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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.

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Parents as Teachers: Supporting Student with Disabilities

Parents and guardians everywhere are discovering that they are now playing two roles: caregiver and educator. This can be especially difficult as they continue manage their household, work from home at their own job, or deal with emotional and mental stress caused by the pandemic.

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Online Resources for Special Education Teachers

There are a number of great resources that Dr. Jenny Root, associate professor of special education, and doctoral student Addy McConomy recommend. Some of these resources were referenced in the previous two parts, but we wanted to organize them all together and categorize them to make them easier to find.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 to the user during this time.

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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.

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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 inclusion.

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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.

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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 Greece.

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Kobe Bryant: A Story of Greatness

Heartbroken, devastated, destroyed, gutted—the various reactions of every sports fan in the world yesterday, as we lost one of basketball’s all-time greats, Kobe “Bean” Bryant. As the world grieves this loss, we’ll hear of thousands of Kobe stories, stories of how he inspired multiple generations, stories on how he defied all the boundaries on and off the court and so on. Everyone will remember Kobe not only for the excellent athlete he was, but his role as a father, a philanthropist, a leader, and as a symbol of greatness.

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Sport Management Student Association Travels to Indianapolis

From November 14 to 18, the Sport Management Student Association (SMSA) took a trip to Indianapolis, IN, where members of the organization networked and gained insights on opportunities within the sports industry.

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How Florida State Supports the Pipeline of Special Educators

Three newly funded multimillion-dollar projects in the Florida State University College of Education will be directly addressing the shortage of qualified special education teachers faced by many school districts. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, each of these five-year training grants will train future teachers and university faculty to improve educational outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

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Know the Common Types of Bullying

In order for teachers to put a stop to bullying, they must first recognize bullying in its many forms. The most common types of bullying to look out for are physical bullying, verbal bullying, cyberbullying, and social bullying.

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Seminoles ASPIRE: The Partnership to Help Students Grow

Tragic headlines have propelled the issues of student mental health and bullying into the forefront of public discourse. Experts and politicians have mixed feelings on the best way to address these issues. However, a partnership between Florida State University’s College of Education

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Examining the “Windows of Opportunity” for STEM Graduates

Dr. Erik Hines sees a problem when it comes to STEM graduates. Like many researchers, he recognizes that there could possibly be a huge deficit of science, technology, engineering and mathematics specialists in the U.S. workforce throughout the next decade. However, he has focused his attention on a more acute—but perhaps more alarming—problem: the underrepresentation of African American, Hispanic and Native American STEM graduates.

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FSU College of Education launches Project ElevatED

Florida State University’s College of Education has launched Project ElevatED, a new initiative aimed at raising the profile of careers in education and recognizing education professionals around the state for the difference they make in the lives of students.

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In Memory of Hailey Marie Mullen

A graduate of Dixie Hollins High School, Hailey Marie Mullen received her associate's degree with honors from Saint Petersburg College prior to enrolling at FSU. On November 19, 2018, while returning home from class with her grandmother, Hailey perished in an automobile accident.

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Back to School for Teachers

So many back-to-school lists focus on students, and for good reason, too. A lot of students and parents are filled with anxious energy as they prepare for the start of another year. However, these lists only focus on one side of the classroom, and we think teachers deserve just as much support!

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FSU Higher Education Researchers Receive Grant

Two Florida State University researchers have received a three-year National Science Foundation grant for $900,749 to investigate this disparity. It will focus on Florida, one of the most diverse states in the nation, and community college pathways to computing degrees.

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July 2019 Student News

Lauren Bagdy (Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies Ph.D.) was selected as a Lee W. Cochran Intern by the Association of Education Communications and Technology (AECT).

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Dean Damon Andrew Receives Distinguished Service Award

Dean Damon Andrew has been recognized by the American Association of University Administrators with a Distinguished Service Award.

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College of Education Students Work With At-Risk Children

The Florida State College of Education has long made it a priority to work with those in need in the community.

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