

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    March 30, 2020

    Student Spotlight: Cailyn Hamstra

    Name: Cailyn Hamstra Major: Elementary Education (B.S./M.S.) Hometown: Pensacola, Florida   “From the moment I learned of the FSU College of Education’s program in Elementary Education, I was confident the program would best prepare me to achieve my personal and professional goals,” says Hamstra. “The rigorous academic environment, esteemed faculty, and the combined-degree, state-approved nature […]

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    March 27, 2020

    Mental Health and Wellness Advice for Teachers

    Faculty members at the FSU College of Education are doing their best to support educators as they make the sudden transition to online teaching. Drs. Martin Swanbrow Becker, Erik Hines and Lindsay Jenkins have spent their careers researching important mental health topics, like depression, resiliency and bullying prevention. As we adjust to the effects of […]

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    March 25, 2020

    Tips for Learning, Teaching and Working from Home

    The response to the coronavirus has been unprecedented and sweeping, as people around the world scramble to change their lifestyles. The change has been rapid and has left many people trying to figure out the best ways to adjust. As we all work to implement these changes, the team at the College of Education is […]

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    March 15, 2020

    Transitioning to Online Teaching and Learning

    With the recent announcements of school closures at both the K-12 and postsecondary levels due to the coronavirus, we put together a list of resources to help both teachers and students ease into the transition to online learning. Read on to learn more about the tech tools and other resources being provided at no cost […]

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    March 3, 2020

    Making a Difference with Darasa: Helping Refugee Students

    Turbulent events around the world have caused an increase in the number of refugees seeking safer places to live. Uprooting and moving a family is stressful, but leaving behind your country can cause even more trauma. Children in particular can have a hard time adjusting to a new home. Combined with economic stressors and being […]

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    March 2, 2020

    March 2020 Student News

    March 10, 2020 Jewoong Moon (Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies Ph.D. student) published a new article titled “Exploring the Relationships Among Middle School Students’ Peer Interactions, Task Efficiency, and Learning Engagement in Game-Based Learning.” The article, which can be found here, explores how game-based learning can be used to help support students with their math […]

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    March 2020 Faculty News

    March 31, 2020 Dr. Erik Hines, associate professor and coordinator of the Counselor Education Program and School Counseling track, and Dr. Sam Steen of George Mason University served as Guest Editors for The Journal for Specialist in Group Work. Hines and Steen have published one of three editions of the “Special Issue on Group Counseling […]

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    March 2020 Alumni News

    March 6, 2020 Madison Hayes Early Childhood Education B.S. ’18, M.S. ’19 Madison Hayes was named WCTV Teacher of the Month. Hayes, who is a second grade teacher at Woodville Elementary School, was surprised during her science class with the presentation of the award. This is her first year teaching. March 5, 2020 M. Dianne […]

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    February 27, 2020

    Kathleen Esmiol and Fannie Mae Duncan: Honoring a Legacy

    In 1993, alumna Kathleen “Kay” F. Hufford Esmiol (B.S. ’60) and her class in Colorado Springs, Colorado decided to pay tribute to a local legend, Fannie Mae Duncan. Little did she know that this decision would set off a series of events that would lead to her inspiring her students to embrace diversity and promote […]

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    February 17, 2020

    Black History Month: A Celebration of Dr. Marvalene Hughes

    As Florida State University celebrates Black History Month, we’re honored to recognize COE alumna Dr. Marvalene A. Hughes (Ph.D. Counseling/School Psychology ’69) for her dedication to the counseling field, her extraordinary philanthropic endeavors, and for being a trailblazer in leadership positions within higher education. The College of Education promotes her legacy of achievement by undertaking […]

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    February 12, 2020

    FSUCOE Students Succeed on International Stage

    Though Florida State University is often considered one of the top higher education institutions in the nation, our faculty members and students routinely make contributions to their fields that garner international attention as well. Three students from our Sport Psychology program participated in a unique conference that had them presenting to an international audience in […]

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    February 4, 2020

    February 2020 Faculty News

    February 21, 2020 Dr. Erik Hines was chosen as a recipient of a 2020 American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellows Award. The award, which is the highest honor given by the ACA, recognizes significant contributions to the profession of counseling. Specifically, recipients are chosen for their authorship, leadership abilities, and active role promoting values in line […]

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