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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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July 2019 Alumni News

Weinan Zhao published a new article in volume 141 of Computers & Education. The article is titled “Can playing a video game foster computational thinking skills?” and was written with Valerie Shute, Mack and Effie Campbell Tyner Endowed Professor of Education in the Educational Psychology and Learning Systems.

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Early Literacy Skills: How Kindergarten Teachers Help Kids

Ultimately, her research hopes to improve how teachers can serve their students and improve literacy. This new research looks at how kindergarten teachers support students while they are writing to build spelling skills that are critical for later reading and writing success. They hope that their work adds to the currently limited data on how teachers support their student’s early writing skills through scaffolding.

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The Retirement of Pfeiffer, Tenenbaum and Darabi

Retirements are always bitter-sweet. On one hand, we get to honor a lifetime of work and the important careers of two individuals. On the other, we say goodbye to three Florida State faculty members who made a huge impact on the College of Education. Dr. Steven Pfeiffer, Dr. Gershon Tenenbaum and Dr. Aubteen Darabi retire this month, and we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of their accomplishments during their long and storied careers.

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FSU Talks at AERA 2019

The annual American Educational Research Association offers a great way for faculty members and students to share ideas and their latest research. This year's conference, which takes place April 5 - April 9 in Toronto, asks participants to consider what it means to live in a "post-truth" era.

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Using New Research to Support College Students with Autism

When you think about supports for students with autism, programs and services at the Pre-K – 12 level usually come to mind. But what happens when these students graduate high school and enroll in college?

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How Augmented Reality May Help Students with Autism

Autism research has long been a topic of interest for faculty and students at Florida State’s College of Education. With the introduction of our Autism Spectrum Disorder graduate program, we know that there is even more interest in what our faculty are researching and how autism specialists can better serve their charges. Today, we are spotlighting the current autism research of Dr. Jenny Root, assistant professor of Special Education.

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FSU Great Give: Improving the College of Education

When you get a group of people together who share a common interest, amazing things can happen. The Florida State community learns this lesson every year during the Great Give event. Last year, the university raised over $400,0000 to support projects across campus.

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Picking Brackets with the Experts: Bracketology Science

March Madness is upon us. Even if you are not a fan of basketball, chances are you might still end up filling out a tournament bracket. After all, the art of filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket has become a cultural moment—and big business.

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Breaking down bullying: FSU College of Education Research

Forget what you’ve heard about mean girls; new research from Florida State University finds girls are far more likely than boys to notice instances of bullying and interpret them as emergencies.

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Entrepreneurs in Education: Alumni on the Seminole 100 List

It is an easy assumption to make that graduates from a college of education go on to be educators. However, our alumni from the Florida State College of Education enter the workforce in a variety of ways, equipped with the skills and passion gained during their time here.

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Entrepreneurs in Education: Alumni on the Seminole 100 List

It is an easy assumption to make that graduates from a college of education go on to be educators. However, our alumni from the Florida State College of Education enter the workforce in a variety of ways, equipped with the skills and passion gained during their time here.

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