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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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A Century of Advocacy: Celebrating Margaret K. Lewis

Lewis graduated in 1939 from what was then known as the Florida State College for Women. She went on to become a special education teacher in Panama City, advocating for students with special needs who were traditionally barred from attending public schools and kept out of public view. She was firm in her belief that all students had a right to a good education and fought tirelessly to ensure just that.

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Starting a Doctoral Program: Advice for Future Students

Starting a doctoral program can be daunting. But fear not there are lots of people who have been in your shoes with plenty of helpful tips to ease you into the transition. We asked current Higher Education doctoral student, Allison Peters, for her advice to future students looking to pursue a doctoral degree:

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Four Reasons for Teachers to get a Master’s Degree

Teachers, we know what you’re probably thinking. On top of teaching every day, a huge stack of assignments to grade, and lesson planning to do, completing a master’s program is probably the last thing on your mind, but we’ve got four good reasons why it should be at the top of your list. Getting a master’s degree as a teacher can be difficult, but the rewards are more than worth it.

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International Education at FSU: Celebrating Diversity

Every year, International Education Week highlights the accomplishments of students and education programs that seek to build a global community. At Florida State’s College of Education, our international students bring unique experiences and diverse voices to enrich our classrooms. We have students from all over the world with more than 50 countries represented, including South Korea, China, Turkey, Canada, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Australia, and India, to name a few.

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Learning Design & Performance Technology: Evolution of ISLT

It’s not a stretch to say that Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies (ISLT) was born and forged at Florida State. What started in the 1960s as a minor in Educational Research, known as computer-assisted instruction (CAI), became one of the world’s first Instructional Systems programs in 1972. Now, a little more than 40 years later, ISLT offers a new major: Learning Design and Performance Technology.

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A Better Back to School: How to Thrive in Fall 2018

Whether this is your first semester at Florida State University or you have graduation in sight, back to school is an exciting time. Even if you are an “old pro” when it comes to being a college student, the start of every semester can still feel exciting and even overwhelming at times. But fear not! We’ve put together some tips on how to make your back to school transition go smoothly. 

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Teaching and Learning

Faculty and student scholars from across the College of Education at Florida State University are conducting research addressing the theme of “Teaching and Learning.” Topics covered include how to improve teaching and teachers at both the K-12 and college levels, faculty-student interaction, teachers’ professional development, teaching strategies for different domains, student motivation, models of formative assessment, and learning strategies. Their work on these issues may affect teachers, students, and the institutions they belong to in the U.S. and around the world. Read on to learn more about our latest publications on these topics.

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